Welcome to Portuguese Equestrian
The country of Portugal located in the south western fringe of the European continent has a long and rich equestrian tradition. Portugal has been once a part of the formidable Roman Empire and it is since those historical times that one can trace the origin of equestrian activities in Portugal and today it has graduated to become a very popular sport in the country. In those primitive times, science and technological innovations were yet to dawn on the horizon and in the absence of vehicles, horse riding was a prevalent means of transportation from one place to another and was also helpful for facilitating military activities during battles and warfare.more..
Portuguese Horses & Breeds
In the magnificent country of Portugal, equestrian activities are today entangled with the social life of the Portuguese and while football continues to be the most popular sport in Portugal, horse riding has emerged too as an admired form of spending the leisure hours. It is well known that in the ancient times there were no motor vehicles available and human beings took the help of animals in order to travel long distances with their wares. This is a truth even today for the people who reside in the very remote corners of the world and who often cannot afford the usage of these high priced vehicles. Therefore, animals were the cheapest and only available modes of transportation in ancient times. But today animals are used in satisfying one’s leisurely desires and many animals are employed in sports.more..