"It was my dream to take my whip and bladed weapons skills onto horseback but I wasn't able to start my journey until I was 39 when I promised to teach my great mate Colin Dangaard of the Australian Stock Saddle Company to fight w sabers on horseback in return for his ‘march or die, follow me up this mountain and off this cliff’ style of survival riding lessons. This led to 10 years performing live shows at End of Trail jumping and cutting targets with whips, sabers, lances and pistols, a grand adventure with my friend and our horse partners. It was even more fun when Dr Mary joined us to hand hold targets that we severed and skewered at the gallop before Mary and I ended the show with our synchronized bullwhip tango. I’m a 33 year work-in-progress rider performing precision mounted weapons skills in 11 countries on 5 continents with my equine allies. Dreams do come true with effort and commitment."
Anthony De Longis has performed confidently as both actor and weapons expert with whips, swords, lances, archery and pistols on horseback in 11 countries on 5 continents. Anthony's weapons on horseback skills include mounted swordplay and target cutting. bullwhip targeting at the gallop, lance work, mounted shooting, and archery.
An accomplished horseback rider, De Longis is a founding member of The Australian Light Horsemen, a mounted cavalry team which performs realistic combat routines with sabers, lances, bullwhips and pistols. He is also a member of the California Desperados, the Cowboy Mounted Shooters Association, the Single Action Shooting Society, and has trained with the Governor General's Horse Guard in Ontario, Canada.