Herdade da BARRoca d'alva
Located next to the Tejo's Estuary, just 20 minutes from Lisbon, we find Herdade da Barroca d'Alva.
Owned by José Samuel Lupi, Barroca d'Alva is a not only a top eventing location, but is also a working farm with a history in agriculture and livestock. it also boasts a an equestrian centre and a film studio.
Between the mountains and pastures for cattle, you will find rice fields that are not only productive, but also act as one of the most important systems for the preservation of nature.
Integrated into the natural heritage of the municipality of Alcochete, rice paddies, like salt flats, are an important habitat for lots species, including waterfowl, amphibians, reptiles, and others predators, such as storks and herons.
Although therer are lots of different activities going on at Barroca d'Alva, without a doubt, it's its bull-breeding and bull-fighting heritage that it is perhaps most well-known for nationally.
The equestrian tradition now lives on at the property through the national and international equestrian events it hold throughout the year, the culmination of which is Barroca Interational Horse Trials that takes place at the beginning of each year and is the first official event on the FEI eventing calendar.