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. (http://www.equusnoster.com/inicio.html)

The show link video is:
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dg6OyWWgCPMo%26feature%3Drelated&h=c287a

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!
www.monta-amazona.com 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!
http://www.youtube.com/user/LaCabanaNG#p/u/23/7EuReGZDw64

2 comments:

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 :)