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Win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets to Cavalia!

Larry King says it's the "best show ever" and now Patch readers have a chance to win four tickets. Just leave a comment.

Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human and Horse is an innovative multi-media and multi-disciplinary production created by Normand Latourelle, one of the co-founders of famed Cirque du Soleil, currently performing in San Diego. The show is performing through Dec. 30, under its signature White Big Top, in the parking lot adjacent to Petco Park, downtown.

Patch readers have a chance to win a 4-pack of tickets to the 8 p.m. show on Saturday, Dec. 22. All you need to do is leave a comment telling us why you want the tickets. A winner will be selected at random. All comments must be in by 6 p.m. PST on Wednesday, Dec. 19. The winner will be announced 8 a.m. PST on Thursday, Dec. 20.

Enjoyed by some 3.5 million people, Cavalia is a lavish production involving 50 magnificent horses and featuring 42 riders, aerialists, acrobats, dancers and musicians from all over the world. A show unlike any other, Cavalia celebrates the relationship between humans and horses, virtually reinventing the equestrian arts.

In Cavalia, horses cavort with the many artists in front of a constantly changing digital background projected onto a 200-feet wide screen, drawing spectators into dream-like virtual environments. Unlike traditional horse shows, Cavalia’s audience faces a single 160-foot-wide stage which allows the horses space to gallop at full speed, at times running completely free, unfettered by bridles or halters. Cavalia takes place under a white, 26,264-square-foot big top, rising some 110-feet high that gives the horses an ample playground to perform with their trainers and artists.

Must be a legal resident of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. Winner will be selected in a random drawing. The winner will receive four tickets to see Cavalia on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. PST. Approximate retail value of tickets: $438. Click the PDF above for complete Official Rules.

