Discover beautiful images of Andalusians and Lusitanos in Spain and Portugal from photographer Patrick Kennedy: Start your journey at The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez, Spain, then travel to the annual Feira Nacional do Cavalo (National Lusitano Horse Fair) in Golega, Portugal to see Lusitanos performing in various exhibitions. Catch a glimpse of the local village during the fair, as it bursts with horses, mostly stallions, that are paraded on the town square track all day long and into the night, and stabled in ancient stalls that are a fixture of the area’s whitewashed apartments and villas. Check out shows that run continuously in the square, as well as nearby on a jumping field and dressage court adjacent to Golega’s School of Horses (a modern building devoted to textbook classes in horse science). The fair also features food galore, distinctive Portuguese riding clothes for sale, as well as Lusitano saddles, bridles, and a spectrum of people who love these horses.
The Lusitano is the aristocrat of Baroque horses; Golega, Portugal.