If you are looking for a nice trip with great scenery and Olde Florida charm, let me suggest Hermann’s Lipizzan Stallions in Myakka City, east of Sarasota. Myakka City is their winter training site and the Lipizzan Stallions are in residence from Late December to Mid April. It is an easy trip up 1-75 to Fruitville Road exit with a ride through the rural countryside to the farm where the Lipizzan Stallions spend the winter training before their performances throughout the USA.
There are bleachers for viewing the show or you can bring some folding chairs to get closer to the ring. The master of ceremonies explains how they train the horses and then they show you how the horses learn to bow, kick and stand up onto their hind legs. Since this is a training session, the unexpected can happen. They stallions finish with a choreographed routine which is beautiful to watch. $5.00 + Donations are accepted.
The Hermann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions show is well worth the trip!
32755 SINGLETARY ROAD
MYAKKA CITY, FLORIDA