Working Equitation Clinic and Fix-a-Test with Kimberly da Silva
March 11-12, 2017
Home of Fandango del Sol
Cornerstone Farm Andalusians
We are a Christ centered small breeding, boarding, and training facility specializing in the breeding of pure PRE Andalusians. Our farm is located in Flemington, New Jersey. We have a fourteen stall boarding and training barn with an attached indoor arena, a large outdoor arena, and a smaller five stall barn with two broodmare stalls, all on 12 fenced acres. We first learned about the PRE in 2005 while hosting a dressage clinic. Several of the attendees had Lusitanos (the PRE's Portuguese cousins) and it was love at first sight! We got our first PRE in 2006 and haven't looked back since. This is the most magnificent and versatile breed of equine!
Andalusians are one of the oldest breeds of horses in the world today. They are more properly known as the PRE, or the Pura Raza Espanola horse. Andalusians originated in Spain on the Iberian Peninsula, and have been in use since ancient times. Their prowess in battle won them the admiration of Greek and Roman generals. They are even referred to in the Iliad by Homer. During medieval times, Andalusians were the choice of many nobles and kings. When the Normans conquered Britain, they brought the breed with them thus starting the spread of this great breed. The PRE is a very versatile horse and in these modern days is used as the vaquero's mount, for Dressage, for Working Equitation, for showing and much, much more.
Andalusians are compact horses, typically between 15 and 16 hands. They have large soft eyes, long shoulders, powerful hind quarters and flowing manes and tails. Andalusians are also very intelligent horses, typically proud but cooperative. They build a strong bond with their handlers and thrive on their attention. When treated respectfully, Andalusians can be trained quickly and easily. Combine this with their beauty and grace and you have the perfect horse!
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