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Jerez de la Frontera: How the Andalusian Horses Dance

Jerez de la Frontera: How the Andalusian Horses Dance

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Watch a balletic display by Andalusian horses at the “How the Andalusian Horses Dance" show in Jerez de la Frontera. Marvel at the skills of the horses and riders as they demonstrate different choreographies, riding in unison, pulling carriages, and more.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Watch the Andalusian horses dance at an equestrian ballet in Jerez de la Frontera
  • Marvel at the showmanship of Spanish riders and horses
  • See how the horses can piroutte, do a Pas de Deux, and more
  • Listen to quintessential Spanish music
  • Admire the traditional, 18th-century style costumes
Full description
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.
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    •  It is essential to present your printed voucher at the ticket office
    •  Proof of eligibility must be shown at the ticket office when collecting tickets purchased at discount prices. If no documentary proof is shown the purchaser must pay the difference corresponding to the full standard ticket price when tickets are available
    •  The purchase of tickets for performances is exclusively by category (according to price), without any right to select either row or seat number. These are allocated according to order of purchase or booking
    •  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
    •  The management reserves the right to alter or change the program
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 2492 reviews

    Review summary

    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Service
      4.6/5
    • Organization
      4.6/5

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    I did enjoy the show, however a large corporate group arrived late and spoiled it for me and my guests. They walked through the line of seats to get to theirs whilst the horses were performing, they kept getting up, talking on phones and has no regard for fellow spectators.

    December 15, 2022

    We were there for my sisters birthday and she was moved to tears having been a dressage student for many years! Even for the non equestrian, the classical music and beautiful dapple grey horses dancing proudly with their smartly dressed riders was a treat! The horses movements were so graceful and precise. I tried to detect the riders movements on the horse and the horses response, but it was so subtle. Highly recommended! Plus you can watch the training ring outside and wander on the palace grounds.

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    November 12, 2022

    Our trip started in Cadiz. When we arrived at the station we had to walk a bit to get to the right address. Once we arrived at the ticket box, we could immediately go to the correct counter because we had online tickets. After a short explanation from an employee, we were free to walk through the garden, we were able to visit a short film screening and we entered in time to watch the show, which was definitely worth it. Dressage of a rider on horseback, in groups of 2, horses with and without rider. Horse dressage with an open carriage pulled by 2, 4 or 6 horses. It couldn't end. We fully enjoyed the beautiful spectacle. Absolutely worth it. The accompanying villa is also worth a visit.

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    October 14, 2022

    Product ID: 46763