There is something compelling about watching people do tricks on horseback. The idea of apparently throwing caution to the wind and embracing rather than taming the strength of equus is magnetic for an audience.
Circus equestrianism has been around since the turn of the 18th century, but things have come a long way since the days of girls in tights and tutus and the art itself has diverged in many directions, but it’s still all about the colourful and delightful showing off on horseback.
The Byron Bay Equestrian Centre will soon be celebrating the end of their first year of operation with their new management and to celebrate, they are showing off at their inaugural Equestrian Gala Spectacular on the first weekend in December.
The centre will showcase some of their activities with student and professional performances in trick riding, vaulting, liberty, dressage demonstrations by a national-level representative, as well as circus acts.
For more information about the Gala visit: www.byronbayequestriancentre.com.