Wow December Already!


Well wow, here we are in December a wonderful year drawing to a close and our heads are turning towards future plans, goals and dreams.  We hope they include a trip to Portugal to join us either in a holiday, looking for your dream Lusitano, having your photo shoot, some cultural and traditional experiences.

Untitled 3We are delighted with our new partnerships and are excited to introduce you to them.

Quinta do Rol is a fabulous opportunity for a wonderful riding experience on high school trained Lusitanos from top Lusitano Studs, great accommodation, food and wines as well as being close to wonderful beaches, heritage sites and Lisbon

Take a look at their video Quinta Do Rol 

Message Teresa to find out more and book and there is more info at Holidays

Our holidays are available to you in different ways from regular riding packages or we can organise a special holiday for you and up to 7-10  friends which can include things like –

  • Classical dressage and working equitation lessons, riding on beaches
  • trips to studs
  • wine tasting
  • presentation from Victorino most famous tack makers in Portugal – learn more about the different tack, costumes and history
  • Fado night
  • Dining in specialist traditional restaurants
  • Have a fun photo shoot in costume
  • Photography lesssons
  • surfing, swimming etc

DID YOU KNOW – We can also organise your wedding in Portugal or a special party visit our Events Site,

How about a location photo shoot for your business see one we did recently Hippi Grace

Stay posted for more on this as there is a lot more coming up onto the site in next two weeks.

Header Image by Beatrice Bultreau loge for Lusitano Horse Finder and Lusitano in stable by Katya Druz at Vila Formoso.



Horses trained with Nuno Cavaco

Nuno Cavaco is beginning to become more and more popular and Internationally known for his classical teaching and riding.  Having been in the Portuguese School of Equestrian Arte for 25 years he has now branched out on his own and is offering various quality services for you and your horse.  We consider him to me a high quality trainer that can make a really positive difference to your and your horse.  He services range from –

  • International Clinics –  in-hand work and ridden
  • Training for your horse in Portugal at the stunning estate of Penha Longa
  • Individual lessons in Portugal
  • Exclusive clinics at the beautiful Quinta do Rol

Have a look at his page to find out more about Nuno and his services

If you want to know more about having your horse in training in with Nuno at Penha Longa (there are currently only two spaces available) contact 

Another nice addition is that Nuno has just given and interview for the super Lusitano information site Lusitano Portal  In the near future he will be will be offering In- hand and riding tips on the Lusitano Portal I think worthy of following.

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Side Saddle Riding Clinics!

It seems that side saddle riding is making a huge come back and we are welcoming it!

The Iberians are wonderful horses for this riding style.  Dating back to antiquity and developed in the European Countries for Ladies in their fine gowns It has retained a specialty equestrian niche even in the modern world.  Now many women are developing interest in learning this wonderful elegant style of riding.

“The earliest functional “sidesaddle” was credited to Anne of Bohemia (1366–1394). It was a chair-like affair where the woman sat sideways on the horse with her feet on a small footrest. The design made it difficult for a woman to both stay on and use the reins to control the horse, so the animal was usually led by another rider, sitting astride. The insecure design of the early sidesaddle also contributed to the popularity of the Palfrey, a smaller horse with smooth ambling gaits, as a suitable mount for women.

A more practical design, developed in the 16th century, has been attributed to Catherine de’ Medici. In her design, the rider sat facing forward, hooking her right leg around the pommel of the saddle with a horn added to the near side of the saddle to secure the rider’s right knee. The footrest was replaced with a “slipper stirrup”, a leather-covered stirrup iron into which the rider’s left foot was placed. This saddle allowed the rider both to stay on and to control her own horse, at least at slower speeds”.   Source  – Wikipedia

We are delighted to say in 2016 we will be offering ‘Side Saddle Clinics’ in Portugal on trained Lusitanos with a very special and important teacher, who knows a great deal amount the subject and rides side saddle beautiful.

There will be lots more information shortly but in meantime if this is something that would be of interest to you please message me to on the list for further information.  Email Teresa Burton

Image by Christophe Taniere Photography



Our LHF Studio at Golegã

Hello everyone

We have a small but really lovely studio space at Golegã – Everyone welcome to join us.  See more about it at LHF Golegã Studio

HOPE SEE YOU AT GOLEGA!!!  if you would like to meet then feel free to message me TERESA  Mobile number 00 351 964851904

Looking for a Lusitano and want some suggestions send me a message

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Your Lusitanos & Partnerships

Hello everyone

I’m delighted and proud to say that Lusitano Horse Finder is continuing to receive amazing feedback. It’s truly wonderful to have so many long term friends, new friends and great partnerships.  It’s all thanks to you!

There is no doubt at all the Lusitano is the ‘NOW HORSE’ to have and lets face it who would not want one!  So many more riders everyday – all ages, all levels and from all over the globe are looking to this great breed and finding it inspiring!  I say long may this last! – These noble horses certainly deserve all the applause they are receiving.

