An attractive element within the equestrian sport is carousel riding, in which a team of an even number of riders ride patterns on music, under the direction of a commander. For riding in the Vondel Carousel the lady uses a side-saddle, with both legs to the left side of the horse. A gentleman rides on the right side next to her. The ladies’ costumes differ from the men’s’. Vondel Carousel riding is done in the building of the Dutch Riding School, near the Vondel Park in Amsterdam. The carousel patterns are ridden in a smooth flow. During the so-called proof, consisting of several manoeuvres that last ten to fifteen minutes, the horses must simultaneously walk, trot and gallop. The riders (men) and amazons (women) ride in varying patterns either next to each other or at a distance, either mixed or the ladies opposite the gentlemen. The weekly trainings guarantee that amazons and riders are form a whole with the horses. Everyone who rides in the Vondel Carousel must master the classical riding art to make the group performance a success.