Andalusian Dancing Horses

Daniel Brown
• Wednesday, 09 December, 2020
• 8 min read

Watch choreographed routines ranging from classical dressage to carriage driving and dome vaquero, which traces its roots to traditional cattle herding techniques. This ‘How the AndalusianHorses Dance’ show is held at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, in the historic center of Jerez.

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Foundation Real Estela Andalusia del ARTE Chester, Avenida del Tuque de Abrantes 11, 11407 Jerez de la Frontera Pancake your way to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art and present your voucher for admission. The shows vary with the day, using between six and eight styles of choreography that features different parts of the Andalusian riding tradition.

See dome vaquero, based on techniques honed by traditional cattle herders, or watch the exquisite precision of classical dressage, as horses execute maneuvers such as “the colts,” “airs on horseback,” “pas DE DEU,” “passage and Pfeiffer,” and more. In displays of carriage driving, horses don a classical harness to demonstrate the old-fashioned art, and in “work in hand,” the horses follow commands to carry out classical Hate Cole dressage exercises.

And in the coordinated carousel maneuver, horses and riders work together for a grand finale in the center of the arena. When the show concludes, you’ll be in the heart of Jerez, close to some of the city’s top historic sites, cafés, and destinations.

Foundation Real Estela Andalusia del ARTE Chester Each show consists of between six and eight different choreographed, with the same degree of difficulty and entertainment value and scheduled by the school according to the following repertoire; Dome Vaquero; a demonstration of the skills of this Spanish riding discipline based on traditional cattle herding.

Classical dressage; 'The Colts', 'Airs on Horseback', 'Pas de Deux' “Passage and Piaf fer”, “Domino on Horseback”, “Airs above the ground” and “Fantasy”, are just a few of the choreographed which make up the repertoire of the performance. Horses carry out advanced equestrian exercises to pieces of classical music that accompany them while they perform in the arena Carriage driving; horses also demonstrate their abilities by drawing carriages.

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These horse-drawn carriages were originally used for transport but are now relegated to sport and exhibitions, using classical harness and driven by coachmen, who dexterously demonstrate this exciting skill. Work in hand; The horse also obeys its rider even when the horseman is not in the saddle by carrying out classical Hate Cole dressage exercises such as evades, caprioles, courgettes, giraffe (between pillars), the Spanish walk and long reins.

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability It is essential to present your printed receipt at the ticket office. The purchase of tickets for performances is exclusively by category (according to price), without any right to select either row or seat number.

Under no circumstances are you allowed to film, record or take any photographs unless you are an authorized professional, nor may you enter the grounds with any bottles, cans, animals or any other objects which the management considers unsuitable. For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Even though we had to sit separately due to COVID-19 rule, it was a good experience and the horses were lovely and exceptionally trained. Site would not allow cancellation even though it promised refund up to 24 hours before show.

Complete experience was so good especially for children to be able to view horses and site before entering arena. Well worth the visit.and gave us time in the afternoon to visit the town and surrounding areas.

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We'll reserve your spot today, and you can cancel up to two days* before your experience without making a payment. Even if you are not an ardent ‘horsey’ person you will love the day.

It's a bit of a taxi ride from the town center but well worth the effort. Check carefully if you are travelling out of season as the shows are sometimes only once per week.

Like others, I thought this was an amazing show which was worth every penny. Because of our timetable we were limited to a tour of the school and stables, including the carriage museum.

Horses carry out advanced equestrian exercises to pieces of classical music that accompany them while they perform in the arena. These horse-drawn carriages were originally used for transport but are now relegated to sport and exhibitions, using classical harness and driven by coachmen, who dexterously demonstrate this exciting skill.

The horse also obeys its rider even when the horseman is not in the saddle by carrying out classical Hate Cole dressage exercises such as evades, caprioles, courgettes, giraffe (between pillars), the Spanish walk and long reins. Each year DKK will offer a select number of Pure Gaza Espinoza or P.R.E.

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We hand pick these horses for their superb beauty, talent, competitive gaits, train ability, Each horse imported from Spain, is carefully selected, ridden, and vetted completely before coming to DKK.

Our connections in Spain have proven to be very reputable providing us (She Lavazza- OPEN, Tina Lavazza -AA and Manuel Pena- OPEN) with all our own personal FEI Dressage competing PRE horses including, Traci- Triple Qualified,Grand Prix, US PRE & AWC Multi Champion, Every imported PRE has been ridden by, She Lavazza and Manuel Pena.

