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Portugal offers a remarkable variety of landscapes, culture and riding to suit all tastes, abilities and pockets. We have scoured the country and bring you riding in the north through pine clad forests, unspoilt villages, across the vast plains of the Alentejo to the sun drenched beaches of the south near the Algarve.




We are the only UK agent that can bring you this particular range of exclusive riding tailor-made for your needs; catering from all day picnic rides, general lessons, dressage from novice to Grand Prix and place-to-place trail riding; sampling wine, olive oil and local cuisine en route. We also offer you a choice of accommodation from traditional farmhouses to top riding establishments, home to the world famous magnificent Lusitano horses. Each has been checked and assessed by the Redlands team.


Taking one of our riding holidays in Portugal enables you to make fascinating and exciting excursions throughout Portugal, for example; Coimbra, Lisbon, and not forgetting the World Heritage site of Evora. Knowing this country and the riding thoroughly, and with a team in the country, we advise on every aspect of your booking and arrange whatever you require to make this a holiday of a lifetime. The holiday is ideal for every rider, non-rider, families and groups.

As you will see, we offer three different dressage clinic holidays using the famous Portuguese Lusitano horses, a breed closely related to the Spanish Andalusian horse.  Originally bred for war, dressage and bull fighting, the Lusitano is generally a solid colour (grey, bay or chestnut) and are heavily muscled, intelligent, agile and graceful.  While no longer used in war, you will find them appearing in both the Portuguese and Spanish teams competing at the Olympics and World Equestrian Games and we hope you will learn new skills from these remarkable horses at our Portuguese Dressage Clinics.

Dressage in Ribatejo

This four day, three night stay in one of Portugal's and indeed the world's best known studs for breeding Lusitano horses - Coudelaria Henrique Abecasis, will enable you to learn new skills from experienced and highly qualified dressage instructors...

Dressage with Bruno Silva, Lisbon Hotel

Dressage implies total perfection of movement, balance and concentration which comes together by a unique connection between man and horse...

Dressage with Bruno Silva, On site

Enjoy our three day, two night dressage clinic with one of Portugal's most popular riding instructors - Bruno Silva. Working with Luisitano horses you will gain perfection of movement, balance and concentration in a short period of time...

Fabulous Riding in the Portuguese Mountains

This holiday is great value and really flexible; ideal for those new to riding through to intermediate. The Portuguese Quinta (farm) is in the green heart of mid Portugal - one of the most unspoilt areas for horse riding in Europe...

Monte Da Ribeira

Monte da Ribeira is a fantastic centre in a gorgeous rural setting. Run by the friendly and hospitable Katharine, there is a variety of riding available, including dressage lessons and long hacks out in the sunshine.

Trail Riding Across Ribatejo

Ribatejo is famous for its wines, local cuisine, Roman ruins, castles, and cork oaks. The region is characterised by hospitality and diverse landscape. It's temperate climate allows for good riding throughout the year..

Vale Ferro

If you are looking for relaxed and peaceful riding through the unspoilt landscape of the Monchique Mountain Natural Park, then look no further than Vale Ferro...

Wolf and Wild Horses

If you are interested in nature conservation, then visit the Geres region, one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Portugal, for a different type of riding holiday. The Geres is prime territory of the Iberian wolf, an endangered species...

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