Barnum's Carousel Circus
This is the Greatest Show!
| Barnum's Circus began back in 1919 by the famous P.T Barnum and is now ran by Taylor Barnum a distant relative who has focused the show on the magnificence of the horse. The show is a celebration of both the horse at work, play, celebrating that unique bond between man and beast through the poetry of dance, narrative, and humour. The horse's used are a mix of both rescue horses, endanger horses and well not horses at all but Grevy's Zebra. |
Starring more than 20 magnificent horses from different backgrounds the lavish show with the must-see factor is here to stay so why don't you come along and meet us?.
Choreographed to a specially-arranged musical score, blending spectacle, dramatic action, humour, poetic motion, and awe-inspiring lighting effects, Barnum's Carousel Circus weaves the magic of myth and legend through man’s bonding with his oldest and most trusted ally – the horse.
Featuring a cast of equestrian stars including the legendary Przewalski dancing horses, with their unique style, flair and passion, these horse's are bred and trained only by Barnum's Circus.The thrilling dare riders performing high-speed colourful and dramatic stunt riding – the like of which is usually confined to the realms of digital video effects; and the return of one of the most popular characters in the show’s history… the fabled Grevy's Zebra– the fabulous Zack.
Staged in the superb Equestrian Touring Theatre specially designed for Barnum's Carousel Circus by the world’s leading makers of Circus tents, with state of the art lighting and sound, this is truly a world-class show appealing to all ages – and not just those who enthuse about horses.
Location Touring Europe
Visitation - 10am-5pm (Horse visits Weekends only) 7.30pm- 9pm (Show)
Contact - zackthezebra@Barnum.com
Owner - Taylor Barnum
Manager - Taylor Barnum
Head Trainer- Taylor Barnum & Chris Bailey
Veterinarian - Charity Bailey
The Welfare of our Stars
I know we all deserve your love. There is nothing we aren't worthy of
The care and welfare of our horses is of paramount importance. They are our loyal friends as well as principal participants in our production. Training a horse requires a great deal of time and patience; an appreciation of its temperament and capabilities and the ability to communicate. The horses in our show are owned by the people who ride or present them. They have invested time and talent beyond measure in their care, training and preparation.
We operate a very strict series of guidelines governing the welfare of all our horses. A Stable Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations and routines within the stables. The show is regularly inspected by veterinarians and the RSPCA we also arrange for an independent vet to examine the horses each week. Each week a group made up of equestrian and non-equestrian members of staff met to monitor their care. They reported directly to the Directors.
A million dreams is all its going to take. A million dreams for the world we are going to make
An international cast of riders, dancers and physical theatre artistes from all over the world have created a world class show that appeals to all generations transcending the narrow boundaries of specialist interest providing pure entertainment both for the equestrian enthusiasts and those encountering horses for the first time
Taylor Barnum - 30
Owner, trainer, breeder and Ringmaster
I am the Circus King
The Stars of our Show
I am brave. I am bruised. I am who I am meant to be. This is Me.
The stars of the show are the magnificent Przewalski horses, recuse horses of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities and of course our legend of the stage Zack the Grevy's Zebra. The legends, myths, spellbinding allure and breathtaking majesty of the most potent symbols of loyalty, courage and freedom make this an unforgettable event.
Sponsor our Stars!
For just a bag of carrots (big or small) you can adopt one of our stars for a whole year. Receive monthly updates about your chosen star. A photo and a cuddly toy!
"Another round of bullets hits our skin. Well fire away because today--we wont let this shame sink in. We are bursting through the barricades and reaching for the sun. We are Warriors. That's what we have become We wont let them break us down to dust. We know there is a place for us in the equestrian community. For we are glorious. When the sharpest words want to cut me down, Gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out. We are brave, we are bruised, we are who we are meant to be. This is Me. Look out because here we come and we are marching on to the beat we drum. We are not scared to be seen. We make no apologise. This is Me."
Zack the Grevy's Zebra - 7years
Copenhagen- 10 Years.
Stallion at Stud
Cheyenne - 13 years
|Zack ||7 ||White & Black or Black & White? ||Grevy's Zebra/Imperial Zebra ||Trick Riding ||Taylor Barnum ||Taylor Barnum |
|Copenhagen ||10 ||Mealy Bay ||Przewalski Horse ||Trick Riding ||Taylor Barnum ||Taylor Barnum |
|Cheyenne ||13 ||Mealy Bay ||Przewalski Horse ||Trick Riding ||Taylor Barnum ||Taylor Barnum |