'A La Castina' School of Horsemanship was created by two people from different cultures who are passionate and devoted to respecting the entire art of horsemanship.
'A La Castina' is the unity of Davyd Castro, a gaucho from Argentina who studied horsemanship at the School of Equestrian Art of the Republica of Argentina and Christina Selby born in the Australian outback as a drover's daughter, following a long line of horse people tracing back to an ancestral history and tradition of Spanish horsemanship.
The 'School of Horsmanship' literally translates 'escuela integral de arte ecuestre' - the rational and integrated training systems of the two major historical schools of equitation.
We are proud to show how a form of training is carried out in practice and principles, as it has been done for centuries, and brought to the Latin Americas by the Spanish settlers, the methods of schooling and riding that they had learned during the 800 years of Moorish Arab occupation.
'A La Castina's' primary objectives are to preserve the art of true classical equitation in its traditional form through our teaching, training, breeding and specialised equipment.
Davyd and Christina have a lifetime of knowledge and skills with horses, and with a strong background in classical training and general horsemanship are able to provide an unequalled service.
We are located at Freemans Reach in the Hawkesbury Valley approximately 1.5 hours from Sydney CBD, NSW, Australia.
Christina 0478 071 567
Davyd 0402 145 303
Office 0245 796 284