Classic Dressage Clinic
Rodrigo Matos – Principle Rider with the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art for 19 years.
Claudia Roberts 818-256-6080
Pacific Dressage, LLC
Tuesday, February 12, 9 am -12 pm
Wednesday, February 13, 9 am -12 pm
Thursday, February 14, 9 am -12 pm
11270 Dominica Avenue
Lake View Terrace
Rodrigo began riding at an early age and his skills quickly became apparent to those who watched him communicate with horses. His training began at the Morgado Lusitano facility in Lisbon where he was schooled under the well known, Senhor Nuno Palma.
When Rodrigo was 17 years old, a position at the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art became available and Rodrigo was selected to fill the position. His talents matured under the watchful eye of modern day masters and, after a few years, he became a Principle Rider at the School. With this esteemed position, Rodrigo became a Senior Level Instructor at Morgado Lusitano.
During his time at the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art, Rodrigo gained a wealth of experience training horses. He performed the most demanding high school airs, including capriole, levade and courbette. During the shows, Rodrigo also worked with the other riders as a part of a ten rider quadrille. In 2007, Rodrigo had the honor to perform with the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art in Paris for the first joint presentation of the four European Schools of Classical Dressage.
Today, Rodrigo is one of the most sought after clinicians throughout the world, travelling many months per year. Alongside his travels Rodrigo also works as a Senior Level Instructor at Morgado Lusitano in Portugal, to which international guests are welcomed to learn the art of classical dressage riding schoolmaster Lusitanos.