*This is a sponsored post. Medieval Times provided me with an awesome behind the scenes tour and two tickets to see the show. Opinions are all mine.
After a glorious lunch and tour of the Chapel Creek Ranch in Sanger, TX, we arrived back at the Dallas Castle.
We got to meet Kyle Hux the Falconer. I was surprised to find that Kyle had worked at a different position at the Castle, but when a Falconer was retiring he was asked to consider the job. Kyle took to it immediately and has never looked back.
After chatting with Kyle for a bit in the lobby, we went into the arena to see the Falcon at work–magnificent!
Next, we had the chance to go behind those official doors and see what goes on while guests are sitting happily enjoying a show.
This is the Medieval Times kitchen. It’s where the food is prepared for about 1,000 guests to receive their meals virtually simultaneously. As many times as I had enjoyed a show, I never really thought about how they serve that many meals hot all at once. It takes lots of planning and organization…and a huge kitchen!
We peeked into their costume room.
Here is where the horses and riders wait to enter the arena.
And finally, we were able to walk through the stables. Head horse trainer Javier told us all about each horse.
What a wonderful experience to see into the lives of hearts of the people running this great organization. The up close look at the the animals was amazing. As Javier said, “It’s the animals that make us look good.” But I suppose they wouldn’t look so good if the animals weren’t so well trained and cared for now would they? I hope I will be able to take my family back to a show soon!
Barbara Hinkle says
is it possible to schedule a tour of the ranch? I have been to Dallas twice and would love to see the rach.