The Dance of the Andalusian Horses

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Location: Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, Jerez, Spain

Subject: a world-class riding school of spectacular character

Title: The Dance of the Andalusian Horses

The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art is an institution of world-class standing, one of the leading lights in the wide world of horsemanship. Located in the old sherry-making town of Jerez de la Frontera in the deep south of Spain, the Royal Andalusian School can be spoken of in the same breath as the world-renowned Spanish Riding School in Vienna and France’s Cadre Noir de Saumur. In the field of classic equestrianism, there is no greater praise than this.

Specialising in Classical Dressage and Doma Vaquera -- the Andalusian “cowboy” style – the school inhabits an old aristocratic estate. Here it cultivates the ancestral abilities of the Andalusian horse and the classical traditions of Spanish baroque horsemanship, prepares horses and riders for competitions, pursues the care and breeding of horses, and manufactures horse harnesses and saddles.

The public can visit all this, tour a fascinating museum of equestrianism, and see the Royal School’s remarkable brand of equestrian expertise in a spectacular show performed in its grand indoor arena several days a week. "How Andalusian Horses Dance" is an equestrian ballet accompanied throughout by Spanish music, a dazzling display that dramatically proves that the school is one of the world’s pinnacles of refined horsemanship. 

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