RACE in the Media

 

  • Mr Howard Giles, founder and Director of EventPlan.
    EventPlan is directed by Howard Giles, former Head of Special Events for English Heritage, regarded by many as Britain's leading professional in the field of live historical events, and now an increasingly busy player in TV and film. Howard's many credits include the creation and direction of the world's biggest events programme for English Heritage, 1984-2000, including History in Action 2000 (the largest multi-period event ever staged in the UK), the scripting and directing of the Battle of Orgreave for Artangel and Channel 4 in June 2001, and the organisation of other major event projects.
    EventPlan are specialized in historical reconstructions and sourcing of clothing, weaponry and props for TV and film. They have assisted in scripting and directing The Roman Army and Chariot Experience (RACE).

  • Mr Said Huneidi, a Kuwaiti businessman living in Jordan, working on the recreation of light Arabian cavalry, martial arts and tactics.
    Mr Huneidi is the advisor on horses and their training. He has a stable of primarily Andalusian stallions. Mr Huneidi is the owner of a Horsemanship Academy on a 4.5 hectares (45 dunums) area close to Madaba. The Academy includes stables, arenas, living quarters and also a library housing manuscripts dating from 1200-1400 AD on the above subject. All buildings follow the architecture of the Jordan Desert Castles. The site also has a 300-meter long track, which has been surfaced to fit the training of horses for the chariot races.

  • Dr Larry Shenfield, a scholar at the University of Exeter.
    Dr Shenfield has presented a thesis on Roman means of transport and is the advisor on the historic aspects of chariot construction, harnessing and similar subjects. In April of 1999, Dr Shenfield published an article on the RACE project in the University of Exeter Archaeological Journal, Pegasus. The name of the article was: "Chariots again at the Roman circus at Jerash?"

  • Mr Abd Al-Majid Mujalli, head of the Jerash restoration project.
    Mr Mujalli is in charge of the extensive restorations in Jerash where the hippodrome is one of the most important sites. He has been involved in and advised on the project since 1998.