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Working Equitation as a competitive sport has seen exponential growth in popularity and participation in recent years, and hosted its first European and World Championships in 1996 and 2002 respectively. Today this emerging discipline has become part of the competitive equestrian landscape in Portugal, France, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Sweden, as well as Mexico and Brazil. Like Eventing, Working Equitation is a three-phase competition including dressage plus two separate obstacle courses (the final phase against the clock), at which Lusitano horses have already demonstrated their ability to excel. Synonymous with world-class dressage by virtue of their naturally gifted gaits, Lusitanos have categorically proven their aptitude in the multi-disciplinary environment of Working Equitation, especially thanks to their work willingness and extremely docile temperament. The project being launched by Lefosse and Stewart is the first of its kind, providing a sound educational base for anyone wishing to learn or improve their Working Equitation skills. WHERE: Located close to the famous spa town of Aguas de Lindóia, 90 minutes drive from São Paulo, Lefosse’s Haras das Mangueiras, a worldclass Lusitano breeding facility since 1992, currently hosts a leg in the Brazilian Working Equitation Championship series, and provides a fitting instructional environment plus superbly trained and experienced WE Lusitano horses for visitors to ride.

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