The Baroque Horse festival is a two-day event that occurs annually in the small town of Leigh Creek in Victoria, Australia, at Kryal Castle. Being based in a castle (a rarity in Australia!), this medieval festival is definitely one to behold!
The festival celebrates the noble equine breeds from the Baroque period. Which breeds are those, you ask? The Baroque horse breeds include the Friesian, Andalusian, Lusitano, Kladruber, Murgese, Lipizzan and other breeds derived from these horses. At the festival, these horses are shown off with stunning displays of horsemanship and other Baroque themed events including horseback archery, long reining, driving, Garrocha (using a large pole to draw perfect circles on the ground while demonstrating the suppleness of your horse) and much more! There is even a grand parade!
It is definitely not your everyday festival and it grows in size each every year as tourists flock to the small town! Would you come along for the ride, globetrotters?
Image Credits: Permission kindly provided by Kryal Castle.