didn't know what to expect.
a professional equestrian photographer, I endeavor to
capture the ethos
and pathos of the horse through my imagery. Having
heard rave reviews and
reports about Cavalia, I was thrilled to be given the rare
opportunity to capture
a dress rehearsal for the show’s opening night.
the impressive white big top near Golden Gate Fields, I met
Martin Roy, Cavalia's attaché de presse. He took me
on a personal tour behind the scenes of the immaculately
clean stabling areas,
and then introduced me to the charming Frederico Pignon and
his wife, Magali
Delgado, the co-directors of the Cavalia production.
the time came for the dress rehearsal, we were led into the
darkened auditorium. It was wonderful to see such an
accommodating stage that allows horses and riders to access
from left to right. Beautiful backdrops, wide stages,
music and light create an ambiance that stimulates all of
the senses; however, the emphasis is always on the bond
between man and horse.
soothing, stimulating, and a feast for the eyes.
Wheeler is the owner of Andrew's Whimwham Equine
Photography and is a professional equine photographer based
in Capitola, near Santa Cruz on the Central Coast.
His photography has appeared in many publications
including Arabian Horse World and Friesian Blood Horse
Magazine. He can be reached at www.whimwham.com.
All images © Andrew Wheeler Whimwham.com 2004. Use
Without Prior Permission Prohibited.