Horse Riding in Portugal

riding in Portugal

Browse centres offering horse riding in Portugal

Horse-lovers are spoilt for choice in Portugal with lots of interesting and diverse landscapes to explore.

You will find quality riding centres in Portugal offering holidays, guided hacks out and lessons for all levels. Whether you are a nervous beginner or a competition rider there will be a stable and a horse for you and children are usually welcome.

Some stables specialise in, for example, classical dressage training, show-jumping, natural horsemanship or carriage driving. While experienced riders shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to ride a well-trained Lusitano, Portugal’s most in-demand and majestic breed of horse. Why not contact one of the riding centres listed below, the owners will be happy to help you choose the best place and experience for you.

Thinking of moving to Portugal? Many riding stables also offer livery for your horse.

Riding Stables in Portugal
I’m going to Northern Portugal, Central Portugal, Southern Portugal, Madeira.

Northern Portugal

Idyllic Horse Riding in Northern Portugal.
pony trekkingFrom our captivating guesthouse in rural Northern Portugal we offer hour, day or week long rides, kayaking, mountain biking and walking or you can just relax in a romantic atmosphere. Experienced and inexperienced riders and children are welcome. Our guests enjoy tranquility, outstanding natural beauty, culture, good food and good company.
Horse Riding in Peneda Geres National Park
Portugal horse ridingDiscover one of Europe’s last wildernesses – wolf and wild horse country! We offer holidays and trail rides in the heart of the national park if you love horses and the great outdoors then this is one experience not to be missed.

Central Portugal

Trail Riding Holidays and Riding Clinics
trail riding in PortugalA treat for riders! Relax on responsive, well trained Lusitano horses and discover more of Portugal’s natural beauty and equestrian culture. These gorgeous coast and countryside trail rides take you off the beaten track. Dressage and riding clinics are also available at a Lusitano stud in the Ribatejo.
Horse-Riding Holidays in the Heart of Portugal.
Portugal horse ridingJoin us for a fabulous riding holiday at our beautiful farm in the undiscovered green heart of Central Portugal. Stunning scenery, lovely horses, great home cooked food. All riding standards catered for including families. Discounts offered for winter bookings.
Lusitano horses riding centre and horses for sale.
Portuguese Lusitano HorsesPortugal’s lusitano horses are famous for their beauty and ability. At our small and friendly equestrian centre you can ride and learn more about these stunning horses and relax in truly tranquil countryside. Experienced riders, beginners, children and non-riders are all welcome. We also have a selection of Lusitano horses for sale

Southern Portugal

Coast and Countryside Trail Riding
riding portugalRiding holidays in the Serra da Grandola, a region of unspoilt natural beauty looking over the Atlantic Ocean with a selection of gorgeous rides on the beach, by a lagoon and in the forests.
Discover Holistic Horse Riding in the Algarve
holistic horse ridingAt our organic farm in the Western Algarve you can discover a whole new way to connect and communicate with horses. We offer holistic riding lessons, countryside treks, moonlight rides and adventure camps for children. Experienced, novice or nervous riders and children are all welcome. So if you want to ride in harmony with your horse.
Algarve Horse Riding Holidays and Lessons
horse ridingA fantastic location for riding with an abundance of sandy tracks through pinewoods, meadows, close to golden sandy beaches and a beautiful nature reserve. Set in the Algarve’s most luxurious holiday resort the Algarve horse riding centre is a British run riding school with qualified instructors and trek leaders who speak English, Portuguese, French, Spanish and German.
Horse Riding and Driving in the Western Algarve
carriage drivingThe western Algarve horse riding and carriage driving centre enjoys an idyllic setting at the edge of the Costa Vincentina nature reserve- with endless tracks to explore the perfect getaway for horse lovers! Riding and driving lessons available. Also country cookery lessons from a professional chef!
Baixo Alentejo Horse Riding and Activity Holidays.
riding in AlentejoExplore the beautiful Baixo Alentejo on horse back, foot or cycling! This new British run and approved centre is perfect for you to enjoy a wonderful riding holiday in Portugal’s rural heartlands. Rides out in the countryside or lessons in dressage or jumping on well-schooled Lusitano or Portuguese Cruzada horses.


Horse Riding in Madeira
trekking in MadeiraMadeira is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and what better way to explore than on horseback? From our riding stables we organise trail rides through the countryside and lessons for beginners and more experienced riders.

To find out more about horse riding in Portugal read our main riding pages.

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