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Classic-Baroque Riding

The contemporary revival of courtly horsemanship

Since the Renaissance, horsemanship has been documented and cultivated as a cultural asset in European centres such as the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Modern classical-baroque horsemanship combines the preservation of the traditions and values of this courtly horsemanship with the current state of knowledge regarding functional gymnastics, taking into account the anatomy and physiology of the horse.

The Bundesverband für klassisch-barocke Reiterei Deutschland e.V. (Federal Association for Classical Baroque Riding) has existed in Germany since 2004 as an affiliated association of the Deutsche Reiterliche Vereinigung (German Equestrian Federation). This association has set itself the task of reviving and spreading the ideas of baroque riding. Competing in tournaments is an increasing desire among baroque riders, so that the tournament scene of baroque tournaments has grown and developed in recent years.

Riding equipment for classical baroque riding is not always easy to find. There are only a few specialised shops for this in Germany. At Picadera you will find special snaffles and bits that fit particularly well.

Baroque Picadera

The Renaissance represents the transition from the Middle Ages to modern times. It was characterised by efforts to revive the cultural achievements of Greek and Roman antiquity.

Special feature of the classical-baroque riding styles

Compared to conventional English riding, the in-hand work, sidesaddle riding and the schools on and above ground enjoy a higher status. The in-hand work in particular has become increasingly popular in Germany in recent years, but also across all riding styles.

Equipment in Baroque Equestrianism

In the basic training of the horse are mostly snaffle bits, in the form of water, Baucher- or thigh snaffles used, often in conjunction with a cavesson. If horse and rider or rider are more advanced, the combination of curb and bradoon, for further refinement of the aids, is often used.

For in-hand work or long rein work, particularly flat leather reins without bars are suitable so that they do not get caught in the mane and can slide through the fingers without interference for length adjustment during work.

The following items are particularly well suited to baroque riding styles

  • Portuguese curb bit Balao  chrome-plated brass

    Portuguese Curb Bit BALAO Brass Silver

    59  incl. VAT

    Contains 19% VAT.
  • Baroque stirrup made of stainless steel at Picadera

    stirrup PORTUGUES Stainless steel

    69  incl. VAT

    Contains 19% VAT.
  • Baroque stirrup leathers in black leather with silver Cortesia buckles at Picadera

    Stirrup Leathers PORTUGUESA

    79  incl. VAT

    Contains 19% VAT.
  • -12% baroque bridle Corelli in black silver to Andalusian horse Picadera

    Bridle CORELLI

    149  incl. VAT

    Contains 19% VAT.

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