Bringing a touch of elegance and nostalgia to the holiday season, Connie Davis, of Alaska C&C Stables in Soldotna, has driven her matched team and carriage at many of this Season's events, indoors on ice at the Soldotna Sports Center, and outdoors during sub zero temperatures at Tree lighting ceremonies.
"I was asked to perform with my team on the ice for the Classical Christmas presentation by the Denali Ice Club. I assured them that I would have to practice a few times before I could commit to the event," said Connie after last week's performance on the ice at the Sports Center. The Denali Ice Club sponsored the event, and all 240 tickets for the performance were pre-sold before the show. "We wanted to create something very elegant for our area. We had 30 linen covered, candlelit, tables set up on the mezzanine all beautifully color coordinated. It was like you were somewhere else," said June Warta of the Denali Ice Club. Warta, who wrote the script for Christmas show, said it took the horses some time to get use to seeing the skaters flying around them, but by show time, they performed like pros. "Connie, was very professional to work with," added Warta.
Davis uses barium on the horses shoes for additional traction on the ice around town, but the ice rink was another story, "I practiced on Tuesday, and found out that my little mare was slipping on her back feet and I didn't even have her hooked up to the carriage yet. So I decided to get new ice shoes for the team. We came back Thursday and the Half lingers did just great with the new shoes, I was very proud of them," said Davis. For more information on Alaska C&C Sables horse adventures check out their web site at http://cowgalak.homestead.com.
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