The Gala of The Royal Horses coming to Roanoke for debut U.S. tour — CANCELED

The Gala of Royal Horses features four breeds including Friesians.
Photo courtesy The Gala of Royal Horses
Note: This event has been canceled.
A new equestrian performance is coming to Roanoke on Nov. 12, 2015.

 The Gala of The Royal Horses Inaugural North American tour is coming to the Berglund Center as part of its first U.S. tour.

Tickets, priced at $28, $38, $58, $78, go on sale Monday, October 12, at the Berglund Center Box Office,, and 877-HTB-TIXNow. Kids/Military/Senior discounts available as well as a limited number of VIP seats. For Group Discounts please call 540-853-5382. 

The Gala of the Royal Horses is an entertainment event combining beautiful horses from around the world with live performers, creating a breathtaking event for the entire family.  The Gala of the Royal Horses is a “must see” for horse lovers and families. 

“The Airs Above Ground” are part of the maneuvers
performed during the show. Photo courtesy The Gala of Royal Horses

Following in the family footsteps of seven generations, Rene Gasser, producer of the Royal Horses, has recreated a show for this tour much like the famous riding schools in Vienna and Spain. 

Gasser has previously produced ‘Lipizzaners with the Stars’ The Gassers are an old Swiss circus family. Rene inherited seven generations of circus tradition. In his career, he has worked as a lion trainer, acrobat, gymnast, and strongman, as well as horse trainer, among other acts.

His current show showcases four breeds and their service to man during the ancient wars.

The Gala of The Royal Horses will feature a number of performances involving the Andalusian, Friesian, Lipizzaner and Arabian breeds and the event is dedicated to showing off the amazing beauty and maneuvers these horses are capable of including the maneuvers once used on the battlefield now known as “The Airs Above The Ground.”
“The unique qualities of the Royal Horses single them out from all other breeds in the Equine world. Their physical beauty & grace, coupled with exceptional courage and nobility make them an object of admiration and a source of inspiration for horse lovers everywhere,” Gasser said in a news release.

Along with the magnificent stallions, Spanish flamenco dancers will feature in authentic vibrant costumes accompanied by the mellow notes of a guitar to bring the sights and sounds of Spain a heartbeat away.

“We’re going to have horses dancing alongside some tremendous flamenco dancers, and I think people are really going to be excited about watching this,” Gasser said.


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