Versailles Stables Open Again After 200 Years!
The Globe and Mail reported today that the 17th century stables at Versailles re-opened late last month as the Academy of Equestrian Arts.
Built for Louis the XIV to house 600 horses, the stables are now home to 20 Lusitanos, a gift from the Academy's new director, Bartabas.
Well known for his direction of the Zingaro Equestrian Theatre and his film Mazeppa, Bartabas has set his goals for the new Academy and is intent on passing on to future riders an impeccable level of equitation. His role with the Versailles project is dicussed in greater detail in this article from October of last year.