Campino is the traditional name given in Portugal to rural horsemen of the Ribatejo region.
It is a character linked with cattle conduction, mainly bulls.
They dress in a very characteristic way with their green cap with a red strip and tassel, white shirt, red waistcoat, a wide waist ribbon, blue trousers, white socks to their knees, black shoes with spurs, a jacket placed over their left shoulder and lastly, a long rod (Pampilho) used in the conduction of cattle.
The Ribatejo region covers a large area of the Tagus river basin, mainly composed of very fertile alluvium soil, where about 70% of all tomatoes used in the Portuguese industry are produced.
All “Campino” and “Pampilho” tomato products are produced in Ribatejo, land of Campinos.
Pampilho is the rod that the Campino horsemen uses to help to him guide the bulls on the fields.