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Escola Portuguesa de Arte Equestre

Based at the National Palace of Queluz, the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art was founded in 1979 to uphold the teaching, practice and promotion of traditional Portuguese equestrianism. It revives the tradition of the Real Picaria, the equestrian academy of the Portuguese court during the eighteenth century, based at the Royal Riding School in Belém, today the National Coach Museum.
The Real Picaria was closed in the nineteenth century, but the practice of bullfighting on horseback helped to safeguard the horse, the riding style, the saddles and the costumes of the seventeenth century, which are today used by the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art. The school has also recuperated the Barroque equestrian movements, such as the Airs Above the Ground, observing the techniques of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Austria, which is the only renaissance academy that has prevailed since its establishment.
The School uses only Lusitano horses from the Alter Stud Farm, the former stud farm of the Portuguese royal family founded by King João V, in 1748, to provide the royal household and its riding school with horses. The costumes, tack and accessories used today are replicas of those used in the Real Picaria.
The Portuguese School of Equestrian Art performs regularly for the public in the Henrique Calado Riding Ring, in Belém, and presents displays at official ceremonies in Portugal and abroad, carrying out an important role in promoting the Lusitano horse and Portuguese culture, and presents displays at official ceremonies in Portugal and abroad, carrying out an important role in promoting the Lusitano horse and Portuguese culture.
Exploiting Entity
Parques de Sintra, Monte da Lua, S.A.
Site
www.parquesdesintra.pt/www.arteequestre.pt  
Email
info@parquesdesintra.pt  
Phone
219237300  
Address
National Palace of Queluz
2795-191 Queluz  
GPS
GPS N 38º 44' 59.25'' ,W 9º 15' 30.53''  

Entity Type

Animation company

Available information

Brochures, leaflets, publications
There are translations available

Spoken languages

English, spanish, portuguese

Acessibility for motion handicapped people

Level of accessibility
Partial Accesssibility


How to get

From Lisbon
IC19, exit Palácio Nacional de Queluz
From Oporto
A1 Lisboa/2ª circular/ IC19, exit Palácio Nacional de Queluz
From Faro
A22/A2 direction Lisboa/A5 Cascais, exit N117, Amadora, exit Sintra/ IC19, exit Palácio Nacional de Queluz


Available Parking Lot

200 light vehicles or 20 Buses
Between 1 and 3 pax

Internships

Between 1 and 3 pax

Equestrian disciplines available

Dressage

Facilities available

Discovered arena
18x54m

Boxes and Bays

  Number Dimension
Boxes 49 9.0 m2

Number of Horses

Race Quantity
Lusitano 49

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