The heritage collections of the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art Foundation are essential for the appreciation, understanding, preservation, study and promotion of the art of horsemanship and carriage driving.
Conceived as living exhibition spaces, the Equestrian Art and Carriage museums have both been created with the latest museographic technology, such as high definition digital images, interactive games, three- dimensional projections, touch screens and a wide range of different resources that enable the visitor to have a first-hand experience of the origins and evolution of equestrian art in Andalusia up to the present day.
History and Concept
Both the Carriage Museum and the Museum of Equestrian Art were born out of the initiative of the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art Foundation with the support of the Regional Department of Tourism and Commerce, the Department of Culture, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment, the Department of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment, all of the Junta de Andalucía, as well as Cádiz Provincial Council, the Ministry of Defence and the Town Council of Jerez.
This project began in 2002, when the Horse Carriage Museum was opened around a collection of carriages and harnesses that had been purchased years before and upon which the museum discourse is organized.
The Museum of Equestrian Art was opened in 2005. It shows the visitor the special communication that has existed between Man and Horse since time immemorial and how this communication has risen to a point that it has become an art.
Both museums are registered in the Andalusian Registry of Museums.