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.