Historical equine show to entertain Stettlerites

What a leap – Moves like this and more are likely to  make Stettler residents have an unforgettable experience at the Stettler grounds next month.

What a leap – Moves like this and more are likely to make Stettler residents have an unforgettable experience at the Stettler grounds next month.

Mustafa Eric

Independent editor

Performers of a tradition of several centuries are coming to Stettler soon to entertain the equine lovers with breathtaking numbers: The world renowned Lipizzaner Stallions are to perform at the Ag grounds on August 11.

Organizers say the show has already been watched by more than 25 million people all over the world in the 40-year-history of the performance.

“Harkening back to a time when the horse was a symbol of grace and majesty, the Lipizzaner Stallions are truly a great experience to be enjoyed by the entire family,” said a press release from the White Stallion Productions, the company organizing the show.

The Lipizzaner Stallions have a well known 400-year history which was rescued from coming to an end at the hands of Nazi Germany by advancing troops under the command of General Patton in the Second World War.

The story of the rescue was depicted in the Walt Disney movie named “The Miracle of the White Stallion.”

It is believed that forerunners of the Lipizzaner stallions were bred as far back as 2,000 years ago in Carthage in North Africa.

Organizers say the show will feature some spectacular leaps and maneuvers involving both the horses and their riders in what is described as “one of the greatest equine ballets in history.”