CHARLESTON – Herrmanns’ Royal Lipizzan Stallions will be at East Ridge Stables in Charleston this Labor Day weekend helping raise money for a local animal shelter.
“Don’t have to love horses to appreciate what these beautiful animals do everyday,” said Nova Watson, assistant barn manager at Lawrence Farm Equine Shelter.
The Royal Lippizan Stallions will be dazzling visitors at the East Ridge Stables in Charleston this Labor Day weekend.
“It’s considered a lost art,” said Gabriella Herrmann, owner of Herrmanns’ Royal Stallions.
This rare breed was made famous by their intricate moves.
“The horses will bow, the children love it when they bow,” said Herrmann.
Touring the Northeastern U.S., these majestic animals will be in Charleston for four performances, starting Friday night at 7 p.m.
“They get the feel of the audience, and they just liven up and work,” said Herrmann. “And then the people, they walk away with an awe.”
Impressing the crowd as well as benefiting a local cause.
“We look at this as horses rescuing horses, that’s what this performance is about,” Herrmann said.
Proceeds from the performances will go towards the Lawrence Farm Equine Shelter in Athens, which helps abused and neglected horses.
“This type of thing allows us to continue to do what we do everyday,” Watson said. “So that way we can move these horses into real, live, loving home.”
The audience can take photos with the horses, as well as walk through the horse stables.
“That is a very large part so you can be up close to them,” said Herrmann.
While enjoying this show, visitors can know their money is going to a good place.
“Going home to our shelter and being able to continue to do what we have a passion for, which is to save these animals,” said Watson.
Tickets are $10 for children in advance, $12 at the door, and $16 in advance for adults, $18 at the door.
The shows will be September 1 at 7:00 p.m., as well as September 2,3 and 4 at 3:00 p.m. at the East Ridge Stables on Ridge Road in Charleston.
There will be a senior citizen discount, and kids under five get in for free.
For more information, contact Debbie at (207) 904-9658.