We must not forget that it is thanks to the amazing Lusitano Breeders that we have so many top quality Lusitanos. The Breeders

With this rapidly growing interest and the huge increase in inquiries we are putting in places several new modern initiatives and partnerships to bring you the buyer, the breeder and trainer greater quality support and services. These new initiatives will help –

  • streamline your search
  • have more information at your finger tips,
  • greater choice
  • rapid replies
  • more professional marketing
  • greater global exposure and much more.


For starters I am delighted to announce we’ve formed a link with Ana Gonçalves and Eurico Moreira at AnaLusitanos to provide us with greater contact and support in the North of Portugal – where there are an increasing amount of quality breeders and trainers who deserve to be seen.

This partnership is based on our desire to be better at what we do – it does not mean increased prices – It means quality service.

Diamante AnaLusitanos have many years experience finding fabulous Lusos for their clients, including horses that are winning prizes around the World. They have always had great relations with clients and breeders alike and are known to be professional, friendly and honest in all they do.  It is an honor for us to have them alongside Lusitano Horse Finder ensuring we give you the best service we can.

Testimonial by Harriet Dean

“I first saw Catrina on an advert video on Utube and made contact with Ana. From my very first contact Ana was helpful, prompt and accurate with the information I required, she was patient answering all my questions and then in organising my visit to see Catrina. Everthing was made as easy as possible, I never felt hurried or pressured and when I made up my mind to buy Catrina Ana was marvellous in co-ordinating the vetting, doing the necessary paperwork with the Portuguese officials and eventually the transport company. All the way through the process of buying Catrina she kept me up-to-date with all that was happening by email. I had complete confidence in her and as time went on I felt she had become a more than an agent that I could trust but also a friend.”

Ana can offer –
Breeders and trainers regular visits for professional photos and videos
Buyers –  Assistance with your visits
Suggesting suitable horses
Vet checks etc.

I would like you to join me in saying Welcome aboard



Barroco Palomino Lusitano Stallion in USA
I am excited to say we are shortly going to start a page for your stories with your Lusitanos – Having found over 300 horses for clients around the globe I felt it was time to share just how well so many are doing.  I am utterly proud of the great partnerships and the joy they bring.  The results in everyone successes big or small speak for themselves.

We will be kicking off with Candace Platz and her lovely Luso boy Barroco – they have such a fantastic success story unfolding! Stay posted to read all about it.

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If you have a story you would like to share send me an email

Thank you to everyone that has come to me to find and horse it’s always an adventure.  I look forward to meeting many more of you in the future.

Remember – finding Your perfect Lusitano can happen in an instant or it may take a little longer – but have heart, trust and patience – you will have your Dream Lusitano looking over your stable door.  Finding your Lusitano

SEE YOU AT GOLEGA!!!  if you would like to meet then feel free to message me TERESA

The stunning header image was taken at Emergosol Lusitanos with model  Tatiana Image is by Lena Saugen Photography

Miguel Ralão – On his Life

I am very determined that through Lusitano Horse Finder we bring to you not just information on ‘horses for sale’ but about the life in Portugal – the history, traditions, the people… in a nut shell ‘what makes it special’.  The Lusitanos are very much at the heart of Portuguese cultural and to extent have played a large part in shaping Portugal’s history. I believe to truly know your Lusitano is to understand how he evolved through history up to the horses bred today.When you know the history and then look at your horse it all falls into place. Indeed, you can almost feel the steps through times in his canter, his agility, his grace.

Of course it is not just about the past it is most importantly about now, today and the modern Lusitano. He’s still creating a stir in the world, not now as the mounts of Kings or on the battle field but in the International competition arenas and in so many peoples lives around the globe. Giving us joy as our perfect equine partners.

miguel 4Through our interviews with real people living and working with Lusitanos. Wherever it in modern sport, traditional sports, breeding and for leisure we hope to offer you a glimpse into ‘something more’ to a richness of tradition, culture and to modern Portugal. I’m over the moon and proud that the interest in our articles is gaining International attention, so much so they are being picked up by magazines and other media platforms to be shared to a greater audience.

Shortly, I will be publishing my latest interview – ‘A chat with Miguel Ralão’ – who has quietly achieved a large network of International admirers and is regularly receiving horses into his yard from all corners of the Globe. I think you will find what he has to say interesting and informative – so stay posted for it’s publication.

In addition please do stay in touch for our future articles and interviews – there’s a lot in the pipeline –  some surprises,  lessons, riding tips and ideas plus lots of smiles.  Certainly Miguel is a man with a big smile.

In next three months we will be introducing some major additions to the business that I hope will bring even more value to everyone that loves Lusitanos and Portugal.


