The show started in Brazil with carnival dancers & a festive spirit:
|This was attached to a car and a moving target!|
|One of my fav photos!|
Next came a lovely dressage Pas de Deux or Venetian type waltz on horse-back, it was stunningly done. Photos don't do it justice I'm afraid! Sorry! The male rider is definitely Frédéric Pignon (whose brother I was lucky enough to see in Dublin last summer!) I think the female rider is Magali Delgado.
|FP rode bitless|
We then kind of went to the circus - where we were entertained by youngsters on vaulting horses - which were huge...think 17-18hands! There was so much going on during this section of the show that i could only focus on the vaulting as the horses were involved - but there were also lots of other big drum type horses lining the arena and a huge troop of dancers/cheerleader type performers who were doing amazing things - which I didn't really watch as I was watching the kids on the vaulting horses!
|Another lovely Friesan - I notice them more now since Nancy came into my life, ;)|
|Large vaultige horse alongside others.|
|Nice Ardennais horse!|
|All lined up for the vaultige|
|Sorry it's fuzzy - unfortunately I didn't manage to catch any of the amazing tricks the kids did!|
|On his own - no lunge line on this horse|
Next we went to the Alps - i think, where a young lady showed us her horsemanship skills with her gaggle of cute welshies (i think)
We were then whisked off to Portugal!
Then the first fire display started!
|Same rider from earlier post Baroque class|
There was a silly display between these from an eejit who rode is horse in and out of a moving trailer/horsebox - this act made me feel really unocmfortable as the leader struck me as a real yahoo who seemed more interested in being center of attention and doing silly things than looking after the well-being of his charges - it all seemed needlessly dangerous to me - so no photos of that!
But the show redeemed itself afterwards with another fire display & trapeze act which was fantastic!