All-Steps Formation Riding

Welcome to the exclusive UK provider of the renowned skill and beauty of Formation Riding

We are thrilled to invite you to a unique Master Class hosted by All-Steps Formation Riding in collaboration with the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art. This event promises to be unlike any other!

Join the chief rider, Joao Pedro Rodrigues, and his colleagues as they deliver an engaging Master Class that focuses on the training methods for both Lower and High School riding. 

Riding Principles of Portuguese Equestrian Art Workshop

Date: Friday 30th – Saturday 31st August

Location: Merrist Wood, Merrist Wood College, Holly Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 3PE

Time: 9:30 – 6:00 both days

The days will have theoretical sessions in the morning, followed by practical sessions in the afternoon. Additionally we are excited to have a number of advanced riders and their horses from the UK to assist with the practical sessions.

Alas, the School are not bringing their Lusitano stallions with them this time (let’s keep our fingers crossed for 2025) however we’re sure there will be the odd Luso or two in the group!


Day One


Working in hand and on the lunge

The concept of Lower School

The selection of the school horses

Practical Demonstrations

Working in hand and on the lunge

Working in hand and on the lunge

Day two


European riding academies and traditions

Advanced School

Airs Above

Practical Demonstrations

The methods of working with hand and whip

Haute école (Advanced School) – Academic principles

Haute école (Advanced School) – Advanced exercises

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness firsthand the training methods used by the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art in the UK. Join us for a truly historic event!


Spectator: Day One Only £60 (Early bird £50 – limited to the first 10 tickets)

Spectator: Day Two Only £60 (Early bird £50 – limited to the first 10 tickets)

Spectator: Both Days £100 (Early bird £90 – limited to the first 10 tickets)

Rider: Please email info@allstepsformationriding.co.uk if you would like to be considered for a ridden place. The places are very limited and we are looking advanced horse and rider combinations to help showcase the School’s training methods.