Horsemanship China Horsemanship China Aug 2015Lena Saugen’s wonderful modern stylish work is getting more and more recognised by International magazines, galleries and equine tour companies etc.

She  has just been featured in Horsemanship Magazine in China – an 8 page interview and photos plus the front cover.  I am proud to say her work was spotted at our website.

I am also proud to be partnered with her. You will see her work is featured throughout our website and facebook page.

You can visit Lena’s website at Lena Saugen


Ebano by Andrea KjellbergIn addition we are now very fortunate have Andrea Kjellberg, she’s an exciting young photographer with so much talent we literally cannot wait to see how her already stunning work evolves. You can see examples at Andrea

Both Lena and Andrea are available to provide specialist personal photo shoots for you and your horse or other animals too.  Send us an email with your ideas and we will show how we can make it reality. For more details go to PERSONAL PHOTO SHOOTS


Article suggestions are always gratefully received so don’t be afraid to get in touch with any ideas or suggestions,  I’m always interested to hear. Have an idea, a story, a real life experience  message me at

Have fun and be happy

Teresa x

Limited Opportunity!!!

Great opportunity to purchase a Handmade Victorino Bridles at a reduced price!!

We have only 4 ‘ex show room bridles’ for sale – they’ve been used for photo shoots and displays. and are in almost new condition.

Only 4 available ! Visit Shop to see full range



Ulisses NOW SOLD

Ulisses Tan leather pelham bridle silver buckles Valioso

AS new condition

New price 490 euros offer price 300 euros

Contact Teresa


Valioso Bridle

black rolled leather double bridle with both padded and rolled leather noseband.

Silver hand made buckles

New price 590 euros offer price 375 euros

Contact Teresa

Beau GesteBeau Geste Double BridleZepplin

Black with silver hand made buckles

As New condition

New price 450 euros offer price 285 euros

Contact Teresa


Zepplin Bridle in black with light grey contrast

This is a multi use bridle single, pelham or double

New price 470 euros offer price 300 euros

Contact Teresa

Hidden Portugal

Portugal is rich in history and it’s a country which still values and preserves it’s traditions right up to this day. These traditions are intrinsically woven into all aspects of the Portuguese culture.  It would also be fair to say that throughout the ages Lusitanos have played large part in the historical development both as working animals that helped win battles to giving classical performances and being the favored mounts of Royalty.

Living and working in Portugal I’m constantly reminded of the cultural richness, it never ceases to captivate me.  There are so many faces to the Lusitano Horse – from the modern sport horse in the world of National and International competitions such as Dressage, Working Equitation, Carriage driving, to the classical horse and the work horse still working alongside man – farmers and fishermen among other things. Today many traditional working methods that through the centuries have stood the test of time barely changing are still in active use.  I’m very keen to give you a little peek into these amazing worlds – the art, the skills, the relationships – how man and horse work so successfully together.

Yesterday, Lena Saugen and I spend a fun and fascinating time with the Campinos (Portuguese Cowboys) at Companhia das Lezírias. We were there to learn more about their life their work and to watch them manage the cattle from the backs of their Lusitanos.  It proved to be a totally enthralling experience. We were stunned by the seamless teamwork between men and horses.  The harmony, mindful and calmness in their jobs where few words were spoken and yet every man and horse knew exactly what to do and when.

It’s truly the roots of the increasingly popular sport   Working Equitation.


Shortly I will be posting a full article all about our day and the history of the Portuguese Campinos. I sincerely hope that you will find it just as fascinating.

This is a first in a series of fabulous articles we’ve planned to reveal more of Portuguese Traditions and how the Lusitano plays such an important part.

Can’t wait xx



Inspirational Interview with JPR!

Loved spending time with João Pedro Rodrigues he is an inspirational and intelligent man full of energy that excludes a real zest for life.  How can one not be captivated enjoy – Go to interview


Not to be Missed Equilife World

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I am so excited about the up and coming launch of Equilife World.  It is a modern and stylish magazine aimed at horse lovers, riders around the globe. I think this magazine, inspired by Therese Alhaug is offering a new dynamic approach to the equestrian world.  Packed with inspiring articles – riders, breeders,   equine artists, writers and new ideas. The magazine is stunningly set out and full of beautiful photography.

A publication that brings fresh views of equestrian activity around the globe new insights and great opportunities.

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Talented Swedish Artist – featured in first addition

Being part of this venture is a real delight for me. I will be regularly writing articles  on Portugal and Lusitanos.  I will also be expending to Spain.  My intention is to introduce new things, maybe things you didn’t know, unusual equine activites, special people , greater insights in the World of Lusitanos  and those involved in it. So great for Lusitanos and Portugal to be considered important enough to have a regular place!!

If you would like to know more sign up to the magazine I firmly recommend you Like their facebook page for info and release date. LIKE EQUILIFE WORLD

The first addition will be packed with Portugal/Lusitano Articles!! Stay posted.