The fan-favorite Celebration of Horses Evening Show has an exciting lineup of performers who are ready to dazzle fans! This 90-minute professional equine performance will be held in the Alltech Arena on Friday and Saturday nights during BreyerFest weekend. Doors will open at 5:00 pm and the show begins at 6:30 pm.
ALL ticket holders (both in-person and online) will get to experience the majesty and beauty of the Celebration of Horses Evening Show! Get ready to follow along as Sylvia Zerbini and her talented cast of 25 performers and 36 amazing horses go a little bit country. Watch majestic horses gallop wild and free and as the performers explore symbols of liberty, power, love, and strength! Meet the show’s talented performers below!
Sylvia Zerbini- BreyerFest Celebration of Horses welcomes back the incredible Sylvia Zerbini as the producer and director of this year’s Celebration of Horses show. This incredible show was produced exclusively for BreyerFest: Driving Forward and features thrilling performances from the horses of Cavalia you won’t see anywhere else. Her performances have even been called the "quintessential equestrian ballet!" A 9th generation equine performer, her Grande Liberté act with Arabians at Liberty, including fan-favorite, 2019 Breyer portrait horse, Rico, is not to be missed!
Tanya was born into the world-renowned family of Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzaner Stallions. Growing up, she toured all of North America and started presenting the stallions when she was only 12 years old, jumping her first capriole at 13 under the saddle. She changed courses and learned the very difficult skill of bareback riding (aka vaulting). For the next twelve years she toured with many circuses doing various acts such as foot juggling, riding elephants, the globe of death and many more tricks and stunts. Through a sale of one of her horses, she discovered the love of dressage. Since finding a great dressage trainer and learning the deeper meaning of being one with her horse she has competed all the way to the FEI level and achieved as high as a silver medal. Along the way she has worked at Arabian Nights, done liberty acts, and competed in and achieved grand champion in many pleasure driving competitions. She also made it as far as the USDF nationals with her Friesian stallion, Rienik.
Ascent Equestrian Vaulters
Returning for a second year, these high-flying vaulters are ready to dazzle BreyerFest crowds again. A 501c3 non-profit that supports high performance athletic development of equestrian vaulters. Lead by coach Mary McCormick their group of Junior Squad vaulters brought home the silver medal at the 2021 FEI Junior World Championship in Le Mans France. Mary and her team of vaulters have prepared a gravity-defying routine for guests!
Dusti and Justin Dickerson
Also returning for a second year, this talented Roman rider and trick rider have
some fast-paced tricks up their sleeves. Growing up in a rodeo family, Dusti took up barrel racing, carrying flags, and was also a competitive gymnast. Unbeknownst to her parents they had created a perfect storm of a daughter to become a trick and Roman rider. After Dusti’s first performance at age 11 she has become one of the most known Roman riders in the country. She is most known for her unique style of Roman riding bareback and barefoot atop very fast horses! She went on to become the featured Roman rider at Dolly Parton’s Stampede for 13 years before moving to her hometown of St. Peter, Illinois and hitting the rodeo road full time! She now performs at rodeos all over America with her husband Justin, who is also a trick rider, and their son and daughter. Justin has grown up with horses and got into trick riding by accident when he got cast into a show.
A California native, Spencer Rose first stepped into the Rodeo arena at the age of 12 with the Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls. Spencer quickly became one of the world's best trick ropers and has entertained crowds at the California Rodeo Salinas, Pendleton Round up, California Circuit Finals, the World Equestrian Games in 2010, and the Qasr Al Hasn festival in Abu Dhabi. At 19, she embarked on a tour with Cavalia that lasted 5 years and crossed 4 continents. Spencer's latest accomplishment includes opening for Shania Twain at the People’s Choice Awards in December. She now travels the world bringing her unique form of entertainment by taking the traditional western arts and adding a circus flare.
Lottie Coughlin is a second-generation performer. At just 4 years old, she is making her big stage debut at BreyerFest in Lexington, Kentucky. Some of her past performances include performing with her mom Spencer Rose at the Livermore Rodeo in California, and The Cheyenne Frontier Days in Wyoming. Lottie can’t wait for everyone to see what she and her pony Duke can do!
Power, passion, and charisma drive the art and style of Lisanna Paloma’s artistic career. Seen in shows with famed singer MeatLoaf, San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Germany’s Flic Flac Festival, and Cirque du Soleil’s KÀ and Toruk (based on the Academy Award-winning hit film Avatar), Lisanna has performed in 27 countries around the world, delighting over 3 million spectators. Lisanna’s strong technique and talent has led her to perform at a prominent level in numerous aerial and ground acrobatic disciplines in addition to her specialty of corde lisse. Currently, you can see Lisanna performing at Cirque du Soleil’s KÁ at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Since 2003, the Canadian Cowgirls have become renowned for their musical performances, which dazzle audiences across North America with their precision riding, stunning costumes, and dangerous and daring maneuvers. This elite precision drill team, hailing from the municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ontario, consists of twenty-eight passionate, spectacular women and their twenty-eight smart, strong horses. This group has dazzled crowds all across Canada and America and now, for their second time, BreyerFest Guests!
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