Enter with me, under the big tent of Cavalia, an equestrian extravaganza. A Canadian based company that puts on a show worthy of Cirque du Soleil, filled with beautiful horses, muscular men and stunning women.
Today, we are getting the VIP treatment so let’s enter through the private entrance.
Prior to the show, a generous buffet, popcorn and best of all champagne ever flowing is enjoyed. New friends are made and excitement fills the air. No photographs are allowed inside, and all were respectful of this rule. So you’ll need to imagine with me the mesmerizing show.
With 64 male horses, many stallions, a new acrobatic team from Ghana, and international renowned riders the show is superb. Horse and rider teams work in perfect harmony through love and respect. Much of the show is with the horses free. Willingly and wanting to follow and obey their human leader. In one scene within the four dimensional stage there were 24 free horses. Four horses paired with one human leader. Each following in perfect synchronicity, lined up together and performing elaborate moves.
The horses were relaxed, many ridden without a bit through complicated jumps and moves. Ridden well with the classical dressage principles, with their noses in front of the vertical and well balanced. Each horse responding gracefully the quiet vocal aids from the leaders.
A truly spectacular show that continued to astound. The elaborate set included a large sand dune with a backdrop the equivalent of 3 IMAX screens. From the ceiling dropped a large carousel onto the stage, and the show ends with a lake.
If you ever seen this show in your area, make the effort and go. It’s well worth it. Now, come with me into the barn after the show. Part of the VIP treatment.
Categories: 2013 Project 365, Equitrekking, travel, Washington DC
Looks like you had a wonderful time 🙂
It was absolutely glorious. We were continuously astounded with the level of training the horses had.
I love attending them as well just to have beasts so large follow your lead pretty as always 🙂 Have a great week!
You too ! Thank you so very much!
🙂 I am busy making jewelry and making Wild Turkey behave 🙂
I’m not even going to ask about having a behaving Wild Turkey..liquid or feather?
lol Feathered kind 🙂
Now that is something I’d like to see.. good luck herding the turkey
I have JT as back up if they cross me I have one being singled out and that won’t fly in my yard 🙂 They are huge now and pretty pushy 🙂
Will they be Christmas dinner? Send some my way.
No I can’t be bothered to PLUCK so I will go with fresh organic farm raised or maybe the horrid store bought one 🙂
Boil baby boil!!
I went on Thursday night and enjoyed it so much! My favorite scene was after the intermission when they open the curtain and the horses were all sleeping. So amazing how they all slowly “woke up” in unique ways. I had to sit on my hands, though. I wanted to pull out my camera so badly! The lake scenes with the reflections and splashing…and colors!
Now that scene was breathtaking. As a horsey girl, you understand the significance of this scene. to have so many horses resting on the ground, many with their trainers laying on them. In their most vulnerable state, trusting a human.
Me too on the hand sitting thing. 🙂
What a wonderful event!!!!
It is truly spectacular. Perhaps one day you can see it as well.
You piqued my interest so I looked it up – it looks amazing and beautiful. Tickets are pricey but it looks like a fantastic show. And for someone who loves horses ….. 😉
Indeed, they are but the show is worth it. They had a 50% sale here and even extended dates. So keep an eye out. There was a mother/daughter pair that drove up from North Carolina to see the event.
lovely…and i love the braids.
After the show, all of the horses are bathed and their manes braided. Thanks!
I so want to go watch this! such beautiful horses 🙂
You would love it Andy ! And the acrobat team from Ghana were incredible. They had just been brought over from their country three weeks ago and were such a cohesive and enthusiastic group. They all came from remove villages, not knowing the other. One week’s wages here will buy their mother a house.
Now that is a group i definitely am happy to support! 🙂
I knew you’d like their story. I was super impressed by them.
This sounds so cool! Such gorgeous ponies
It truly is ! so happy you liked this one.
NOW THAT”S A TENT!!!
You’re right !! A super huge tent ! It’s incredible how they travel with the thing.
I would LOVE to see how they put it up! Remember the old circus tents they used elephants! WOW!
Wow, I’d love to see the show from the way that you’ve described it.
You would absolutely love the freedom of the horses as well as their majesty. Thanks!
Lucky you, Emily. Beautiful venue, and the show must have been really awesome. 🙂
It was far better than their tour about five years ago. The horses are happier and more relaxed.
This is really awesome, and as you describe it such great fun, I am going to watch for this.