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Summary:
Expert dressage tuition on top Lusitano horses. Great for dressage enthusiasts and non-riders alike.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: all year round from 2 Jan to 23 Dec, any day arrival.
  • Trip Length: Suggested 8 days/7 nights or as you wish. There is a minimum of 3 nights and a 20% discount for stays of 10 nights.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 1.5 to 3 hours
  • Meeting point: Lisbon Airport or city
  • Riding Ability Required: From intermediate riders onwards with a interest for dressage. Prior knowledge of dressage is useful and riders should have willingness and openness to learn.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8 (max. 3 riders in a lesson)
  • Transfer: 2019: approx. £42 each way to/from Lisbon Airport and £45 each way to/from a hotel in Lisbon. Transfers are per car (maximum 3 people) and take less than one hour. Transfers are payable upon booking.
Summary:

Situated in the renowned and beautiful Alentejo region, famous for its long heritage of Lusitano and bull breeding, is this picturesque farm and equestrian centre. Brush up on your technique with private dressage lessons combined with trail rides into the surrounding countryside. Accommodation in newly renovated rooms in the stunning french-style manor house.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019/20 any day departures. Minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • Trip Length: Minimum 3 night stay
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-3 hours dressage tuition per day
  • Meeting point: Lisbon Airport (LIS), Portugal
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels welcome including beginner
  • Usual Group Size: 1 - 10
  • Transfer: 2019/20: From Lisbon Airport to stables €60 each way per car (seats 4), payable on-site. Complimentary transfer for stays of five days or more.
Portugal Alentejo Estate Ride
from £1,449
Summary:
A first class ride aross the stunning Alentejo region of Portugal. Cross several Roman bridges to reach Alter do Chão and visit one of the two National Stud Farms; a highlight for all lovers of Portuguese horses. Fine food and wine and lovely accommodation top off this superb holiday.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 14, 21 April; 5, 12 May
  • 2020: 10, 17 May
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Lisbon Airport (LIS)
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be able to walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 5 - 10
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. Set transfer time on Day 1 is 17:30 (arrival up to 17:00) and flights must be booked to depart no earlier than 12:00 on Day 8. Transfer time is approximately 1.5 hours on day 1.
Portugal Blue Coast Trail
from £1,285
Summary:

Point to point trail along white sand beaches, small fishing lagoons, villages and the Mountain of Cercal with forests of eucalyptus and cork trees. Great riding and service.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 26 May; 2, 27 June; 8, 15 (FULL) Sept
  • 2020: 12, 19 Apr; 7, 14 Jun; 6, 13 Sept
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Lisbon Airport (LIS)
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be able to walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 5 - 10
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. Set transfer time on Day 1 is 17:30 (arrival up to 17:00) and flights must be booked to depart no earlier than 12:00 on Day 8. Transfer time is approximately 2 hours
Riding in Portugal
from £1,015
Summary:

Ride along the beach and see the dolphins. Beautiful well behaved Lusitano horses, comfortable hotels, great guide.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 3, 10 Feb; 03 Mar; 7* (FULL) Jul; 18* (FULL), 25* (FULL) Aug; 29 Sept (Full); 10 Nov (* high season)
  • 2020: 9, 16 Feb; 1 Mar; 28 Jun; 5 Jul; 16, 23 Aug; 8 Nov
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Lisbon Airport (LIS)
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be able to walk, trot and canter. Minimum age is 12
  • Usual Group Size: 5 - 10
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. Set transfer time on Day 1 is 17:30 (arrival up to 17:00) and flights must be booked to depart no earlier than 12:00 on Day 8. Transfer time is approximately one hour on day 1. See notes below for transfers outside standard times.
Summary:

Superb dressage tuition on beautiful Lusitano horses given by a Master Rider of the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art. There is no other way to learn! All levels of rider from beginner to Prix St Georges, close enough to Lisbon centre to combine with a city visit, the centre with cottages, swimming pool and stables/arenas is an oasis of peace.

Departure Dates:
  • All year round, any day arrival for week programme and Friday arrival for short breaks. Closed 24th December-1st January.
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/5 days riding and 4 days/3 nights/2 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: From 50 minutes to 1 hr 40 minutes per day depending on programme chosen. This equates to 1 or 2 50 minute lessons per day.
  • Meeting point: Lisbon Airport (LIS)
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards, tuition to Prix St George level.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-5 in accommodation. Max 2 riders in lessons.
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point, a short 15-20 minute drive away.
Riding on deserted beaches in Portugal
from £1,275
Summary:

Ride along 36 miles of deserted beaches, lagoons and fishing villages. Top class accommodation, horses and service.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 8, 22, 29 Mar; 27 Sept; 4, 18, 25 Oct
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Lisbon Airport (LIS)
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be able to trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 3 - 10
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. Set transfer time on Day 1 is 17:30 (arrival up to 17:00) and flights must be booked to depart no earlier than 12:00 on Day 8. Transfer time is approximately 1 hour on day 1.
Summary:

Travel to Golega, the horse capital of Portugal, to brush up on your dressage skills aboard highly-trained Lusitano stallions. Combine expert dressage tuition in the mornings with rides out into the local countryside in the afternoons. Stay on-site in a beautifully converted water mill and take part in a yoga class or venture into the local area for golf, hiking or fishing.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Dates available on demand all year. Golega Fair Week 1-10 November 2019.
  • 2020: Dates available on demand all year. Golega Fair Week TBC
  • Trip Length: We recommend a 7 night stay. There is a 3 night minimum stay.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-5 hours depending on guests preference
  • Meeting point: Lisbon Airport (LIS), Portugal
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice to advanced
  • Usual Group Size: 1-12
  • Transfer: 2019/20: For 1-6 people, €20 - €50 per person return depending on numbers. The stables is one hour drive from airport.
Summary:

Monty Roberts Join Up course by a certified trainer on a Western Ranch in the beautiful Algarve. Western schooled horses trained using natural horsemanship, tuition on the trail.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Sep 26
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n/ 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-7
  • Meeting point: Faro Airport (FAO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Beginner and advanced programmes
    Minimum age: 18
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10
  • Transfer: 2019: approx. £90pp round trip from Faro Airport, approx. 1 hour. Transfers are payable upon booking.
Portugal Panoramic Plateau
from £1,309
Summary:
Centre based riding holiday in beautiful mountainous natural park just north of Lisbon. The riding centre offers  trails in different directions each day or tuition and jumping. Accommodation is in a nearby 4* B&B surrounded by beautiful nature.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Saturday departures available all year round
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
    Tailor-made programmes and shorter stays available upon request.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Lisbon airport. Meeting time according to flight schedule.
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate riders secure in all paces for trails, all levels for lessons.
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: 2019: €75pp each way from Lisbon Airport. Payable on site.
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