|Address:||5065 WI-50, Delavan, WI 53115, USA|
I live 3 miles from their location (here only 3 years) but never heard anything about it. We went there today to celebrate my BD and Valentines Day. And OMG! What a remarkable experience. We went to the bird show first, which was definitely worth seeing if you love animals. But the grand performance- oh my! The visual effects and music were a wonderful backdrop to these endearing and beautiful horses. The riders and trainers obviously love these animals. An addition to one feature was an aerial artist who could be a quality act in any major circus. By the end of the show the audience was in love with the horses (who stepped up on the platform right in front of the audience)- they were beautifully groomed, sleek, and all the costumes were exquisite, at times breathtaking. Is it a bit pricey? Yes, but many of the staff live onsite and these are mostly Arabian horses, and many different venues within the extensive grounds (were going back in the summer to see more). The remarkable person whose vision resulted in this truly amazing undertaking was sitting quietly by the door. In this quiet, little town is not the place youd expect to find an offering such as this, which would be welcome in any larger venue. It is first class and the animals are lovingly cared for and trained. Please visit it and spread the word to everyone who appreciates not only first class entertainment but loves and appreciates working animals (and of course, horses). Children in audience loved it as well, and the performance went non-stop. They could have a pony ride around the arena (extra fee) prior to performance; he is 26 and a sweet love with beautiful garments. Grandparents, spend the day here with any age grandchild; theyll never forget it. And look for adorable "Harley," a mini with his own act. Please help these dedicated people spread the word of this more than worthwhile attraction.
Dear The Dancing Horses, On behalf of Club Kids In Danger Saved Inc., I would like to thank you for your generous donation , volunteerism or general support . Your contribution makes it possible for us to give inner city kids, “Toyz N Da Hood” and “Toys From Heaven” for the 2014 holiday season and the “Christmas N Da Hood” event 2014. Since its inception in 2000, Club Kids has had the pleasure of giving many local kids the opportunity to express their talents from our small stage to follow others to the big stage and on to a brighter future. This year, we have helped hundreds of children and families with Christmas toys, back to school supplies, free hair cuts, sports outings, concerts, picnics, fishing trips and much more, all through “Bags of Hope”. This is only possible because of thoughtful contributions from people like you. In 2015, we plan to double our efforts and reach a larger audience with bigger and better community events . As you know, the cost of keeping our kids safe from the dangers of the city streets does not go away. We hope for your continued support in the future. Once again, thank you for your generous donation. Marcus Duke Marcus Duke Executive Director Club Kids In Danger Saved Inc.
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I bet this is a more fun show in summer, or during Christmas. Unfortunately our experience in March was disappointing in many ways. The kids were entertained, but it isnt a trip they remember. Alot of the show is videos, introductions, and a water fountain show. Nice, and entertaining, but not I had expected to see more horses. Was not worth $22.50 per child ticket. There is a $5 fee to pay with credit card, and $10 fee for seeing the horses after the show. Then camel rides, pony rides, concessions, and wildlife feed are all extra. The camel and pony rides consisted of two laps around their small arena. The prices are the same all year, but 1/2 of the year the petting zoo, baby animal show, train rides, wagon rides etc are closed. They did not tell us this until we arrived, and the staff treated us like we were inept when we asked which direction to get to the petting zoo - we were told it was common sense that the petting zoo was not heated so the animals would be moved for the winter. I guess I read up more on llamas and camels before buying tickets to our next petting zoo :(
You dont want to miss -The Dancing Horses Theater, Its a delight to watch the rich sands come alive as the horses light up with LEDs and stew the area like a pot as the team dance upon the foundations streets in an east-west tango. The event is - simply majestic as "images of the divine feminine" tame the wild stallions as such to perform acts choreographed to song. Bring your still camera and flash as still photography is permitted although audio/video recording is not. So I captured enough stills with the Panasonic to assemble into a zoetrope animation - in a sense a carousel of the mighty Zeus where the Montana moments produce the illusion of motion by displaying a gallop sequence or progressive phases of that "many men mounted motion", hence the Bullwinkle term "mount up soldier". Entertainment makes a great gift for the holidays and these memories are priceless, Im glad I came.
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I was very surprised to find a varied and well maintained attraction in southeastern Wisconsin like this. The animals were very, very well cared for. The horse show itself was very well done and the relationship between the horses and the trainers was remarkable. It is a very small atmosphere that has some wonderful perks like great views and an up close encounter with the riders and the horses after the show. The backstage pass is well worth it as well as you get to see how they train the horses and you can pet the horses. The petting farm is also very nice. It is the cleanest and nicest one I have been to. There are extra costs if you would like a pony ride, camel ride or for the feed to feed the animals. The time flew when we were there and the kids had a really nice time. The staff was very approachable and very friendly as well. I would highly recommend it!
Having only passed the Dancing Horses place of entertainment, please be inquisitive on the Internet about how some...some, maybe many or all horses are trained to do unnatural things. Im always suspicious about rodeos, petting zoos, and places where animals perform for human entertainment. I recommend, before going to be entertained by animals, learn about what goes on in their training and treatment. I am not saying bad things happen at DH, but, please educate onesself on training methods used in places. A familiar saying goes : "Trust but Verify." As for one star above, as far as I KNOW, DH may be a 5 star. I had to put at least one star to have this posted. Enjoy shows, but also be educated . Thanks.
Literally just came back from here, First of the horses are awesome and trainers are good. The show was decent, funny to read all the previous comments because most of it is true. Yes they do have a lot of videos, probably just trying to use as a filler as they get ready not sure. It is a little expensive, but got to take the Mrs. to a petting zoo, and see some cool animals. Now to the bad side, the owner and her daughter really need to learn to have their fights not in front of there customers!!!! Very uncomfortable and embarrassing, and to top it off my wife decided she want to buy a souvenir and the daughter decided to take her anger out on my wife and was extremely rude, poor business like conduct!