Dear Pete and Natasha

On behalf of Great Aycliffe Town Council, may I thank you for your participation which lead directly to another hugely successful Great Aycliffe Show.

The show's continued popularity relied upon the dedication and continued efforts of a few willing companies who give up their time each year, producing an even better show each time.

Magpie and Billy are really cute, pity they wont fit in my back garden!

Yours Sincerely

Andrew Bailey

Town Clerk

Hotham Park Heritage Trust were fortunate to discover Natasha and Peter Olivant when they  were seeking  to introduce new and exciting entertainment to their Annual Country Fair in Hotham Park, Bognor Regis.  Dabbling around on the internet one of the Trust committee came across their Bolingbroke Stud website and was encouraged to discover that the address was at Rogate, a 40 minute drive from Hotham Park .

A visit to the stud was arranged and subsequently Natasha and Peter were booked to do their first performance at the 2013 Country Fair. 

Performing horses are a sight more usually seen in a Circus so to introduce them to a Country Fair was a challenge for the Trust, but any concerns were completely dissipated by the professionalism of Natasha & Peter.

Their spectacular displays, which are suitable for a variety of audiences, are extremely well organised and are varied to suit the occasion, showing amazing horsemanship and expertise. Billy and Magpie doing their Big and Little Act and the Andalusian riding have proved to be very popular with the public and there is very good interaction with the spectators.

They are such an attraction that the Trust has invited them back every year.  

Hotham Park Heritage Trust have confidence and pleasure in recommending them. They perform at shows, events and fairs up and down the country, adjust very well to different  settings,  have a very friendly attitude whilst they are professional  and very skilled at their job. The horses are lovely too!

Hello Pete and Natasha,


I just wanted to say a big thank you on behalf of New Romney Country Fayre for the performances you gave with Big and Little yesterday.  We had so many positive comments from visitors about how much they enjoyed the two arena performances you gave and how they were enthralled with your, Billy and Magpie’s equestrian skills.  The fact that the spectators were able to get so close to the horses made it very special for our visitors, many of whom commented on how child-focussed our arena performers were this year.


We very much appreciate the fact you had travelled quite a considerable distance to attend our event.  You were so professional and extremely easy to work with, particularly with ironing out the technical difficulties with putting up the pen, etc.  Hopefully, you were impressed with the speed our Country Fayre Corral team managed to put up and take down your pen!


We would definitely recommend you and would gladly welcome you back to New Romney again in the future.  Hopefully, you had a good day too.  We would love it if you could provide us with a comment for our website, as we very much like to have feedback from our arena performers. 


Look forward to seeing you again in the future.  In the meantime, I shall treasure my lucky Billy horseshoe!


Best wishes,


Caroline Wire


Arena Acts Coordinator

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  • Message: Hi I am a 40 something single bloke who drinks ale, smokes and talks rubbish in the beer garden on a Sunday afternoon ( I don't melt easily ) Cirque Du Soleil - Alegria Your performance to this was nothing short of beautiful! Thank you!

Bowood seems like a lifetime away!  Thank you for coming to our final Bowood, it has been absolute pleasure working with you both, such lovely displays and you are so easy and professional to deal with – wish everyone was like you!  I may well be inviting you to Greatwood for our Open Day in years to come, so I have kept your details.


We are still finalising a few bits and bobs of the money for Bowood but we know we raised a tremendous £42,000 this year which is almost exactly the same as last year curiously.  This brings the grand total over the decade that Bowood has been running to £292,000 raised for local charities!


Lots of love to you all.


With thanks once again from all the Bowood committee.


We so enjoyed your display at the Chobham Carnival, its such a pleasure to see such happy horses enjoying what they are doing and giving people so much pleasure. Its very clear the dedication that you put into the training and how much you love them and we hope to see you again next year!!

The Maxwell Family

I am in love with Billy!! Please come back to Bognor again next year!! xxx

Jenifer Harding

What a wonderful display at Hotham today..beautiful horses and amazing horsemanship!

Teri Humphrey

Hi Pete and Natasha

We saw Billy and Magpie at the Kings Bromley show. It was a fantastic show the way you have trained the horses is unbeleivable. It really bought a smile to our faces as we have had horses most of our lives. At the moment we have a minature shetland pony called Brandy Snaps were scouting our stable yard now for a large horse to form a double act ( ha ha ) . It would be great to see you again , Are you around staffordshire or the midlands in the near future. Once again well done for a great show.

Regards Caroline and Steve

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