The origin of the Lusitano Royal Stables resulted from the longlasting friendship between Miguel de Bragança and Ricardo Wallenstein, who then partnered with Dr João José Oliveira e Sousa.

The stables are located in the portuguese village of Salvaterra de Magos, in the heart of the ribatejo area. 
Surrounded by fertile lands and famously known for its breeding of the Lusitano horse, a place steeped in history. 
Situated in a prime location, just 35 minutes away from Lisbon airport and surrounded by a community of popular equestrian events. Reference points include the city of Santarém (gothic capital) only 40km away, the remarkable Golegã village, 60km away, also known as the “Capital of the Horse”, renowned for its annual Lusitano Horse Fair, and, finally 20kms away is the town referred to as the capital of the wild bull, Vila Franca de Xira.
In addition to horse riding, the neighbouring areas offer other activities such as; trips on the Tejo river, water sports, birdwatching, as well as the nearby golf courses in Santo Estêvão village, for the golf lovers.  


The Equestrian facilities include:

  • 23 stables
  • Tack room
  • 3 shower stalls
  • Equine solarium
  • 3 tacking areas
  • viewing gallery overlooking the indoor school
  • 60x20m ebb & flow arena
  • 40x20m indoor arena
  • 4 horses horse walker
  • Conference room
  • Changing rooms with showers

Our offer

Our equestrian services:

  • Horse schooling
  • Backing of young horses
  • Competing clients horses
  • Training of clients at shows and logistics
  • Training clinics
  • Event planning
  • Equine conferences
  • Horse sales
  • Semen sales and breeding

Equestrian tourism

Massapez House raccommodates its guests with a refined touch: 

  • Living room with television, fireplace and air conditioning
  • Kitchen area
  • 5 suites with television and air conditioning
  • Saltwater pool with a waterfall overlooking the fields
  • Wi-fi access throughout


We are a diversified team, with comprehensive knowledge and experience in the training and schooling of horses and riders. This understanding was acquired over many years allowing us to guarantee the quality of the services offered, together with the promotion of an important cultural activity: breeding, training and competing the lusitano horse.



Ricardo Wallenstein - attended the technical equine studies and management course from 1999 - 2002, in Alter do Chão. He has significant work experience from various stud farms, namely Coudelaria Oliveira e Sousa, Coudelaria Manuel Assunção Coimbra and Coudelaria Torres Vaz Freire. As a grand prix international dressage rider, Ricardo has competed in numerous European countries and also in the USA, achieving scores of over 70%. Ricardo regularly travels abroad to host dressage clinics, with a predominant presence in England and France.



Miguel de Bragança - attended the technical equine studies and management course from 1999 - 2002 in Alter do Chão. He trained for many years with the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art. Member of an Equestrian Association where he was responsible for the organisation of events, including the Iberian Dressage Cup. The event is known for its improvement of dressage shows in Portugal and, consequently, the best bet for lusitano horse breeders in this discipline.



Attended the technical equine studies and management course from 1999 - 2002, in Alter do Chão. He worked with many lusitano horse breeders. His experience stems mainly from handling and backing young horses as well as in hand work. A highly experienced rider and a fundamental member of our team at Lusitano Royal Stables.

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