Stories – Maris Farquarson

Quinta do Archino: lessons from Lusitanos Silva “You go to the mares”, Francisco told me. I had been at Quinta do Archino for seven weeks and spent no time with the mares, the mothers of his Lusitanos.  They lived in fields large enough for them to hide.  I eventually found them under a tree, swishing

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June 2018

Goodbye to Ghandi We are pleased to announce that we have sold Ghandi our horse to Mrs Louise Kelly and since she has moved to Portugal to search for Lusitanos, Ghandi will stay in Portugal. Ghandi is a Lusitano Gelding born on 5-11-2011 and stands at 1,56M Having received training in Lateral Movements (shoulders in,

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May 2014

May 2014 Francisco far from Quinta do Archino: he had a Stage in Scotland to Halmyre Stables, Stonehaven, and in Middlepart Farm, in North Ayrshire. Also, Francisco was rapresentated by his helper Valentina at the Lusitanos Festival in Italy, and also in a Tribute to the Master Nuno Oliveira like his pupil, in the same

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April 2014

March – April 2014 TRAILS EXPLORING ARCHINO’S LANDSCAPE with fantastic italian team – Elisa, Gregorio, Zaccaria, Moreno & Valentina. Two days trekking starting from Archino….. Lunch – Visiting our neighbours to Quinta da Ameixoeira And the trekking went on….!! ———————————————————————————————– Scotland and Ireland group also visited us! (Scoltland: Samantha, Carol, Selina, Laura and Carla) (Ireland:

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February 2014

February 2014 From the beginning of the day, our guests come to perform our horsemanship under the eye of the friend instructor Francisco, who works daily our horses. We also had with us the gracious young rider Nora 14 years old, from Sweden too, that make us so proud! And we also were been fortunate

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January 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 For this special date we have prepared – to our deserved guests – something to remember. An equestrian demo performed by Francisco & Valentina, and a cocktail to celebrate the evening of the New Year! …See the video with a little piece of the show: January went on … and classes

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October 2013

October 2013 Our youngest guest full of joy and harmony: Lucia from Scotland, 11 years old! Lucia so proud with her Diploma! Lucia’s testimony: Mervi (from Finland): ten days intensive riding dressage, and with Valentina getting ready (under the sunshine weather) for the trail riding with Ramalhete and Unico.

September 2013

September 2013 Our fellow guests from Germany, Hans, Catherine Von Schoen and the new family member, Hariet has visited us again. How charming days ! An International “flavour” presented by our riding ladies Alana & Agneta: Never lose your enthusiasm of riding, keep going!! …Shouted Francisco to their rider!

August 2013

August 2013 Through our unique Portugal climate, we had our lessons & trails at Quinta do Archino…. Anja and Mona from Norway… Noora from Finland…

July 2013

July 2013 Hello again dear friends We have been very busy with our guests and horses during the last month. What a good time we have had together! Valentina, our good help friend has made some “sigthseeing in Quinta do Archino”. Come with us: Let’s follow riding times, Francisco and Zeus, Valentina riding Alambique and

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