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Monte Velho Equo Resort

Overview

This family-run Lusitano stud farm is located in the beautifully preserved region of Alentejo in Portugal. A traditional farmhouse lies at the heart of the estate and has been carefully restored and extended so as to offer luxurious accommodation to riders. The family hope to share their love of ho…

Highlights

  • Practice dressage on beautifully schooled horses
  • Take trails through the wonderful rural countryside
  • Simply stunning accommodation and pool with a view
  • Relax on a walk/cycle or buy treatments in the spa
  • Non-riders also welcomed

Essential Facts

  • 5 itineraries available
  • Max 8 riders per group
  • Average of 2 hours riding per day
  • Weight limit: STRICTLY 90kg / 198lbs / 14 st 2 lbs

Description

This family-run Lusitano stud farm is located in the beautifully preserved region of Alentejo in Portugal. A traditional farmhouse lies at the heart of the estate and has been carefully restored and extended so as to offer luxurious accommodation to riders. The family hope to share their love of horses with guests who are looking for classical dressage tuition or rides out into the surrounding countryside - all levels of rider can be catered for at this sunny getaway. Free time can be spent in the pool overlooking the magnificent grounds, enjoying the spa facilities, cycling through the countryside or perhaps canoeing on the estate's lake.

The natural landscapes of Alentejo offer delightful riding country and the property itself lies inside an ecological reserve, a haven both for riders and the broodmares and foals roaming the meadows. If you choose to take advantage of the dressage tuition available you will be attended to by an experienced instructor who has competed at a national level. The horses are well-schooled Lusitanos, primarily homebred, which are the most famous of the Portuguese breeds and well-suited to dressage due to their agile and elevated movement.

In addition to the modern, upscale accommodation and the wonderful riding opportunities the farm also provides typical Portuguese cuisine. Riders choose to stay on either a bed and breakfast or a full board basis and those on the latter receive a bottle of wine each day as an added bonus. This is a holiday destination to suit those looking to experience some of the Portuguese equestrian culture and relax in sumptuous surroundings.

Please note that there is usually no riding on Sundays so that the instructors and horses can rest - your programme may be adjusted to facilitate this.

Please note that two people sharing a Double/Twin room cannot both book the Intensive Dressage Programme as it leaves other rooms with no lesson availability. For the Intensive Dressage Programme you must book a Single room, or be sharing with a Non-Rider or a rider only wanting hacks.

Cathy and Natalie from Far and Ride have been lucky enough to ride here and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Horses & Riding

Tack

English and dressage saddles.

Horses

The horses are predominantly well-schooled Lusitanos which are the most famous of the Portuguese breeds and well-suited to dressage due to their naturally elevated movement. There are two separate groups of horses; one specifically for dressage lessons and one for the countryside riding programme (trail rides). The dressage horses are trained using classical dressage principles which are quite different to the more modern way of dressage training. You may find it takes a lesson or two to get used to this way of riding if you have never done it before. The horses used for the trails aren't as highly schooled or not as well suited to school life as those used for the dressage lessons.

Riding

There are 5 itineraries:

  • Regular Dressage Programme is a based ride
  • Intensive Dressage Programme is a based ride
  • Dressage and Countryside Riding Combination is a based ride
  • Yoga and Riding Retreat is a based ride
  • Country Riding Programme is a based ride

Ages

No age limit for riders.

Health

General good health recommended. Riders deemed to be over the weight limit will not be permitted to ride.

Weight

STRICTLY 90kg / 198lbs / 14 st 2 lbs

Food & Accommodation

Food

Stays here include full board. Dinner is a three course meal (starter, main and dessert) comprising of typical Alentejo ingredients. Some wine is included with lunch and dinner and tea and coffee is included with all meals. Additional drinks cost extra.

Accommodation

This beautiful estate offers two different accommodation options:

1) Premium rooms (7) - these modern, sophisticated rooms offer incredible views over the valley. They are 25m2 and including a king-size bed, bathroom, open balcony with outdoor shower, air-conditioning, TV, iPod dock, free wireless and a Nespresso machine. There are three in the main building and four in a new block which appears to float on the hillside.

