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Fall in Love with the Lusitano Horse at Golega 


Few places on earth capture the spirit of the Lusitano horse quite like Golega, a tiny historic town in rural Portugal. Each year, thousands of horse-lovers across the world transform Portugal's heartland into a thriving hub of culture, tradition, and of course - horses!


Golega horse fair dates back to 1773, when the Prime Minister of Portugal at the time - Marquês de Pombal - encouraged Lusitano breeders to show their horses at the local agricultural fair. These gorgeous horses stole the show, and Golega became the "Capital do Cavallo" or "Capital of the Horse." It's now a celebrated event in the equine world, and remains a soulful demonstration of the beauty of Lusitano horsemanship.



Golega Horse Fair Is Every Horse Lover's Dream!

The festival takes place in the second week of November, and is easily accessible from the nearby cities of Lisbon and Tomar. Visitors at Golega enjoy a true spectacle of traditional Portuguese culture, with Lusitano horses at every turn of the eye. Golega combines well with a Classic Portugal itinerary, so you may like to tack on a beach or city break to make the most of your holiday.


Ride At Golega With Cavago

Lusitano horses are a powerful breed, with a gentle nature and a forward moving temperament. They're known for high levels of courage, and have a natural softness that's ideal for riding. Cavago works closely with riding hosts in and around the Golega area. We can connect you with a horse to give you the utmost riding experience at Golega!


Local Knowledge

Our team is based in Portugal, so we'll be at hand to assist you.


Excellent Riding

Our hosts are some of the finest Lusitano riding facilities in Portugal.


Concierge Travel

Our in-house travel specialist can tailor a travel itinerary, just for you!

Experience Portugal + Golega Horse Fair

Our team of passionate horse-lovers have created a few different packages for you. Whether you're a Lusitano breeder shopping for a stunning new brood mare, a local rider looking to get involved, or an international tourist visiting Golega Horse Fair as part of a wider itinerary, we can propose various options for activities during your stay.

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