Life on LHF Yard

I am ashamed to say it has been rather a while since I wrote my last blog so much has been going on I found myself chasing my tail. A poor excuse I know but such is life.

Life on the LHF Patio

filipesabineTHE TEAM – The most important part to any business is the team without the good working relations it is impossible to achieve the results we dream of. I firmly believe ‘Valuing our Differences’ is the key to achieving, growing together and ensuring we all stay on track.

Our groom Filipe Olmo from Brazil and our work student Sabine Henry from Kenya make each day a joy. They inject light and life into everything they do, nothing is too much, greeting everyone with a wide smile for everyone  and best of all the horses love them!!! – What more could we want!

You will find us at Quinta da Marinha Hipico, Cascais (literally 5 minutes from Guincho beach with it’s wonderful white sand, preserved sand dunes, rolling waves and cool bars and restaurants.

Images by Bruno Barata



charlotteNEW LUSITANOS –

We had two new Lusitanos join us last week and lucky lady – Charlotte Irps-Potschke fell immediately in love with Garboso a wonderful boy bred by Coudelaria Mario Vinhas.

In just a few days he became Charlotte’s first horse and what better choice than a Lusitano! Garbo – now affectionately named will remain with us in training with Nuno.

We’re looking forward to many happy days with Charlotte, Ralf, Charlotte’s parents Fin their dog and of course Garbo.

Image- Charlotte and Garboso do Zambujal by Bruno Barata.


For information on buying a Lusitano and training with Nuno Cavaco in Portugal email me

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Our other new boy is Fado de Zambujal he is a very baroque little Lusitano full or energy and power we’re all loving him.  He is very baroque just 155cms tall, very compact and a gorgeous shape looks super nice in Portuguese tack and dress.

He doesn’t have a lot of training for a 7 year old but he is learning super fast, we see a change everyday and he is such a character.

What a great horse for someone looking for a fun all round Lusitano in the true old style quality – we believe he will be super in dressage, working equitation and leisure riding. Want to meet him?

You’re welcome to visit and even try him out contact us  

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One of those silly moments – Sabine after having put Horse Mane & Tail in her hair Fado fell totally in Love!!!

Left hand image by Bruno Barata

Right hand image by Teresa Burton.



Many students are arriving for lessons with Nuno  – from all over the globe – Canada, Australia, Sweden, UK, Africa, Norway, Germany, Holland, Russia the list goes on.  Always fun, rewarding and interesting to get to know everyone.   Lessons both ridden and in hand – Mia Norrie from Canada said –

“In January I had the great fortune to spend a week training with Nuno and Teresa at their yard in Cascais. I worked with Nuno twice a day either riding or being introduced to work “in hand”. It was an amazing experience and I learned so much that I was able to use on my mare back home. Nuno was a wonderful instructor, calm patient and clear. His terrific sense of humour and wonderful way with the horses made the time spent learning such a pleasure. As for the horses, it was a privilege to have the opportunity to ride such lovely animals. They had just the right amount of training, experience and challenges that they contributed greatly to my learning. Everything went off without a hitch thanks to Teresa and I can’t say enough about what wonderful hosts she and Nuno were during my stay. It was a great time in every respect and I am already planning my return trip in a few months! ”

Looking forward to seeing Mia again and meeting all you who are on your way.

Images below are Louise from Sweden learning in hand work with the lovely Zagal pure bred Lusitano gelding.

If you would like to come and meet us anytime the door is always open contact Nuno and Teresa  

Learn more about holidays, Lusitanos for sale and training at Lusitanos

Have a happy days x

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