Some of the most talented Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament cast members are our horses. We're proud the magnificent stallions are born performers. Nearly all of our more than 400 horses are raised at Medieval Times' Chapel Creek Ranch in Sanger, Texas.
Opened in 1991, the 241-acre ranch in North Texas is home to Quarter Horses, Friesians and Menorcans, as well as the Pure Spanish Horses we breed. The Pure Spanish Horse was prized by medieval royalty for its astonishing strength, agility and even temperament.
Training begins early. As weanlings, Medieval Times horses are introduced to lead ropes and halters. Saddles come at age 2. Long reins and simple exercises such as lunging follow. At age 3, the horses move to their new homes -- one of our nine North American Castles -- where they learn advanced-level dressage from a master horse trainer. Then life as a pampered performer begins.
After a few years in the spotlight, the Medieval Times horses move back to the Chapel Creek Ranch. In the serene setting, we make sure our horses live out their lives in royal treatment.