Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Esther Otero

Yesterday I received the nicest E-mail from Esther. She told me that she enjoyed reading my blog and I wrote her back telling her what a great honor it was for me to meet her! As I always do.. I seized the opportunity to ask her a few questions so that I could share the experience with you.

Esther started riding when she was 16 years old. She rode in a fair in Seville and was hooked. From there she rode in exhibitions and shows. Now she compeats and teaches others how to ride. Here are a few pictures of Esther.

She rides in a show entitled Equus Noster. Equus Noster means "Our Horse" in Latin.
It told the history of Spain on horseback. (

The show link video is:

The Spanish Association she is affiliated with is called Monta Amazona. This is the web address. Only a small part of it is written in English.. but the pictures alone were more than worth taking a peek! Look closely and you will again see Ms. Otero! This is their logo:

Edited to add:
Quote from Esther:
The horses are Spanish (PRE) Anglo-Arab, English (PSI), anglohispanoarabe, Lusitanian (PRL) Hanoverian .... All trot, gallop, canter, and have good walk.
All are tame and do dressage.
Other Spanish dressage horses have (DOMA VAQUERA Y ALTA ESCUELA).
I do not know how to explain in English.
The horse in the picture is HISPANOARABE

Here is another video of Esther you might enjoy!


Laura M. said...

Wow! Those are amazing photos and what a fascinating person to "meet"... thanks for sharing Julie :)

Anita said...

What beautiful photos! She looks so completely relaxed and at ease aside - I think I could train for the next 20 yrs and hope to look only half as elegant :)