1. Spain
  2. Andalusia
  3. Jerez de la Frontera
  4. Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art

Jerez de la Frontera: How the Andalusian Horses Dance

Product ID: 46763
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.
About this ticket
Duration: 90 minutes
Starting time 12:00 PM
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Wheelchair accessible
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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.
Includes
  • Entrance to the show
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to other facilities

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Meeting point

Taquilla de Reservas, Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza Del Arte Ecuestre (Foundation Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art), Calle Duque De Abrantes S/N, Jerez De La Frontera

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Cameras
  • Glass objects
Know before you go
• 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 1451 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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It was interesting, the horses and riders well trained and well dressed. Too, I felt that for me, after 30 minutes or so, the movements were rather repetitive, although the music changed. Only a few things different were shown later on in the program. For me the 90 minutes was too long and not diverse or interesting enough. The facility, the landscaping and surrounding buildings are awesome.

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February 27, 2020

The dancing horses are not to be missed!

The grounds are beautiful to roam before the 90 minute show. We were able to see some of the horses being warmed up. The staff are courteous and efficient from the gate to the arena seating. One caveat! We drove and found a perfect parking place but could not operate the parking card machine. As a result we received a “Denuncion” (ticket) that would have cost 80 euros had our hotelier not helped us get an “Anulcion.” Just added to th wonders of travel!

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October 4, 2019

Breathtaking.

An outstanding display of the relationship between man and horse. The level to which the Caballero and their horse perform is breathtaking and displays total trust in each other. The work and training to get to this level has to be immense. A brilliant show well worth seeing. Don't miss it if you're here in Jerez or the area.

August 18, 2019

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