Team Luis Valença

The reputation of this legendary Portuguese riding master and grand master of the Portuguese School of the Art of Riding precedes him worldwide.
As an honorary member of the Portuguese Riding School he has devoted his life entirely to the training of Lusitano horses and unusual riding talents.
Accomplished in classical riding, he showcases all facets of high school dressage together with his daughters Filipa and Sofia and his thoroughbred stallions.


Irrespective of whether they are being led or ridden – the animals are able to master to perfection the various riding styles like caprioles, Courbettes or the levade!
Kirk Douglas visited Luis Valença twice in 1986 to gain inspiration from the horses for his book “The Gift”. Even Ronald Regan and Queen Elizabeth II allowed his art of riding to impress them.