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The Equine World in Alter do Chão

What is the Alter International Horse Summit?

The Alter International Horse Summit – AIHS – is a unique project in Portugal and in Europe. Its aim is to study, look at and discuss the Horse Economy in all of its forms.

A plural and multitopic platform,
focused on the Equestrian World

All the Topics

A PLURAL AND MULTITOPIC PLATFORM, FOCUSED ON THE HORSE ECONOMY

All the Topics

Socioeconomic Impact

The equestrian economy at European level, the history and results of the largest equestrian circuit in Europe, the potential of the equestrian world applied to different areas and the impact of the horse on local economies will be some of the highlights at AIHS. The first Yearbook of Horse Economy in Portugal will also be presented.

Technological innovation

Nowadays technology is transversal to all sectors of activity and the equestrian world is no exception. The impact and technology’s contribution in competition, the way it contributes to the advancement of equestrian medicine or the development of new business and entrepreneurial momentum will be some of the topics to be discussed at AIHS.

Tourism

Given the unrivalled conditions of Portugal in general and the Alentejo in particular, a firm commitment to Horse Tourism is possible. In addition to contributing to the Economy, Equestrian Tourism can make the relationship between people and horses, allowing them to ride or contemplate the horse, more widespread. Bearing in mind the Portuguese origins of the Purebred Lusitano and its worldwide acclaim, our country also features a beautiful landscape, a Mediterranean climate, cuisine and air, road and tourism infrastructures, making it possible for Portugal to become one of the best world destinations for this kind of tourism. Alter do Chão will soon have a theme hotel within the Alter Real Stud Farm; besides the Alto Alentejo region also has a reasonable number of stud farms and hotels, which can provide for set up a unique and functional Equestrian Tourism network. The AIHS will discuss the strategic plans for this national tourism segment, making comparisons with other places of the world where Horse Tourism is looked on as an asset.

Medicine and Research

Evolution in equine breeding, top scientific research, challenges from the standpoint of high competition breeding and training will be some of the issues related to the health of the Horse that will be featured on AIHS’ panels.

Sports & Competition

In addition to the qualifications for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Lusitano Purebred and several Portuguese knights have taken our country’s name to the big international stages. Top athletes and coaches, nationally and internationally, will be at AIHS to discuss the way forward to reach the top of the equestrian competition.

Transport and Mobility

Horse transportation between countries is hampered by a number of measures that are partly repetitive and not complementary. Health control and simplification of International Guides are in the order of the day. This subject will be updated and discussed from a European perspective, but it will also find the status quo nationally.

Speakers

Begoña Quirós

Sunshine Tours
Circuito Hipíco del Sol

Eleonora Ottaviani

International Jumping
Riders Club

João Borga

Startup Portugal

José Maltez

Câmara Municipal da Golegã

Paulo Caetano

Cavaleiro Tauromático
e Equitador Português

Pedro Ferraz da Costa

Coudelaria Ferraz da Costa
In the Heart of Alentejo Region

Alter do Chão

A Portuguese village located in the hearth of Alentejo, Alter do Chão is dominated by a  XIV sec castle, whose towers rise up above the central square. The City of Alter do chão is one of the main national centres for purebred lusitano horses breeding.

In the Heart of Alentejo Region

Alter do Chão

A Portuguese village located in the hearth of Alentejo, Alter do Chão is dominated by a  XIV sec castle, whose towers rise up above the central square. The City of Alter do chão is one of the main national centres for purebred lusitano horses breeding.

Alter International Horse Summit Partners

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