The Gala of the Royal Horses equestrian show is touring North America for the first time, with a stop Sunday in Columbia.
The Royal Horses of Europe have been revered for centuries by European royalty, equestrian riders and bull fighters. The show features Andalusian, Friesian, Lipizzaner and Arabian breeds showing off their beauty and athleticism, including the signature maneuver once used on the battlefield now known as the airs above the ground.
In addition to the stallions, the show includes Spanish flamenco dancers performing in colorful costumes with guitar accompaniment.
The Gala of the Royal Horses begins at 3 p.m. at Colonial Life Arena. Tickets start at $27 and are available at LMCtix.com, at the box office, at Play It Again Sports, or by phone at (855) 4-LMC-TIX.
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Bridget Winston, Special to The State