Equestrian Art Museum
The Equestrian Art Museum is located in the grounds of the Royal Andalusian School of the Equestrian Art. Dedicated to the art, understanding, maintenance, study and promotion of horsemanship. Visits are intended to illustrate the evolution of horsemanship from its origins to the present day with the help of diverse and varied resources.
The central core of the museum consists of 11 rooms in which visitors contemplate the origins and history of horsemanship and the horse both in Andalusia and the rest of the world. The main scientific display commences with archaeological remains that highlight the historic importance of the horse in the region around the Guadalquivir river in the Iberian and Tartessos periods. The visit continues with the unusual game of ‘juegos de cañas’ (jousting with bamboo poles), a game the horsemen of Jerez used to play during the Middle Ages as part of their military training. After the Renaissance the violent ‘juegos de cañas’ developed