Meet Our Horses
Our Andalusian horses with their powerful hind legs are the stars at performing the intricate dressage movements and jumps in our show. The Pure Spanish Horse (PRE) was prized by medieval royalty for its astonishing strength, agility and even temperament. Andalusians are known for their signature white or light gray coat, but they don't typically start out that way. A young Andalusian starts out dark gray or even a brown or bay color. As he gets older, light spots of hair start to appear until he becomes completely white or light gray. Medieval Times also keeps a small number of rare solid black Andalusians. According to the National Association of Purebred Horse Breeders of Spain, black coloring occurs in only 5% of Andalusians.
The American Quarter Horse is a champ that excels at sprinting short distances. That's how it got its name, by being able to outdistance other horse breeds in a quarter mile or less. As one of the hard-working stars of our show, the Quarter Horse can be seen racing with his knight during the games of speed and skill, including the ring capture, spear targeting and even the joust. His agility and fearlessness make him a true asset in battle.
The power house of the horse world, the Friesian has the strength to carry a knight in armor. Because of this strength, it's believed that the Friesian came into popularity in the Middle Ages as a war horse. This regal horse is distinguished by its long, gorgeous mane and beautiful hooves. During our show, the Friesian has the honor of carrying the Lord Marshal onto the field. Through the centuries, the breed almost went extinct, but it has made a big comeback as a performance horse.