Royal Lipizzaners Stallions to Perform in Glen Rose, TX April 19-20, 2005

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The Â?World FamousÂ? Lipizzaner Stallions are celebrating their 35th anniversary in 2005 and as part of their worldwide tour; they will be performing two shows at the Somervell County Expo Center in Glen Rose, TX on April 19-20, 2005.

The “World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions (http://www.lipizzaner.com) are celebrating their 35th anniversary in 2005 and as part of their worldwide tour; they will be performing two shows at the Somervell County Expo Center in Glen Rose, TX on April 19-20, 2005.

2005 represents the 35th Anniversary season of the Tour. All new music, choreography and routines have been incorporated in this anniversary edition with a major emphasis on the historical background and foundation of the Lipizzaner breed, from its original breeding and use as a horse of war to a horse of nobility and aristocracy to a living form of equestrian art. The show emulates the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Austria in its presentation of Lipizzans, and maintains a traditional as well as entertaining performance similar in many ways to what you would see at the Spanish Riding School of Vienna.

Also included in the performance is a segment called the "Airs Above the Ground”. These are the spectacular leaps and maneuvers, once used by riders in saddle to protect and defend themselves on the battlefield, which are now preserved as an equestrian work of art. When you see the Lipizzans perform, it is like stepping back four hundred years and viewing one of the greatest equine ballets in history.

The conclusion of the performance of The Lipizzaner Stallions is the traditional Grand Quadrille, featuring six to eight Lipizzaner Stallions with their riders performing an intricate, equine ballet, exhibiting maneuvers through the highest level of dressage. The Lipizzans prance, march and intricately weave their way across the floor to the music of the Masters in a spectacular ballet of four-footed white dancers.

The Lipizzan is a rare and unique breed; its history and culture is known worldwide. The Walt Disney movie The Miracle of the White Stallions, depicting General George S. Patton saving them at the end of World War II from certain extinction, created an even greater worldwide interest in the Lipizzaner breed. Had it not been for Patton, there would be no Lipizzans today. The Lipizzan horses are born black and change slowly over 6 to 10 years until they are finally pure white. Their life span is thirty to thirty five years.

For more information on show times and ticket prices, visit http://www.glenroseexpo.org or http://www.glenrosearea.com.

About Glen Rose, TX

Glen Rose is known as the Dinosaur Capitol of Texas and was voted American Dream Town 2004. Glen Rose is fast becoming a hot spot for travel and tourism due to its historic lore, plethora of outdoor activities and its close proximity to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Area attractions and locations such as Dinosaur Valley Inn and Suites, Two Grannies Down Home Cookin’, Ranch House BBQ and The Warm Country Heart Theatre have been mentioned in such high profile publications as Southern Living, Texas Highways and Texas Monthly. Glen Rose is located 45 miles southwest of Fort Worth and 75 miles southwest of Dallas. For more information visit http://www.glenrosearea.com

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