THE VALENÇA METHOD

Welcome to the Academy of the Valenca Equestrian family.

“A Magical Night of Horses”

One magical night where the Horse is King.

The Valença family delivered a fantastic showcase the beauty of classical riding and Iberian stallions in a whimsical performance for the whole world, with the special homage to Andrea Bocelli and his love for the Iberian Horses.

Thanks so much to all of you for appreciating our Show!

Jocelyn Spelker

Jocelyn Spelker

on 25 July, 2020 at 22:43

Lovely show. Thank you so much for doing this. I have looked forward to this show for a while. Hope to see you sometime in the near future.

Terrie Corcoran

Terrie Corcoran

on 25 July, 2020 at 22:46

This show was absolutely beautiful. The riders and horses were so tuned into each other and (important to me), the horses seemed very happy in their work. It is obvious they are treated with love and respect. Thank you for sharing your art with us! Hope to visit when it is safe for me to travel.

Karen Heist

Karen Heist

on 26 July, 2020 at 0:46

Thank you! The performances were wonderful! Artistic riding and dancers. Great camera angles. It was a blessing to share in it. Great memories of riding in that arena under your skillful instruction. A privilege to share in your mission for the beauty of the horse.

 

Virginia Swanson

Virginia Swanson

on 26 July, 2020 at 4:52

Magnificent!!! Breathtaking!!!! Thank you for creating and sharing this magical event with all of us!!!

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Valença equestrian academy online membership:

  • 11 Valença Method introduction videos – The basics
  • Access to the Valença Team library
  • Access to Valença Method library
  • Weekly NEW video uploads,(more than 100 videos p/year | uploaded every week)
  • (NEW) VMTV – Entertainment for everyone!
  • Private Support Group
+ BONUS :

  • FREE ACCESS: Training on Demand videos
  • 10% Discount on all Training on Demand lessons, (Annual membership plan)
  • 10% Discount on all Video Conference lessons, (Annual membership plan)
  • 10% Discount on all Centro Equestre da Leziria Grande riding holiday in Portugal,(Value up to 180 Eur.) (Annual membership plan)
  • 10% Discount on all shop products, (Annual membership plan)
  • 2 FREE online lessons,(Value up to 140 Eur.(Annual membership plan)

Subscriptions plans

Choose the plan most suitable for you:

Monthly

11 Valença Method introduction videos

These 11 videos are all you need to get you 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.

Access to 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!

Access to 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!

Weekly 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!

VMTV : 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.

Private Support Group

Join us in our group where you can feel the support from the valença team.

.ADDITIONAL BONUS

+ FREE ACCESS: Training on Demand videos

12.99 EUR.

BI-ANNUAL

11 Valença Method introduction videos

These 11 videos are all you need to get you 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.

Access to 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!

Access to 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!

Weekly 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!

VMTV : 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.

Private Support Group

Join us in our group where you can feel the support from the valença team.

ADDITIONAL BONUS

+ FREE ACCESS: Training on Demand videos

72 Eur.

ANNUAL

11 Valença Method introduction videos
These 11 videos are all you need to get you 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.
Access to 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!

Access to 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!

Weekly 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!

VMTV : 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.

Private Support Group

Join us in our group where you can feel the support from the valença team.

2 Free Online Lessons

Watch us demonstrate your training question with our riders and horses, or ride your own horse during a video conference lesson with our trainer. Or one of each! We are giving you 2 FREE online lessons per year.

More details :
Training on Demand
Live Lessons

(VALUE up to 140 Eur.)

ADDITIONAL BONUS

+ FREE ACCESS: Training on Demand videos.
+ 10% Discount on all Training on Demand lessons.
+ 10% Discount on all Training via LIVE VIDEO Conference.
+ 10% Discount on all Centro Equestre da Leziria Grande riding holiday in Portugal,(Value up to 180 Eur.). More details.
+ 10% Discount on all shop products.

138 EUR.

Monthly

11 Valença Method introduction videos

These 11 videos are all you need to get you 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.

Access to 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!

Access to 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!

Weekly 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!

VMTV : 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.

Private Support Group

Join us in our group where you can feel the support from the valença team.

ADDITIONAL BONUS

+ FREE ACCESS: Training on Demand videos

12.99 EUR.

BI-ANNUAL

11 Valença Method introduction videos

These 11 videos are all you need to get you 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.

Access to 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!

Access to 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!

Weekly 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!

VMTV : 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.

Private Support Group

Join us in our group where you can feel the support from the valença team.

ADDITIONAL BONUS

+ FREE ACCESS: Training on Demand videos

72 Eur.

ANNUAL

11 Valença Method introduction videos
These 11 videos are all you need to get you 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.
Access to 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!

Access to 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!

Weekly 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!

VMTV : 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.

Private Support Group

Join us in our group where you can feel the support from the valença team.

2 Free Online Lessons

Watch us demonstrate your training question with our riders and horses, or ride your own horse during a video conference lesson with our trainer. Or one of each! We are giving you 2 FREE online lessons per year.

More details :
Training on Demand
Live Lessons

(VALUE up to 140 Eur.)

ADDITIONAL BONUS

+ FREE ACCESS: Training on Demand videos.
+ 10% Discount on all Training on Demand lessons.
+ 10% Discount on all Training via LIVE VIDEO Conference.
+ 10% Discount on all Centro Equestre da Leziria Grande riding holiday in Portugal,(Value up to 180 Eur.). More details.
+ 10% Discount on all shop products.

138 EUR.

THE VALENÇA METHOD

Welcome to the Academy of the Valença Equestrian family.

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.

Testimonials

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!

Susanna Maier

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

Ther german

Icelandic Girls

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.

Rupert Isaacson and Iliane Lorenz

Horse Boy Foundation – Austin, Texas

…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!

Marijke De Jong

Netherlands

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.

Online program

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.

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Contacts

Address

Estrada Nacional 1 2600, Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal

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