Certain to inspire unbridled pleasure in horse lovers and nature photography enthusiasts, this magnificent volume celebrates 50 horse breeds and the leading institutions of equestrian culture around the globe. The book visits the most renowned riding schools, the most spectacular sporting events, and the most moving, evocative, and colourful folkloristic events. It includes the ancient traditions of the Palio di Siena, snow polo in St. Moritz, the Riding School of Vienna, the Queen s horses and the Olympia Horse Show in London, rodeos in the USA, the Litang Horse Festival in China, and the world s richest race, the Dubai World Cup. SUSANNA COTTICA is an equestrian journalist for the magazines Cavalli & Cavallieri and Il Mio Cavallo and the editor of the Italian translation of Carnet de Champion by French Olympic rider Michel Robert. She is a third level F.I.S.E. (Italian Equestrian Federation) instructor and a rider who specialises in show jumping. LUCA PAPARELLI has nearly twenty years professional experience as a journalist in the field of equestrian sports and horse breeding, covering related news for Cavalli & Cavalieri and Il Mio Cavallo magazines. As one of the world s leading experts, he is a frequent speaker at major breeders events.