Epona - Spanish Riding School Hungary
The twelve stallions of the horse ballet “La Margarita” are horses of the Pura Raza Española, also pure spanisch horses, which are also known colloquially as Andalusian horse.
The horse ballet elements are specifically arranged dressage quadrilles on Grand Prix level, also known as the highest class of Dressage Art. The ballet choreography includes the most difficult lessons such as single changes, pirouettes and piaffes closely togehter, but also very rarely seen specialities such as pirouettes in the Spanisch Step and school jumps such as the Levade, Capriole and Courbette.
The riders and horses of the baroque horse ballet in Schielleiten come from the Epona Spanyol Lovasiskola, the Spanisch Riding School Hungary. The spanisch horses are bred near Budapest on an area of 42 ha, where also young people are trained in a technical school in the field of horse farming.
The horses of the Spanish Riding School Hungary originate from the breed of Alvaro Domecq Romero – founder of the world-famous Real Escuela Andaluza del arte Equestre in Jerez de la Frontera. Three stallions, which participated in the Olympic Games in the discipline Dressage, descend from this 200 year old mares family. The mother lines of these stallions provide the basis of the breed of Epona Lovasiskola. In spring 2017 the 7th generation of this breed will be born.
Thus, the ensemble of the horse ballet comes purely from the stable of the Spanish Riding School Hungary in regards to the riders and also the horses.