Photographer's Note

Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer this snapshot taken in the training of horses and riders horse show "Passion and Spirit of Caballo Andaluz" I was lucky enough to see by chance the day I visited Cordoba in spring 2011. Then a few letters on the show, I hope you like.

The historic building of the Royal Stables of Cordoba is home to the Permanent Representation of Equestrian Show "Passion and Duende del Caballo Andaluz".

"Passion and Duende del Caballo Andaluz" has been able to form as a product of great elegance and quality. This show has not only presented in Cordoba Province, but has allowed us to export the horse shows and fairs most important of the Spanish geography. In his staging melt horse art, flamenco and dance, three own unique elements of our land.

A composition capable of meeting the highest expectations of the amateur, and to achieve a high degree of satisfaction for the novice, to be presented during every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, initially in the Stables riding school, which will complement with the main courtyard of the building, where you can accommodate a larger number of spectators.

With a duration of 70 minutes, the show will consist of various paintings, executed by 20 horses and 10 riders / Amazon, where you can enjoy the spectacular work at hand, the mastery of cowboy dressage and high school, elegance of a rider, the art of the pole, the fusion of dance with exercise horses ... all accompanied by music specially prepared for its staging. representation will develop six to eight choreography.

The Royal stables of Cordoba are the basic reference building in the task of gestating one of the best and most famous races that gave the story: El Caballo Andaluz, our Purebred Spanish.

This emblematic building was created in 1570, by the express command of King Philip II, as a great lover of horses, wanted to create a new race in Córdoba horse, the Andalusian horse - Purebred Spanish.

For this purpose, appointed equerry to Cordoba Diego López de Haro, ordered necessary to note the meadows to graze ponies and broodmares, and ordered the construction of the extraordinary Royal Mews, the "cathedral for horses", as the poet Federico called García Lorca.

The Royal Mews have formed a prominent part of the story not only equestrian Cordoba, but the riding world. This monumental building, which is National Trust, was vital for the room in which it is framed, by the Mosque-Cathedral and the Jewish Quarter has been considered by the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

But if its monumentality importantly, we must not forget its purpose: to give shelter to the best stallions for 442 years without interruption. Sometimes with copies of the Royal Stud, others with the Infante Francisco de Paula and lately with the Deposit of State Stallions, under the direction of Horse Breeding Service until 1995.

Noteworthy is the achievement made within its walls: the Caballo Andaluz - Purebred Spanish - qualities that made ​​the city of Cordoba would be known worldwide as a center of breeding.
Royal stables of Cordoba source.

Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/5000 sec
F-Stop: f/6.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 105 mm
Date Taken: 2011-04-06 11:18
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 297 kb

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