Portrait of Luis Valença

Master of advanced dressage

They give the most difficult dressage performances and show off perfect advanced dressage acts: the riding team surrounding Luis Valença. The experienced rider from Portugal and his team have been an integral part of the European tour from the beginning and look back at many years of experience with the show. Every year, they cast a spell on the audience in the biggest arenas throughout Germany and Europe with their beautiful white Lusitano horses.

They give the most difficult dressage performances and show off perfect advanced dressage acts: the riding team surrounding Luis Valença. The experienced rider from Portugal and his team have been an integral part of the European tour from the beginning and look back at many years of experience with the show. Every year, they cast a spell on the audience in the biggest arenas throughout Germany and Europe with their beautiful white Lusitano horses.
 
To present advanced dressage performances with ease, the horses require certain physical skills and character traits. For Luis there is only one breed: elegant Lusitano horses. In addition to high knee skips and elegant gaits that come naturally to them, they are very expressive and love to present themselves in the arena.

A very special family business

For the experienced Portuguese rider, working with horses has become a great passion, or rather his life’s philosophy. And he shares this passion with three generations of his family, even though they are living on different continents: Whether in Portugal or in Australia – they all share a deep connection with horses and a passion for riding.

For the experienced Portuguese rider, working with horses has become a great passion, or rather his life’s philosophy. And he shares this passion with three generations of his family, even though they are living on different continents: Whether in Portugal or in Australia – they all share a deep connection with horses and a passion for riding. Luis’s daughter Filipa plays a considerable part in the success of the Valença riding team. Together, she and her father discuss new choreographies, they search for talented riders and suitable show horses. It is her who accompanies the team during the European tour and who makes sure that all riders and horses are doing well even when they’re not in the arena.

Man with a white horse

Luis Valença at CAVALLUNA

At CAVALLUNA, the team surrounding Luis Valença presents the most difficult – perfected – advanced dressage performances such as the capriole. The six riders present impressive formations, making the most difficult performances look easy, and they invite the audience to dream – in perfect harmony!

At CAVALLUNA, the team surrounding Luis Valença presents the most difficult – perfected – advanced dressage performances such as the capriole. The six riders present impressive formations, making the most difficult performances look easy, and they invite the audience to dream – in perfect harmony!

Capriole at CAVALLUNA
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