2) Standard rooms (2) - these standard rooms are located in the original building but have been renovated to offer a modern, minimalistic feel. They are 20m2 with two single beds, bathroom, air-conditioning, TV, iPod dock, Nespresso machine and free wireless.

Extra beds can be added to rooms on request.

There is also a newly built spa with sauna and jacuzzi, and a gym, which are situated close to the swimming pool with great views over the valley.

Please note that two people sharing a Double/Twin room cannot both book the Intensive Dressage Programme as it leaves other rooms with no lesson availability. For the Intensive Dressage Programme you must book a Single room, or be sharing with a Non-Rider or a rider only wanting hacks.

Itineraries

Regular Dressage Programme Luxury accommodation.

Intensive Dressage Programme Luxury accommodation.

Dressage and Countryside Riding Combination Luxury accommodation.

Yoga and Riding Retreat Standard / Luxury accommodation.

Country Riding Programme Luxury accommodation.

Other Activities

There are free bikes and canoes available at the property for guests to use. You can use the canoes on the property's own lake. Guided tours of surrounding areas can be organised on request. Arraiolos is just 7km away and features an impressive medieval castle as well as many examples of traditional architecture and a variety of restaurants serving local cuisine. Evora is just 20km away and is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to the excellent preservation of its old town.

Travel

We recommend that guests fly into and out of Lisbon airport. A hire car is recommended as it gives you the flexibility to explore the region more fully during your stay. You will need to plan your arrival to Monte Velho before 6 pm in this case. Arrivals after 6 pm must use the airport transfer as the reception desk is closed.

Airport transfers are available for 1-4 people, at an additional cost, payable locally. If you are planning to spend a few days in Lisbon before or after your visit, then city transfers are also available for a supplementary cost, again payable locally.

Airport (or city) transfers are required if you are arriving in Lisbon in the evening (after 6 pm).

Riding is not usually possible on the arrival day. If you specifically request riding on your arrival day, then you MUST arrive before 2 pm. If you are late and miss your lesson, then it may not be possible to reschedule it.

Testimonials

Abbie T., Oct. 18, 2023

A dream come true! (Favourite memory?) The amazing horses.


Anna B., Sept. 27, 2023

One of the best holidays I have ever had. The two instructors we had were different but both really good. My riding improved and each lesson I took something away. I felt that they read the briefs we sent them. and they worked to our briefs. Me on my laterals and Annie on experiencing the feel of special moves (changes/Piaffe etc) Diego guided us on the trail rides which was really special.


Annie H., March 14, 2023

The holiday exceeded my expectations! Wonderful location, superb accommodation, yummy food, friendly and helpful staff, gorgeous horses, a relaxed vibe and a great learning experience ………… a unique and special holiday!


Catherine A., Nov. 16, 2022

Loved every minute – gorgeous horses, fabulous food, friendly helpful staff, great setting so peaceful and relaxing. Enjoyed every minute of being in the Monte Velho bubble!


Candi D., Nov. 15, 2022

Excellent experience and value for your money. Whether you are a Grand Prix rider or Green as Grass, this dressage based resort in the Alentejo has a program, instructor and horse for you. They try very hard to accommodation and, in turn, expect you to strive to get the most out of your lessons. Favourite memory? "Nailing" a movement I could never do, and having such a great sense of accomplishment in the challenge, which was also supported by a newfound crew of fellow riders! Accommodation/food? The accommodations are lovely. Every room has a view. The food and wines are fresh, tasty, appealing and delicious every meal. They also strive to prepare delicious vegan options.


Dominique T., Sept. 21, 2021

It was a wonderful experience at a beautiful resort – all high class: accommodation, other facilities, horses, lessons – simply great!


Meg L., June 7, 2021

We had a great time. The property and surrounding area is stunning, the people are lovely, there's a good selection of horses who were clearly well cared for and well trained, and the quality of tuition was excellent. (Favourite memory?) For me: our first lesson with Joao. He's not only a fantastic rider but has a lovely way of teaching, so I felt I took a lot away from that lesson and I enjoyed the slight challenge my horse Afonso offered. For Sam (beginner): his lunge lesson with Diogo (a last minute replacement for our joint lesson which weren't quite working, as he hadn't quite mastered steering his horse who was a suitable steed but had his own ideas about which direction they should be going in!). It was his final ride and he felt everything really clicked, He finished on a high and is keen to continue riding.


