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Karl Ude-Martinez

Heading up The Knights of Middle England is founder and director Karl Ude-Martinez. A
born performer ; professionally trained, Karl’s charisma and enthusiasm for live theatre and shows inspires his team and is evident in all that he does.
He started his riding career almost before he could walk. Coming from an equestrian family
and being brought up on an equestrian centre, meant that he competed at an early age on
the show jumping circuit, team chasing & eventing. It was at school and University that he
found his love for polo – a sport that he now plays professionally as well as being an
international commentator and TV host for prestigious tournaments and events worldwide.
Karl first started Jousting and stunt riding at the age of 14, and performed in live shows and
stunt displays, with several companies, taking him all over the world, before setting up The
Knights of Middle England in 2003. He now writes, produces & directs all the shows for The
Knights of Middle England & KOME Entertainment. He is passionate about combining his
love of horses and performing to create unique equestrian theatre productions of the highest
calibre.
Alongside the shows and filming, his dream was also to shine a light on more of the unique
disciplines, making them more accessible to all, where members of the public could come
and have a go, learn, or train at The Knights of Middle England HQ training centre in
Warwick. These alternative equestrian disciplines range from Jousting, Trick Riding, Horse
Archery & Side Saddle, all taught by professional instructors in their fields and on expert
trained school masters.