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‘Royal Horses’ making U.S. debut, coming to Tampa Forum


Published:   |   Updated: January 24, 2014 at 01:44 PM

Tampa will be one of the stops for the “Gala of the Royal Horses,” a large-scale horse show making its North American premiere in February.

The tour, featuring the Royal Horses of Europe, a breed “favored for centuries by royalty, equestrian riders and bullfighters,” comes to the Forum on April 13, a Forum news release said.

Riding master and producer Rene Gasser has spent the past decade touring Australia and Europe with the horses, but his first North American production is the type of show “only previously seen at the famous riding schools in Vienna and Spain,” the Forum said.

The production will feature Andalusian, Friesian, Lipizzaner and Arabian breeds, as well as Spanish flamenco dancers who will dance with the stallions to live music.

“The unique qualities of the Royal Horses single them out from all other breeds in the equine world. Their physical beauty and grace, coupled with exceptional courage and nobility make them an object of admiration and a source of inspiration for horse lovers everywhere,” Gasser said in the release.

Tickets, priced at $25 and $35, go on sale Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (800) 745-3000.

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