Pride of Portugal, Olympia 2016

The Performance
jo-hansford-1The Pride of Portugal Display was organised by Sherene Rahmatallah in association with N.Pimenta and collaborated by Andre Ponces de Carvalho & CB Worldwide.
The show was a resounding success at Olympia from 13th – 19th December.
15585448_1381674375176309_7510731823312408191_oWith a spectacular entrance at the very start of their performance to the very end of their display, the captive audience was wowed by the skills of the
16 Portuguese riders and their Lusitano Horses.

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filled with emotion, seamless changes and brilliant riding.
 15392921_1381669235176823_3786232690428533198_oThe team of professional riders were brought together especially to perform the display at Olympia.

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Varão da Brõa
Rider: Manuel Borba Veiga
Breeder and owner:
Manuel Tavares Veiga
Altivo
Rider: Gilberto Filipe Silva
Owner: Susana Toledo
Breeder: Vitor Cardoso
 Diospira
Rider: Carlota Mira Godinho
Owner: Conceição Lima
Breeder: João Pedro Rodrigues
 Elástico
Rider: João Bento
Owner: Sr Fernando Esteves
Breeder: Coudelaria Ortigão Costa
 Anjo
Owner and Rider: David Gomes

Breeder: Sr Fernando Alfoz
 Andaluz
Rider: Eduardo Almeida

Owner: Pedro Neves
Breeder: Soagro
 Cacique
Rider: Pedro Neves

Owner: Kristin Dolke
Breeder: Dr Pedro Ferraz da Costa
Fuzileiro de Sena
Owner / Rider:Miguel Fonseca

Breeder: Coudelaria Serra Neves
Cielo da Cartuxa
Rider: Nuno Tição

Owner: Dr José Abranches
Breeder: Fundacçã Eugénio de Almeida
Estribo
Rider: Filipe Barbosa

Owner: Raul Costa-Sociedade Investimentos
Breeder: Coudelaria Vaz Torres Freire
Gambrino
Rider: Mafalda Galiza Mendes

Owner: Frederico Freitas Gingeiro
Breeder:
Sociedade Agricola da Fonte do Pinheiro
Fulminante da Sernadinha
Rider: Mario Lopes

Owner: João Américo Urmal
Breeder: Luis Pidwell
Zinco
Rider: Jose Arezes

Owner: Francisco Lírio
Breeder: José Armando Herdeiros
Fado
Rider: Ricardo Moura Tavares

Owner: Dr. António João Claro
Breeder: Coudelaria Romão Tavare
Guadiana da Caniceira
Rider: Vasco Mira Godinho

Owner:
Eng. Augusto Norberto/Casa do Olival
Breeder: Herdade da Caniceira
Zepelin
Rider: Nuno Baptista

Owner: Nuno Baptista
Breeder: José Matos

 

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The Rehearsals
Backstage

A gracious meeting of appreciation from the Duchess of Cornwall

Mike Tucker and Simon Brooks-Ward show their appreciation to grooms Ben Swann and Samuel Gameiro
also grooming were Filipe Carvalho and Ruben Mendes

With grateful thanks to photographers:
Jo Hansford
Jo Monck
Paul Ruffle
More photos on the ‘Pride of Portugal’ Facebook