The Virginia Dressage Association, better know as the VADA is one of the most active, innovative, and creative clubs in America. Recent hosts of the BLM Finals, and the Celebrity Freestyle in June, with Sissy Spacek in the judge's box, members don't just show up at the shows to ride, most contribute time as volunteers with incentives and awards to help motivate their actions.
VADA President, Freestyle designer Tigger Montague and her theatrical troupe on horseback have created a full scale costumed musical production based on The Lion King, all on horseback. Performing the full version for the first time this Saturday at the USDF Symposium, they will be one of the featured acts presented at the North Carolina State Fair Complex, along with a full weekend of educational and instructional sessions with 2002 WEG team Silver Medalist, Debbie McDonald, and George Williams.
"Dancing With Horses" is guaranteed to be an evening filled with excitement. This musical equestrian extravaganza will feature costumed riders performing a theatrical musical on horseback.
Performances include the Mount Tabor Vaulters, a pas de deux, a pas de trio, an eight-rider quadrille, solo performances by several FEI-level riders and the Cherokee Heritage Dancers performing some of the most celebrated Native American dances.
Adding to the festivities will be a Western reining performance and Shining Moment, a parody of dressage movements by two performers in horse costume. A portion of the proceeds from "Dancing With Horses" will be given to the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation.
Saturday, November 2, 2002 - 8:00pm
North Carolina State Fair Horse Complex
Raleigh, North Carolina
Tickets $10.00 at the door.
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