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ADDRESS:    Classical Equines
Estrada Coracao de Jesus nº 620,
4620-111 Covas, Lousada

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Our Trainers

Overview

Overview

Classical dressage is still considered the training foundation of today’s competition dressage.

Classical Dressage

Classical Dressage

Classical dressage is a tradition in which dressage is practiced as an art form. It is said to have originated from cavalry movements and battlefield training.

Our Trainers

Our Trainers

Carlos Carneiro is a classical dressage trainer and instructor, horse owner and equestrian manager of a stable of 35 horses in Lousada, Portugal.

The Masters

The Masters

Luis Valença came from a family to whom the horse was the central focal point

Carlos Carneiro

Classical Dressage Trainer and Instructor

Carlos Carneiro is a classical dressage trainer and instructor, horse owner and equestrian manager of a stable of 35 horses in Lousada, Portugal.

Carlos has had the opportunity to study classical dressage with some of the Worlds Great Masters. From 1996-1999 he studied with Luis Valença in Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal. From 2006-2007 he studied with Master João Oliveira in Walnut, CA, U.S.A.

He has performed professionally in many classical dressage displays including national shows, such as Golega e CSI do Porto, Cabeceiras de Basto and Vila Nova de Famalicao to name a few. Carlos has also performed in many international shows, such as Cheval Passion in France, Toured Europe to do shows such as The Royal Horse Gala and Apassionata and also had the honour of performing at The World Cup in Las Vegas, U.S.A. in front of the worlds top Grand Prix riders.

From 2008-2009 Carols was a classical dressage trainer at a prestigious stable in the U.S.A. involved with Lusitano horse sales.

Carlos has appeared on the cover and in the content of many books and articles, some of which include “The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dressage, Barockes reiten – Nach F.R. De La Gueriniere” and magazines such as “Cavallo” and “Equitacao“.

With his near perfect riding position, light hands and natural horsemanship he is able to make almost any horse happy to perform. With his good communication, high standard of work and motivated manner, he is skilled in getting the best results from both horse and rider. These attributes have made him in high demand as a trainer and instructor of classical dressage all around the world, including Portugal, Germany, U.S.A and the UK.