(She Lavazza is a USAF Gold Medalist and Grand Prix rider on a PRE stud. The DKK team combined has years of vast knowledge in the PRE breed in dressage) Afterwards, a 5 star complete vetting is performed with DKK's exclusive vet.

We carefully choose each dam and sire to produce the best offspring that excel as sport horses. Then someone got the bright idea of crossing Vila nos with the Barb horses (whose ancestors carried Genghis Khan and his hordes from Asia).

In 1580, Charles, Archduke of Vienna, founded a stud farm at Li pica (also called Li pizza), a village in Slovenia close to the Italian border. There, using the Spanish bloodstock, the archduke created strong, graceful horses that are born dark but whose coats gradually lighten to a brilliant, snowy white -the Lipizzaner breed.

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At about the same time Austrian royalty also founded the Spanish Riding School in Vienna to teach classical horsemanship. The capriole was the most dazzling feat: a horse leapt into the air with its forelegs drawn under its chest; then, from midair, it kicked out violently with its hind legs.

Hoping to save this Lipizzaner stallions, the director of the Spanish Riding School, Colonel Alois Podhajsky, relocated them to St. Martin in Upper Austria, 200 miles (322 km) away. He sent word about them to the headquarters of U.S. general George Patton, who was a horse lover and a competitor in the equestrian Olympic event in 1912.

During World War II, the Nazis had moved the Lipizzaner mares and foals to a stud farm in Hos tau, Czechoslovakia. The information came from a captured German general who worried that the Russians might destroy the Lipizzaner mares or ship them to the Soviet Union.

And Reed launched a lightning strike against Hitler's SS troops, who wouldn't surrender and tried to block his plans. Allied prisoners lined the streets, and surrendering German troops welcomed the Americans with salutes and an honor guard.

As for the horses, 200 Lipizzaner were rescued and were, ironically, protected by the U.S. Army when Nazi SS troops attacked Hos tau. By May 7, the war in Europe was over, and arrangements were being cadet return the horses to the care of Alois Podhajsky and the republic of Austria.

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Colonel Reed's account the rescue of the Lipizzaner breed differs in one respect from the traditional version. Reed claimed that when Disney made a movie of the rescue, The Miracle of the White Stallions, the performance of the horses was emphasized to make the story more dramatic.

* Lipizzaner are usually born black and change slowly, through of period of from 6 to 10 years, to their final, pure white color. In the days of the Hapsburg royalty, white colts, when they grew older, were used to pull royal vehicles.

Andalusian's are known for their elegant and graceful rhythmical walk, high-stepping trots, and smooth, rocking canters, and it is these features that made them famous in different equestrian competitions and shows even to the day. Other Names Spanish Horse, Pure Gaza Espinoza, PRE Behavioral Characteristics/Personality Noble, Affectionate nature, Intelligent, Brave Physical Traits/Description The profile is typically convex with a large, sculpted head having bright eyes and a kind expression; the neck is arched with a short-coupled torso, resting atop muscular and round hindquarters; the cannon bones are short, while both the mane and tail are flowing Coat Colors Traditional common colors were bay, black, gray, and chestnut, but they were also found in per lino, buckskin, palomino, and dun.

It is quite likely that the root of these horses originated from Asian influences much before the invasion of the Iberian Peninsula by Islamic invaders, which is primarily evident from their convex profile. During the Middle Age, Andalusian's found favor with the mobilities in Europe, building their reputation as prized war horses.

However, despite multiple theories about their initial origination, all the modern-day Andalusian's have their lineage indebted to a small group of horses that were created in the 18th and the 19th centuries by religious orders. At the same time, an epidemic that invaded the entire country caused the number to decline further, which included the Norman, the Arabian and the Andalusian breeds.

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Amongst these crises, the Cartesian monastery, close to the coast of Jazz de la Frontera, was attacked and destroyed, while a small group of these animals was kept away from the eyes of the invaders in order to save the breed from getting wiped off completely. Early in the 20th century, breeding trends changed in Spain & the traditional Spanish animals lost even more footing.

Gradually, the trends of breeding started to change in Spain, while the new generations of these horses began to exhibit relatively lower skills in their inborn fondness. There have been a lot of superstitions and beliefs associated with the Andalusian, e.g., a single white marking can bring in good luck, while whorls can be a bad sign.

The Andalusian was a favorite to many royalties of the medieval times, other than Napoleon, including Queen Isabel of France, King Charles I, Philip III of Spain, et al., the paintings of which are still seen in different galleries of the world.

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1 en.wikipedia.org - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andalusian_horse