The Horse Circus: 7.25.14

The Horse Circus

We pretend to go to the horse show but everyone really knows it’s a circus!

Bring on the clowns! And the horses too!

Every Friday Counter-Canter Culture features the important US and International Horse Shows currently under way.

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Horses And Stars At Glock Horse Performance Center

From July 24th until 27th, 2014, 120 riders from 22 nations with more than 250 horses are descending upon the Glock Horse Performance Center (GHPC), bring the best in Grand Prix show jumping and the elite equestrian experience to Austria. Undoubtedly, the highlight of the event will be the Sunday’s Grand Prix.

Glock Grand Prix

But there is no shortage of other entertainment on hand. For visitors entering the showground for free, there is guaranteed fun for the young ones at the Kids Lounge. No less than real live pony rides are the order of the day!

Childcare Pony Rides

And for your beloved pooch, the Dog Lounge will have him pampered in style. Manfred Kellenc offers one-of-a-kind massages for canine companions.

Dog Lounge

With the kids and pups well taken care of, visitors can then slip away to watch Germany’s best-known chef, Alfons Schuhbeck, entertain in the Public Lounge.

Cooking Lounge

But all of this pales in comparison to the wonders that await those visitors that spring for the VIP tickets, offering full access to the Rider’s Lounge. There, exclusive gourmet entertainment is just the tip of the iceberg. Amid the Wellness Lounge, Styling Lounge, and Cinema Lounge, visitors may forget they are at a horse show and not a five star resort!

Wellness Lounge


Style Lounge 2


The Cinema Lounge

All and all, Horses and Stars is poised to live up to its name. And it is certainly ready to host the stars of international show jumping, not to mentions some of Hollywood’s biggest names. I suggest punching your ticket to Austria today if you can!

The Stars

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