Phoebe, March 9, 2020

We had a really enjoyable time. Food, room and location were exceptional. Very relaxing, we enjoyed walks around the property which was beautiful. Horses in fabulous condition and the instructors were all very good.


Catherine A., Nov. 30, 2017

Excellent - fabulous hotel in a gorgeous setting, riding amazing horses. Very friendly helpful staff. Peaceful tranquil setting - heaven on horseback!! Great food. Room and hotel spotlessly clean, comfortable and welcoming. Horses were well looked after and a pleasure to ride. I rode different horses which added to the experience. All tack was of a high standard. All instructors were extremely friendly, encouraging and patient. Rita who led the trail rides was lovely. (Favourite memory?) Wonderful canter on the last trail ride. Beautifully collected canter in the sunshine in wonderful scenery.


Friederike J., Oct. 12, 2017

The holiday was absolutely perfect. Loved the architecture and landscape of the resort. Very friendly staff. Well cared for horses. The rooms are just wonderful. Very modern and clean. The staff made sure to choose the right horses for each guest. It was great to get to try different horses though. Very careful and involved trainers. Liked Rita (trail rides) and Annie (dressage) very much. (Favourite memory?) Early morning rides exploring the estate. Sitting in the beautiful bar/pool area with a cool drink.


Nina M., Oct. 12, 2017

The trip was absolutely wonderful. Great accommodation. Well-trained horses. Great service. The American teacher (Annie) was quite good. Very honest with her feedback, so that we could actually learn something. We reserved Monte Velho already for next October!


Elaine S., July 11, 2017

Amazing facility, so kind and helpful. the horses were wonderful and the quality of the instruction was great. I loved that no matter what level of rider you are everyone gets the same level of attention. I never once felt that I was less interesting than other, better riders. The accommodation was fabulous and the food was great. I particularly loved the outdoor shower!! Especially after a lesson in 38 degrees! The horses were so well trained and kind.It was wonderful to get to ride true schoolmasters. The tack was perfect and very comfortable. All the instructors were fabulous. They were very patient and clear in their instructions and really gave us all individual attention. While I was there, there was a real spread of riding abilities and I think each one of us got very individualised instruction.
The ride was very much as described and met all our expectations. My husband was a non-rider but he really enjoyed the location and the facilities. There are lovely walks and lots of wildlife, the pond is nice for canoeing too. I was very impressed with the level of service we received from Far and Ride especially how well you stayed in touch before the holiday.


Sally, May 18, 2016

The only word to sum up Monte Vehlo is 'paradise'. This place is true luxury; the perfect place to escape the real world. The instruction is first class, the accommodation was stunning (I stayed in a 'standard' room, but there wasn't anything standard about it) and the food was homely and hearty. The horses were also lovely: polite, well-schooled and responsive.


Ana & Daniela S., Nov. 25, 2015

This holiday was beyond our expectations. Our dressage lessons with João Torrão were outstanding, he truly helped us improve our riding. The service was also spotless. Everyone at Monte Velho is friendly and accommodating. Both the accommodation and food are superb! Rooms are spacious, beds are comfortable, the food was all home-cooked and was healthy and gourmet-quality. (Far and Ride) you were very detailed, thorough and helpful with every aspect of the trip. Natalie was lovely to work with!


Itinerary & Pricing

Day 1

Riding: No riding.

Arrive in the afternoon and relax in the beautiful surroundings before dinner in the evening.

Days 2 to 6

Riding: 1 hours

You'll have a one hour dressage lesson each morning for the next five days. The lessons take place between 9am and 1pm each day and may include two pupils. They are given by experienced instructors using the farm's Lusitano horses. 

 When not riding you can explore the region, relax by the pool or make use of the estate's bikes or canoes.

Day 7

Riding: No riding.

Depart after breakfast

Accommodation

Each night will be spent in a guest room at the resort, with private bathrooms.

Experience Intermediate / Experienced

All levels of rider can be catered for but we would recommend some prior dressage riding experience to make the most of this programme.

Minimum group size 1
Maximum group size 5
Accommodation for up to 8.
Departure windows

At any time during: Jan. 1, 2024 - Dec. 31, 2024  (Flexible arrival/departures. Min 3 night stay.)

