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Thrilling Horse Riding Holiday in Portugal

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Lusitanos Riding Center invites you to join them on this thrilling intensive dressage horse riding holiday in Portugal. Ride the pride of Portugal’s horses!

Key information

  • Horse breed: Purebred Lusitano horses
  • Rider weight limit: 100 kg / 220 lbs

Meet the instructors

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  • 4 days of horse riding
  • 8 dressage lessons
  • Approximate daily riding time: 1 hour
  • Photos or videos during the lessons
  • Gorgeous landscape with mountain views
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • Wine, water, cookies, and seasonal fruits

Skill level

  • Advanced


4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Portuguese
Group size: Maximum of 2 participants
Airport transfer available:
Lisbon Portela Airport (US$ 65 per person)
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  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

You will sleep in a double or single room with full board meals, free parking and Wi-Fi connection.

Room facilities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • LCD TV
  • Writing desk


  • 10 Lusitano horses
  • Two outdoor arenas
  • Bathroom
  • Paddocks
  • Tack room
  • Tribune


The lessons are given on the schoolmaster's horses, for one hour, with a maximum of two riders per lesson. Lusitanos Riding Center offers riding lessons, giving you the opportunity to ride a fully-trained Lusitano. Experience in dressage is necessary, you need a good level of riding to enjoy the program. Lusitanos Riding Center's dressage program consists of lessons during which various types of exercises are performed, from the simplest to the most complex, focusing on the evolution of the riders and building their abilities.

All of the horses are purebred Lusitanos and are trained to execute the most difficult exercises of the Grand Prix. 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 Center.

Lessons take place in the outdoor arena with natural lighting. There is a maximum of two riders per lesson, thus enabling the instructor to fully focus on each detail and provide high-quality teaching. Lusitanos Riding Center dedicates much of their efforts to ensuring guests' satisfaction as their foremost aim. Note: General good health is recommended for this program. You will also have the opportunity to taste Portuguese wine.

The horses

At Lusitanos Riding Center, 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.


João Batalha


The holiday will take place in Alenquer, Centro Region, Portugal. Lusitanos Riding Center is a school built around the Lusitano horse and settled on a beautiful farm. Just 45 minutes drive from Lisbon, you have a chance to get lost in time and feel the rhythm of a typical old Portuguese village surrounded by vineyards and gorgeous landscapes.


  • Lisbon - 45 minutes drive



  • Horse riding


  • Air-conditioned rooms


  • Free bottled water
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


During your stay, you will be provided with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner included in the price. Typical Portuguese meat dishes or fish, coffee or tea, water, and juice are included in lunches and dinners, with one bottle of wine (wine of the region) for two people per meal. If you have a special diet, please inform Lusitanos Riding Center.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Alcoholic beverages

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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

  • 8 dressage lessons
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Full board meals
  • Wine (1 bottle for 2 people per meal)
  • Water, cookies, and seasonal fruits

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Flights
  • Touristic tours
  • Travel insurance

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 Center has a driver who provides transfers from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) at 60 EUR per vehicle each way (maximum of four people) and payable locally in cash (EUR). There is also the possibility to rent a car at the airport. The reservation is the responsibility of the guest.

Airport: Lisbon Portela Airport Airport transfer available: Lisbon Portela Airport (US$ 65 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 15 days before arrival.

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