Cadre Noir de Saumur in Paris: Quadrille, High School Dressage, & Airs Above the Ground

"The beauties of the horse reside in the nobleness, the grace, the boldness of
his movements, their splendid achievement, their energy. The beautiful horsemanship,
in its delicacy and its good taste, seeks the development of these gifts belonging to
the horse, and not in perverting them. It is nature which we take as a guide, and
not the extraordinary, the eccentric which we seek."

- General Alexis L' Hotte

If you have not heard of the French Riding School in Saumur you are in for a real treat. Their riding school is similar to the prestige and quality of the Spanish Riding School or the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. In this video, which was well choreographed to music, the head riders showcase their skills in quadrille, long-lining, airs above the ground, high school dressage, and even jumping! Enjoy the variety of horses and riders!

 Baroque Horse "Levade" Classical Dressage Painting - Tote Bag 13" x 13"

Quality crafted Tote Bag, hand sewn in America using durable, yet lightweight, poly poplin fabric.

I am a classical dressage rider as well as an artist. This painting reflects my passion for the baroque style breeds, such as the Andalusian, Lusitano, and the Friesian, and dressage training.