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4 Days Normal Dressage Programme (3 Lessons) Horse Riding Holiday in Portugal

Lusitanos Riding Centre, Quinta de Palhacana, Rua Augusto Luís do Carmo, Sobral de Monte Agraço, Lisbon District, Oeste, Centro, Portugal

Exhilarating Horse Riding Holiday Portugal

Pack your bag and take part in this exhilarating dressage horse riding holiday in Sobral de Monte Agraço, Portugal! You will have the chance to learn all the Grand Prix exercises on the well-trained Lusitano horses while staying in the cozy and homey accommodation in the beautiful location with vineyards and wonderful landscape. Furthermore, you will have a wine tasting session to discover Portuguese wine. Experience riding the Lusitanos horses here!

Key information

  • Horse Breed: Lusitano horse

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  • 3 dressage lessons
  • Approximate daily riding time: 1 hour
  • Gorgeous landscape with mountain views
  • Wine, water, cookies, and seasonal fruits
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 3 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Portuguese, English
The maximum participants in the group is 4
Airport transfer available:
Lisbon Portela Airport (US$80 per person)
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  • Horse riding
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Patio

Lusitanos Riding Centre's cozy hotel offers you a comfortable stay with free Wi-Fi and TV in each room. The outdoor facilities include swimming pool, patio, bar, restaurant with a view, and amazing Portuguese food and wine, the leisure of a countryside, and sounds and harmony of nature. Lusitanos Riding Centre has four tastefully decorated rooms. All have a private bathroom, TV, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi.

Riding arena

The riding arena is situated between the boxes and the paddocks and is made of wood. The ground is covered in fine silica sand and background music is piped in throughout the time of use.


There are six outward-facing boxes and 10 stable boxes with a minimum size of 3x3 meters. All boxes have automatic drinking fountains.

Tack room

The tack room is next to the boxes where all the saddles, reins, tack boxes, and other equestrian materials are kept.


There are four big paddocks on the farm at the moment. However, more can be added as there is ample lands available. All paddocks have automatic drinking fountains and electrical fencing. There is a wooden shelter in one of the paddocks.

The swimming pool

The swimming pool overlooks the traditional vineyards of the area and is in a quiet part of the farm, permitting you to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the western Lisbon Region. There is a relaxing restroom beside the pool where you may enjoy some time either reading or just relaxing and appreciating the bar.

Outdoor areas

Between the bedrooms and the dining room, there is a lovely terrace with sofas and tables where you can enjoy some beautiful afternoons while appreciating some good Portuguese wine. On the other hand, if you prefer walking, there is much of the farm to explore and the surrounding area and paths leading to the village.

Dining room

The dining room has a panoramic view allowing you to appreciate the landscape while you are enjoying your meals. In addition to the dining area, there is also a small bar and a sitting room.


The horses

At Lusitanos Riding Centre, as you ride Lusitano horses for dressage and working equitation, the horses are very well-trained in these two disciplines. You will have the opportunity to learn all the Grand Prix exercises on the Lusitano horses.


The normal programme have one lesson per day. After that, you can choose what you want to do for the rest of the day, simply rest and enjoy the quiet farm, swimming pool, visit the area around such as Lisboa, Sintra, and Cascais. If you want an additional touristic tour, Lusitanos Riding Centre has driver available (payable locally)) or you can visit the typical wineries and taste the Portuguese wine.

The lessons are given in the schoolmaster horses, during one hour and maximum two riders per lesson. Lusitanos Riding Centre offers riding lessons giving you the opportunity to ride a fully trained Lusitano. No previous experience in dressage is necessary. The riding center offers lessons on very well-schooled horses suitable for novice up to experienced riders.

Lusitanos Riding Centre's dressage program consists of lessons where various types of exercises are performed from the simplest to the most complex, focusing on the evolution of the rider and building his ability up. All of the horses are purebred Lusitanos and are trained up to execute the most difficult exercises of the Grand Prix.

In order to make the most of the lessons, the riders should already be comfortable in walk, trot, and canter. However, if you feel with a lack of experience and practice, please visit and learn with the magnificent horses. The riding instructor is highly experienced. He taught for many years at a well-known horse riding center which is referred to in the equestrian tourism of Portugal. He is now collaborating exclusively with the Lusitano Riding Centre.

Lessons take place in the indoor arena with natural lighting and background music. There is a maximum of two riders per lesson, thus enabling us to fully focus on each detail and provides a high-quality teaching. Lusitanos Riding Centre dedicates much of efforts to ensure guests satisfaction as their foremost aim.

Note: General good health is recommended for health requirements.


João Batalha


Lusitanos Riding Centre is a school built around the Lusitano horse and settled in a beautiful farm. Just 30-40 minutes' drive from Lisbon, you have a chance to get lost in time, feel the rhythm of a typical old Portuguese village surrounded by vineyards, gorgeous landscapes, and Montejunto mountain views.

Nearby places

  • Ericeira, 45 kilometers
  • Lisbon, 45 kilometers - 30-40 minutes' drive
  • Mafra, 33 kilometers
  • Óbidos, 50 kilometers
  • Portuguese School of Equestrian Art, 45 kilometers



  • Horse riding
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Wine tasting


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Patio


  • Free Wi-Fi


Aperitif, meat dish or fish of typical Portuguese, coffee or tea, water, and juice are included in lunch and dinner, with one bottle of wine (wine of the area) for two persons per meal. Additional alcoholic and soft beverages are paid separately.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Portuguese wine tasting
  • Trip to wineries
  • Visit to some tourist areas
  • Visit to the beautiful Santa Cruz beach

What's included

  • 3 dressage lessons
  • Traditional Portuguese breakfast
  • Lunch and dinner for 2 persons per meal
  • Wine (1 bottle per 2 persons, per meal)
  • Water, cookies, and seasonal fruits
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Access to swimming pool

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • Touristic tours

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Lusitanos Riding Centre has a driver who makes transfers from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) at 55 EUR per vehicle each way (maximum of four people) and payable locally. There is also the possibility to rent a car in the airport. The reserve is responsibility of the guest.

Airport: Lisbon Portela Airport Airport transfer available: Lisbon Portela Airport (US$80 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.

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