Spain and Portugal Photography Workshop

April 29th - May 10th 2019

Please join us for this incredible equine photography workshop set during the prime season for wildflowers and foals. Tweleve fabulous days of learning, inspiration and fun photograping Spain and Portugal and their fabulous PRE and Lusitano horses as we surround ourselves with natural beauty and ancient architecture.

This workshop will immerse you in the cultural heritage of two countries that are truly passionate about their horses and full of visual excitement.  Our basic itinerary includes a few of Portugal's World Heritage sites; Sintra and Obidos. We will visit Porto, a coastal city in northwest Portugal known for it's port wine production. We will have many visits to the top stud farms in both countries including the famous Alter Real. Spain while famous for it's wine and Flamenco is also famous for it's stunning PRE or Pure Spanish Horses. We will travel to many diverse locations presenting you with the finest equines Spain has to offer in unique settings.
We will spend plenty time exploring and photographing century old historical buildings; castles, churches and villages.  Powerful and graceful Lusitanos and PRE's will preform at liberty and undersaddle in the tradition of true equestrianism, on the beach, in and around amazing architecture and in a dreamy forest.
Chestnuts posted by the open fireChestnuts roasted by the open fire
 The summer house

The summer House Sintra

 Dancing lights

Deck the halls

Participants will benefit by the knowledge and expertise of 3 world renowned professional equine photographers, Jess Lee, Keron Psillas and myself.

Basic Itinery:  

We will photograph the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art in Lisbon. Horses in the forest and on the coast in the evening.  We will spend a day with world famous Ana Batista and her amazing Lusitano horses.  A second shoot with Ana in Costume in wildflowers.  Of course there will be horses at liberty in the afternoon, a shoot at Valenca?s Stud in the morning with horses at liberty AND two riders in Baroque costume inside with the Azulejos.

A two-day trip to the Alentejo to photograph Mommas and babies in the wildflowers and to photograph at Alter Real, (Alter Real is a special strain of the Lusitano horse) and the state Stud that was founded in 1748. Lodging at Salgadas for 5 nights, in the Alentejo for 2 nights, departing Alentejo for our 1 pm flight to Seville and YES, it's included in the cost!

In Spain we'll visit Yeguada Cartuja and see and photograph the show there and the Royal School in Jerez.  We will visit A Campo Abierto. One cannot visit Spain and not have a night of Flamenco, and have some stunning costume shoots. We will have an afternoon guided tour of Seville to visit the cathedral and Alcazar....our base will be in Jerez de La Frontera....about an hour south of Seville. 
Tour ends with transport back to Airport in Seville Spain, where your return flights should be scheduled, unless you are staying on.
7 nights in Portugal and 5 nights in Spain
Airfair from Lisbon to Seville is included.

  $6999. We are now accepting $2,000. non-refundable deposit.

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We recommend trip insurance for all of our workshops and will be happy to share the names of some insurance providers for those interested.

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