COPA ANCCE Doma Vaquera (Country Dressage)

COPA ANCCE Doma Vaquera (Country Dressage)

Doma Vaquera is one of the styles of equitation in Spain.  Doma Vaquera is a style of horse riding which enables the rider to carry out daily duties on horseback on a working cattle ranch. It was specially developed out of the use of the horse for handling the fighting bulls of Spain and grew out of decades of daily work with them in the open countryside.

The style of riding, tack, dress and discipline of the working horses evolved into what we see today. It is still being used on working ranches, in Doma Vaquera competition and more recently, Doma de Trabajo (working equitation).

Modern Doma Vaquera competitions provide a challenging test for both the horse and rider.  Practicality and precision are married together as the rider must be aware of the true nature of these tests which are performed in a 60m x 20m arena.  At advanced level the requirements include all the manoeuvres a horse would need to make when facing a fighting bull such as explosive gallops from a standing start, skid stops, lateral yielding and canter pirouettes.

GB PRE hosts the only Doma Vaquera competition in the UK with the opportunity to qualify for SICAB with a wild card.

PRE Stud Book

Purebred Spanish Horse Stud Book
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ANCCE Disciplines

Equestrian disciplines covered by ANCCE including qualification for SICAB (Seville).
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Doma Vaquera
(Country Dressage)

Alta Esquela
(Spanish High
School Dressage)