How time flies – it’s already February. The weather has been beautiful in the UK where I have been giving clinics and I’ve returned to Portugal to find the same bright winter sunshine that I left a week ago. Since my last post we have welcomed riding guests from Estonia and Switzerland and were also visited by a film crew from the channel, TV Equitacao. They were here to record a piece about Nuno Oliveira and his home, Quinta do Brejo, which is now the location for our riding holidays and schooling. For those who don’t speak Portuguese, I’m afraid the interviews might be hard to understand, but it’s still well worth watching for some wonderful footage of Maestro Oliveira working here in our indoor school.
Charlotte Wittbom Classical Dressage
Charlotte Wittbom is a rider, trainer and teacher specialising in classical approaches to horsemanship. She travels internationally to deliver clinics, demonstrations and presentations and welcomes guests for riding holidays and training at Quinta do Brejo, Portugal – the former home and stables of Maestro Nuno Oliveira.
Charlotte rode in the celebrated Apassionata equestrian gala show as part of Maestro Luis Valença’s presentation, on three European tours.
Her early career included competitive eventing in her native Sweden; six months working as an assistant instructor under Julian Marczak at the renowned Suzanne’s Riding School in the UK and three years as a student of Maestro Luis Valença in Portugal.
She has a particular interest in the development of pedagogical approaches to the development of horse and rider, and is currently studying for a B.Ed in Education, Umeå University. She holds a a teaching certificate from the Association of British Riding Schools (A.B.R.S) and a Diploma with distinction from the Centro Equestre de Lezeria Grande (C.E.L.G) in Portugal.
At Quinta do Brejo, Charlotte schools her own Lusitano horses, welcomes guests for riding holidays and tuition, and carries out programmes of schooling with clients’ horses. She works with a diverse range of riders from around the world, spanning all equestrian specialisms, with abilities from novice to advanced.
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