Today, the city became home to 42 of the world's most majestic horses.
The talented animals are stars of the multimedia and acrobatic spectacular Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human and Horse.
They arrived by semi-trailers in Brisbane for the first time after an apparently relaxing 21-day stay at Eastern Creek Animal Quarantine Station in Sydney.
Prior to the mandatory government quarantine in NSW, the VIP horses flew across the Pacific Ocean from the show’s last stop in San Diego, California, aboard a chartered MD-11 aircraft equipped with luxury boxes. (Apparently this is the equine equivalent of a luxury charter flight).
For the transoceanic voyage to the Land Down Under, the Cavalia herd, constituted of 10 breeds hailing from Canada, Europe, and the USA, was accompanied by a dedicated team of Cavalia’s equine specialists, including head trainer Gregory Molina, a veterinarian, two health technicians and six grooms.
The Cavalia team features the horses as well as 36 riders, aerialists, acrobats, dancers and musicians from around the world. They are all perfoming under a 35-metre tall white big top, where horses and artists interact in front of a constantly-changing 60-metre-wide digital projection screen.
I would love to go. A little birdie told me they even have a pony.
Cavalia premieres nationally in Brisbane on March 6, 2013. For more details, including performances in Sydney and Melbourne, go to www.cavalia.com.au