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the Doma Vaquera information website, built by enthusiasts for enthusiasts.
website has been developed in response to demand for more information
about Doma Vaquera to be made available on the Internet, especially for
those that do not speak Spanish.
This noble Spanish art of horsemanship is practiced in many countries
around the world including, Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Holland,
Italy, United States of America, Latin America and Great Britain.
We aim to further enthusiasm for this exciting and demanding sport by
sharing with you our own experiences whilst learning the art of Doma Vaquera.
Share in our experiences. We are having fun learning Doma Vaquera.
So can you. Read more>>
Fantasia a la garrocha.
The garrocha is a long pole which
is still used today for controlling herds of cattle and testing bulls
whilst on horseback on working ranches in Spain.
It is also used in artistic displays of horsemanship to music. It
is a truly moving experience to see this equestrian artform performed
by the top riders in Spain who often achieve standing ovations with
cries of "Bravo! Bravo!" for the entertainment that they
Vaquera in Competition
Modern Doma Vaquera competitions provide a challenging test for both
the horse and rider. At advanced level, they are performed in a 60mx20m
arena, with explosive gallops from a standing start, skid stops, canter
pirouettes and spins are a few of the demands of these tests.
Send us your news
Let others share your experiences with Doma Vaquera. Have you seen
a display? Maybe you took part in a competition. Perhaps you use Doma
Vaquera on a working ranch. If so, we encourage you to contact
us with your own news and views about Doma Vaquera.
Inspiration - I want to do that!!
Having always loved horses but never really being inspired enough
to take up horse riding in a big way, there never seemed to be enough
reason for the dramatic change of lifestyle that comes with owning
horses. Then I saw the light..!!
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