Dubarry Tuesday Video: Only in France…

…would you find this dance/performance art including four massive illuminated inflatable horses.

A rough translation of the video description states that these massive light-up inflatable horse dancers are the Parade of Horses as part of a Christmas light festival in Périgueux, France. Watching this Facebook video is kind of like watching the ultimate and most bizarre quadrille imaginable as these performers turn slow circles in the city streets:

Parade de chevauxParade de chevaux dans Périgueux avant la mise en route des illuminations de Noël à 18h. ( par la Compagnie des Quidams)

Posted by France BLEU Périgord on Saturday, December 5, 2015

These performers are from the Compagnie des Quidams, which is known not just for its “equine” performances but for all sorts of giant illuminated/inflated pieces. The horses, of course, are probably the company’s most iconic and recognizable works:

Learn more about Compagnie des Quidams at its website!

Go riding!

Dubarry Tuesday Video: Beach Ride… With Dolphins

If this isn’t on your bucket list yet, it will be after you check out this video.

As if this ride along the beach at dawn doesn’t look serene enough, with the steady swish of quiet waves lapping against the beach punctuated by cadenced hoofbeats, let’s just go ahead and throw some dolphins in there.

(Note: must be logged in to Facebook to view.)

Horses Swim With Dolphins#PauseTendresse | PegaseBuzzQuoi de mieux que de nager avec les dauphins ? Se balader à CHEVAL avec les dauphins !!

Posted by PegaseBuzz on Wednesday, December 2, 2015


How cool is that?? I love that the horses, while wary, are pretty accepting of these oceanic visitors, and the dolphins simply cruise alongside for a bit like they’re just swinging by to chat before moving on.

Go riding! (And bonus points if you manage to go ride alongside a dolphin.)

Dubarry Tuesday Video: When Soccer Met Show Jumping

Spanish football giant FC Barcelona loaned its iconic venue to the equestrian set for a Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final promo video, and the results were… dramatic.
Screenshot via FEI TV.

Screenshot via FEI TV.

The actual Final took place at the neighboring Real Club De Polo de Barcelona on September 24-27, but when in Barcelona…

From the FEI:

World football giants FC Barcelona welcomed Equestrian sport to its iconic Camp Nou home-ground in a remarkable venture, allowing for a unique look and set-up inside the players tunnel with some of the world’s best riders.
The legendary Catalan club, winners of five UEFA Champions League crowns, plus 50 domestic league and cup titles, achieved another first in its illustrious 116-year history when top Jumping riders Jeroen Dubbeldam (NED), Sergio Alvarez Moya (ESP) and Jessica Mendoza (GBR) helped mark the build up to this year’s Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final in Barcelona.
Walking down the players’ tunnel that has been graced by superstars like Barcelona heroes Lionel Messi, Neymar and Andres Iniesta and be pitch side where some of football’s most memorable action has unfolded, proved an awe-inspiring occasion.
What an amazing experience, to be overcome with excitement and emotion, being welcomed into the FC Barcelona stadium, not long before Barcelona and Catalonia welcome the world’s best jumping riders and thousands of equestrian fans to the Polo Club right next door.

The video:

And some behind-the-scenes footage:

You guys sure know how to make an entrance!

So… who ended up with the win?

What a way to end an incredible #Furusiyya #FEINationsCupFinal Belgium took the title in style #SupportYourNation

A photo posted by Official FEI 🐎 (@feicomms) on

Check out more coverage of the Final here.

Go Riding.