International Lusitano Festival Highlights

Well the festival is already over!  So much work and energy to get ready, then it’s a whirlwind of activity and in puff of air gone.  Today I am sitting  in our patio office drinking coffee and reflecting on all the fun we had.  We still have the joy of many elegant heads looking over the doors from Coudelaria Vila Viçosa & Coudelaria Fernando Pinho. Just love them…….wondering how can I keep them all!

Many horses staying in the Lusitano Horse Finder patio won prizes –

166Coudelaria Luis Bastos – very deservedly won Best Breeder with many medals and prizes in the show

His stunning filly Jurdanea won Champion female and Champion of Champions.

what’s more –

Presenter Ze Miguel Vinagre won Best Presenter

This photo by Bruno Barata features them all together.


208Luis Bastos 3 year old mare Iris achieved 1st place and a gold medal.

Image by Bruno Barata

Rodrigo Moura Torres on Faisão bred at their stud farm – 451

Coudelaria Torres Vaz Freire won Champion Male.

Image by Bruno Barata





jota by Coudelaria Vila VicosaThis lovely Colt Jota bred by Coudelaria Vila Viçosa owned by Coudelaria Fernando Pinho achieved 2nd place and a silver medal.

Image by Bruno Barata

See more photos of the working equitation and showing here



GOING TO PONTE DE LIMA !  Join us there for glass of wine, chat about Lusitanos, riding holidays, training, Victorino saddlery.  Find us on Coudelaria Vila Viçosa caseta.