Wednesday, 8 March 2017


The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art holds the International Women's Day Gala Performance for the first time.

Carmen Arjona and María José Rienda took part in the special activities programmed by the Royal School on the occasion of the Women's Day.

The Director-General for Quality, Innovation and Tourism Promotion Carmen Arjona, and the Director-General of Activities and Promotion of Sports María José Rienda, took part on Wednesday 8 in the different events programmed at the Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre (REAAE) located in Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz) on the occasion of the International Women's Day. 

The Gala: 'How the Andalusian Horses Dance' was performed by twelve schoolgirls of the Royal School, together with the rider Belen Bautista and accompanied by other students of the School. The exhibitions performed were: 'Feria de Jerez', 'Trabajos en la Mano', 'Fastasía a Caballo', 'Manejabilidad' and 'Son y Ritmo'.

Carmen Arjona and María José Rienda also attended the conferences 'Women Yesterday and Today' and 'We build Future Together', organized by the Jerez Town Council at the Royal School facilities with the goal of increase the visibility of the women's work in some areas relatively unaffordable to them. 

The main topic of discussion was focused on the issue 'They got it, and you?' to highlight the effort of women in different professional fields. Some emblematic cases mentioned were the athletes Mercedes Chilla (javelin thrower), Conchi Badillo (swimmer) and Mónica Ortiz (triathlete); as well as the entrepreneurs Belén Pelsmaeker ('Pelsaba SL') and Sonia Arnáiz ('Vacas y Ratones').