Nick, thankfully the assignment is just to produce an article of 750 words with an angle that hasn't been covered by the mainstream, English-language, media. The separatist movements would be really interesting since over here we've got two states who have been making a lot of noise about giving more than their share of tax money and not getting the same as other states in funding. It's pretty well all noise, there isn't the historical reason to separate that they have over in Spain, but it would be a nice way to make it a bit more 'local', if that makes sense.
I sent an enquiry, so let's hope he's not too busy to get back to me, or I can get an extension. Either or would be wonderful at this point lol.
Greenhaven, PRE is Pura Raza Espanola, which is a breed registry that includes Andalusians. It's a somewhat confusing system to me, since I have very little to do with breed societies generally anyway, but it's to ensure the quality of the breed through registration processes which include assessment of potential breeding stock. I just know that they're very popular, and pre-gfc, very expensive, but really talented as a breed. I think they're usually used in dressage, and Cavalia had about 20 of them in their show.