This photo launches the #LWBlog series "Story Behind the Photo". In this issue, the international photographer Katya Druz tells the story of the photo entitled "A Friendship that conquered the world" featuring Pedro Torres and the live legend stallion Oxidado.
APSL’s first public concentration for stallion approval of 2018 took place last January 27th: 33 horses between the ages of 4 and 12 were evaluated for their morphology and quality of gaits under saddle. Overall, 29 new stallions were admitted to the Stud-book. The awarded 6 year old Lusitano Homero JCL, presented by João Faustino, achieved the highest score (75,5%).
Bessa de Carvalho Stud was founded 28 years ago by the renown rider from the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art, Francisco Bessa de Carvalho. Aiming to breed horses with character, functionality and beauty that stand out in the international sports panorama Lusitanos d'Atela reached the title of Best Breeder at the International Lusitano Horse Show 2017. Jovial and always friendly, Francisco opened the door to his home and told us a bit more about the history of his stud, wich is also his story.
Finding your perfect equine partner can be an incredible adventure! This is the story of Frances Carbonnel who discovered her perfect equine match & future dressage partner with Lusitano World. Gifted with a young and charming spirit and armed with a huge love of horses, she is a former Grand Prix rider and riding instructor from Colorado, USA. Read her story - it could be yours as well someday!
Golegã - Home of the Lusitano horse. Every year the sleepy town comes alive, undergoing an unique transformation for the Feira National do Cavalo. The program covers all equestrian sports, and the Fair provides the perfect snapshot of everything uniquely Portuguese. Read the #LWBlog article to find out more about this year's event and competitions.
Are you looking for your Dream Horse? Finding a trusted agent and having an experienced professional to assist you in the purchase of a horse is essential. Equus Classic has been talking with Filipa Jácome, Lusitano World founder, provides a word of advice if you look for your perfect match.
Get to know all details about the daring photo-adventure "Free-Spirited Lusitanos" - a 5 day equine photo workshop organized by Lusitano World with the guidance of the Portuguese photographer Rita Fernandes focused in Lusitanos in liberty combining master-classes with photo shoots of outstanding models in unique scenarios, showcasing the breed’s multiple inherent talents.
Filipa is the founder and CEO of Lusitano World and Editor in Chief of #LWBlog, where you can find updated news, useful insights and state of the art knowledge about the Lusitano breed:
“I hope #LWBlog will become one of the main promotion channels of the Lusitano horse worldwide! I invite all readers to share their opinion and to propose topics you want to read about: LWblog@lusitanoworld.com – happy readings!”
Katya is a renowned international equine photographer with publications all over the world, including National Geographic. She is the #LWBlog Art Director, responsible for organization and commission of all the art work that is included in blog publications. She will also bring us a series of articles on equine photography and about the Lusitano breed.
Rita Fernandes is a co-founder of Lusitano World. In love with horses since tender age, she brings not only exquisite photos that will illustrate our articles, but also contributes with articles about the Lusitano horse, with a specific focus on equine photography.
Bianca is a remarkable German photographer who lives in Colorado, USA. She started her cooperation with Lusitano World in 2014, not only in photography, but also with equine videos and writing articles, sharing the view of a foreigner on the Lusitano breed and events within the world of the Lusitano. Bianca will contribute regularly with interviews and reports for #LWBlog.
Uli is a German journalist with vast experience in equine articles. Working with one of LW’s associated magazines - Equus Classic, Uli accepted LW invitation to contribute with a series of articles and reports on several equine matters and topics. She will also bring us more insights on Lusitano’s breed in Germany.
Frances is an American grand prix rider who was always been curious and attracted by Iberian breeds. Curious about the Lusitano she traveled to Portugal and meet Lusitano World team – after buying her first Lusitano she joined Lusitano World as an agent for the USA, promoting the breed and cooperating in travelling programs to Portugal. She will also be a regular contributing writer, bringing opinion articles and increasing the awareness about the Lusitano breed in the USA.