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At Woodlands Equestrian Club, we believe in the extraordinary innate quality of the P.R.E. breed for Dressage. Let us give you some facts about this breed.
The Pure Spanish Horse or PRE (Pura Raza Española), also known an Andalusian, is a breed from the Iberian Peninsula, where its ancestors have lived for thousands of years. The Andalusian has been recognized as an individual breed since the XV century, and its conformation has barely changed over the centuries. Throughout history, The P.R.E. has been known for its prowess as a war horse, and was prized by the nobility. The breed was used as a tool of diplomacy by the Spanish government and kings across Europe rode and owned Spanish horses.
Strongly built, and compact yet elegant, Andalusians have long, thick manes and tails. Their most common coat color is gray, although they can be found in many other colors. They are known for their intelligence, sensitivity and docility.
Originally used for classical dressage, driving, bullfighting, and as stock horses, modern Andalusians are used for many equestrian activities, including show jumping, driving and mostly Dressage.
The P.R.E. has excellent qualities for the Dressage even though it was not until 1996 that the first P.R.E. competed in an Olympic Dressage competition ... and later, Rafael Soto placed 6th in Dressage overall at the World Equestrian Games in 2002 in Jerez...The Spanish Dressage team achieved the Bronze Medal at 2002 WEG—World Equestrian Games in Aachen Germany with P.R.E. horses; In the 2004 Athens Olympics the Spanish dressage team won the team Silver medal with 3 of their 4 members riding Purebred Spanish Horses... Nowadays the breed is a common one in the International Dressage competitions. Let us show you the horses we have selected and trained for the Dressage amateur and professional and why not, for the pleasure rider who love the breed as much as we do!