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Portuguese School of Equestrian Art

Private events

EPAE – the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art, resident in the Gardens of the National Palace of Queluz, nurtures the teaching and practice and raises the profile of the traditional Portuguese Equestrian Art. Founded in 1979, EPAE inherited the legacy handed down by the Royal Stables, the equestrian academy of the 18th century Portuguese court, whose teachings and traditions have always shaped and influenced the style of riding in Portugal.

The EPAE horses are thoroughbred Lusitanos from the Alter Real Stud Farm, the former estate belonging to the Portuguese Royal House following its foundation in 1748 by King João V.

You may contract EPAE presentations for private performances whether at the Henrique Calado Riding Ring, in the gardens of the Palace of Queluz or at some other appropriate location.