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Rebecca McCullough commands Damascus to jump in the air. Damascus was a fan favorite during the training session.

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Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 |

Rebecca McCullough commands Damascus to jump in the air. Damascus was a fan favorite during the training session.

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Al Kurek, of Buffalo, New York, saw the Lipizzan stallions perform a decade ago and he brings Michele Spoto to the training session to share the experience.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 |

Al Kurek, of Buffalo, New York, saw the Lipizzan stallions perform a decade ago and he brings Michele Spoto to the training session to share the experience.

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Samantha Dittman brings out the American flag for the National Anthem as the beginning of the training session.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 |

Samantha Dittman brings out the American flag for the National Anthem as the beginning of the training session.

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Sydney McCullough has grown up with the horses on the Herrmann family farm. She works with Little Willie, a rescue pony.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 |

Sydney McCullough has grown up with the horses on the Herrmann family farm. She works with Little Willie, a rescue pony.

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The Lipizzan stallions love performing for an audience and can tell when it's a performance day.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 |

The Lipizzan stallions love performing for an audience and can tell when it's a performance day.

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Rebecca McCullough practices a Spanish style of riding.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 |

Rebecca McCullough practices a Spanish style of riding.

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One of the Lipizzan stallions dazzles the crowd when it lifts itself up and holds the position for seconds at Rebecca McCullough's command.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 |

One of the Lipizzan stallions dazzles the crowd when it lifts itself up and holds the position for seconds at Rebecca McCullough's command.

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Rebecca McCullough uses ropes to lead a Lipizzan through training.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 |

Rebecca McCullough uses ropes to lead a Lipizzan through training.

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A Lipizzan performs a capriole, which is the deadliest of all Airs Above the Ground. The capriole is when the horse jumps straight up and kicks out horizontally with its hind legs.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 |

A Lipizzan performs a capriole, which is the deadliest of all Airs Above the Ground. The capriole is when the horse jumps straight up and kicks out horizontally with its hind legs.

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Rebecca McCullough is part of the six generations of the Herrmann family to train and perform with the Lipizzan stallions.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 |

Rebecca McCullough is part of the six generations of the Herrmann family to train and perform with the Lipizzan stallions.

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Samantha Dittman brings her horse to a run around the arena.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 |

Samantha Dittman brings her horse to a run around the arena.

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Gabriella Herrmann shares fun facts about Lipizzan stallions with the audience. It takes seven to 10 years for a Lipizzan's coat to turn from brown or black to its trademark white.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 |

Gabriella Herrmann shares fun facts about Lipizzan stallions with the audience. It takes seven to 10 years for a Lipizzan's coat to turn from brown or black to its trademark white.

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Rebecca McCullough has Jagger make his debut at the training session. Jagger is only 5 years old.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 |

Rebecca McCullough has Jagger make his debut at the training session. Jagger is only 5 years old.

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Samantha Dittman (back) and Sydney McCullough have their horses mirror each other during a routine.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 |

Samantha Dittman (back) and Sydney McCullough have their horses mirror each other during a routine.

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Damascus waves goodbye to the audience before finishing his routine.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 |

Damascus waves goodbye to the audience before finishing his routine.

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