At any time during: Jan. 1, 2025 - Dec. 31, 2025  (Flexible arrival/departures. Min 3 night stay)

Pricing

2024
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), Low Season
£1445 $1840 €1700
Low Season operates between 1 January - 24 February 2024 & 1 - 21 December 2024.
2024
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), Low Season
£1215 $1545 €1430
Low Season operates between 1 January - 24 February 2024 & 1 - 21 December 2024.
2024
Rider, Standard room (single or double occupancy), Low Season
£1085 $1385 €1280
Low Season operates between 1 January - 24 February 2024 & 1 - 21 December 2024.
2024
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), Mid Season
£1650 $2100 €1940
Mid Season operates between 25 February - 30 Mar, 30 June-31 August & 3-30 November 2024.
2024
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), Mid Season
£1340 $1710 €1580
Mid Season operates between 25 February - 30 Mar, 30 June-31 August & 3-30 November 2024.
2024
Rider, Standard room (single occupancy), Mid Season
£1445 $1840 €1700
Mid Season operates between 25 February - 30 Mar, 30 June-31 August & 3-30 November 2024.
2024
Rider, Standard room (double occupancy), Mid Season
£1265 $1610 €1490
Mid Season operates between 25 February - 30 Mar, 30 June-31 August & 3-30 November 2024.
2024
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), High Season
£1935 $2460 €2275
High Season operates between 31 Mar - 29 June, 1 September - 2 November & 22-31 December 2024.
2024
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), High Season
£1525 $1940 €1795
High Season operates between 31 Mar - 29 June, 1 September - 2 November & 22-31 December 2024.
2024
Rider, Standard room (single occupancy), High Season
£1680 $2135 €1975
High Season operates between 31 Mar - 29 June, 1 September - 2 November & 22-31 December 2024.
2024
Rider, Standard room (double occupancy), High Season
£1450 $1845 €1705
High Season operates between 31 Mar - 29 June, 1 September - 2 November & 22-31 December 2024.
2025
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), Low Season
£1615 $2055 €1900
Low Season operates between 1 January - 22 February 2025 & 30 November - 27 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), Low Season
£1310 $1665 €1540
Low Season operates between 1 January - 22 February 2025 & 30 November - 27 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Standard room (single occupancy), Low Season
£1335 $1700 €1570
Low Season operates between 1 January - 22 February 2025 & 30 November - 27 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Standard room (double occupancy), Low Season
£1180 $1505 €1390
Low Season operates between 1 January - 22 February 2025 & 30 November - 27 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), Mid Season
£1795 $2280 €2110
Mid Season operates between 23 February - 29 Mar, 29 June-30 August & 16-29 November 2025.
2025
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), Mid Season
£1435 $1830 €1690
Mid Season operates between 23 February - 29 Mar, 29 June-30 August & 16-29 November 2025.
2025
Rider, Standard room (single occupancy), Mid Season
£1615 $2055 €1900
Mid Season operates between 23 February - 29 Mar, 29 June-30 August & 16-29 November 2025.
2025
Rider, Standard room (double occupancy), Mid Season
£1360 $1730 €1600
Mid Season operates between 23 February - 29 Mar, 29 June-30 August & 16-29 November 2025.
2025
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), High Season
£2125 $2705 €2500
High Season operates between 1-4 Jan, 30 Mar - 28 June, 31 August - 15 November & 28-31 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), High Season
£1665 $2120 €1960
High Season operates between 1-4 Jan, 30 Mar - 28 June, 31 August - 15 November & 28-31 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Standard room (single occupancy), High Season
£1895 $2410 €2230
High Season operates between 1-4 Jan, 30 Mar - 28 June, 31 August - 15 November & 28-31 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Standard room (double occupancy), High Season
£1590 $2025 €1870
High Season operates between 1-4 Jan, 30 Mar - 28 June, 31 August - 15 November & 28-31 December 2025.
Included 6 nights accommodation, full board meals, wine with meals (approximately 2 glasses per person), horse riding (5 x 1 hour dressage lessons) and use of the pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness equipment, bikes and canoes on the property.
Not included Flights, travel insurance, transfers, drinks, massages, tips & other personal expenses.

