See you there!
Your faithful blog author will be in the audience on Saturday night for the Washington DC show at the MCI Center. I am looking forward to seeing you all there!
Don't forget to be doubly in awe of Siglavy Mantua I when he does his solo performance. Not only does he perform an amazing piaffe...he does it at the age of 26!
Thanks to everyone in all the cities for supporting the Spanish Riding School and the stallions. And thanks for posting comments on this blog and sharing your experiences!
If you get a chance to see the SPS you should go, even if it means a sacrifice. I have seen them several times and I dearly regret that the stops on this trip are too far away for me to go again.
But I have seen them and will never forget. It was the first really big treat for me when I was 15 and then while in the Navy in Italy I took a vacation and saw them in their home. Many years later saw them, all three performances, in Madrid while getting my passport updated.
For any horse lover and those who are not, the experience is still a wonder beyond discription.
I have seen the Royal school in Spain and it does not compare.
Not bad but not the best, the school from Sammur is good as well, but the BEST in the world is the SPS.
My daughter took me to see the show in Philadelphia for my birthday and it was wonderful. I first saw the SRS in 1964 when they came to Phila. and fell in love with them. I eventually got a Lipizzan mare and she was a decendent of Pluto Plantana, one of the stallions that the SRS gave Gen. Patton as a thank you for saving the horses. My daughter and I had the great adventure of going to Vienna and to the Stud in Piber in the early 90's, but the SRS was closed for repairs after the fire. I was in London when the World Trade Centers were attacked and could not return home for several days. I flew to Vienna and the SRS was kind enough to make a ticket available to me to see the performance. Although it was a traumatic time, I will cherish the memory of that performance. We truly love these intelligent, beautiful horses!
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