Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ren Fair-ing - Part V (Gypsies and Horses!!)

The most thrilling part of the Renaissance Fair for me was watching the Cavallo Equestrian Arts perform their Ma'Ceo act.
It's described as their gypsy themed equestrian performance -

-that includes daredevil cossack riding-

-truly unbelievable acrobatics -

-and horseback juggling (balls, pins, and great big curved blades. That was scary.)
This Florida based equestrian group come from a circus background -

-descending from 6 generations of bareback circus acrobats....

Some of the moves looked truly dangerous! There were a few falls, and missed landings - limping gypsies - but many thrilling, gasp-worthy stunts were successfully performed to wild cheers and applause.

It was enough to make me want to run away and join the circus...


Anonymous said...

Horses, handsome gypsy gents, clever riding - what's not to love? My favourite part of the fair. Thanks, Tara.

Poppy said...

I'd like to have a go at with my ponies.


Jennifer Rose said...

I love seeing equestrian performances like that. I am always amazed at the skill and time its must take to teach the horses and the people doing the tricks.

Karen said...

Amazing! ... I love horses!

The Garden Ms. S said...

I think the history of this family over these six generations must be a fascinating one.

In another life I used to write profiles of entrepreneurs, but I think the story of this family business might top them all.

Great photos!

Richard Jesse Watson said...

Wowzer. I wonder if they drive their cars the same way...Thanks for bringing us all to the faire.

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