Herrmann’s world famous Lipizzan Stallions will be passing through Newport Monday, August 28 with a Maine State Police escort, on their way to East Ridge Stable in Charleston.where they will be performing shows over Labor Day Weekend.
The event is going to feature 4 shows. The first show will be on September 1 at 7:00 pm, followed by shows on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at 3:00 pm.
The proceeds from the show will go to Lawrence Farm Equine Shelter in Athens. LFES takes in “abused, neglected, starved and surrendered horses, ponies, and donkeys. Within the State of Maine.”
Lawrence Farm Equine Shelter owner Tracy Lawrence tells me this escort will be for the safety of the horses.
If you happen to be in the area, it should make for a pretty interesting, albeit small parade, slightly reminiscent of the old circus parades from back in the day!
Be warned that anybody attempting to pass the procession will be cited!