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Merrimac, MA – March 20, 2013 – As the kick-off to their 2013 Midwest Tour approaches, the Sons of the Wind School of Equestrian Arts is preparing to perform a Quadrille and athletic movements including Airs Above the Ground for the guests at each event. Through informational clinics and performances, Sons of the Wind will be showcasing the talent of their Lusitano mounts. The tour begins at Cornell University April 5-7, and the second stop will be at Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio, from April 11-14. Then, they will be traveling to the Midwest Horse Fair in Wisconsin April 18-21, and wrapping up the events at the Minnesota Horse Expo from April 26-28.
The Lusitano was best known for its amazing athleticism as a loyal warhorse, and then as a brave, bold mount in the bullring. Today, the modern Lusitano has found its way in to many disciplines including dressage. During the tour, Sons of the Wind will teach guests about the Lusitanos’ history, and also perform a traditional Quadrille. Using four talented Lusitano horses, the riders will perform a beautiful dressage test in sync with music and each horse. All of the horses and riders will be wearing traditional Portuguese attire and tack.
Guests will have the opportunity to witnesses the spectacular perfection of the “High School of Classical Horsemanship” with the Pas de Trois, Work-in-Hand and on the Long Rein, and, finally, the Quadrille. The Levade, Courbette and Capriole, highlights of the Airs Above the Ground, were historically used during mounted battles hundreds of years ago as a defense against opponents.
The performance finishes with the Quadrille, performed to classical music. This consists of four to six riders working in formation at the walk, trot and canter with half-pass, lead changes, passage and canter pirouettes.
During these events, Sons of the Wind will also be teaching clinics focused on different training techniques that can help improve a horses’ dressage performance. Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the Lusitano breed and classical dressage training.
About Sons of the Wind:
Sons of the Wind School of Equestrian Arts currently has locations in Merrimac, MA, and Palm City, FL. Founded by Portugal’s Vitor Silva, Sons of the Wind and its affiliated schools were incepted in response to the need for an establishment capable of providing the rider the opportunity to experience and understand the correctness of all the movements of dressage. These establishments offer the training and schooling to horses and riders of different backgrounds and levels. Sons of the Wind is also a full service breeding facility for the talented Lusitano breed as it is very important for the growth of the school to keep training horses that could be great mounts and prospects for lessons and for sale.
For more information about Sons of the Wind School of Equestrian Arts, please visit www.sonsofthewindfarm.com.
Rebecca Walton for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International