School of Equestrian Art
Founded: 1973, The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art (in Spanish, Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre) is an institution in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, devoted to conserving the ancestral abilities of the Andalusian horse, maintaining the classical traditions of Spanish baroque horsemanship, preparing horses and riders for international dressage competitions, and providing education in all aspects of horsemanship, coachdriving, blacksmithing, the care and breeding of horses, saddlery, and the manufacture and care of horse harness.
The Royal Andalusian School is a riding school comparable to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria. Like the Spanish Riding School, the Royal Andalusian School is well known for its "dancing stallions" shows for the tourists. The school is adjacent to the historic nineteenth-century Palacio Duque de Abrantes (or Palacio de las Cadenas) in Jerez.
TEXT BY Olivier Maloteaux & PHOTOS BY Alamy