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Jerez, the cradle of Spanish horsemanship

  • Andalusian horse in the courtyard of the Las Cadenas Palace. Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz © Turespaña

    Andalusian horse in the courtyard of the Las Cadenas Palace. Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz © Turespaña

  
  


" Equestrian art in Spain is passion and nobility linked to the Spanish thoroughbred horse. One of the best destinations for seeing it in all its glory is Jerez de la Frontera, in southern Andalusia. ..."

Equestrian art in Spain is passion and nobility linked to the Spanish thoroughbred horse. One of the best destinations for seeing it in all its glory is Jerez de la Frontera, in southern Andalusia. You'll discover the elegant dance of the Andalusian horses, and one of the best places to learn more about this art is in the Royal School of Equestrian Art.

Beautiful, docile, noble and admired all over the world for centuries. This is a description of the Purebred Spanish Horse, an animal with over 3,000 years of history in this country, praised by Aristotle himself back in the 4th century B.C. Thousands of years have gone by, yet this devotion continues to be as fervent as ever. Visit the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art and see some unique specimens, very closely identified with Andalusia and with many of its festivals and traditions, such as the Rocío Pilgrimage, the races on the beach in Sanlúcar de Barrameda and the Horse Fair in Jerez, all designated as being of International Tourist Interest.

During your visit to the Royal School, you can see the daily training sessions for riders in the Riding School; the stables where the horses are rested and pampered; the galloping and warm-up tracks; the Harness Shop, a veritable laboratory for the maintenance and restoration of equestrian equipment; and much more…

Stop by the Carriage Museum, which houses a collection of carriages and saddles that are real treasures, and the Equestrian Art Museum, a multimedia, interactive experience that will introduce you to this fascinating world in an original and entertaining way.

And whatever else you do, be sure not to miss “How Andalusian Horses Dance”, an impressive show in which the horses move and perform dance steps and choreography to the beat of well-known Spanish melodies, while the riders wear costumes in the style typical of the 18th century. Enjoy exhibitions, dressage competitions and carriage-pulling by these purebred horses. History, art, beauty, entertainment...this is what the show is like, spectacular and colourful, and suitable for an audience of all ages. It's sure to fascinate you.

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