In depth scholarship sits at the heart of rediscovering the artistic traditions of classical riding. Research is focused on three key areas: experiential exploration of the academic pathway that riding students followed in the sixteenth and seventeenth century; study and translation of the historic equestrian treatises that emerged out of this academic environment; doctoral research on the art of equestrian ballet.
The pathway of learning for students in many equestrian academies would have traditionally included the classical arts, with the study of subjects such as fine art, music, dance, and philosophy.
Equestrian ballet was an art form staged at court festivals, with elaborately costumed riders and horses flowing in intricate choreographed patterns to the music of trumpets and violas.
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