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Ben Hur de Bernaville, shown with Olissio Zoppe, will be featured at Cirque Ma'Ceo, which has been extended through March 3.

Rare draft horse on display at Cirque Ma’Ceo in Sarasota

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 |

Ben Hur de Bernaville, shown with Olissio Zoppe, will be featured at Cirque Ma'Ceo, which has been extended through March 3.

Ben Hur de Bernaville has been with equestrian master Olissio Zoppe for seven months.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 |

Ben Hur de Bernaville has been with equestrian master Olissio Zoppe for seven months.

Olissio Zoppe takes Ben Hur de Bernaville for a walk on his Myakka City ranch. Check out the footprints.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 |

Olissio Zoppe takes Ben Hur de Bernaville for a walk on his Myakka City ranch. Check out the footprints.

Ben Hur de Bernaville is part of the family with Olissio, Alexa and newborn Ottavia Lucia Zoppe.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 |

Ben Hur de Bernaville is part of the family with Olissio, Alexa and newborn Ottavia Lucia Zoppe.

Ben Hur de Bernaville is one of nine Boulonnais in the United States.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 |

Ben Hur de Bernaville is one of nine Boulonnais in the United States.

Ben Hur de Bernaville tips the scales at 1,850 pounds.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 |

Ben Hur de Bernaville tips the scales at 1,850 pounds.

Ben Hur de Bernaville checks out newborn Ottavia Lucia Zoppe.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 |

Ben Hur de Bernaville checks out newborn Ottavia Lucia Zoppe.

Ben Hur de Bernaville is both intelligent and athletic according to his trainer, Olissio Zoppe.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 |

Ben Hur de Bernaville is both intelligent and athletic according to his trainer, Olissio Zoppe.

Ben Hur de Bernaville is a breeding stallion which helps him to present better in the circus ring, according to Olissio Zoppe.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 |

Ben Hur de Bernaville is a breeding stallion which helps him to present better in the circus ring, according to Olissio Zoppe.

Equestrian master Olissio Zoppe said confidence has been the key in earning Ben Hur de Bernaville's respect.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 |

Equestrian master Olissio Zoppe said confidence has been the key in earning Ben Hur de Bernaville's respect.

Ben Hur de Bernaville stands 16.3 hands high.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 |

Ben Hur de Bernaville stands 16.3 hands high.

Alexa holds newborn Ottavia Lucia Zoppe at the Myakka City ranch.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 |

Alexa holds newborn Ottavia Lucia Zoppe at the Myakka City ranch.

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