Dressage Training and Trails (Long)

5.0 (3)
12 days 11 nights
Portugal
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Premium
Weight limit
95 kg / 209 lb

Our trail rides provide a variety of experiences, such as riding along the Atlantic Coast at a fast pace, sampling wine on the vineyard trail, taking in beautiful views and the natural beauty of the Braga area. Professional instructors will guide you in improving your horse riding skills at a top-notch facility. 

This is ideal for families, groups and solo adventurers. 

The luxurious seafront hotel, located just 3 minutes from the equestrian center in a tranquil pine forest, ensures comfort. Northern Portugal offers numerous recreational and cultural activities, along with friendly hospitality and exceptional cuisine for an unforgettable holiday. Guests can begin their program any day of the week and can also organize extra activities.

Extra Price in High/Mid Season:
High Season (Jun to August): +30€/night
Mid Season (Apr, May, Sept, Oct): +15€/night

from US$ 3 348
per tourist for 12 days
Departing from
Porto, Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro
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Number of individuals
up to 12 tourists over 7 years old
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Photo Miguel S.
Miguel S. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
I am a professional rider and devoted trainer who competes at the top national level. I speak Portuguese and English.

Tour highlights

Train With High-Performance Instructors
These professionals will help you to improve your skills
Explore Portugal on Horseback
Stunning Landscapes of Braga are here for you
Comfortable Accommodation
Stay at a 4* resort hotel at the sea

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

We will transfer you from the meeting point of Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO) to the hotel. Together we will visit the center's facilities and after that, you will have time to settle into your hotel and relax

No meals included.

No riding.

Day 2
First Lessons
Day 3
Riding Lessons
Day 4
Our First Trail
Day 5
More Lessons
Day 6
Exploring the Village
Day 7
Vineyards Trail
Day 8
Improving Riding Skills
Day 9
Village Trails
Day 10
Vineyards
Day 11
Our Last Beach Ride and Our Last Lesson
Day 12
Departure
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

10 Days Riding. 20 lessons or 6 trail rides and 10 lessons. From intermediate to advanced riders.

Tack: English

Horse Breeds: Lusitano, Dutch, French and German warmbloods.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Premium
Hotel
11 nights

Single supplement: +25€/night

11 nights
Beach Resort Hotel 4*

The resort is situated on the banks of the Cávado River and is just 200 meters from the Atlantic Ocean. Guests can enjoy amenities such as an outdoor pool, tennis courts and a fitness center. The resort also offers Wi-Fi and complimentary parking. The on-site restaurant boasts stunning panoramic views of the beach and the Atlantic Ocean, serving up delicious regional Portuguese dishes.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Porto, Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro
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Tour conditions

Included

  • transfers to/from hotel; 
  • accommodation;
  • morning snacks and soft drinks; 
  • lunches during 10 days;
  • individual locker; 
  • free wi-fi;
  • horse equipment; 
  • taxes;
  • programme supervisor.

Extras

  • flights;
  • airport transfer;
  • extra nights at the hotel;
  • extra activities;
  • dinners;
  • tips and personal expenses.

Group size

up to 12 tourists

Duration

12 days
11 nights

It's important to know

Can I stay less than 12 days?

Yes, that is possible, please see our shorter program.

Extra riding lesson rates
Any discounts?
Can non-riders participate?
Cancellation of booking

Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 3 reviews
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    Elaine
    4 Jan, 2024
    about provider
    We spent a week participating in their 5-day, 10-lesson equestrian training program and had an incredibly memorable and fruitful experience. It quickly became a cherished routine that we eagerly looked forward to each day. The scenic drive along the waterfront from our hotel in Esposende, the serene walk up to their meticulously groomed garden, the friendly greetings from the dogs and staff each morning, and the horses ready and waiting for us with all their gear in place even when we arrived early (a testament to their exceptional organisation). Our host and instructor, Miguel, was simply outstanding, taking excellent care of us in every possible way. His precise guidance and selection of horses tailored to our needs helped us gain confidence and make significant progress. From struggling with transitioning into a canter initially to confidently initiating and maintaining it, and even achieving some challenging walk-canter transitions in a triangular pattern on our final day. Antonia even mastered some piaffe movements! The kitchen at the Centre dished out delectable meals - the soups were a personal favorite that I couldn't go a day without. With daily rotating menus, it was truly a treat to see the culinary creations that Alex and his mother prepared. The atmosphere at the Centre was so warm and inviting, with fellow clients exuding happiness and kindness. We met lovely regulars who were eager to share their passion for horses and exchange stories. It truly felt like a home away from home. Sending big hugs to our beloved horses Cameron, Xenit, Asus, and Blue 🐴🐎❤️. We're already eagerly looking forward to our next visit!
    4 Jan, 2024
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    Raphael
    19 Nov, 2023
    about provider
    I had an amazing experience!! I participated in the intense training program and it exceeded all my expectations! The horses were top-notch and incredibly gentle, making it easy to have a lot of enjoyable moments right from the start of the week. Riding six different high-quality horses in a short period was a fantastic opportunity. The coaching provided was excellent, helping me connect with the horses and enhance my riding skills. The organisation was flawless and extremely accommodating, and the team was exceptional - very friendly and supportive. The location itself was stunning. I will definitely return!
    19 Nov, 2023
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    Cindy
    14 Nov, 2023
    about provider
    Miguel is a great trainer and he was very helpful! He helped me in meeting my riding goals. Everyone was very friendly and the facility is beautiful.
    14 Nov, 2023

Dates and Prices

  • Any dates on request during the season
    1 Jan – 31 Dec
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