There are very few things as magical as the white dancing horses, performing with such grace it makes you want to pinch yourself to believe what you are seeing is real.
As far back as I can remember, I have loved horses. And just after that love affair began, I saw the Lipizzaners on TV for the first time and was completely entralled. The magic and majesty of these amazing creatures is something that later, as an adult, I have been privileged to see live 4 times, twice in CT and twice in Jo'Burg.
What is heartbreaking however is that despite how special both the horses and the school they reside at are, they are in constant danger of shutting down due to lack of funds. The people that work with the horses give selflessly of their time both in the care and in preparation for shows and often do so not knowing what the next month will bring.
Cape Town is about to host horses and riders for a few days of shows from 5- 9 October, all magnificent and all well worth seeing. I saw the Spring Spectacular up here before they headed to CT and while it is more geared to younger audiences (princess's, Baloo, and magical mermaids to name a few of the Disney wonders) we adults were held spellbound from start to finish.
What can you do to help keep these magical beasts in our realm?
1. ATTEND THE SHOWS!
These horses love performing and their riders love them...and it shows in the performance. And considering what a horse costs to care for and transport...the price of tickets is really good value for money. These are also horses unlike any you will see elsewhere and it would be heartbreaking to lose something so special. So buy your tickets and go enjoy a night like no other.
Seriously, considering how much doing crappy stuff costs, seeing something this magnificent rather, is a no brainer!
Go book your tickets at Computicket
2. SUPPORT THE HORSES USING YOUR WOOLIES MY SCHOOL CARD OR DONATE
I was over the moon when I found out that SA Lipizzaner's can be linked to the Woolworths My School Card. What an easy way to support my fav horses. Alternatively you can go to the Lipizzaner web site and find out how to donate.
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