River Lodge Equestrian Training;
Portuguese Equestrian Federation Exames.
HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORTS CENTRE HIPPOS GOLEGÃ
PRESENTING THE HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORTS CENTRE HIPPOS GOLEGÃ
The High Performance Sports Centre Hippos Golegã is the first of its kind in Portugal for equestrian sports. It is designed to host individual riders as well as national and international teams in preparation for international competitions such as the European and World Championships and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Located in Golegã, known as the “Horse Capital”, in the heart of Portugal and one hour from Lisbon Airport, this High Performance Sports Centre promotes the preparation of athletes and teams in their mission to represent Portugal in the various International Championships and the physical and psycho-motor accompaniment of high-level athletes.
Equally, the preparation and follow-up of horses was also considered and planned. The medical and veterinary areas were designed for proper diagnosis, follow-up and therapy and also for performance monitoring.
The buildings and equipment were designed according to all equestrian disciplines both nationally and internationally, in accordance with the guidelines of the Portuguese Equestrian Federation and the International Equestrian Federation. It may also be a training ground for athletes, coaches and monitors, judges and other officials.
Nowadays, Golegã is an ideal place for practicing sport in general, with infrastructures and equipment that are above the average of those all over the European Union. The municipality is also related to the EuroEquus Network with Jerez de la Frontera (Spain), Waregem (Belgium), Pardubice (Czech Republic) and Wroclaw (Poland).
FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENTS
TRAINING & TECHNICAL AREA
The equipment has a track of 140×80 meters and another discovered track of 70×40 meters, as well as a track dedicated to the gallop, with turf zone for circuits. In addition to this equipment, we highlight the 2 tracks with mechanical guides + 2 guide tracks, 40 fixed boxes, space for additional 300 boxes, horse showers, veterinary clinic, medical and maintenance rooms, barn and warehouse, parking.
The High Performance Sports Centre Hippos Golegã can make use of the infrastructures already existing in the municipality, such as swimming pools, a municipal ring, a sports pavilion, a stadium, tennis courts, etc., as well as bar and restaurant, several meeting rooms, 4 apartments, a 40-bed SportHotel with Jacuzzi, Turkish bath and sauna and a 50-bed Training Center for High Performance Athletes.
For the riders there are changing rooms, sanitary facilities, medical and first aid cabinets, a gymnasium and a properly equipped physical support office for the rehabilitation and recovery of athletes, as well as anti-doping control support offices.
The High Performance Sports Centre Hippos Golegã is designed to provide equestrian sports at the highest level with the ideal conditions for the athletes develop their technique. Looking for sport success, High Performance athletes at HPSC Hippos Golegã will find the space to get closer to the so desired victories.
SPORTS DISCIPLINES AT THE HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORTS CENTRE HIPPOS GOLEGÃ
The High Performance Sports Centre Hippos Golegã is fully prepared for the most diverse equestrian sports.
MAIN EVENTS AT THE HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORTS CENTRE HIPPOS GOLEGÃ
River Lodge Equestrian Training;
Equestrian Interschool Championship;
International Jumping Competition;
3* International Dressage Contest.
ATHLETES & TEAMS WHO VISITED HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORTS CENTRE HIPPOS GOLEGÃ
The top conditions available, make the High Performance Sports Centre Hippos Golegã the best choice to every High Performance athlete, team and sponsor looking for the ideal High Performance training conditions and, also, for great achievements and victories.
Proof of that is the list of teams and athletes that already attended this HPSC, with emphasis on the River Lodge Equestrian team.
- River Lodge Equestrian Team.
The High Performance Sports Centre Hippos Golegã has its doors open for all athletes and teams looking to make the most of their training.
We offer the best conditions for High Performance training on diverse equestrian sports.
Visit Golegã means going through pages of an ancient history, influential of the present. The town is built of reticular streets that emerge from a central square, which integrates three historical buildings: the 16th-century Igreja Matriz, the Pelourinho and the seventeenth-century Palace that is complemented by the Carlos Relvas Studio, “Temple of Photography”.
The photographic studio built between 1871-1875, born from the creative mind of Carlos Relvas, was a work carried out with the specific intention of celebrating and developing the photographic activity.
Of the historical and monumental patrimony of the Municipality we have to highlight the Manor of the Quinta de Santo António (17th century), which belonged to the family of São João de Brito, the Manor of Quinta do Salvador (18th century) General Headquarters of Junot, in 1807, the Chapel of Saint Anthony and the Chapel of Our Lady of the Angels (17th century). The Chapel of São João da Ventosa (16th century), the Igreja Matriz (16th-18th century), the São José Chapel (16th century), the Solar dos Serrões (17th century) and the the Palácio da Broa (19th century).
WHAT TO DO
With a rich natural heritage, Golegã is part of a region with unique characteristics in Portugal – the “Paul do Boquilobo” Natural Reserve, an authentic ornithological sanctuary of international importance the only Portuguese protected area, integrated in the Biosphere Reserves, by UNESCO.
We highlight the following tourist attractions:
- Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora da Conceição;
- Igreja Matriz de Azinhaga;
- Igreja de Santa Cruz do Pombalinho;
- Capela de Santo António;
- Capela de São João;
- Capela de Nossa Senhora dos Anjos;
- Capela de São João Baptista da Ventosa;
- Capela de São José;
- Capela de Nossa Senhora da Conceição;
- Capela de São Caetano;
- Ermida do Divino Espírito Santo;
- Ermida de São Sebastião;
- Casa-Estúdio Carlos Relvas;
- Museu Municipal Mestre Martins Correia;
- Museu Municipal da Máquina de Escrever;
- Museu Rural;
- Núcleo Museológico do Centro Português de Geo-História e Pré-História;
- Fundação José Saramago.