Rendez-vous at the Academy of equestrian arts

  • Horseback fencing, Academy of equestrian arts

    Horseback fencing, Academy of equestrian arts

    © Agathe Poupeney

  • Sorraïas on long reins, Academy of equestrian arts

    Sorraïas on long reins, Academy of equestrian arts

    © Agathe Poupeney

  • Liberty, Academy of equestrian arts

    Liberty, Academy of equestrian arts

    © Agathe Poupeney

Rendez-vous at the Academy of equestrian arts Manège de la Grande Ecurie, Avenue Rockfeller 78000 Versailles fr

The Academy of equestrian arts, a corps de ballet quite unique

Created by Bartabas, French horse trainer, in the Grand Stable of the Palace of Versailles in 2003, the Academy of Equestrian Arts is a very unique “corps de ballet”. Its main originality lies in the confrontation of various artistic disciplines, such as dancing, singing, fencing or the Kyudo, the traditional Japanese archery. The horsemen are acquiring an aesthetic sensitivity which allows them to develop their own repertoire – as showcased in “la Voie de l’écuyer” – and perform original productions in atypical places.

The Grand Stable of the Palace of Versailles, a magnificent visit

Visit of the Grand Stable of the Palace of Versailles, renovated for the Academy of Equestrian Arts by the architect Patrick Bouchain. The Arena is adorned with wood panels and mirrors and the stables currently host forty horses.

Show"La Voie de l'Ecuyer"

Equestrian show choreographed by Bartabas for the horsemen of the Academy of Equestrian Arts of Versailles.

Les matinales des écuyers

Into the intimacy of work sessions, witness the horsemen's training dressage lessons orchestrated on a recital of baroque music.

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