No matter how often we try to tell each other the moisture will be good for spring growth, the generous helping of snow I see falling down on our pastures, arena and barnyard this morning is not exactly the Easter treat I envisioned.
All the same, there\’s plenty to get excited about today, for this afternoon, the newest Cavalia presentation – Odysseo – comes to Calgary. Trailers carrying the precious cargo of an impressive cast of 70 horses representing 11 different breeds including Appaloosa, Arabian, Canadian, Holsteiner, Lusitano, Oldenburg, Paint Horse, Quarter Horse and Spanish Purebred will soon be unloading at Canada Olympic Park this afternoon in preparation for Calgary\’s edition of the equine extravaganza.
We were so pleased to be invited to tour the grounds and photograph the horses emerging from their trailers and settling into their new spacious homes, which I believe they\’ll have until early June, before moving on to Edmonton.
If you haven\’t seen this production, you are truly missing out. Regardless of what genre or discipline of horse lover you are, I promise you, this show will awe you. Tickets are now available at http://www.cavalia.net/en/odysseo, and yes, we will have a few to give away in the next few weeks as well, so be sure to stay tuned.
In the meantime, enjoy these photos of the tent raising of Cavalia which took place a few weeks ago, in advance of the cast and production arriving this afternoon. They were shot by Adelle Ellis, a SAIT photojournalism student we had the pleasure of hosting through her practicum.