Adoption

 

WHAT HAPPENS WITH CAVALIA’S HORSES AFTER THEIR CAREER LIFE ON TOUR?  

We are often asked what our horses do after their time under the spotlight ends. First, it must be said that Cavalia’s horses are on tour for 6 years on average. After this, we ensure that their retirement from the show will provide them with exceptional living conditions adapted to the needs of each horse. These needs can vary depending on their abilities, their age and their physical condition. 

We have a 72-acre farm almost exclusively dedicated to our horses’ retirement. All of the horses that spend their retirement there are are brought out to pasture every day, and maintain a minimal level of activity, meaning that they are no longer ridden nor trained.

For other horses, we’ll offer them a semi-retirement. When we judge that it would be better for a horse to continue being ridden and trained on a regular basis, we then try to find them an adoptive home that will give them this opportunity.


IS IT POSSIBLE TO ADOPT OR PURCHASE A CAVALIA HORSE ?

We also have certain recruits who will not take part in any of our shows. It sometimes happens that we purchase a horse and realise, after a certain period of training, that it would be preferable for the horse not to go on tour with our shows. There can be several reasons for this: the horse is uneasy with traveling, has a health issue, isn’t suitably athletic, and so on. This is why we occasionally have horses to sell or to adopt. The sales and adoption conditions are rigorous in order to guarantee the horse will have a quality of life comparable to the conditions offered by Cavalia.


THE CONDITIONS FOR SALE OR ADOPTION 

Furthermore, there is a definitive advantage for a horse to maintain a particular social and emotional connection with a human. This relationship can provide an important foundation for growth and well-being in the horse’s life. In order to ensure that the horse being considered for adoption or sale can draw the benefits from such a relationship with his human counterpart,  we wish to ensure there is a great degree of affinity between the adopted or purchased horse and his new two legged companion. 

Conditions


If you are interested in purchasing or adopting certain horses and you are confident that you can comply with the preceding criteria, please communicate with us by email at  this address: adoption@cavalia.net. We will then provide you with an application form which could include:

  • The reason you wish to adopt one or more horses.
  • Your full name;
  • Your age;
  • Your experience with horses;
  • The adoption location (complete address);
  • The complete description of the facilities available to the horse;
  • Photos of the facilities;
  • Etc.

Candidacy processing fees are applicable.