THE VALENÇA METHOD
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11 VALENÇA METHOD INTRODUCTION VIDEOS
These 11 videos are all you need to get started with the Valenca method. You will learn how to develop a language with your horse and give him the foundations he needs to progress through the levels without unnecessary stress.
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THE VALENÇA TEAM LIBRARY
Follow us in our daily and weekly work with our 70 Lusitano stallions. Meet our team, our young horses, our schoolmaster horses, and our show horses. You’ll feel right at home!
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VALENÇA METHOD LIBRARY
Premium content with step-by-step video instructions on how to teach and perform various exercises to help you on your journey with your horse. From starting a young horse to teaching shoulder-in and half-pass, to improving canter, piaffe, passage, and more!
NEW VIDEO UPLOADS
We will add new videos every week with tips, exercises, solutions to common problems and more.
More than 100 videos p/year. Uploaded every week!
VALENÇA METHOD TV
Entertainment for everyone!
Watch behind the scenes at Centro Equestre da Leziria Grande and come with us to shows, Lusitano breeders, veterinary practices & more.
Join us in our group where you can feel the support from the valença team
OUR TRAINING METHOD HELPS YOU REACH YOUR RIDING GOALS
So if you want to develop a better seat or hands, learn in-hand training, long-reining, or pillar work; or perform one time tempi changes, piaffe, or canter pirouettes, you’re in the right place.
Just wanted to say Thank you to all of the Valenca team for your wonderful online academy. I have learned so much from the basic introductory Valenca training method videos and also the ongoing weekly videos. Have even learned how to plait long manes(Thank you Ewelina!)
I mostly do Endurance with my horses but feel basic schooling is very important for any ridden horse to be supple, responsive and stay strong & healthy.
I have a young Arab and the Valenca schooling method is really helping with his early training/schooling and he is becoming a lovely horse.
My stay with the Valenças was incredibly educational with the horses and the learning in focus. A loving atmosphere in which I think everyone can find their place. The happiest of all is perhaps my horse who now has a better rider on its back. Thanks to Sofia, who was my coach, to all of the Valenças and of course to all the horses. I’m so grateful!
First of all, we wanted to thank you and Marie and the rest soo much for this week! It was awesome (like the three times I was with you before ), we learned a lot and who didn’t do it before loves Lusitanos now as well. Thank you for your time, the great lessons, your engagement and the effort you put in it. That we could do a “show” in costumes and the fotoshoot afterwards were a highlight for us and a great ending, so – thanks for that as well
We had an awesome time and I’m sure we all will come back! I definitely want a fifth week
Now we are driving home and then we will ride our own horses to test our new knowledge on them. If you want, we can let you know how they do
We wish you a nice day and please greet all the others, especially Louise and Marie and Ines!
See you next time
Never have we encountered such clear, precise, and kind tuition as with the Valenças. In many years of learning dressage, no one has opened the door to clarity and understanding of the entire system, not just the riding, but also the exact details of the lunging, in hand, long rein and pillars. We are forever grateful because this training was immediately transferable to our horses at home and we will return as often as we can to learn as much as we can.
…Mestre Luis Valença, … is incredible generous with sharing his knowledge and experience as well as his daughters Sofia and Filipa! And I’m also very, very grateful to all their wonderful horses, who allow me to experience the Portuguese art of riding in all its areas: longeing, work in hand, riding, long reining, pillar work, school jumps and more!
The valença family
Luis Valença, widely regarded as the greatest living practitioner of Classical dressage currently alive in the world today. Mestre Luis Valença was hand-picked by the legendary Nuno Oliveira to be his principal apprentice and assistant in the 1960s. Luis Valença and his family have been dedicating their lives to teaching both horses and riders for over 40 years.
What is the Valença method?
The method is a systematic approach to training gymnastic exercises from the absolute beginning of a horse´s education through to the high school (and airs above the ground, should you wish to achieve this). It also applies to horses who have an established education and need structure to polish their movements and progress further in their training.
We have developed an online training program that you can use at home with your own horse to get the results you desire.
We cater to
all horses, all breeds and all disciplines
We’ve trained thousands of riders and horses in more than 40 countries – including Grand Prix and Olympic competitors.