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6 Days of Horse Trekking, Jumping, and Dressage in the Albufeira Countryside, Portugal

Albufeira Riding Centre, Vale Navio, 151H, Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve, Portugal

Horse Riding Holiday in Portugal

Have you ever enjoyed this beautiful coastal city of Albufeira in Portugal on horseback? If not, then this might be the perfect solution for you to enrich your holiday experience. You will have two hours of horse trekking on a daily basis. In addition to horse trekking, you'll also have jumping, flatwork, or dressage lessons. It's all your choice. Come and enjoy Portugal like never before!

Key information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 220 pounds / 100 kilograms
  • Horses Height Range: Shetland pony (approximately 10.2 hands) to 16 hands
  • Tack Type: English
  • Horse Breed: Lusitano X, Connemara, Irish Sport horse


  • Jumping lessons
  • Dressage lessons
  • 45 minutes of lessons per day
  • 2 hours of trekking per day
  • Flatwork lessons
  • 5 nights' lodging

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


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Your accommodation throughout this holiday is a self-catering studio cabin. The self catering studio cabin on site is equipped with two single beds and two single sofa beds. It would comfortably sleep two adults.


Day 1

  • 10:30 2-hour trek

Day 2

  • 09:00 2-hour trek
  • 16:00 45-minute Jumping or flatwork lesson (please specify)

Day 3

  • 09:00 2-hour trek
  • 16:00 45-minute dressage or flatwork

Day 4

  • 09:00 2-hour trek
  • 16:00 45-minute jumping or flatwork

Day 5

  • 09:00 2-hour trek
  • 15:00 45-minute flatwork lesson

Day 6

  • 09:00 2-hour trek
  • 15:00 45-minute flatwork, dressage, or jumping (please specify)

The horses


Bright young mare in training. At 15 horse hands, flashing her beautiful long lashes, at Albufeira Riding Centre, they all swiftly fell in love. She's a potential superstar, loves to jump, and proving to be a super dressage horse. This gal has got the moves.

Peggy and Merlin

Peggy is a purebred Connemara, a firm favourite at Albufeira Riding Centre RDA sessions and very sweet natured - super fun on experienced rides.

Merlin is Albufeira Riding Centre's grand major of the herd takes life in his stride and always loves a cuddle. With 16.2 horse hands, he's an ex showjumper, he is also a great all-rounder. He enjoys treks, flatwork, and jumping.


Lillie is Albufeira Riding Centre's blue eyed girl. She's forward going and with a gentle spirit.


Calypso is 15.3 horse hands, eight years old Lusitano Gelding. This guy is loved by all, a real gentleman super all-rounder and excels in dressage and jumping.


Gabby is a 15.3 horse hands Lusitano mare and a very sweet old girl who loves hacking out, cuddles, and are suitable for all levels of rider.


Goldie is a pretty Palamino mare, 11 years with a zest for life. Loves to jump and speedy through the pony club games.


Narnia is a 14.3 horse hand and 9-year bay gelding. She was purchased as a 3-year-old and backed in house. Nice easy ride.


Onça is a grey 16 horse hands mare that belongs to Albufeira Riding Centre's English vet whose son is at University in Scotland. Lovely ride for all type of riders.


Aruba is 15.1 horse hands, speedy 12-year-old with springs in her hooves over the jumps, a pro at locating treats and taking off hats.


Tim is kind-natured, heavy-weight gelding, very genuine and reliable, and rising show biz star.


17.2 horse hands Irish sport horse gelding, this baby giraffe is just 5 years old who is the boss. Lovely natured and enjoys learning new things.


Merrylegs is a pretty Shetland pony, great all-rounder, and loves to jump. He’s a cheeky little pony, great for beginners.


Gitano has 16.2 horse hands height and Albufeira Riding Centre's loving gentleman. He's a Spanish bred. This boy enjoys treks, dressage, and jumping, sure-footed over all terrain and has a special liking for carrots


At only 32 inches, this miniature Shetland is lovable and fun. He enjoys pampering and taking the very young jockeys out for a ride. His best friend is Merrylegs and they often play all day long.


The stables are a few hundred meters south of the Hotel Balaia Atlantico and a couple hundred to the west of Restaurant Favinha.

What's included

  • 2 hours of trekking per day
  • All hats are provided
  • Dressage, flatwork, and / or jumping lessons
  • 5 nights' accommodation

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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