The importance from the most prestigious Portuguese horse breed, the Lusitano horse, in Brazil is long known and internationally recognized. Now the Brazilian Association of Lusitano Horse breeders (ABPSL) has chosen the city of Águas de Lindóia, in the Brazilian São Paulo state, to organize the I Lusitano Horse Festival from Aguas de Lindóia. This Lusitano Festival will occur between the 4th and 7th of September. This equestrian event will be organized in a similar format from the Lusitano horse fair organized every year in Golegã, Portugal.
At moment Joana Vasconcelos is one of the best known and recognized Portuguese artists. She was born in Paris, in 1971, although have studied a lives in the Portuguese capital. Joana obtained her degree in the school of fine arts AR.CO which is located in Lisbon. Her exhibitions have been already held in 14 countries where one of the most prominent was in the Venice Biennial 2005. Several awards have been already given to Joana’s work including the “The Winner Takes it All” from Fundação de Arte Moderna e Contemporânea – Colecção Berardo.
Suddenly a Portuguese dog’s breed, almost unknown, has become widely known internationally. This has happened when the US president Barack Obama has chosen to have in the White House a Portuguese water dog. In April 2009 Bo, probably the most internationally famous Portuguese water dog, was finally introduced to the world. He was a gift from Senator Ted Kennedy, who recently passed away and who had been breeding Portuguese water dogs for a long time. Since then, thanks to Bo, the attention and interest in this Portuguese dog breed has risen which is certainly great news.
The Douro valley is in the Nature Reserve List for the New 7 Wonders. The Reserve List contains nominees from the second phase of the Official New7Wonders of Nature that qualified as one of the top 77 nominees from over 440 nominees participating, but that did not qualify as one of the 28 Official Finalist Candidates announced on 21 July 2009. You will find hints from why the Douro valley is such special place, to be considered the only Portuguese nominee in the Nature Reserve list, from the description written at New 7 Wonders.
The Portugal Web Product Catalogue has been just released. This Catalogue is in PDF format and was made aiming that Portugal Web costumers will have another option to know more about its products. In this catalogue you will find a selection of around 70 products divided in two main areas: equestrian and embroidery. All the products in this catalogue are made in Portugal.