Lusitano Dressage Experience

5.0 (3)
6 days 5 nights
Weight limit
100 kg / 220 lb

If you are seeking a thorough education in dressage techniques, this horseback riding vacation is tailored for you. At our centre, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the intricacies of Portuguese equestrian art and technique while mastering challenging exercises on the stunning Lusitano horse, well-suited for riders at a medium to advanced level. Your experience with us promises to be unforgettable, with a dedicated focus on ensuring your satisfaction.

US$ 1 393
per tourist for 6 days
Departing from
Lisboa, Alenquer, Aldeia Galega da Merceana
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Photo João B.
João B. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
I have been teaching for more than 20 years in Portugal and other countries in Europe. After several years teaching in one of the most renowned school and riding holidays centre in Portugal, I now share my time between teaching exclusively at our Riding Centre and competing at national level in Portuguese Equitation and Working Equitation.

Tour highlights

Improve Your Skills
Our exercises are performed from the simplest to the most complex, focusing on the evolution of the rider and building their ability up
Enjoy the Wine
Taste the local beverages
Relax in the Vineyards
Get lost in time and feel the rhythm of an old Portuguese village

Route details

Day 1

We will be waiting for you at our riding centre. The check-in time is 3 PM. 

As you arrive, we'll have a tour around our centre, we'll see the stables, meet the horses and the team. We are an equestrian school focused on the Lusitano horse, located on a picturesque farm. Situated just a short 45-minute drive from Lisbon, visitors can enjoy a timeless setting and experience the charm of a traditional Portuguese village, complete with vineyards and stunning scenery.

After settling into your cozy accommodations, we will decide on a time for dinner. We'll also enjoy a glass of local wine.

Day 2
Our First Lesson
Day 3
More Dressage
Day 4
Improve Your Riding
Day 5
Our Last Lesson
Day 6
Tour provider's comments

Breed: Lusitano

4 1-hour lessons. For intermediate to advanced riders. General good health is recommended.

To fully benefit from the lessons, riders should already have a good grasp of walking, trotting, and cantering. If you feel you need more experience and practice, you can still participate.



5 nights
5 nights
Our Hotel

You will be accommodated in a double or single room with air conditioning, provided with full board meals, free parking, and access to Wi-Fi.

The stables include 10 Lusitano horses, 2 outdoor arenas, a bathroom, paddocks, a tack room and the tribune.

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Group meeting place
Lisboa, Alenquer, Aldeia Galega da Merceana
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Tour conditions


  • accommodation;
  • 4 dressage lessons;
  • meals;
  • highly experienced instructor;
  • wine (one bottle per two persons).


  • flights;
  • airport transfers;
  • touristic tours;
  • travel insurance;
  • tips and personal expenses.

Group size

up to 2 tourists


6 days
5 nights

It's important to know

Transfer rates

Transfers from and to Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) costs 110 EUR per vehicle each way (4 people max), you can pay upon arrival.

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Tour reviews

Based on 3 reviews
  • A
    8 Nov, 2023
    about provider
    The Riding Centre offers a serene escape set amidst the breathtaking countryside of picturesque Portugal, with incredible panoramic views! Susana, a charming host, goes above and beyond to ensure a memorable stay and treats guests to her exceptional culinary skills, leaving no one hungry. The horses are not only delightful and well-trained but also a joy to interact with, thanks to João's impeccable care and dedication. His lessons strive for excellence, pushing both horse and rider to their best potential, all while maintaining a positive attitude and a sense of humor. If you're considering a riding holiday in this stunning country, riding magnificent horses, and enjoying top-notch hospitality and accommodations, don't hesitate - you're in for an exceptional experience!
    8 Nov, 2023
  • K
    4 Nov, 2023
    about provider
    I enjoyed a wonderful time at the Riding Centre with Susana and Joao. They familiarized me with the surroundings, prepared for the lessons, and provided guidance throughout. I acquired valuable knowledge during the sessions; the horse I rode not only served as a fantastic instructor for me but also assisted Joao in his teaching. I successfully executed my first Passage, Spanish Walk, and flying changes under their guidance. The well-trained horses, stunning surroundings, and contented animals all contributed to the overall delightful experience. Many thanks for the exceptional hospitality, and I look forward to returning for an extended visit in the near future!
    4 Nov, 2023
  • M
    10 May, 2023
    about provider
    An exceptional overall experience 😍 Featuring a perfect combination of top-quality Portuguese horses and the charming essence of Portuguese culture.
    10 May, 2023

Dates and Prices

  • Any dates on request during the season
    1 Apr – 31 Oct
  • US$ 1 393
    19 – 24 Jul 6 days 5 nights
  • US$ 1 393
    26 – 31 Jul 6 days 5 nights
  • US$ 1 393
    2 – 7 Aug 6 days 5 nights
  • US$ 1 393
    9 – 14 Aug 6 days 5 nights
  • US$ 1 393
    16 – 21 Aug 6 days 5 nights

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