Extras

2024 - Lisbon Airport Transfer €160
Paid locally
Lisbon airport transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-3 pax). Please note that prices are subject to increase in line with fuel prices.
2024 - Lisbon City Transfer €180
Paid locally
Lisbon city centre transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-3 pax). Please note that prices are subject to increase in line with fuel prices.
Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding. All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.

Day 1

Riding: No riding.

Arrive in the afternoon and relax in your beautiful surroundings before dinner.

Days 2 to 6

Riding: 2 hours

Over the next five days you'll receive two lessons per day on four days, plus one day with a lesson and a trail ride (a total of nine lessons over the five days, plus one trail ride). 

Lessons are usually in the mornings and each lesson is one hour long and may include two pupils. They are given by experienced instructors using the farm's Lusitano horses. 

When not riding you can explore the region, relax by the pool or make use one of the estate's bikes or canoes.

Day 7

Riding: No riding.

Depart after breakfast.

Accommodation

Each night will be spent in a guest room at the resort, with private bathrooms.

Experience Experienced

We recommend you are an established rider with some prior dressage experience to make the most of this programme. If you are unsure about your riding level and suitability for this programme, please discuss it with us before booking.

Minimum group size 1
Maximum group size 5
Departure windows

At any time during: Jan. 1, 2024 - Dec. 31, 2024  (Flexible arrival/departures. Min 3 night stay)

At any time during: Jan. 1, 2025 - Dec. 31, 2025  (Flexible arrival/departures. Min 3 night stay)

Pricing

2024
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), Low Season
£1860 $2370 €2190
Low Season operates between 1 January - 24 February 2024 & 1 - 21 December 2024.
2024
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), Mid Season
£2065 $2630 €2430
Mid Season operates between 25 February - 30 Mar, 30 June-31 August & 3-30 November 2024.
2024
Rider, Standard room (single occupancy), Mid Season
£1860 $2370 €2190
Mid Season operates between 25 February - 30 Mar, 30 June-31 August & 3-30 November 2024.
2024
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), High Season
£2435 $3100 €2865
High Season operates between 31 Mar - 29 June, 1 September - 2 November & 22-31 December 2024.
2024
Rider, Standard room (single occupancy), High Season
£2180 $2775 €2565
High Season operates between 31 Mar - 29 June, 1 September - 2 November & 22-31 December 2024.
2024
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), Low Season
£1630 $2075 €1915
Low Season operates between 1 January - 24 February 2024 & 1 - 21 December 2024. *Only available if sharing with a guest who is NOT taking lessons.
2024
Rider, Standard room (single/double occupancy), Low Season
£1505 $1915 €1770
Low Season operates between 1 January - 24 February 2024 & 1 - 21 December 2024. *Double occupancy is only available if sharing with a guest who is NOT taking lessons.
2024
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), Mid Season
£1760 $2240 €2070
Mid Season operates between 25 February - 30 Mar, 30 June-31 August & 3-30 November 2024. *Only available if sharing with a guest who is NOT taking lessons.
2024
Rider, Standard room (double occupancy), Mid Season
£1685 $2140 €1980
