Sunday Night Movie – Miracle of the White Stallions

February 4, 2024 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

In 1945 Austria, during World War II, Austrian Col. Alois Podhajsky sets out to protect his beloved Lipizzaner horses – purebred white show horses with centuries of tradition as war horses – from starving refugees and the advancing Soviet Army, which might also view the mares and foals being kept at a German-controlled breeding farm in Czechoslovakia as a food source. Hoping to surrender them into safekeeping, Podhajsky seeks out U.S. General George S. Patton, a noted horse fancier.[a] Podhajsky and his team from the Spanish Riding School of Vienna perform for Patton with their Lipizzaner stallions a precision dressage exhibition and the individual “Airs Above the Ground” with the hopes Patton will see the value of horses and help him rescue the mares and foals in Czechoslovakia.

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