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17TH – 29TH  MAY 2019

The Show, held in Golega, dedicated to the Lusitano mare. In hand and ridden classes. Working equitation competition.

For details of a 2 Night Trip to this Show please call
01403 753445


This is the main Show in Portugal for the purebred Lusitano horse. The Festival returns to the Hipodromo Manuel Possolo again this year, in Cascais, 30 mins from Lisbon, and includes in hand and ridden classes, dressage, working equitation and displays.

For details of the Organised Group Trip to the Festival, please contact

4TH – 7TH JULY 2019

This Show takes place in the picturesque town of Ponte de Lima, ½ hr’s drive north of Porto. Superb showground facilities and a wide selection of equine entertainment, including national level dressage, Lusitano classes, working equitation, carriage driving and displays. Large trade stand village with restaurants/bars.

The 4 Night Organised Trip includes flights to Porto, 3* hotel and transfers.

For prices and further details contact  

1ST – 11TH NOVEMBER 2019

The annual trip  to Golegã Horse Fair is the most popular group holiday trip organised by Sussex Lusitanos to Portugal, and is now in its 28th year! The dates of the group trip are Tuesday 5th – Sunday 10th November 2019. 
The Fair has taken place since the mid-18th century in the small agricultural town of Golegã, just over 1 hr’s drive north of Lisbon. The Fair is a 24 hour spectacle of the Lusitano horse and features Breed classes for 3 yr old colts and 4 yr old stallions, dressage, Working equitation, driving, Portuguese equitation and much more…
Evening displays include performances by the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art, and Luis Valença’s Centro Equestre da Leziria Grande. There are no entrance charges to spectate any of the competition and displays.

Scheduled Flights –departing Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Bristol, Edinburgh or Luton to Lisbon. Other UK departure airports available on request.
5 Nights Accommodation in Tomar Private accommodation inside Golegã town is also available –  further details on request.
Car Hire – based on 2 persons sharing a small car (Peugeot 107 or similar). Collection and drop off vehicle Lisbon Airport.  Single person car occupancy applies.
Comprehensive Travel Information and Visitor Guide to Golegã Fair, including the contact of a Golegã representative to guide you at the Fair.

Day Trip to Lusitano Breeding Stud in the Alentejo
Invitation to the Sussex Lusitanos/N.Pimenta Party in Golega town.
UK Group lunch in Golega town on Saturday 9th November.

We also arrange an optional day out to visit a Lusitano breeding stud – a chance to see the stallions, mares and their youngstock in their home environment, and to meet the breeders. A typical Portuguese country style lunch is included. This day has been a highlight for many in recent years.

Tomar is 30 mintues’ drive north of Golegă. All rooms at both hotels have en-suite bathrooms and breakfast is included. They are centrally located in the historic district of Tomar, close to several good restaurants, banks etc. Near the hotel, the magnificent 12th century Templar Castle containing the Convent of Christ (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO) is a must for those who wish to enjoy some sightseeing. Places on the Golegă Horse Fair trip have proved very popular in the past, for both equestrian and non-equestrian minded people, so early booking is advised.

To request a booking form/further details please contact or tel. 01403 753445/07787 147782

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