Meet the Team at QPM Equestrian
Introducing Miguel Duarte, the founder of QPM Equestrian.
Since a young age, he has dedicated his life to horses and learned all aspects of behavior and training associated with them. He has competed in several disciplines and worked in the United States for four years where he was the first trainer to start traditional Portuguese shows in Las Vegas.
He is now highly sought after by international riders and owners and continuously has training in most countries. And now it's time for Sweden!
Michelle Du Plessis
Introducing Michelle originally from South Africa was a trainer and a rider in Dubai and worked for Dubai Racing Club for 9 years before coming to Portugal.
Her passion and dedication to the horses is the foundation that QPM is built on. She can start young horses on the ground and under saddle as well as finish horses for pleasure, endurance, or show jumping.
In 2006, she competed in the Junior South African National Team for show jumping and won the South African Junior National Championship Equitation Class. She has also completed numerous FEI endurance rides and is a qualified 3* rider.
Naomi is the newest member of the team since arriving from Hong Kong in February 2022, where she taught in a private equestrian centre and was heavily involved in the reschooling of retired racehorses in becoming future school horses and competition horses. She has competed nationally, internationally and represented Hong Kong in the IPE.
She started her Equestrian Career early becoming one of the youngest fully qualified BHS Level 3 instructors in Hong Kong’s history , at the age of 18.
She is fluent in German, English and Cantonese and is looking forward to hosting showjumping clinics as well as guided tours through Portugal's picturesque countryside and breathtaking coastline.