Off The Beaten Path! – l’Académie du spectacle équestre à la Grande Ecurie du Château de Versailles


FORGET about joining the swarms of tourists at the Château de Versailles, the royal stables is the place to go for a real treat off the beaten path.

Versailles Tourist Information

Académie équestre de Versailles Bartabas
L’Académie du spectacle équestre de Bartabas
Académie équestre : Bartabas présente son nouveau spectacular
Gary Boyce – Le chevalier Saint George
Joseph Boulogne le Chevalier de St. Georges

The Joseph Bo(u)logne, Chevalier de Saint-George (sometimes erroneously spelled Saint-Georges) (December 25, 1745 – June 10, 1799) was one of the most important figures in the Paris musical scene in the second half of the 18th century, he was also famous as a swordsman and equestrian. Known as the “black Mozart[1] he was one of the earliest musicians of the European classical type known to have African ancestry. [wikipedia]


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Dressage (pronounced /ˈdrɛsɑːʒ/ or /drɨˈsɑːʒ/) (a French term, most commonly translated to mean “training”) is a competitive equestrian sport, defined by the International Equestrian Federation as “the highest expression of horse training.”[1] Competitions are held at all levels from amateur to the World Equestrian Games. Its fundamental purpose is to develop, through standardized progressive training methods, a horse’s natural athletic ability and willingness to perform, thereby maximizing its potential as a riding horse. [wikipedia]

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One Response to “Off The Beaten Path! – l’Académie du spectacle équestre à la Grande Ecurie du Château de Versailles”

  1. Skye, so good to see you again. I just happened upon your site while doing a bit of research. I don’t know if you remember me, Gilda, we used to work for the same “Berkeley System”. Like you, I spend a lot of time traveling the world and will do so again in a month or so. I hope to one day leave America for good.

    I’ve not gone through your blog yet but will do so as the day/week continues. I’m so very excited to see you, the a kindred spirit, who enjoy doing what I’m so passionate about, which is seeing and experiencing the world outside of the American bubble.

    Cheers and hope to talk to you again real soon,

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