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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.

 

 

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Local Knowledge

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

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Excellent Riding

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

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Concierge Travel

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

Soak up the Magical Atmosphere in this Vibrant Horsey Hub!

 

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