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Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre (Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art)

Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre (Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art) Review

This prestigious school operates on the grounds of the Recreo de las Cadenas, a 19th-century palace. The school was masterminded by Alvaro Domecq in the 1970s, and every Thursday (and at various other times throughout the year) the Cartujana horses—a cross between the native Andalusian workhorse and the Arabian—and skilled riders in 18th-century riding costume demonstrate intricate dressage techniques and jumping in the spectacular show "Cómo Bailan los Caballos Andaluces" (roughly, "The Dancing Horses of Andalusia"). Reservations are essential. Admission price depends on how close to the arena you sit; the first two rows are the priciest. At certain other times you can visit the stables and tack room, and watch the horses being schooled.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Duque de Abrantes, Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, 11407 | Map It
  • Phone: 956/319635
  • Cost: Shows: €21–€27; stables tour and training sessions: €11
  • Hours: Times for shows, tours, and training sessions vary throughout the year; check website for up-to-date details
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  • Location: Jerez de la Frontera
Updated: 06-07-2014

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