Saddle up for the Elche kids, the advert said.
A charity Horse and Flamenco Show Spectacular at Casa la Pedrera.
I love Flamenco so we booked tickets and drove to the house that featured on the TV show Grand Design for the 6pm start. The place was buzzing with people all looking for a little shade, we joined an English couple that live locally at their table. There was not much shade anywhere but a bit of breeze from the lake the house overlooks.
Jenni Ray the owner of this amazing house and grounds introduced the performers, and four Flamenco dancers entertained us. Then it was time to move to the horse arena for a spectacular show of horsemanship. Jenni's daughters, Eden and Linzi performed tricks on their horse Aero. While Juan dressed in traditional attire seemed to make his horse perform without a word of command. Maria was amazing on her horse, standing on it and finally hanging on by one foot upside down, she also rode it with no bridle.
At the interval Paella and Hamburgers were available.. Yummy.
All the horses at the Casa were rescue horses that no one could cope with, one had had nine previous owners. What dedication these young girls have.
It was a wonderful evening and one I would love to go to again.