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Race Horse Company

Chevalier - Hobbyhorse Circus

Chevalier - Hobbyhorse Circus is an irresistibly charming homage to the magnificent horses of circus and the silent movie era. Drawing inspiration from the history of traditional horse circuses, Kalle Lehto's ringmaster performs acrobatics, juggling and balancing with an amazing cast of hobby horses.

As the horses take center stage on the small manege, part of the ringmaster's story is told in short silent movies accompanied by old time silent movie music. Kalle's playful work with the hobby horses, natural comedic sense and the fluid movement of a breakdancer bring the magic of circus alive - completed by Sami Tammela's genius music and traditional circus soundscapes with electronic elements.

Chevalier is the 3rd part of Kalle Lehto's trilogy of circus shows for children - following the highly popular "Around - Ympäri ämpäri" and "Circles - Kommellusten kabaree".

“Lehto plays around and experiments with props like a little child. You can see and experience them in a new way, when you leave the ordinary you behind. The charming stage presence of Kalle Lehto is undeniable.”

- Helsingin Sanomat

“I find myself more touched than I first realized and I believe that the memories and emotions stay with me for a long time.”

- Seiskan Pojat


Director / Script / Artist:

Kalle Lehto

Sound design:

Sami Tammela

Lighting design:

Eero Alava

Video design:

Christoffer Collina & Kalle Lehto


Race Horse Company

In collaboration:

Cirko – Center for new circus


3.5.2019 Cirko - Center for New Circus, Helsinki


40 minutes

Suitable for audiences:

Families & children of 4+ years old

Suitable for stages:

Cultural centers, theatres & school tours

Stage requirements:

7m width x 7m depth x 3,5m height

Shows per day:



Workshops and artist-meetings are possible

Regarding school tours:

We can bring our own sound and light equipment



Tour highlights


22.4. Monikkosali, Nurmijärvi

18.3. Malmitalo, Helsinki

19.2. Hevosvoimia! -tapahtuma, Stoa, Helsinki

14.1. Kannusali, Espoo


30.11. Kolarin lukio, Kolari

15.11.-25.11. Konserttikeskuksen koulukiertue, Kirkkonummi

1.10. Kouvolan teatteri

12.-16.9. Konserttikeskuksen koulukiertue, Lehmo, Outokumpu, Joensuu, Tohmajärvi, Liperi

5.-9.9. Tapanilan Sirkussali, Helsinki

12.8. Malmöfest, Malmö, Sweden

28.7. Lasten taidefestivaali Hippalot, Hämeenlinnan Teatteri

11.6. Hevoset Bastionissa -tapahtuma, Haminan Teatteri

9.6. Kymijoen Lohisoitto, Kotkan konserttitalo

28.5. Lasten lauantai, Sellosali, Espoo

10.3. Lumosali, Vantaa

16.2. Kulttuuritalo Martinus, Vantaa


23.-24.11. Les Boreales, Le Sablier, France

7.-8.10. Stoa Cultural Center, Helsinki 

1.-2.10. Järfalla, Sweden 

17.9. OuDance, Oulun teatteri 

3.9. Näkkäri, Salo 

24.7. Sirkusfestivaali Pusu 


19.-23.2. Stoa Cultural Center, Helsinki 

2.-4.2. Skidit - Children's cruise 


7.-8.12. Aura Company, Turku

16.-17.11. Näyttämö, Joensuu

11.-13.10. Stoa Cultural Center, Helsinki 

8.6. Kikatuslauantai, Kuopio City Theatre 

3.-19.5. Cirko - Center for New Circus, Helsinki (PREMIERE)



Ilmoittaudu! Nykysirkusta lapsille & Chevalier - Keppihevossirkus 6.-10.11.2023


"Must-see for families!" Final shows of Chevalier - Hobbyhorse Circus in Edinburgh Fringe


Unveiling the Magic: Chevalier - Hobbyhorse Circus at Edinburgh Fringe


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