Cavalia Odysseo in Camarillo, CA

"The show itself is an indulgence to the senses. A visual delicacy, intensified by live music."

- Naza Holliman, Sweet P and Sky

It was hubby's Birthday weekend, and we celebrated by taking our two older kids to the latest Cavalia show, Odysseo, in Camarillo, CA. I am pretty sure I was more excited to attend this equestrian extravaganza, than anyone in my family. I have been pining to see a Cavalia show since the big white tent fist appeared in Los Angeles many years ago. Somehow, one way or another, I never made it.

We leisurely started our day and made the forty-five minute drive up to Camarillo. I don't know about you, but I'm a huge fan of the Camarillo Outlets, so the drive is familiar and flies by in the blink of an eye. Even the kids didn't complain. They were in the back seat eagerly watching videos of previous Cavalia shows to get themselves ready for what was to come.

We arrived early to check out the parking situation. As LA residents, we are used to parking being an issue. We were, once again, pleasantly surprised by a huge, well organized, FREE parking lot. You read that right, parking at Cavalia Odysseo is absolutely free and easy.

As we pulled up to the enourmouse white tent, excitement started to rise. We were all in awe of the tent's grandure and beauty as it rested against the early afternoon sky.

We had four tickets to the 2:00 pm show, (there are two shows daily, matinee and evening shows), and since we arrived early, we decided to get some breakfast at a local eatery, before going in to explore the Big White Tent.

If you arrive early like we did, don't worry, there is plenty to do.

The Big White Tent is filled with beautiful equestrian artwork. Paintings and sculptures adorn the the outside spaces, as well as the walls inside the tent. There is a gift shop, and of course, snacks.

There were plenty of photo ops for the family, and my hubby even got to use some of his photography skills, a hobby that hasn't been put to use much as of late, because he's been busy running a business. So, this little "day away" was a welcome treat for the four of us.

Family photo at Cavallia Odysseo in Camarillo, CA