Les Amis d’Onno - Medieval Stable Featured
The Festival Board are delighted to welcome Les Amis d’Onno to this year’s Viking Festival with their interactive "Medieval Stable" containing two horses for the public to pet and a selection of reproduction saddles and tack ranging from Roman times through to the 17th Century. The stable will be located near the Viking Village on 3 and 4 September.
For the Viking Festival the horses in the stable will be particularly accurate as there will be a Norwegian Fjord horse, an ancient breed closely related to the Preswalski horse and most definitely used by Vikings. His companion will be a Friesian horse, another ancient breed from Friesland, Holland. These horses were in great demand throughout the middle ages as war horses and are very accurate of the time.
Members of the Les Amis d’Onno team will be on hand to answer questions and talk to the public to explain the unique features of the tack and saddles on display, as well as chatting about the horses.
Les Amis d’Onno were established in France some twelve years ago and are Scotland’s own Equine-Canine Stunt team who perform all over Scotland and the UK as Jousting Scotland, Stunt Riding Scotland, Equestrian Theatre Scotland and Film Horses Scotland.