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Memorable Horse Riding Holiday in Portugal

If you want to learn dressage techniques in detail, this horse riding holiday is for you. At the Lusitanos Riding Centre, you can enjoy the Portuguese equestrian art and technique and perform some of the toughest exercises on the magnificent Lusitano horse, the ideal horse for medium/advanced riders. This holiday will be unforgettable as Lusitanos Riding Centre will dedicate much of its efforts to ensure your satisfaction.

Key information

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

Meet the instructors

João
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Highlights

  • Four 1-hour lessons
  • Perform exercises from the simplest to the most complex
  • Highly experienced instructors with many years of experience
  • Maximum 2 riders per lesson to ensure a good experience
  • Traditional Portuguese meals - Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included
  • 5 nights accommodation at the farm

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


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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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

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

Program

The Dressage Programme consists of 1-hour 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 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, trotting, and cantering and have some experience in Dressage.

The riding instructor is highly experienced. He taught for many years at a well-known horse riding centre 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 or outdoor arena with natural lighting.

There is a maximum of two riders per lesson, thus enabling us to fully focus on each detail and provide high-quality teaching.

Lusitanos Riding Centre dedicates much of its efforts to ensuring guests' satisfaction as its foremost aim.

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival day
  • Day 2,3,4,5: 1 morning or afternoon lesson
  • Day 6: Departure day

The horses

At Lusitanos Riding Centre, as you ride Lusitano horses for dressage, the horses are very well-trained in this discipline. You will have the opportunity to learn all the Grand Prix exercises on the Lusitano horses.

Health requirement: General good health recommended

Maximum weight: 100 kg

Clothes: Riding clothes, helmet, boots or chaps

Instructors

João Batalha

Location

Lusitanos Riding Centre is a school built around the Lusitano horse and settled on a beautiful farm. Just a 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.

Food

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 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
  • Alcoholic beverages

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

  • 4 Dressage lessons
  • Highly experienced instructor
  • Traditional Portuguese breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Wine (one bottle per two persons)
  • 5 nights accommodation at the farm

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Flights
  • Touristic tours
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Recommended Airports

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 provides transfers from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) at 60 EUR per vehicle each way (maximum of 4 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 14 days before arrival.

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