PULLMAN, Wash. — Tickets go on sale July 5 for “The World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions, due at Washington State University’s Beasley Coliseum at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3.
The 2001 show features 14 stallions performing a variety of maneuvers with new music, choreography and routines. The emphasis of the performance is on the historical background and foundation of the Lipizzaner breed, which is regarded as a living form of equestrian art.
The show emulates the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Austria, in its presentation of Lipizzans. In one of the segments, “Airs Above the Ground,” the stallions perform leaps and maneuvers that riders in saddle once used to defend themselves on the battlefield.
The Lipizzans conclude their performance with the traditional Grand Quadrille, where six to eight stallions with their riders perform an intricate, equine ballet. They prance, march and weave their way across the floor in a ballet of four-footed white dancers.
Although the Lipizzans are the main attraction in the 31st anniversary edition, other show breeds also take part. The Spanish Andalusian and the Arabian Spanish Andalusians, both ancestral forefathers of the Lipizzan, are featured in presentations on traditional Spanish music.
Producer Gary Lashinsky created this family-oriented attraction in 1970, and since then more than 23 million people throughout North and South America, Great Britain, Europe, Australia and Hawaii witnessed the spectacle.
Tickets for the show, which is 1 hour and 50 minutes with a 15-minute intermission, cost $24.50 for reserved seats and $18.50 for general admission. Children 12 and under, senior citizens 60 and above, and university students with a student identification card qualify for a $2 discount. Groups of 15 or more people qualify for $3 discount.
Tickets are available at all G&B Select-A-Seat outlets including Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Cougar Depot in Pullman, SUB-University of Idaho’s Student Union Building in Moscow and Albertson’s in Lewiston. Tickets can also be ordered by calling the Beasley ticket box office, 1-800-325-SEAT, or through www.ticketswest.com.