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Hubby read about a horse and flamenco show in the local paper. It was to be held at a Spanish stud farm near a small place in the country called Dolores, about thirty minutes from us. In spite of a threat of rain, we decided to check it out and were very happy we did. We managed to find the stable, had a look around and settled down to watch the show. Here are a few highlights.

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Champion rider Juan Cortes entertained us with his incredible horseman skills on his Andalusian stallion.



Emma Tytherleigh showed off her excellent equestrian skills on her horse Romero. Emma is a talented trick rider, former CAVALIA performer and devoted horse lover.

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The audience was delighted by Rocko, Emma´s incredibly cute miniature rescue pony and his playful antics.


Manuela, Juan´s talented and lovely daughter charmed us with a flamenco dance, while Juan rode his horse around her.



We fell in love with Emma´s Jack Russell, Rodeo Jack, who never leaves her side. He sits watching the performance wishing he could be part of it. Apparently sometimes he is.


After the show I made friends with Emma and Rocko.


I also met Juan and one of his gorgeous horses. He was interested to learn that my dad had been a cowboy in Canada.


Then the huge paella, made by Juan´s wife Hermina, was brought out for all to enjoy.


The event was a fundraiser for Dogs at Large and proved to be a fabulous way to spend a sunny Saturday in the Spanish countryside in December. The rain never did happen.

You can watch a clip of some of what we saw here:


To learn more about the performers and the horses check out the website



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