Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Suit-ably dressed

The presentation of Spanish horses at Morphological competition also has its' traditions. Obviously the horses are presented clean and shining from top to tail but also those presenting the horses have a special way of dressing.

Traje corto and sombrero Cordobés
The suit is called a 'traje corto' or 'short' suit, for the cropped jacket, and the hat is a 'sombrero Cordobés'. The suit was traditionally worn by those who worked in the fields when they had to go to market to buy or sell produce or animals. The hat was traditionally made in the city of Cordoba and worn by many people in Andalucia, probably because the wide brim keeps the suns' rays off the face well.

Details on the trousers
The suits are worn by men and women for the presentation of the horses. They are also still worn by men to local ferias (festivals) and especially to the Feria de Abril in Seville.

It definitely makes the competition a lot more elegant and stylish, adding a little bit of tradition to the procedures!

Hasta pronto!

1 comment:

  1. Very classy and elegant indeed. My mom used to go to competitions similar to this when she was a little girl growing up in Spain. I came across some old photos and they were incredible. Lovely post darling!