I agree with above posters, but if you are willing to suspend the "horseperson" part of your brain for just a littttlllle bit- its very theatrical and colorful. I took my then SO whose not horsey AT-ALL and we both had a nice time, for different reasons. Although I think she wonders why I dont leap in and out of the saddle on a galloping horse now... shouldve thought that part out better.
My husband and I went the day after Christmas this year and loved it. I've been heavily involved with horses all my life (not saying how long ) and still loved the drama and acrobatics. I think they might deviate the actual show a bit from city to city because I saw someone comment on the QH stuff - we didn't get any QH stuff unless you are talking about the trick riding which was in the second part after intermission. That was absolutely mind boggling, humorous and dazzling - and it went on non-stop for quite some time. I don't want to say too much so as not to give the show away to someone who hasn't seen it but I do have to say that you should not go to see Cavalia for any particular riding style - it involved lite dressage or really high schooling of the horses, lite western, Roman riding, and trick riding. Do go to see it if you enjoy the beauty, the romance, and the naturally inquisitive nature of the horse. The costumes were also gorgeous!
We got the horse lover's tickets and had to remain in our seats while the general ticket holders left after the show. We got to watch a young stallion being schooled while we waited and it was quite a show in itself. Then we toured the barn and saw all 58 horses in person - all were well groomed, eating and looked very content and cared for.
Don't get confused between my personality & my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.
I saw Cavalia in Boston a couple of years ago.
It still mesmerizes me.
I honestly don't know how someone who knows nothing about horses to someone who has horse training expertise can think anything but wow.
Maybe the show has changed, but when I saw it, it was the best thing ever.
Equine Affaire has fantasia, which isn't even in the same ball park as Cavalia.
Cavalia is a take off of Cirque du Soleil with horses.
I recently went to a cirque du soleil show and was disappointed. Cavalia was so much more inspirational and awesome, merely because horses were so well trained as well as excellent riders doing all sorts of extreme riding to music and magical stage.
I guess I feel very strongly that it is well worth the money and time!