El Caballo Blanco
El Caballo Blanco was a theme park that operated at Catherine Field on the outskirts of Sydney. Its main attraction was its Andalusian dancing stallions, but the park also featured miniature Fallabella horses, and a number of non-equestrian related amusements such as waterslides, train rides, and a small wildlife zoo.
For many years after its closure the complex was used for storing items such as carpets, until a fire engulfed much of the building housing the main show arena. The Andalusian horses remained on the site, cared for by a group of horse enthusiasts.
Another El Caballo Blanco park operated near Perth in Western Australia.
In June 2007 a new El Caballo Blanco show paying tribute to the Spanish dancing horses re-opened playing regular shows at Horseworld Stadium, located at Maraylya in Sydney's north-west. This new show was put together by Rene Gasser, the "Master of unique equestrian entertainment" who boasts 7 generations of horse-care and showmanship.
In September 2007, equine flu made its way to El Caballo Blanco with three horses showing clinical signs of equine influenza. This caused the suspension of all shows. .
- Article referencing the park, even though by 2005 when the article was published, El Caballo Blanco had been closed for some time.
- Brief biography of Manolo Mendez, who directed the shows at El Caballo Blanco.
- ↑ ""El Caballo Blanco Website"". 2007-08-27. http://www.elcaballoblanco.com.au/. Retrieved 2007-08-27.
- ↑ ""Equiworld Magazine"". 2007-08-27. http://www.equiworld.net/uk/ezine/0802/gala.htm. Retrieved 2007-08-27.
- ↑ ""Sydney Weekender"". 2007-08-25. http://visitnsw.com.au/default.aspx?PageID=2517. Retrieved 2007-08-27.
- ↑ ""Sydney Morning Herald"". 2007-09-16. http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/flu-outbreak-hits-star-sydney-horses/2007/09/16/1189881330833.html. Retrieved 2007-09-16.