Lusitano Intensive Dressage Experience

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

We welcome you to be a part of this exciting and immersive dressage horse riding experience in Portugal. Join us in riding the magnificent horses that symbolize the pride of Portugal.

Our horses are highly skilled and trained in dressage. You will have the chance to master all the Grand Prix exercises while riding the Lusitano horses.

US$ 1 930
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
We'll provide everyday intensive dressage lessons
Enjoy the Wine
Taste the local beverages
Stunning Location
Behold the gorgeous landscape with mountain views

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

Breed: Purebred Lusitano

8 1-hour lessons. For intermediate to advanced riders. General good health is recommended.

Prior experience in dressage is not required, but a strong riding ability is necessary to fully benefit from the program.



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;
  • 8 dressage lessons;
  • meals;
  • water, cookies and seasonal fruit;
  • 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$ 1 930
    19 – 24 Jul 6 days 5 nights
  • US$ 1 930
    26 – 31 Jul 6 days 5 nights
  • US$ 1 930
    2 – 7 Aug 6 days 5 nights
  • US$ 1 930
    9 – 14 Aug 6 days 5 nights
  • US$ 1 930
    16 – 21 Aug 6 days 5 nights

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