Sarasota in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Captain William Heyer
Circus Ring Of Fame
As a rider and trainer of high school horses, he had no peer. A former Dutch Cavalryman, he came to the U.S. in 1936 to join Ringling Bros. where, his steed, Starless Night, he set new standards for presentation of the classic Spanish riding school Steps. Though honored by many European Crowned Heads, his greatest acclaim came from those for whom he performed in circuses, on stage, in films and on TV and who were enthralled by the seemingly effortless grace of man and horse performing as one.
Christina Enigi and Tammy
Erected by Bill and Barbara Heyer and Randy Christina Enigi and Tammy and the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 27° 19.134′ N, 82° 34.645′ W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is at the intersection of St Armands Circle and North Boulevard of the Presidents, on the leftTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 St Armands Circle, Sarasota FL 34236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. P.T. Barnum (here, next to this marker); Albert Rix (here, next to this marker); Clyde Beatty (here, next to this marker); The Five Ringling Brothers (here, next to this marker); The Flying Palacios (here, next to this marker); Merle Evans (here, next to this marker); Irvin Feld and Kenneth Feld (here, next to this marker); Lou Jacobs (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
More about this marker. The "Circus Ring Of Fame" recognizes those persons who made a significant contribution to the art and culture of the circus. With dozens of inductees from around the world. The Ring Of Fame began in 1986 as a way to honor world famous circus performers and the rich circus heritage of the Sarasota, Florida area.
Also see . . . Circus Ring of Fame Foundation. (Submitted on March 22, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.