Training and social opportunities for Algarve equestrians
Members from the Association of British Riding Schools (proprietors and trainers) are coming to visit the Algarve from 15th – 19th October, to visit some of the equestrian professionals and their schools, and to experience some hospitalidade à portuguesa.
This trip is organised by Bev Gibbons of the ABRS approved school Pinetrees, Almancil, who has brought the members twice before to Portugal to the Lisbon and Tomar area.
The programme for the October trip is also open to any Algarve horsey enthusiasts interested in viewing the demonstrations or joining the dinners, with a participation cost. They will receive an ABRS participation certificate for attending the teach-in demos. This is a rare opportunity for us in the Algarve to see come quality teach-ins!
This is not the first link for the ABRS and Portugal. Many years ago the world famous dressage master, Nuno Oliveira, was invited to present at the training day at their annual conference.
The guests will be staying at the Loulé Jardim Hotel and each night enjoying a different restaurant. The cost of the dinners is €20 to include tips and drinks and each night there will be a choice to vegetarian, fish or meat option and must be pre booked.
If you would like to participate in any of the programme contact now Pinetrees on email: firstname.lastname@example.org The offer closes on 25th September .
Monday 15th Arrival day.
Dinner Restaurant Dom Afonso III, Loulé
Walking tour around Loulé.
Visit to Pinetrees – demo on Portuguese lunging methods on the blanket. See some special needs riders
Dinner at Restaurant Bocage, Loulé…..
AM: visit to Antonio Reis and Lucie Cabrita´s Monte Santa Luzia, Loulé, for lecture demo on course building and course walking, with Antonio jumping horses at different levels of training.
PM: travel to Albufeira, to João Pedro and Iris Miranda´s Centro Lusitanus for a dressage lecture demo on horses in various stages of training, plus João Pedro and Iris will perform a Pas de Deux in costume and with music
Dinner at Restaurant Teodósio in Guia, with after dinner speaker Dr Nuno Onofre who will talk about maintaining horses in the Algarve and on how to import and export horses.
Spend the day at Vilamoura International show jumping, with opportunity to meet Antonio Moura , some of the competitors and see their horses
Dinner at Restaurant Angolana, Loulé….
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Casa dos Pinheiros, Corgo da Zorra
8135-160, Almancil, Portugal