Hippikos Portugal Trip Photos

 

September 2011

 

by Wendy J. McLaughlin *

 

These are photographs I took during an equestrian vacation trip with my friend Susan to Hippikos Training Centre in Portugal in the Fall of 2011.

 

They represent about 30% of the total number of photos I took, split down the middle between emphasizing training activities and attempting to capture the the surroundings, which were as peaceful as they were beautiful.

Because this was a equestrian training adventure, I didn't travel beyond the confines of the facility (I was too busy riding as many as five different horses three times a day!), the images here are not intended to be representative of Portugal or even Porto or Braga (two municipalities we traversed en route to our final destination Vila Verde). Was it worth it? Let me just say I'm already planning a return trip!

 

Enjoy!

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VILA VERDE
Hippikos Grounds

House of Justice

Vila Verde

Evening view

Hippikos

View from Arena

Along Driveway

Vineyards

Antique Farm

Equipment

Vineyards

Hippikos Grounds

Hippikos Grounds

Hippikos Grounds

Church & Grounds

Walkway

Church

Church at Night

Grooms at Work

Denis & Urso

Denis & Urso

Heather & Mat

Heather & Mat

Susan & Rehedio

Wendy & Zahara

Andre & Trifolio

Heather & Mat

Wendy & Nodoso

Wendy & Nodoso

Wendy & Nodoso

Denis & Urso

Elizabeth & Uzi

Simultaneous Lessons

Wendy & Uzifur

Wendy / Susan

Wendy / Susan

Wendy & Uzifur

Wendy on Nodoso

(piaffe) w/ Denis

Wendy & Uzifur

Wendy & Uzifur

Wendy on Zahara

Hippikos wine

(vinho branco)

Hippikos wine

(vinho branco)

Patio Dining

Dinner

Happy Birthday,

Elizabeth!

Elizabeth's Cake!

Garden

Collard Greens

Fountain

View from Driveway

Co

Co

Galinhas

Vacas

Porcos

Carved Fountain

Azaleas

Covered Driveway

(with Susan)

Verdant Hills

Sunset

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