Ride Overview - Classical Dressage and Pungent Trails
Classical dressage lessons and country trail riding in Portugal! Located 45 minutes from Lisbon, the world of the proud, sensitive Lusitano horse and classical dressage waits for you. Your instructor was a student of Nuno Oliveira and David Ribeiro Telles and is passionate about conserving classical principles for the benefit of all horses and riders. All horses are trained in the lateral movements, and the more advanced horses offer piaffe and passage. They will be groomed and tacked up by a member of staff allowing you to relax and focus entirely on your lesson. The stable is situated in a quiet area surrounded by cork, pine and eucalyptus trees, gentle hills and rivers lined with bamboo. You will feel completely at home in this traditional farmhouse which has been in the family for 300 years. Country charm displays itself in the furnishing of the house, tradition being respected in every choice whether it be crockery or upholstery. Your lodging rooms are with twin beds and ensuite bathrooms. A lovely swimming overlooks the dressage arena. Very little food is sourced from outside the farm, and if so, more than likely comes from a neighbor or friend’s establishment. Cooking for the table is done only hours beforehand and served fresh. The silence is almost oppressive, except for the bullfrog’s mating croak. The farm is also very popular with non-riding partners and friends; it is an easy drive to the coast, historic towns, vineyards, a shooting range and golf courses. RIDING IN PORTUGAL
There is just one bad thing about Quinta do Archino, Francisco and his beautiful horses ..….. And that’s the heavy heart you carry around with you for days, no weeks, once you’re back home and think about all that you have left behind.” Sharon, Switzerland
Ride Itinerary - Classical Dressage and Pungent Trails
Example Package for 5 nights/6 days riding includes 5 lessons and 4 countryside hacks. Select from 1-hour dressage riding, in-hand and/or lunge lessons only, a combination of Dressage lessons, hacking, intensive Dressage lessons and horse training.
Transfer from the airport to your farmhouse B & B in time for 6:00 PM dinner.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Ride in the morning and afternoon
Wednesday (with 7-day package)
Ride in the morning. Dressage lecture. Afternoon free to explore the area or relax by the pool.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport
Ride Details - Classical Dressage and Pungent Trails
Best Months to Ride: March – May and September – October
Length of Ride: 5 (Customizable from 3 to 7 days)
Meeting Point: Lisbon Airport
Ability Level: Novice to advanced
Group Size: 1 – 6
Saddles: Dressage and Portuguese
Non-riding Activities: Trekking, bicycling, swimming, sightseeing, golfing
Accommodation– Traditional farmhouse B&B
Price: 5 nights/6 days/9 lessons $1,330.00.00 per person, double occupancy $1,375.00 single supplement
4 nights/5 days and 6 nights/7 days packages are also available. Please contact us for prices.
*Prices will fluctuate with the USD/EURO exchange rate and will be fixed at your final payment.
This ride can be customized to your desired number of riding days.
Included: 5 nights lodging, meals, 5 lessons, 4 trails, horse, tack
Not Included: airfare, transportation to and from the airport (around 110 euros round trip)
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Classical Dressage and Pungent Trails