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BPF: Presenting the Lusitano Classic Horse Festival – Merrimac, MA

The Boston Portuguese Festival (BPF), and the Sons of the Wind School of Equestrian Arts, are hosting the Lusitano Classic Horse Festival to be held on June 2, at 1:00pm, at the Sons of the Wind Farm, 84 Birchmeadow Road, Merrimac, MA.

This will be a great opportunity for horse lovers to learn about the Portuguese Lusitano horse. There will be farm tours for visitors, a presentation on the breeding program and foals, and demonstrations throughout the day that showcase the Lusitano’s versatility. The event is free and suitable for all ages.

Known for its elegance, intelligence, bravery and courage, the Lusitano horse originates from the Iberian Peninsula as far back as 25,000 B.C.  The Sons of the Wind School is an international network of Lusitano riding schools that bring together equestrians from across the United States and around the world.

The Sons of The Wind School at Merrimac, MA, is the longtime vision of proprietor and national-clinician, Victor Silva,  who was born and raised on Terceira island, Azores, and immigrated to the United States at the age of 18.

The Sons of the Wind Lusitano Horses is a feature of the Boston Portuguese Festival  established in 2006 to promote the Portuguese culture in the fields of Literature, Music, Cinema, History and Current Affairs, Science and Technology, and Heritage.

As part of the festival local students were invited to visit the Sons of the Wind School of Equestrian Arts where they were offered the opportunity to interact with Lusitano horses at the equestrian school for a writing and drawing academic project. The students’ work will be exhibited at the June 2 Lusitano Classic Horse Festival.


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Students interacting with the Lusitano at the Sons of the Wind School of Equestrian Arts




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