Lusitanos of Melides

Exploring Passeios Melides: A Journey through Portuguese Alentejo on Horseback Nestled within the captivating landscapes of the Portuguese Alentejo region lies Passeios Melides, an enchanting destination offering horseback riding experiences with beautiful Lusitano Horses amidst the endless shores and picturesque countryside. At the heart of this equestrian haven is Quinta do Almargem, a historic property […]

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Hermès Jochen Gerner

Hermès & Jochen Gerner

“Life is a permanent obstacle race, and that’s what makes it so attractive,” states Jochen Gerner, a celebrated French German illustrator known for his minimalist style, regarding his collaboration with Hermès. Truly, his illustrations eloquently convey the essence of showjumping: with deft strokes of his China ink markers, vibrant obstacles, saddles, grooming tools, and saddle […]

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Fausto Melotti

Sculptor, painter and poet: the art of multifaceted Fausto Melotti – a great master of mid-century European Modernism – playfully juxtaposes irony and lightness with academic and intellectual rigor. Features that should be familiar to horsemen as fundamental characteristics of equestrianism in all its forms, too. Indeed there is a match: Fausto Melotti’s poetic ceramics […]

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Bottega Conticelli

I’ll always remember the first time I discovered the marvellous creations of Bottega Conticelli. Saint Tropez, Athina Onassis Horse Show, May 2016. The champions of showjumping showing under a perfectly blue sky over beautiful Pampelonne beach, where the chef de piste Uliano Vezzani, designed his course. In the middle of that much perfection, it’s not […]

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