Nuno Filipe Pinto de Figueiredo
Nuno was born and raised in Coruche, Portugal. He received his first Lusitano horse at the young age of five years old and has not left the saddle since. In addition to completing an equine management program, Nuno trained extensively in Portugal with Riding Masters Filipe Canelas Pinto and Mario Neto, Grand Prix rider Jorge Pereira, and then ten years with Grand Prix rider Antonio do Vale. Nuno accompanied Antonio to Finland, where he assisted with the training of the Finnish dressage Team for the European Championships. After four years in Germany enhancing his training with Olympic riders Jurgen and Christoph Koshel, Nuno came to Canada, where he spent two years in Edmonton, Alberta training and competing. Nuno was also responsible for overseeing the instruction of numerous students and their horses, and with the expertise of Nuno’s training, students obtained high dressage scores and won numerous championships.
Nuno’s intense passion for the equestrian arts and dressage brought him to Riding Master Frank Grelo in early 2017. While much of his focus until now has been in the competitive world of dressage, Nuno has always been inspired and influenced by the classical dressage principles and the finesse it brings to the art of riding, especially in achieving lightness. He plans on continuing his own education with Frank Grelo, while sharing his vast knowledge and skills with the students at Grelo Farms.
Nuno thrives on seeing his students achieve their own personal successes with their riding. His deep understanding of what is required from horse and rider to obtain the desired movements, coupled with his ability to give very clear instruction on how to achieve these results, create significant improvements in the riding skills of his clients within a few lessons. Nuno brings with him to Grelo Farms a good sense of humor and comraderie, an excellent work ethic, and his love of horses.