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Portugal - Quinta do Rol

A centre based holiday just north of Lisbon featuring excellent dressage instruction on well-schooled pure-bred Lusitano horses. This family estate is dedicated to rural tourism, wine making and the noble art of dressage.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Minimum 3 nights
  • Weight limit: 14st 12lbs (95 kg) (208 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 9
5 star rating 24 reviews
Price from £553.25 for 4 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Quinta do Rol – Portugal

In October 2016 I visited Quinta do Rol a lovely family estate in the ‘orchard of Lisbon’. Here I discovered excellent instruction and gorgeous Lusitano horses, so well-trained that they are a treat to ride.

A Dressage Dream in the Orchard of Lisbon

Last month Abbie from In The Saddle visited Quinta do Rol, a family estate in the 'orchard of Lisbon'. Here, she discovered excellent dressage instruction and gorgeous Lusitano horses so well-trained that they are a treat to ride. ++++++ With my own horse injured and having spent much of 2016 in the sick bay, when I got the chance to visit Quinta do Rol in Portugal I literally leapt at the chance. Dusting off my riding boots, I packed and pondered whether I could make it through airport security with spurs in my hand luggage (yes I could). At Lisbon…

Holidays for Lusitano Lovers

In this blog post we take a look at the beautiful Lusitano and three of our Portuguese dressage centres where you can experience riding these wonderful horses for yourself. Closely related to the Andalucian, the heritage of Lusitano can be traced back to 900 B.C. and the primitive horses of the Iberian Peninsula. Lusitanos were originally used for farm work and as a cavalry mount. But the breed's bravery, intelligence and athleticism mean that the Lusitano is also a popular mount for dressage and the traditional discipline…

Five of the Best… Riding Holidays for Beginners

If you are a beginner rider, or have only ridden a handful of times then deciding to go on a riding holiday can be quite daunting! However it is also a fantastic way to improve your confidence and get more experience in the saddle away from the hustle and bustle of every day life! Seeing a country by horseback is a privilege and well worth pushing yourself out of your comfort zone for! We have picked out our favourite five destinations that are perfectly set up to cater for novice or beginner riders, so now is the time to saddle…