Mid Season operates between 25 February - 30 Mar, 30 June-31 August & 3-30 November 2024. *Only available if sharing with a guest who is NOT taking lessons.
2024
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), High Season
£2025 $2580 €2385
High Season operates between 31 Mar - 29 June, 1 September - 2 November & 22-31 December 2024. *Only available if sharing with a guest who is NOT taking lessons.
2024
Rider, Standard room (double occupancy), High Season
£1950 $2485 €2295
High Season operates between 31 Mar - 29 June, 1 September - 2 November & 22-31 December 2024. *Only available if sharing with a guest who is NOT taking lessons.
2025
Rider, Standard room (double occupancy), High Season
£2090 $2660 €2460
High Season operates between 1-4 Jan, 30 Mar - 28 June, 31 August - 15 November & 28-31 December 2025. *Only available if sharing with a guest who is NOT taking lessons.
2025
Rider, Standard room (double occupancy), Mid Season
£1775 $2260 €2090
Mid Season operates between 23 February - 29 Mar, 29 June-30 August & 16-29 November 2025. *Only available if sharing with a guest who is NOT taking lessons.
2025
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), Low Season
£2030 $2585 €2390
Low Season operates between 1 January - 22 February 2025 & 30 November - 27 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Standard room (single occupancy), Low Season
£1750 $2230 €2060
Low Season operates between 1 January - 22 February 2025 & 30 November - 27 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), Mid Season
£2210 $2815 €2600
Mid Season operates between 23 February - 29 Mar, 29 June-30 August & 16-29 November 2025.
2025
Rider, Standard room (single occupancy), Mid Season
£2030 $2585 €2390
Mid Season operates between 23 February - 29 Mar, 29 June-30 August & 16-29 November 2025.
2025
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), High Season
£2625 $3345 €3090
High Season operates between 1-4 Jan, 30 Mar - 28 June, 31 August - 15 November & 28-31 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Standard room (single occupancy), High Season
£2395 $3050 €2820
High Season operates between 1-4 Jan, 30 Mar - 28 June, 31 August - 15 November & 28-31 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), High Season
£2170 $2760 €2550
High Season operates between 1-4 Jan, 30 Mar - 28 June, 31 August - 15 November & 28-31 December 2025. *Only available if sharing with a guest who is NOT taking lessons.
2025
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), Low Season
£1725 $2195 €2030
Low Season operates between 1 January - 22 February 2025 & 30 November - 27 December 2025. *Only available if sharing with a guest who is NOT taking lessons.
2025
Rider, Standard room (double occupancy), Low Season
£1595 $2035 €1880
Low Season operates between 1 January - 22 February 2025 & 30 November - 27 December 2025. *Only available if sharing with a guest who is NOT taking lessons.
2025
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), Mid Season
£1855 $2360 €2180
Mid Season operates between 23 February - 29 Mar, 29 June-30 August & 16-29 November 2025. *Only available if sharing with a guest who is NOT taking lessons.
Included 6 nights accommodation, full board meals, wine with meals (approximately 2 glasses per person), horse riding (9 x 1 hour dressage lessons plus one 1.5 hour hack) and use of the pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness equipment, bikes and canoes on the property.
Not included Flights, travel insurance, transfers, drinks, massages, tips & other personal expenses.

