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Riders

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  • António Borba Monteiro

    Born to a family of riders and breeders of both horses and bulls and with his uncle, Dr. Guilherme Borba, one of the original founders of the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art and responsible for a significant proportion of its training. He competed in dressage, joined EPAE in 1981, two years on from its foundation, and has been Master Rider since 1998

    • Carlos Tomás

      Began riding when aged eight in Quinta da Marinha. In 1995, he started out as a trainee at the Lezíria Grande Equestrian Centre, where he remained for the following five years. He has collaborated with the Ortigão Costa Stud Farm, the Quinta da Moura Equestrian Centre (Equitop) and the Xavier de Lima Stud Farm. He joined EPAE in 2006 where he is currently a Rider.

      • Francisco Bessa de Carvalho

        Embarked on his activities as a rider in 1980 with Luís Valença Rodrigues. In 1984, he joined the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art where he has since remained. Over the years, he has given classes at various Equestrian Centres. In 1990, he began breeding Thoroughbred Lusitanian horses. He is currently an EPAE Rider and recently graduated in Equine Sciences.

        • Gonçalo Soares

          Began riding horses as a child. He has contributed to various equestrian centres whether as a horse-trainer/rider or as a riding teacher.

          He joined the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art in 2005 where he has participated in various performances and exhibitions and recently perfected the mounted capriole exercise.

          • João Pedro Rodrigues

            Began horse riding at the age of ten. He was a federated rider across three event types: show jumping, sports teaching (dressage) and three days event. He was a student of the riders João Trigueiros de Aragão, Diogo de Lafões, Master Nuno de Oliveira and Dr. Guilherme Borba. He joined the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art in 1980 and thus one year on from its foundation. He simultaneously undertakes the breeding of Thoroughbred Lusitanian horses and is Master-Chief Rider at the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art.

            • João Quintas

              Começou a montar aos 6 anos de idade na Escola de Equitação da Sociedade Hípica Portuguesa. Foi aluno dos antigos cavaleiros da Escola Portuguesa de Arte Equestre, Sr. João Trigueiros de Aragão e D. José de Athayde, pela mão do qual ingressou como aluno na EPAE aos 16 anos. Recebeu também aulas do cavaleiro Emídio Pinto.

              Aos 18 anos participou no primeiro espetáculo pela Escola, tendo desde então participado na grande maioria das apresentações, tanto em Portugal, como no estrangeiro. Entrou em todos os números do espetáculo com destaque na execução de solos, apresentando cavalos por si ensinados, só com uma mão.

              • Luís Raposo

                Throughout eight years, he was an integral member of the international presentations staged by master Luís Valença and playing a leading role in the performances of Apassionata. He spent a year training in Hamburg with rider Nuno Palma and two years with rider Daniel Pinto.

                • Nuno Vicente

                  Completed the Riding Monitor program at the Abrantes Professional School of Agriculture and worked for various Portuguese stud farms. He has competed in dressage and won a series of awards following participations in national, ranging from the New Horse to the Grand Prix levels, and in international competitions.

                  • Ricardo Ramalho

                    Entered the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art in 1999. He has competed in dressage and participating in national events ranging from the New Horse category through to the Grand Prix level as well as in international New Horse competitions. He has won various Cups of Portugal and New Horse Championships. He is Assistant Monitor for the Portuguese Equestrian Federation and the Traditional Portuguese Horsemanship Monitor for the National Riding School.

                    • Rui Almeida

                      Began his equestrianism at the Quinta da Fonte Santa Riding School in 1979 and received lessons from such renowned riders as Nuno Oliveira and Dr. Filipe Figueiredo. He graduated from the Agro-Stock Breeding program at the D. Dinis Agricultural School before working at several leading Portuguese stud farms. He joined the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art in 2001 and has since participated in countless of its performances and exhibitions.

                      • Rúben do Val

                        Began riding in 2000 in the Quinta do Azinheira in Mafra. He joined the Alcainça Riding School in 2002 before enrolling on the Equine Technical Management Course at the Professional School of Rural Development in Abrantes in 2005 before graduating in 2008 with the qualification of Riding Monitor. At the end of the second year of his course, he completed an internship at the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art. He also was an intern at the Lezíria Grande Equestrian Centre throughout 2008. He joined the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art as a student in 2009 and is currently an EPAE Assistant Rider.

                        • Vasco Gaiolas Pinto

                          With a horse connected background, he began riding at a young age. In 1996, he joined the Lezíria Grande Centre Equestrian where he remained for the following five years under the supervision of Master Luís Valença. He joined the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art in 2001 and did an internship in 2005 at the École National d’Équitation – Le Cadre Noir de Saumur in France.