Andalusians

September 01, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

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After crossing the Atlantic our second port of call was Cadiz Spain. Cadiz itself stands on a peninsula jutting out into a bay, and is almost entirely surrounded by water. While there, we were able to visit the Domecq family ranch a short ride outside the city.

 

From his obituary: “Alvaro Domecq y Diez, was an aristocratic bullfighter, horseman, pilot and scion of a distinguished sherry family. … ”Don Alvaro", as he was known, fought in the Spanish Civil War as a pilot in General Franco's air force and went on to become one of the finest horsemen of his generation, an eminent breeder of toros bravos, and the patriarch of a dynasty of rejoneodores, mounted bullfighters.” 

The Domecq ranch is famous for breeding fighting bulls and fine Andalusian horses. The day we were there we were able to view, the men working with the bulls and the horses.

 

 


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