Limited Edition to 2500 pcs

Breyer Horse Item #1338
Horse & Rider Series
breed: Andalusian
color: Dapple Grey
pattern: Dapple
recommended age: 8 and Up
date available: Jan 1, 2009

Description

The Spanish Flamenco Set is part of the Breyer Horse & Rider Series. It is a Limited Edition making it highly collectible for the Model Horse hobbyist and collector. This model horse and rider doll is limited to 2500 pieces. This Breyer Limited Edition set was given special attention to every detail making it a very high quality set.

In the Andalucia region of southern Spain, the tradition of flamenco dancing is rivaled only by the tradition of breeding fine Andalusian horses. Breyer’s new Flamenco set celebrates both traditions with style!

Steeped in romance and fueled with passion, the flamenco is the quintessential Spanish dance form, tracing its roots to the Jewish, Moorish and gypsy cultures. Although it is characterized by soulful singing and guitar work, the flamenco dancers are its most expressive component, swirling around in colorful flounced dresses, clicking their castanets and kicking their feet in a defiant percussive rhythm. In addition to their long dresses, the female dancers wear roses and carved combs in their hair – all of which add to the mood. The emotion builds as spectators join in, clapping and stomping to the beat.

Like the flamenco dancers, Andalusian horses have been known for centuries for their grace, power and beauty. Also called Purebred Spanish Horses, these compact, versatile descendents of the noble Arabian exude a romance all their own, with their cresty necks, long, flowing manes and elegant action.

Proud and intelligent animals, they are often grey in color, with dappled greys being especially attractive. In their native Spain, Andalusians have been used for everything from cattle work to bullfighting.

Given their royal bearing, it is no surprise that they are also the mount of kings—and that they excel at classical dressage. In this “equine ballet,” which highlights a horse’s natural balance and agility, movements like half-passes, pirouettes and the Spanish Walk all resemble a dancer’s routine.

Put flamenco and the Andalusian together, and the effect is simply stunning!

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail: $150.00

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