World Famous Lipizzaners Coming to South Florida January 2004

Celebrate the 34th Anniversary Tour of the prestigious Lipizzaner Stallions with the entire family during this holiday season as they stride into the University of Miami Convocation Center for two nights, January 15 and 16, 2004 at 7:30 p.m.

The Lipizzaner Stallions are steeped in history having performed around the world since the 16th century. Over the years, more that 23 million people throughout North and South American, Europe and Australia have seen this internationally acclaimed spectacle. Many horses and riders were brought from Europe to perform in this unique family oriented arena attraction.

The 33rd Anniversary of the Lipizzaner Stallions is recognized with new music, choreography and routines which have been incorporated 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. Producer Gary Lashinsky created a new family arena attraction with his "World Famous" LIPIZZANER STALLIONS.

Included in the performance is a segment referred to as 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.

Tickets are $20.50, and VIP seating at $25.50 and go on sale Friday, December 12 at the UM Convocation Center box office, 1245 Walsh Ave., all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone in Miami 305-358-5885, Broward 954-523-3309 or online at An additional parking fee will be added to each order. Group Sale discounts are available for groups of 15 or more by calling 305-284-8244.

The University of Miami Convocation Center, a multipurpose entertainment facility located on the Coral Gables campus, hosts concerts, family shows, trade shows, lecture series, sporting events and the University of Miami men's and women's basketball teams. For more information call 305-284-8686

The University of Miami Convocation Center is managed by Global Spectrum, which provides management for more than 35 arenas, stadiums, convention centers, expo centers and ice rink facilities in the United States and Canada. Global Spectrum is a subsidiary of Philadelphia-based Comcast-Spectacor, which owns the Wachovia Center, the Wachovia Spectrum, the Philadelphia Flyers, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Philadelphia Phantoms, Flyers Skate Zone, Comcast SportsNet, and the Bowie Baysox, the Delmarva Shorebirds and Frederick Keys, all affiliates of the Baltimore Orioles.

Attention! This show is not organised by the Spanish Riding School in Austria, but features the horses of Gary Lashinsky who is based in Florida

Image copyrighted: Arnd Bronkhorst

Related Links
Gary Lashinsky's Lippizaners
Miami Convocation Center
Spanish Riding School in Vienna