The Biennial of Olive oil is a nationwide event organized in Portugal about Portuguese olive oil. This event is organized in the city centre of Castelo Branco in the Portuguese olive oil region of Beira Baixa DOP. The dominant olive cultivar in this region is the Galega olive and its olive oils are golden yellow sometimes with a hint of green and a fruity taste. The Biennial of Olive oil 2009 will happen between the 29th and the 31st of May. The program includes olive oil tasting and an olive oil and design competition with 34 Portuguese olive oils from several Portuguese olive oil regions.
It is difficult to detail the origin of horse driving, although it is certain that is much ancient than Portugal existence. Since the antiquity here are many examples how horse driving was done in the past in civilizations such as the Egyptian, Persian, Greek and Roman. In Portugal horse driving has carried out a long way from being an essential way of transport to the modern equestrian discipline and the leisure horse driving carried out nowadays. Horse driving represents also in Portugal an important part from the Portuguese equestrian heritage.
The eleventh Golegã Mare Fair (IX EXPOÉGUA) will be held at Golegã, Portugal, between the 8th and 10th of May. Golegã, an historic village close to the river Tagus, is known to host every year in November the Golegã Horse Fair (Feira Nacional do Cavalo) which is the main Fair for horses in Portugal. Since eleven years ago, every year in May, Golegã has been hosting a Fair dedicated to the Mare. This Fair has become already a visiting point for all those interested in horse breeding in Portugal.