Lusitanos in Tokyo

Jul 23, 2021
Text: Lusitano World · Photos: EuroDressage / Astrid Appels

Lusitanos in the spotlight at Tokyo

Tomorrow several Lusitanos will go down the center line at the biggest dressage stage in the world: the Olympic Games!

We are witnessing the rise of the Lusitano horse as a top choice for the modern dressage sport: a new record of 13 Lusitano horses have been qualified for Tokyo 2020! This is the outcome of 20 years of investment and hard work developed by breeders, riders and trainers.


Meet the Lusitano horses who will be competing at Baji Koen Equestrian Park in Tokyo! 

The Portuguese dressage team is composed only by Lusitano horses: João Torrão competes with the stunning Equador MVL; Maria Caetano rides Fenix de Tineo and Rodrigo Torres competes with a horse of his own breeding, Fogoso Campline. For Brasil João Victor Oliva will ride Escorial Campline, and the Mexican rider Martha Del Valle Quirarte rides Beduino.


And with the Lusitano horses on focus and gaining popularity each day, here is an interesting fact!
Did you know that the first horse to step on the Olympic ring will be a Lusitano? That’s correct! Escorial is the first to go tomorrow at 17:00h (Tokyo time)!

Check out the starting order HERE and make sure to accompany all the competitions online. Here are some tips to follow the online streaming 👇

The best of luck for all the riders, with a special word of support to our incredible Lusitanos!


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