These performances showcase the Bocador Spanish Stallions whose bloodlines originate from the 16th Century.
It was King Phillip II of Spain and his Horsemaster, Diego Lopez, who is credited with the creation of the Bocado Spanish Horse.
Habsburg Spain, as it was referred to then was ruled by Kings from the House of Habsburg as was much of Europe including of course Austria.
Invasor and Americano were both bred by Henriette Boissevain a Hapsburgh, with the help and advise of her horsemaster John Scott-Leith.
Horses at Bolsover Castle
In the only displays of their kind to be seen regularly in this country, horses return to Bolsover Castle for these breathtaking displays.
Performances every weekend from April to the end of September (excluding some event weekends).
Visitors will witness breathtaking displays of the advanced dressage training techniques introduced to England in the 17th Century by William Cavendish.
(copy from English Heritage website) www.english-heritage.org.uk
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