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The Portuguese School of Equestrian Art Galas

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Location

Henrique Calado Riding Ring, at Calçada da Ajuda, in Lisbon

Dates

Last Friday of the month

Time

9:30 (visit to the Nora Patio at 8:30 pm)

Public

All publics

Attend a demonstration of Portuguese Equestrian Art and take part in a historical re-enactment of a night with the 18th-century Portuguese court.

 

In this show of a duration of 1h30, the riders wear formal costume, notably the black felt tricorn, long tailcoats in burgundy velvet, with black collars and gold and black galloons, and black leather gaiters.

 

The horses, of the Lusitano Alter Real breed, wear three-point Portuguese-style braids trimmed with silk ribbons and a Portuguese-style saddle covered in tapir hair or suede. They perform typical Baroque exercises, such as ‘airs above the ground’ and ‘courtly games’, tournaments practised between the 18th and 19th centuries, on festive occasions.

 

Regarded as National Heritage, and one of the best in the world, the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art is the continuation of the Equestrian Academy created by King João V, in the 18th century, and its shows recreate one of the favourite pastimes of the court of the time: Riding.

Preparation activities for the Gala can be watched in the Nora Patio, also on Calçada da Ajuda in Lisbon, one hour before the show.

 

*Photographs and videos are allowed in the Nora Patio without the use of flash; they are however not allowed in the Henrique Calado Riding Ring.

Next Performances

27 January

24 February

31 March

28 April

26 May

22 June

25 August

29 September

27 October

24 November

29 December

Price list

Box | Adult ticket (18 to 64 years)
50 €
Box | Child ticket (6 to 17 years)
46.5 €
Box | Senior ticket (over 65)
46.5 €
Box | Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children)
170 €
North stalls | Adult ticket (18 to 64 years)
25 €
North stalls | Child ticket (6 to 17 years)
22 €
North stalls | Senior ticket (over 65)
22 €
North stalls | Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children)
83 €
South stalls | Adult ticket (18 to 64 years)
20 €
South stalls | Child ticket (6 to 17 years)
17.5 €
South stalls | Senior ticket (over 65)
17.5 €
North stalls | Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children)
66 €

Additional Information

Private shows may be arranged at other times or places.

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