Krista D. December 18, 2012 at 11:48 AM
What a great giveaway! I grew up living horses and have been wanting to take my family to see this show but the ticket prices just are not in our budget. Winning these tickets would make a a Great Cheistmas surprise!
Stephanie Price December 18, 2012 at 01:10 PM
I hope you pick me!!!!!
Peggy Junker December 18, 2012 at 04:52 PM
I've watched the trailers on their website and it looks amazing! Cirque de Soliel accompanied by horses. What's not to like?
Michelle December 18, 2012 at 08:21 PM
I would love to be able to take my girls and my mom who is in town for the holidays! As a single parent, my mother has helped me tremendously over the years and this would be a huge blessing to us both!
Mary Giordano December 18, 2012 at 08:34 PM
My seven-year old daughter is a horse fanatic and takes horseback riding lessons. I would love to take her to see Cavalia, along with my husband and son.
John Rodinec December 18, 2012 at 08:34 PM
I would like to enter for a chance to win the tickets for me and my family. Thank You. John Rodinec
Alissa Rivera December 18, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Would be great Christmas gift for my Marine hubby and the family
vicki call December 18, 2012 at 09:55 PM
i have always loved horses. they are beautiful, intelligent creatures. i would love to see this show with my family members including my 8 year old nephew.....thanks, Vicki 619-562-0065
Julie Contini December 18, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Would Love love love to be able to treat a few of my friends to this..it would definitely help make this holiday season special
Karen Carlson December 18, 2012 at 11:26 PM
As an avid horse woman this would be a way for me to share the beauty of the equine species and the relationship between horse and human with my very non-horsey family. They simply don't get WHY I love horses like I do - they are strange - but I love them. To share the incredible equine in such a way would be a true gift. Karen
Yvonne G. December 19, 2012 at 02:48 AM
My first thoughts about If I could win the tickets I would give them to my friends family that are going through some very tough times. Then I thought about what my family has gone Through this Year and I thought about how much my husband, daughter and my 6 year old grandson would be thrilled to see this show. The first time I heard about this show I wanted to see it however, I can not afford it. I don't remember the last time my husband and I have gone out on the town for a night. My daughter is a single parent and she does not get any help from the dad so any extra money she gets goes for her sons school and day care. These tickets would be the high light of the year for us. I know there are many people on hard times and I always try to give what I can to those people that are having hard times as I truly believe that what goes around comes around but this time it would really mean so much to me to see this show. Thank you for the opportunity to win these tickets. God bless
Najat December 19, 2012 at 07:38 AM
Would love to go with my little family to this majestic show!! We love horses!!
Mary Vertullo December 19, 2012 at 09:52 AM
To gift them to a family at Rady Children's Hospital. <3
Michael Patrick King December 19, 2012 at 09:57 AM
I would love to take my family to see this show! We rarely go out because my wife and I are both unemployed. Our mildly-autistic son is the "biggest loser" in that he misses out on so much! I'm personally crazy about horses and dogs; my wife can take or leave them and our son is afraid of them. I would be thrilled if they could learn to love them as I do.
chris December 19, 2012 at 03:28 PM
I would love to take my husband, son and 80 year old mom to this. Pick me pick me.
Sarah Laue December 19, 2012 at 03:54 PM
My daughter has been begging me to go but there is NO way we could afford just one ticket. So this would be an awesome surprise!!! Thanks!!
Jodi Johnson December 19, 2012 at 04:16 PM
I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and am going through chemo. I'd love the opportunity to do something fun with my 5 and 9 year old.
Mark December 19, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Jodi 0 If I win, you get them, Good luck.
Mark December 19, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Give them to Jodi Johnson.
Chris Cruse December 19, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Have pony crazed granddaughter.
Ken Newell December 19, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Would love to see such a spectacular show.
Kathy St. Onge December 19, 2012 at 04:53 PM
My parents are in town. Would be great to take them.
Paul Knowles December 19, 2012 at 05:05 PM
I have been a horse lover all my life. I was thrilled a few years ago to see the Lippazaner's. It would be a blast to bee able to take my horse-show winning granddaughter and her new husband to see this magnificent show. Thanks for the opportunity to apply for a chance to win! Happy "Poppa".
mike flanagan December 19, 2012 at 11:41 PM
My money has gotten 'beyond tight' and i like to directly thank at least one man who was my 'care-giver' for not only my Kidney Transplant (in jan, 2008, here at San Diego's U.C.S.D Hospital), but also cared for me DURING MY CHEMO-THERAPY for my b-cell NHL LYMPHOMA, (year 2010, six-rounds of chemo, but hooray, i've been declared CURED of the cancer,not just in remission). Have been unable to do something this/THAT special for him since. Plus, he has two nice friends, who've been aking him to 'take me out to dinner' with them, but i've paid my way long... So, having the other two tickets to share with them, would be a great way to show my appreciation for their unconditional acts of kindness. Plus, i've volunteered at the Super Great Horse Rescue Charity "the HORSES OF TIR NA NOG, [over there in GUATAY, s.d.; east county}, and seeing all their 'rescues', it'd just be GREAT to see these Gallant, Strong, Healthy Horses in their prime.
Leigh Goodwin December 20, 2012 at 12:32 AM
I would love tickets to Cavalia it would be a great x-mas present for my family!
Veronica corona December 20, 2012 at 01:06 AM
This is totally awesome
Hoa Quách December 20, 2012 at 02:05 AM
This contest is now closed. Thank you for playing! We'll announce a winner at 8 a.m. PST Friday.
Catherine Forsthoefel December 20, 2012 at 04:48 AM
Since we're our relatives are far away and visting isn't an option this year, going out for a special event like this would be a great way to spend and remember this holiday for years to come.
Adriana Campuzano December 20, 2012 at 03:48 PM
I would love to take my family. Thanks for the opportunity to go.
Hoa Quách December 20, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Hi all, The winner of this contest is Daria Linton! Thanks everyone for playing! Check out Patch next week for a Loews Coronado Bay giveaway! Hoa

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