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Portugal is well know for its equestrian traditions, fabulous Lusitano horses and top level classical dressage instruction.

The central, Alentejo, region offers some of the best riding country and we have a number of coastal and inland trails as well as centre based instruction holidays.


Azores and Portugal - Atlantis and Green Island Trail

The riding is on São Miguel the largest island in the Azores in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. You are based at the comfortable Quinta da Terça and the various riding trails take you to dramatic areas of the island. For those wanting a greater degree of sight-seeing the Atlantis Ride has fewer hours of riding.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays
  • Weight limit: 14st 13lbs (95 kg) (209 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10
4.5 star rating 75 reviews
Price from £1,173.22 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Portugal - Monte Velho

Monte Velho is a Lusitano stud farm which offers luxurious accommodation and wonderful riding opportunities. You can enjoy top class dressage instruction as well as relaxing rides out into the Alentejo countryside.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 12
4.5 star rating 66 reviews
Price from £358.87 for 5 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Portugal - Alentejo Trails

Popular rides in the Alentejo region south of Lisbon the Dolphin Trail and Bottlenose Trails are circular trails whilst the Coastal Trail is a linear trail – all three are near the coast and involve riding fabulous Lusitano horses over a variety of terrain.

Experience Level
  • Open Feb-Mar, May-Nov
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 13st 5lbs (85 kg) (187 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10
3.5 star rating 8 reviews
Price from £1,031.75 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Portugal - Alcainca

A centre based holiday focussing solely on dressage lessons aboard beautiful pure-bred and part-bred Lusitano horses. There are very highly trained horses for experienced riders but also school masters for those starting out in dressage.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays
  • Weight limit: 14st 2lbs (90 kg) (198 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8
4 star rating 12 reviews
Price from £404.42 for 5 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Azores and Portugal - Learn to Ride in a Week

Learn to ride in the lush green landscape of São Miguel the largest of the Azorean islands. This ride is suitable for beginner and novice riders or those wishing to gain confidence.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays
  • Weight limit: 14st 13lbs (95 kg) (209 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10
5 star rating 4 reviews
Price from £1,092.71 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Portugal - Kingdom of the Lusitano

In the Alentejo region of Portugal east of Lisbon this is an inland trail ride on wonderful Lusitano horses. The Alentejo is a very important region for horse breeding and this holiday includes a visit to one of the famous Alter-Real studs.

Experience Level
  • Open Apr-May
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 13st 5lbs (85 kg) (187 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10
4 star rating 11 reviews
Price from £1,480.33 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Portugal - Wolves and Wild Horses

Ride in the Peneda-Gerês National Park in the very north of Portugal. You are based at a very comfortable private house and enjoy a week of riding and sightseeing in this stunning landscape.

Experience Level
  • Open Apr-Nov
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 5 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 7
5 star rating 9 reviews
Price from £942.03 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

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 18 reviews
Price from £520.36 for 4 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Azores and Portugal - Relaxed Ride

The riding is on São Miguel the largest island in the Azores in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. This flexible itinerary allows you plenty of time to relax and explore this island. Dolphin and whale watching is a must do activity.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays
  • Weight limit: 14st 13lbs (95 kg) (209 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10
5 star rating 3 reviews
Price from £632.62 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )