8. Jerez de la Frontera: How the Andalusian Horses Dance
Marvel at the equestrian skills of Spanish horses and riders at a unique "How the Andalusian Horses Dance" ballet at the Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza Del Arte Ecuestre (Foundation Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art) in Jerez de la Frontera. Accompanied by quintessential Spanish music and 18th-century style costumes, the choreography uses movements based on classical dressage, Doma Vaquera (country-style riding), and traditional equestrian chores. Each show consists of 6-8 different choreographies, scheduled by the school according to the following repertoire: Doma Vaquera: Doma Vaquera is a Spanish riding discipline, based on traditional cattle herding. The horseman rides his horse around the arena using only one hand, first trotting and later galloping, changing the rhythm and performing pirouettes and arreones (breaking into a gallop). Classical Dressage: See different choreographies, such as “The Colts,” “Airs on Horseback,” “Pas de Deux,” “Passage and Piaffer,” “Domino on Horseback,” “Airs Above the Ground” and “Fantasy.” The horses carry out advanced exercises to classical music. Carriage Driving: Marvel as the horses demonstrate their ability to draw carriages. These horse-drawn carriages were originally used for transport, but are now relegated to sport and exhibitions, using classical harnesses and driven by coachmen who dexterously demonstrate exciting skills. Work in Hand: Admire the skill of a horse that obeys its rider even when the horseman is not in the saddle. They will carry out classical Haute École dressage exercises, such as levades, caprioles, courbettes, piaffe (between pillars), and the Spanish walk. Carrousel: See a group of horses and riders perform advanced equestrian exercises in unison, providing a fitting end to the performance. V Schools 50th Anniversary Galas On the 30th of June and the 1st of July at 9 p.m., the Four Equestrian European Schools will be performing together for the first time: Austria, France, Spain & Portugal. The brand-new Abu Dhabi International Riding School will be joining to this event developed under supervision and training of our Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. This will be a historical event in which each School will provide an exhibition of its best and most outstanding numbers. To accommodate the great expectation generated, 4000 seats will be enabled in the stands that will be installed on the outdoor arena of the Royal School, located next to the “Álvaro Domecq” riding arena, as well as a space for leisure and catering. You can buy your tickets by selecting the corresponding option on the mentioned dates.