PORTUGUESE EQUESTRIAN SHOWS
Rich in cultural and traditional activities visiting anytime of year Portugal ususally means you will encounter a festa of some nature whether medieval, dancing, fado, food, wines, farming culture or equestrian.
All the villages and towns have their own festivals it is not unusual to drive through a rural village whee the streets are adored with ribbons, flags, lights and other decorations. The Lusitano horse plays a large part in many cultural and traditional activities sometimes in competitions and displays and sometimes just being paraded through the streets arriving a the central party.
Horse Fairs in Portugal, are a huge part of the culture. It is about competing, business and more importantly, having a great time with friends and family. The horse plays the most important role in these events, and it is well worth the visit for anyone interested in horses or just enjoying the Traditional Portuguese culture.
Breeders can show off their top horses in showing classes, in-hand or ridden and riders can show off their new or existing competition horses. Some people take their horses to show potential buyers and some take their young horses for the experience. The Fairs are places full of a buzzing, competitive atmosphere, in some of the most spectacular locations and towns in the Country.
There are several significant equestrian events through the year that really are worth visiting. We have covered a few here and aim to keep you updated with new dates, events and opportunties.