Escola de Equitaçao de Alcainça boasts two very experienced instructors passionate about helping riders discover and learn the magnificent art of classical dressage.
Our instructors are multi-lingual and teach fluently in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Georges is the school's technical director. He originally stems from France, and took the path of Classical Equitation via Spain before coming to Portugal. Here he trained with Portuguese great master Nuno Oliveira, as well as with Jose Athayde, the founder and master of the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art and Chief Ecuyer of the Alter-Real stud.
Inspired by the endless talent of the Lusitano horse, Oliveira, Athayde, as well as German master Gustav Steinbrecht, Georges took over the technical direction of Escola de Equitação de Alcainça over 30 years ago.
George's passion and great expertise has set the standard for Alcainça's classical dressage tuition, with word of the quality training spreading throughout the equestrian network. His ability to communicate ideas and insight, as well as his steadfast commitment to teaching both horses and riders from all over the world, have lead to the success of of our school.
Paulo was born into the world of horses and has lived and breathed horses all his life: he comes from Altér do Chão in Alentejo, where the national Lusitano stud is based and life revolves around breeding and training exceptional pure-bred Lusitano horses.
Originally training in Altér do Chão, Paulo joined Georges Malleroni at Escola de Equitaçao de Alcainça over 25 years ago to pursue his own training. He has remained at the school teaching both horses and riders in order to share and instil his passion for horsemanship and the art of classical dressage and Haute Ecole movements.
Paulo is a perfectionist with an incredibly keen eye for movement and balance, he can spot tension and blockage in both rider and horse from a mile away!
Just like Paulo Tita, Renato comes from Alentejo, where he studied at the Alter Real Professional School to become a professional rider and trainer. While mainly focused on dressage, Renato enjoys all the riding disciplines. Competing in the annual year-end school competition, which includes show-jumping, cross-country and dressage, he scooped the first prize.
Renato trained and sold his first horse when graduating, and is now continuing his passion for developing fine horses by breeding his own Lusitanos in Alentejo, while teaching classical equitation and training horses at Escola de Equitação de Alcainça.
LENA & YLIANA
Lena is the soul and chef of Escola de Equitação de Alcainça.
She has been overseeing the well-being of our guests for over 15 years and takes special pride in spoiling riders with her culinary skills.
Yliana looks after the housekeeping. As she loves to cook, you will often find her in the kitchen helping Lena out.
ANDREJ & CARLOS
Carlos, who is married to Lena, and Andrej who is married to Yliana are our grooms.
Andrej and Carlos both care for the horses and their needs, they assist the instrucors in preparing the horses for the lessons and, inbetween, are always busy looking after the estate.