The Queens of the Circus

Thank you to French site Hyppoblog for passing on news that the Musée Vivant du Cheval in Chantilly is launching a new show to honour the equestriennes of the nineteenth century circus. These ladies performed haut école movements and bold tricks like leaping over dining tables and through hoops – all while side-saddle. They were a social sensation, respected and adored by the public. Called “Ecuyères” after the French term for these horsewomen, the spectacular will be performed from April to November. Must. Go. To Paris.

4 thoughts on “The Queens of the Circus

  1. Oh, how gorgeous! I have a fascination with side saddle riding, and have yet to check it off my bucket list. Fingers crossed that either A. the show comes stateside or B. I snap my fingers and find myself in Paris between April and November…. :)

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