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Dressage & Photo Weekend

6-9th of June 2020

Are you a dressage rider interested in equine photography? In June 2020 you can combine the best of both worlds at the magnificent Monte Velho Equo-resort in the enchanting Alentejo region of Portugal.

- In collaboration with the experienced riding holiday organizer HorseXplore - you'll be in the best hands!

We'll have 3 days of riding and photographing beautiful Lusitanos. June is a beautiful time in Portugal, where everything blossoms and we'll have perfect conditions for our photoshoots.

Portugal offers the equestrian art of dressage and working equitation with riders in traditional costumes and magnificent Lusitano stallions performing highest level of exercises.

A photoshoot of the herds of mares with their foals amongst the Portuguese cork trees is a must this time of year. It will leave you with a wonderful feeling of inner peace watching these beautiful families in the large fields.

What our daily routine will look like:

* Morning photo session - sunrise
* Breakfast
* Riding and individual photoshoot
* Lunch
* Free time
* Evening photo session - sunset
* Dinner

About Monte Velho Equo-Resort:

Are you a picky dressage rider? And do you have an aesthetic drive, seeking beauty and harmony? Then you have found your mate in Diogo, the owner and creator of this beautiful stud and luxury boutique hotel. He is an architect and has a busy job of traveling all over the world. The beautiful Quinta is just over an hour from Lisbon so it is also great to go for a long weekend.

Here at his fine country estate Diogo has found his oasis and resting place where he enjoys and relaxes with his family and his beautiful Lusitanos. For twenty years he has bred Lusitanos with the goal of being able to compete with German and Dutch dressage horses.

The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the horses are highly loved and individually matched. Riding a horse well ridden from the start is a dream. Your trainers speak fluent English and are pedagogical and calm, which will give you a good feeling, which in turn will enable you to develop your riding skills. You can also hack out in the beautiful surroundings. Diogo's wish is that you too can enjoy the best he knows - beautiful horses, wonderful surroundings and tasteful design and decoration. You will not want to go home ...

Have a look at the resort and what they offer here:



What's included?

- Accommodation in designer suites (3 nights)

- 3 Dressage lessons on highly educated Lusitano horses

- All meals including wine

- Access to all facilities including swimming pool, lounge areas, arenas and stables

- Photo lessons - sunrises and sunsets

- Personal photoshoots of you and your schoolmaster horse

  (you get 7 photos taken by Serenata Photography, of you riding and in portrait, with your designated horse)


- The possibility of booking an extra, in-depth private photo lesson.

- You can also add more riding lessons (or hack out in the beautiful surroundings).

- Flights and airport transfer not included

You can reserve your spot already!


International entries: e-mail with subject "Dressage and Photo Weekend"



STATUS: 4 spots left!


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