Meet the family Silva-Foxdal
Katrine and Paulo live in the main house at Quinta da Varzea with their daughter Carla and Big Blue, their dog. They arrived in August 2019 from Denmark.
Paulo is Portuguese from Cartaxo and is very familiar with the local area. He studied at the School of Agriculture in Santarém and then at Aalborg University in Denmark. Here he met Katrine.
Katrine is Danish and from Copenhagen. She studied Health and Nutrition in Copenhagen with special focus on nature as a health promoting factor.
Now as a team Katrine and Paulo are doing their best to make Quinta da Vazea an attractive authentic rural stay, where guests can enjoy both the amazing Lusitano horses, the facilities of the farm and the beautiful surrounding nature.
Carlos Maldonado is the student of Manuel Veiga. Carlos is the daily rider and horsemaster at Quinta da Varzea. Carlos aims at starting international Grand Prix.
In 2017 we joined forces with the amazing rider and trainer Manuel Borba Veiga. QDV and Manuel have now made it possible to have private lessons with Manuel as well as Carlos here at Varzea.
Marco e Silva
Responsible for the reconstruction of all buildings and the agriculture management of the farm including Cork Oak. Pines and hay harvest. Marco is very skilled and use local craftmanship to preserve the Portuguese building culture.
All the team behind the farm are looking forward to welcoming you for a visit, a riding clinic, a stay or your dream holiday at Quinta da Varzea