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Northern Marinera & Peruvian Paso Horse

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The Peruvian Paso Horse


Or Peruvian Horse is a breed of light saddle horse known for its smooth ride. It is distinguished by a natural, four-beat, lateral gait called the paso llano. This breed is protected by the Peruvian government through Decree number 25919 of Peru enacted on November 28, 1992, and has been declared a Cultural Heritage of the Nation by the National Institute of Culture (INC). Due to the isolation suffered for about 400 years and the selection made by their breeders, this breed is very particular in their body proportions and an ambling gait or «paso llano» that is characteristic. It is typical of the northern Peruvian regions of the country from which it originated. Trujillo city is considered the «Cradle of typical Peruvian Paso Horse.




Is a coastal dance of Peru. Marinera is a graceful and romantic couple’s dance that uses handkerchiefs as props. The dance is an elegant and stylized reenactment of a courtship, and it shows a blend of the different cultures of Peru. The dance itself has gained a lot of recognition and is one of the most popular traditional dances of Peru. The city of Trujillo has been the national capital of this dance ever since the passage of law No. 24,447 on January 24, 1986. The Trujillo Marinera Festival has been held in Trujillo since the 1960s. In 2012, the Congress of the Peruvian Republic declared October 7 as Marinera Day in Trujillo City, which is celebrated with a parade and dance expressions.

The origin of the Marinera is generally traced back to the Zamacueca. However, there are several other theories about where it comes from. The dance is traditionally accompanied by several instruments: cajón, clarinets, guitars, drums, and bugles.

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