Wonderful Horse Riding Holiday Portugal

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Santa Barbara Equestrian Center invites you to join this wonderful break in Centro, Portugal. Through this holiday, you can finally have your dream horse riding holiday, relax, and at the same time, improve your riding skills in just a short period. You will enjoy the beautiful Lusitano horses, riding over miles of trails between eucalyptus, pines, olives, cereal fields, and the magnificent view of the rivers. Come and enjoy a ride with Santa Barbara Equestrian Center's lovely horses!

Key information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 90 kilograms / 198 pounds
  • Horse Breed: Royal Warmblood Studbook of the Netherlands (KWPN), Lusitanos, Portuguese Cross

Highlights

  • 2 days' horse riding sessions
  • Approximate daily riding time: 3 hours
  • A chance to ride on beautiful Lusitanian horses
  • Enchanting atmospheres of Constância
  • Hearty breakfasts and dinners
  • 2 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


2 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, Portuguese, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 6

Airport transfer available:
Lisbon Portela Airport (US$140 per person)

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Terrace

You will stay in a rural family-run hotel only 80 meters from the equestrian center. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool with play area, and a bar decorated with traditional tiles. The rooms available are Constância room, Abrantes room, and Tejo room. There is also a cottage house that can be the perfect place to house your family with space and housing conditions that make you feel at home.

Constância room

This room has a view of the beautiful village of Constância.

Abrantes room

This room is located on the north side with window to the rising sun and spectacular view.

Tejo room

Slightly south facing, this room offers a sense of welcome and marvel at its sunset.

Santa Barbara Equestrian Center Horse Riding Holiday in Portugal Program

On this holiday, you will ride through beautiful scenery at a pace that will make you feel safe and relaxed. The normal riding day will consist of a two-hour hack and a lesson of at least one hour. If there is something different you would like, you can let Santa Barbara Equestrian Center know and they will do their best to make sure your holiday is just what you want.

Santa Barbara Equestrian Center has one indoor arena, one outdoor arena, one jumping arena, and a cross-country course. Their horse breed ranges from Royal Warmblood Studbook of the Netherlands (KWPN), Lusitano, to Portuguese cross. Grace is the only KWPN horse in the center. Zenitti - C, Violeta, and Troia are the Portuguese cross horses. For the Lusitano horses, there are Conhaque das 3 Cruzes, Balsa, Girasol, Conchita, Sinequanon, and Guitarrada.

Please note that Santa Barbara Equestrian Center has a maximum weight limit of 90 kilograms for the riders.

Instructors

Antonio Camacho Soares
Antonio Camacho Soares is the co-founder and instructor of Santa Barbara Equestrian Center. He has been working with riders of all kind of riding abilities.
Joaquim Batuca
Joaquim Batuca is the co-founder and instructor of Santa Barbara Equestrian Center. He has been working with beginner to the competition level riders.

Location

The equestrian center is at Constância in Centro, Portugal. It is a delightful historical village located between the Tejo and Zêzere rivers. Just one hour from Lisbon and two hours from Porto, it holds wonderful views framed by mountains with a rich animal life.

Nearby places

  • Lisbon - 1 hour
  • Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) - 1 hour

Features

Activities

  • Horse riding
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • River
  • Terrace

Services

  • Tour assistance

Food

You will be served breakfasts and dinners during this holiday. Santa Barbara Equestrian Center will provide your meals in local restaurants where you will enjoy the flavors of the delicious and typical Portuguese food. For additional meals, the average meal price is 15 EUR.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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)

  • Castelo de Almourol visit
  • Feira do Cavalo - Golegã visit
  • Festa dos Tabuleiros - Tomar visit
  • Join in private riding lessons (40 EUR)

What's included

  • 2 days' horse riding sessions
  • Breakfasts and dinners
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Tax

How to get there

Driving directions from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)

  • Take motorway A1 in the direction to Porto.
  • Leave A1 to A23 at kilometer 94 in the directions to Abrantes, Torres Novas.
  • Leave A23 on the second way out to Constância in the directions to Constância, Centro.
  • Turn right.
  • Go left at the roundabout.
  • Leave on the second way out.
  • Turn left after 30 meters. You will see the riding center sign and after 400 meters, you will be at the place.

Arrival by airplane

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

Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) is the nearest airport from the riding center and Santa Barbara Equestrian Center can provide, under request, a pickup service from the airport and back (one-hour driving) with an additional price of 120 EUR.

Arrival by train

It is easy to catch the metro from the airports to the train stations. Santa Barbara Equestrian Center is very close to Entroncamento where trains come directly from Lisbon (Oriente Station) and Porto (Campanhã Station). From Porto, the journey will take two hours and 45 minutes by train. Santa Barbara Equestrian Center will be happy to pick you up at the station. Please send an inquiry for more information.

Airport: Lisbon Portela Airport Airport transfer available: Lisbon Portela Airport (US$140 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 28 days before arrival.
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Special discount

There is a special 25% discount for every two persons booking for December to February trips. Please send an inquiry for more information.

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