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Enjoy this Gold Program for riders which can be booked in classical dressage or show jumping. The show jumping clinic will alternate flatwork and jumping tuition. If you prefer, Portugal Equestrian can offer a combination of both dressage and jumping. You will visit the centre facilities on the first day and after you will have time to settle into your hotel and relax. The second day in the morning you will begin your five-day training programme. The centre is only three minutes by car from the hotel and they provide transport for this at any time.
During this holiday, you will be staying at the beautiful Axis Ofir Beach Resort Hotel which is located right on the beach.
The Gold Programme offers a five-day clinic that includes 10 lessons. This will be two lessons per day, generally given in the morning, allowing you to have your afternoons free. There will be a maximum of two riders per lesson so Portugal Equestrian can ensure you receive the highest level of tuition. Each day there will be time to discuss your progress and you may choose to change your instructor and the intensity of the lesson at any time. You can also exchange lessons for trail rides if you wish. An insurance against personal accidents is also included in the price of the program. You can, of course, start your program on any day of the week, according to availability. Portugal Equestrian is also happy to organise any extra sport or cultural activities you may wish to do. Check the extra activities. Transfers on the first-day leave from Oporto airport’s “meeting point”. All meals include a dish of selected regional cuisine and a specially selected Douro wine.
Portugal Equestrian is home to more than 90 horses, combining their own and private livery. The welfare of the horses is paramount and the overall main priority. Portugal Equestrian has a wide selection of horses available for both dressage and show jumping. For dressage, they mainly offer lessons on beautiful Lusitano horses educated up to St George level, and in the jumping, they use a variety of Portuguese, Dutch, French, and German warmbloods jumping up to 1.35-meter level. All of the horses are ridden with English Tack.
To guarantee your satisfaction during your stay with Portugal Equestrian, it is key to match the right rider with the right horse. Horses and riders will be matched based on information obtained from the guests during an initial one-on-one session where you together discuss your previous experiences, as well as your goals for your stay with Portugal Equestrian to find the perfect horse for you!
João has won eight national titles as a coach and competed in more than 100 international competitions up to 1.40-meter level. He speaks Portuguese and English.
Antonio is a professional rider who has twice been crowned national champion in show jumping. He has represented Portugal at the WEGs in Aachen and European Championships in Mannheim as well as in numerous nations cups. He speaks Portuguese and English.
Silvio is a Brazilian native and professional rider who has ridden more than 200 international competitions. He is currently one of the most competitive riders on the Portuguese show jumping circuit. He speaks Portuguese.
Miguel is a professional rider and devoted trainer who competes at top national level. He speaks Portuguese and English.
Anna is a Swedish native and professional rider who has competed up to 1.60 meters international GP level. She speaks Swedish, English, and Portuguese.
Mia is a Norwegian native who has competed up to 1.45 meters international level. She speaks Norwegian and English.
David is a full-time instructor and rider specialized in children and early learning. He speaks Portuguese and English.
Esposende, like many small towns in Portugal, has a long and ancient history. There is much archaeological evidence of this time - from stone age through to the Roman occupation, although you might not see very much today. The town has been important as it is strategically situated between Oporto to the south and Vigo, in Spain, to the north. Esposende has a long maritime tradition and people from Esposende were amongst the first to cross the Atlantic to Brazil and return to Portugal as "Brazileiros de torna viagem" - literally meaning, Brazilians make the trip!
Nowadays, you are more likely to find and enjoy the various small town squares with their cafes and the stunning sandy beaches - which have long been appreciated by Portuguese holiday-makers and today are being increasingly appreciated by foreign tourists. To the north of the town is the nature reserve - The Natural Park of the North Coast - a large area covering some 1,200 hectares and famous for its wetland areas and beautiful coastal sand dunes. It was the need to protect these magnificent sand dunes, that led to the creation of the protected area you see today. During the migration period of spring and autumn, this becomes a prime spot for bird watching. Further inland, lush pine forests surround the town. Esposende offers a wealth of activities and culture all year round for non-riding partners and families, with many traditional restaurants famous for their seafood, bars and cafe's offering good food and live music, its easy to find something to do in the evenings.
The hotel is only three minutes from the equestrian centre of Esposende inserted in a pine forest with a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. On the other hand, the north of Portugal has a huge variety of leisure and cultural offerings that combined with the hospitable spirit and the excellent gastronomy guarantee an unforgettable vacation.
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