When it comes to horse riding Stephen McIntyre is no beginner. He’s galloped all around the world but, more important, is now the stable manager and head rider at El Caballo Blanco.

After years of training on his family’s Yass property, he decided to tighten the reins and secured a job at one of Australia’s leading production shows.

Established in 2000, the show has inspired and entertained audiences across the country. In 2003, their maiden production Gala of Royal Horses attracted well over 12,000 people to the different shows.

Unlike many live animal shows, El Caballo Blanco is all about animal rights with all horses having their own paddock with individual diets.

“We have a total of 30 horses but there are only up to 14 horses used in a show at any one time,” McIntyre said.

“I do a solo in the show and we just changed it around and jazzed it up a bit. The show is a combination of what you’ll see at a competition show as well as the glamour of showbiz.”

Shows are scheduled every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the popular Horseworld arena near Windsor. Expect leaps, jumps and dangerous stunts.

“It takes a lot of time and patience but there are a lot of rewards – you can train a horse to do just about anything. I’ve been doing this for years and it’s second nature in teaching the horses about precise movement,” he said.

“It’s something different for the gay community and a lot of people like to come out and see something that isn’t just a stage production as we’re working with live animals.”

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