Competitors

Whether competing seriously or just for fun in the daytimes, the Festival is for everyone. It's about the shared love for the Iberian horse, and accessible to all. Its quite the atmosphere but visitor numbers are limited in the daytimes, the Festival Team will support you throughout with dedicated team members in every area.

We are creating a brand new competitor programme for 2024, the schedule will be available early summer.

You can join the COMPETITOR COMMUNITY group on Facebook where we will be supporting you all year round.  If you have ANY questions, please get in touch.

Have fun in DAYTIME COMPETITIONS with your horse in the purpose built arena - beautiful ambient lighting, olive trees and more. The arena once again will be a premium wax surface for your horses total comfort, kindly supplied by Equine Surfacing Ltd (if you are local this will be available to buy after the Festival). 

The Showing and NEW Show Jumping classes are for pure and part bred Lusitanos (PSL), PREs, PRMes and PRE Fusions. Each breed competes separately for a Champion and Reserve. Working Equitation is a National competition run by ABWE and ANY breed can enter. Dressage is for registered or unregistered Iberians.

If you are lucky enough to be a Champion, and you and your horse are brave, you can take a lap of honour during the Saturday night Espectáculo. 

Perhaps you'll take your horse down El Paseo - guests, judges and dignataries will be able to meet your horses on the side of the vintage wooden Pavillion at The Lisbon Lounge.  Throughout the event you can eat, shop and be entertained night and day in La Plaza, a truly special experience.

The EVENINGS are for your inspiration. Put your horse to bed, grab some paella, or tapas, and a sherry or some Sangria, and enjoy! The return of horses from the Royal Stables of Cordoba, plus Alizée Froment, Silke Valletin and a Fire, Flamenco and Fado Fantasia.  

We can only take a certain number of horses as must run to time in the evenings, entering early secures your classes. 

Professionals or VERY confident partnerships are invited to PARADE for FREE.  An unforgettable experience which will be recorded by our incredible production photographers and videographers.

See some pictures from Daytime Events below

 

Small Selection of 2023 Daytime Competitor Images by Aga Karmol

For Aga's full set of images, Click Here. Our wonderful production photographer will be back this year to capture your time at the Festival

2022 Competition Images

By official show photographer Danny Berta working with Jeremy Nak from Nak Photography