About 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. Throughout the year there several simultaneous activities will take place leading to a an annual gathering of the AIHS to be held in Alter do Chão in 2020. This gathering will bring together a large number of national and international experts and stakeholders at a summit to discuss topics directly and indirectly related to the equestrian world, such as the Socioeconomic Impact of the Horse, Tourism, Research and Health, Entrepreneurship, Competition and Technology. Among the AIHS partners are companies, associations, the media and enablers that, from the outset, believed in the project and became part of it.

Since the 18th century, when King João V set up the now innovative Alter Real Stud Farm, Alter do Chão has been a benchmark in the national and international equestrian panorama. This is why one of the main goals of the AIHS is to make Alter do Chão a national and international centre of debate for the issues and challenges affecting the equestrian world, in what is the home to the peerless Alter Real Lusitano Horse.

By attracting new businesses and reinforcing existing ones, the AIHS will be a major boost to the local economy as well.

In addition to these discussion forums, Alter do Chão will also be hosting other activities during this period, including rides in horse-drawn carriages, an exhibition of horses from a number of national stud farms, horse shows, cultural events, food tasting and night-time entertainment.

 

The Purebred Lusitano and Alter-Real

The Purebred Lusitano is the most noble of the four breeds of Portuguese horses. It is considered to be the oldest riding horse in the world and is therefore the source of what we now know as Equitation, as it has been ridden for several thousand years. The Alter Real is descended from the Purebred Lusitano bloodline and is as old as the Alter Real Stud Farm itself, which was opened in the mid-18th century. The Alter Real is known worldwide and has won awards for its incomparable skills in Equestrian Arts, particularly Dressage, Working Equitation and Pulling Carriages. It is also an extremely docile horse, and therefore much appreciated for entertainment activities and riding. This is why the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art uses only Alter Real Lusitanos from the Alter Real Stud Farm.

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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. Throughout the year there several simultaneous activities will take place leading to a an annual gathering of the AIHS to be held in Alter do Chão in 2020. This gathering will bring together a large number of national and international experts and stakeholders at a summit to discuss topics directly and indirectly related to the equestrian world, such as the Socioeconomic Impact of the Horse, Tourism, Research and Health, Entrepreneurship, Competition and Technology. Among the AIHS partners are companies, associations, the media and enablers that, from the outset, believed in the project and became part of it.

Since the 18th century, when King João V set up the now innovative Alter Real Stud Farm, Alter do Chão has been a benchmark in the national and international equestrian panorama. This is why one of the main goals of the AIHS is to make Alter do Chão a national and international centre of debate for the issues and challenges affecting the equestrian world, in what is the home to the peerless Alter Real Lusitano Horse.

By attracting new businesses and reinforcing existing ones, the AIHS will be a major boost to the local economy as well.

In addition to these discussion forums, Alter do Chão will also be hosting other activities during this period, including rides in horse-drawn carriages, an exhibition of horses from a number of national stud farms, horse shows, cultural events, food tasting and night-time entertainment.

The Purebred Lusitano and Alter-Real

The Purebred Lusitano is the most noble of the four breeds of Portuguese horses. It is considered to be the oldest riding horse in the world and is therefore the source of what we now know as Equitation, as it has been ridden for several thousand years. The Alter Real is descended from the Purebred Lusitano bloodline and is as old as the Alter Real Stud Farm itself, which was opened in the mid-18th century. The Alter Real is known worldwide and has won awards for its incomparable skills in Equestrian Arts, particularly Dressage, Working Equitation and Pulling Carriages. It is also an extremely docile horse, and therefore much appreciated for entertainment activities and riding. This is why the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art uses only Alter Real Lusitanos from the Alter Real Stud Farm.

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