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Visit to Quinta do Escaroupim in Salvaterra de Magos, Portugal with Joao Lynce was exciting and educational! The national equestrian magazine, Equitacao, has published this interview of Amie Fulks as part of a publication on the breeder and trainers of Portugal. It is in Portuguese,but look for my interview around the 10 minute mark!

Equitação Magazine 51 from EQUITAÇÃO.TV on Vimeo.

06 de Janeiro de 2012

O nosso primeiro programa de 2012 é dedicado aos amantes de Concurso Completo de equitação e do cavalo Lusitano.

Neste magazine vamos até Salvaterra de Magos, ao encontro de João Lynce, um cavaleiro e criador, que tem dado a volta ao mundo a divulgar a raça nacional e a ensinar equitação à portuguesa.

A meio de Dezembro a Barroca d’Alva acolheu o campeonato nacional de Juniores de CCE e nós vamos mostrar-lhe os vencedores desta prova de 1 estrela e também dos concursos preliminar e de iniciação que decorreram no mesmo dia.

Mais à frente falamos com o jovem Gonçalo Azevedo e Silva que lhe vai dizer como é competir no campeonato montando um pónei.

Também neste magazine, fazemos o balanço do ano da disciplina com o presidente da Associação de Concurso Completo de Equitação, Michael Stilwell.

Edição, Imagem, Texto e Apresentação: Ana Filipe, Cátia Mogo, João Pereira e Pedro Rocha

Direcção: Eduardo Carvalho

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Working Equitation coming to Florida!


A new equestrian sport having recently been introduced to the USA, having it's roots in Europe.

NEWS! Recent trip to Portugal forever preserved on Equitacao Magazine!!

Equitação Magazine 51 from EQUITAÇÃO.TV on Vimeo.

06 de Janeiro de 2012

Our first program of 2012 is dedicated to lovers of eventing and the Lusitano horse.
In this edition, we went to Salvaterra de Magos, to meet  Joao Lynce, a rider and breeder who has traveled around the world to publicize the national race and to teach riding to the Portuguese.
Editing, Image, Text and Presentation: Anne Philip, Katie Mogo, John Rocha and Pedro Pereira
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Amie FulksThe competition is divided into 3 phases which are designed to test horse and rider through a range of activities. It combines flatwork movements and obstacle tests, inviting horse and rider to deal with a number of obstacles similar to those encountered when riding and working in the fields. Overall, the competition aims to promote good horsemanship, and a level of submission and control of the horse.

Working Equitation began as a competition in 1996 with the first European Championships taking place that year in Italy. It is now a recognized sport in France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Brazil having secured considerable following in each of these image

The Working Equitation discipline aims at promoting competition between different ways of riding used in the fieldwork in various countries. Another of its special features is the fact that it constitutes a prime example of an ethnographic and cultural showcase, maintaining the traditional costumes and saddlery characteristics of each country. (excerpt from

In international competition, there are four phases:


The horses enter a 40 x 20 metre rectangle, to the sound of music and perform obligatory movements for around 7 minutes, to be assessed by a Jury of between three to five Judges.

Ease of Handling

Is a gymkhana type event in which horses must counter obstacles similar to those likely to appear in the field (e.g. crossing bridges, passing through doorways, etc). The manner in which the obstacle is transposed – depending on agility, submission, working attitude, and ease of movement and of handling – is scored by the Jury.


This involves obstacles from the preceding trial but with the objective of transposing the obstacles as fast as possible, without picking up penalty faults.


The Cow trial is performed by four elements – Team, and consists of separating a herd of cows which has been defined in advance.