Public Clinics & Lessons


Seminar Hosts may wish offer individual lessons and public clinics to people in their area interested in the sport.

Clinics may be schedule for 3-5 days in length. Riders receive individual dressage lessons in the morning for a minimum of 50 minutes followed by afternoon ease of handling/obstacle group sessions. Length of afternoon sessions is determined by Nuno based on rider and horse fitness.

Auditors can attend, but they must pay a minimum of $100 to audit and reflects the seriousness with which auditors are expected to approach the opportunity to observe the lessons. Nuno prefers to focus his instruction on the person receiving the lesson so auditors should not expect lecture.


Hosts work with the Academy to plan for a successful event, but in the end it is the hosts’ responsibility to create a professional, well-run, and positive experience for those in attendance.

  • Providing a Facility.
    • Facility should have stallion-safe stabling for students’ horses and should include a clean, safe place for Seminar sessions to take place. At minimum, the following obstacles should be available.  Gate, Slalom, Parallel Slalom, Drums, Figure 8, Retrieve Pole/Skewer Ring/Replace Pole, Bell Corridor, Sidepass Poles.  Please arrange for a person to take photos.
  • Arranging to transport Nuno to/from airport at the start and end of seminar, and to/from hotel each day.
  • Assisting the Academy in selecting an appropriate hotel for Nuno’s stay.
  • Providing Nuno’s lunch at the seminar site each day if the group is not driving somewhere to eat (please do not expect Nuno to be able to pack a lunch, as he will not have transportation to grocery stores, etc.).
  • Registering riders, collecting payment, and audit fees for the event.


  • Pricing depends on number of riders. $1200 per day for a 6 rider minimum and increasing by $200 per rider to up to $1600 per day for a maximum of 8 riders.
  • International Flight cost is split between hosts during Nuno’s visit to the U.S. by percentage of days coaching at each facility.
  • The domestic flight is the hosts responsibility from Salt Lake City.
  • 50% of Payment must be made at the time of scheduling to hold the seminar on the schedule. Payments via PayPal can be sent to Payments by check should be made payable to Nuno Matos and mailed to 7864 Hawk CT, Park City, UT, 84060.
  • Deposit is non-refundable UNLESS we are able to fill your spot. If your spot is able to be filled, your payment will be refunded, less a $25 processing fee.


To apply for the opportunity to host a Public Clinic, please CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.