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Summary:
Expert dressage tuition on top Lusitano horses. Great for dressage enthusiasts and non-riders alike.
Departure Dates:
  • 2022: all year round from 3 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: 2022: approx. £38 each way to/from Lisbon Airport and £41 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.
Portugal Alentejo Estate Ride
from $1,879
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:
  • 2022: 8 (FULL), 15 May (FULL)
  • 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.
Summary:

Western Ranch in rugged riding country in the beautiful Algarve. Western schooled horses trained using natural horsemanship, tuition on the trail.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Any day start and finish from 27 February to 7 August and 28 August to 14 November (minimum stay 3 nights)
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding. Shorter stays are available on request (3 night minimum stay)
  • Approximate riding time per day: Beginner: 18hrs/week (approx 3hrs/day and no full day ride)
    Advanced: 22hrs/week (approx 3-4hrs/day plus a full day ride)
  • Meeting point: Faro Airport (FAO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Beginner and advanced programmes
    Minimum age: 18
  • Usual Group Size: 1-10
  • Transfer: 2022: approx. £43pp each way from Faro Airport, approx. 1 hour. Transfers are payable upon booking.
Portugal Blue Coast Trail
from $1,755
Summary:

Set in the most beautiful location, the Costa Azul, also known as the Blue Coast, the ride encompasses the southern stretch of Portugal's west coast. It is remote and unspoilt with deserted beaches and pristine countryside. Magnificent horses and above average accommodation.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 27 (FULL) Mar; 10 (FULL), 17 (FULL) Apr; 29 (FULL) May; 5 (FULL) Jun; 11 (FULL), 18 (FULL) 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 $1,405
Summary:

Ride along remote and unspoilt deserted beaches and see the dolphins. Beautiful well behaved Lusitano horses, comfortable hotels, great guide.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 26* (FULL) Jun; 10* (FULL) Jul; 21* (FULL), 28* (FULL) Aug; 2 (FULL) Oct; 13 Nov.
  • (* denotes High Season)
  • 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.
  • NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL MAY 2022
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/5 days riding and 5 days/4 nights/3 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 $1,745
Summary:

Discover this jewel on the back of a first class Lusitano. Ride from the lush and green coastal mountains of Grandola along 36 miles of deserted beaches, lagoons and fishing villages. Top class accommodation, horses and service.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 6 Mar; 19 (FULL) Jun; 9 (FULL), 23 (FULL), 30 (FULL) 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:

Based at a superb equestrian centre excellent English speaking tuition is offered in dressage and show-jumping on Lusitano and warmblood horses up to intermediate level. Lessons can be combined with hacking out and disciplines mixed as wanted. Comfortable accommodation a short walk away with restaurant quality meals.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Any day arrival, all year round.
  • Low Season: 5 Jan - 28 Feb; 11 Nov - 21 Dec.
  • Mid Season: 1 - 31 Mar; 1 Jul - 31 Aug; 22 Dec - 4 Jan.
  • High Season: 1 Apr - 30 Jun; 1 Sept - 10 Nov.
  • Trip Length: 4 days/ 3 nights/ 2.5 days riding or
    8 days/ 7 nights/ 6 days riding
    Other lengths of stay available, please enquire
  • Approximate riding time per day: 1-3 hours
  • Meeting point: Lisbon Airport (LIS)
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards.
  • Usual Group Size: 1 - 6
  • Transfer: 2022: Available from meeting point for approx €170 each way per standard car (max 4 pax), payable on site. Transfer time is approximately 1h30min. There is an option to take a train to Abrantes train station. Car hire is also an option.
Join Up
from $1,105
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:
  • 2022: September 24 (FULL)
  • 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: 2022: approx. £43pp each way from Faro Airport, approx. 1 hour. Transfers are payable upon booking.
National Park in Portugal
from $1,535
Summary:

A rural trail in the north of Portugal with the chance to observe the wild horses (Garrannos) of the Peneda Geres National Park in their natural habitat.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 14, 28 May; 11, 25 Jun; 9, 23 Jul; 3, 17 Sept; 1, 15, 29 Oct; 12, 26 Nov.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 5 hours
  • Meeting point: Porto Airport (OPO) (Portugal) or Vigo Airport (VGO) (Spain)
  • Riding Ability Required: Riders must be able to walk, trot and canter comfortably
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: €165 each way per car from Airport (split by the number of clients, max 7 pax). There is a bus available from Porto Airport to Arcos de Valdevez for €16 each way.
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