*B.H.S. Int. Teaching Cert.
*R.D.A. Group Instructor
*First Aid Cert.
*B.H.S Equestrian Tourism Manager
I started Pinetrees in 1985, at our family villa where we have lived since 1972. All my life I have been involved with tourism and horses so this career was a natural move for me.
My principal professional training was at the prestigious Talland School of Equitation where I gained the British Horse Society Intermediate Teaching Certificate. Later I achieved the B.H.S. Equestrian Tourism Centre Manager diploma and qualifications in riding for disabled riders – something which I particularly have a passion for.
I do enjoy teaching with the wonderful Lusitano horses and I have been greatly influenced by training with the late Nuno Oliveira and also by the methods of Sylvia Loch in classical equitation. Working with so many different nationalities at Pinetrees, I can teach in half a dozen languages.
Some years ago I was influential in the introduction of ParaDressage into Portugal and as a result, I was Chef de Equipe for 4 years until Athens. In recent years Pinetrees has organised a regional competition in May for the disabled for Special Olympics Portugal and sponsored by local business MAPRO – Real estate , ROOD Construction , Projection Dreams and Algarve Fine Food.
When I have free time I enjoy studying family history.
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You also can phone us: +351 289 394 369
You are welcome at Pinetrees Riding Centre
any day of the week
Casa dos Pinheiros, Corgo da Zorra
8135-160, Almancil, Portugal