Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The "World Famous" Lipizzaner Stallions Riding Into West Michigan

The Orlando Sentinel calls it “A World-Class Act of Equine Artistry.”

The Omaha World Herald says "The Stallions have plenty of moves to back up their reputation. The horses...perform a series of jumps that will captivate audiences."

The Tuscon Citizen declares "They move, leap and dance with the elegant grace of ballroom dances, fused with the athletic agility of natural gymnasts...Prepare to be dazzled."

And they're coming to Van Andel Arena! Bringing many of the traditional movements and exercises presented at the world-renowned Spanish Riding School of Vienna, the “World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions tour includes a stop at Van Andel Arena on Sunday, February 6th at 2PM.

The graceful dance of the Lipizzaner Stallions is a breathtaking ballet over 400 years in the making. Highlights of the performance include spectacular leaps and maneuvers known as the “Airs above the Ground,” born in the fury of the battlefield. Now these stunning maneuvers are preserved as an equestrian work of art that can be witnessed from the safety of your own seat.

Ticket prices are $25, $27 and $32. Children 12 and under along with Seniors (60+) receive 50% off in the lower two price levels and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, the DeVos Place and Van Andel Arena box offices, charge by phone, 800-745-3000, or purchase online at ticketmaster.com. Groups of 15 or more can save by contacting Laura Alexandria at 616-742-6185 or groupsales@smggr.com.

The Lipizzan is a rare and unique breed; its history and culture is known worldwide. Harkening back to a time when the horse was a symbol of grace and majesty, the Lipizzaner Stallions are a fun and entertaining family experience. One does not need to be a horse lover to enjoy the skill and beauty of these “world famous” horses.