WATCH: Up close with the horses of Cavalia
WINNIPEG – The horses that star in the equestrian circus Odysseo are already in Manitoba, resting at a farm ahead of their Winnipeg show.
Media got to meet the 65 horses, who have been staying at a Springfield farm, at a media event Tuesday.
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The horses span 11 breeds: Arabian, Australian stock horse, Holsteiner, Lipizzan, Lusitano, mustang, paint horse, quarter horse, selle Français, Spanish purebred and warmblood. During the show, the animals will live in a stable tent erected next to the big top.
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Cavalia’s Odysseo is a $30-million theatrical production that combines the talents of horses and riders, acrobats and theatrical effects under an enormous big top in a show its founder and artistic director says pushes the limits. It opens Sept. 10 in the tent erected last month at the corner of Sterling Lyon Parkway and Kenaston Boulevard.