Extras

2024 - Lisbon Airport Transfer €160
Paid locally
Lisbon airport transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-3 pax). Please note that prices are subject to increase in line with fuel prices.
2024 - Lisbon City Transfer €180
Paid locally
Lisbon city centre transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-3 pax). Please note that prices are subject to increase in line with fuel prices.
Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding. All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.

Day 1

Riding: No riding.

Arrive in the afternoon and relax in your beautiful surroundings before dinner.

Days 2 to 6

Riding: 2 - 3 hours

Each day there is a one hour dressage lesson in the morning and then a one and a half hour ride out in the afternoon (no riding on arrival or departure day). This is the ideal combination - ride to learn and ride for fun!

Day 7

Riding: No riding.

Depart after breakfast

Accommodation

Each night will be spent in a guest room at the resort, with private bathrooms.

Experience Intermediate / Experienced

All levels of rider can be catered for but we would recommend some prior dressage riding experience to make the most of this programme.

Minimum group size 1
Maximum group size 5
Departure windows

At any time during: Jan. 1, 2024 - Dec. 31, 2024  (Flexible arrivals/departures. Min 3 night stay)

At any time during: Jan. 1, 2025 - Dec. 31, 2025  (Flexible arrivals/departures. Min 3 night stay)

Pricing

2024
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), Low Season
£1655 $2110 €1950
Low Season operates between 1 January - 24 February 2024 & 1 - 21 December 2024
2024
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), Low Season
£1425 $1815 €1680
Low Season operates between 1 January - 24 February 2024 & 1 - 21 December 2024
2024
Rider, Standard room (single/double occupancy), Low Season
£1300 $1655 €1530
Low Season operates between 1 January - 24 February 2024 & 1 - 21 December 2024
2024
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), Mid Season
£1860 $2370 €2190
Mid Season operates between 25 February - 30 Mar, 30 June-31 August & 3-30 November 2024.
2024
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), Mid Season
£1555 $1980 €1830
Mid Season operates between 25 February - 30 Mar, 30 June-31 August & 3-30 November 2024.
2024
Rider, Standard room (single occupancy), Mid Season
£1655 $2110 €1950
Mid Season operates between 25 February - 30 Mar, 30 June-31 August & 3-30 November 2024.
2024
Rider, Standard room (double occupancy), Mid Season
£1480 $1880 €1740
Mid Season operates between 25 February - 30 Mar, 30 June-31 August & 3-30 November 2024.
2024
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), High Season
£2230 $2840 €2625
High Season operates between 31 Mar - 29 June, 1 September - 2 November & 22-31 December 2024.
2024
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), High Season
£1825 $2320 €2145
High Season operates between 31 Mar - 29 June, 1 September - 2 November & 22-31 December 2024.
2024
Rider, Standard room (single occupancy), High Season
£1975 $2515 €2325
High Season operates between 31 Mar - 29 June, 1 September - 2 November & 22-31 December 2024.
2024
Rider, Standard room (double occupancy), High Season
£1745 $2225 €2055
High Season operates between 31 Mar - 29 June, 1 September - 2 November & 22-31 December 2024.
2025
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), Low Season
£1825 $2325 €2150
Low Season operates between 1 January - 22 February 2025 & 30 November - 27 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), Low Season
£1520 $1935 €1790
Low Season operates between 1 January - 22 February 2025 & 30 November - 27 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Standard room (single occupancy), Low Season
£1545 $1970 €1820
Low Season operates between 1 January - 22 February 2025 & 30 November - 27 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Standard room (double occupancy), Low Season
£1395 $1775 €1640
Low Season operates between 1 January - 22 February 2025 & 30 November - 27 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), Mid Season
£2005 $2555 €2360
Mid Season operates between 23 February - 29 Mar, 29 June-30 August & 16-29 November 2025.
2025
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), Mid Season
£1650 $2100 €1940
Mid Season operates between 23 February - 29 Mar, 29 June-30 August & 16-29 November 2025.
2025
Rider, Standard room (single occupancy), Mid Season
£1825 $2325 €2150
Mid Season operates between 23 February - 29 Mar, 29 June-30 August & 16-29 November 2025.
2025
Rider, Standard room (double occupancy), Mid Season
£1570 $2000 €1850
Mid Season operates between 23 February - 29 Mar, 29 June-30 August & 16-29 November 2025.
2025
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), High Season
£2425 $3085 €2850
High Season operates between 1-4 Jan, 30 Mar - 28 June, 31 August - 15 November & 28-31 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), High Season
£1965 $2500 €2310
High Season operates between 1-4 Jan, 30 Mar - 28 June, 31 August - 15 November & 28-31 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Standard room (single occupancy), High Season
£2195 $2790 €2580
High Season operates between 1-4 Jan, 30 Mar - 28 June, 31 August - 15 November & 28-31 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Standard room (double occupancy), High Season
£1885 $2400 €2220
High Season operates between 1-4 Jan, 30 Mar - 28 June, 31 August - 15 November & 28-31 December 2025.
Included 6 nights accommodation, full board meals, wine with meals (approximately 2 glasses per person), horse riding (5 x dressage lessons plus 5 x 1.5 hour hacks) and use of the pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness equipment, bikes and canoes on the property.
Not included Flights, travel insurance, airport transfers, drinks, massages, tips & other personal expenses.

Extras

2024 - Lisbon Airport Transfer €160
Paid locally
Lisbon airport transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-3 pax). Please note that prices are subject to increase in line with fuel prices.
2024 - Lisbon City Transfer €180
Paid locally
Lisbon city centre transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-3 pax). Please note that prices are subject to increase in line with fuel prices.
Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding. All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.

Day 1 - Sunday 23rd March 2025

Riding: No riding.

12:00: Guests welcome to arrive from this time
13:00: Lunch (optional for those who arrive in time, extra charge of €30)
16:30: Introduction to yoga for equestrians
19:30: Welcome drinks and dinner

Day 2 - Monday 24th March 2025

Riding: 2 - 3 hours

07:15: Yoga
08:15: Breakfast
09:00 - 12:00: Riding lesson
13:00: Lunch
14:30 - 16:30: Trail ride
17:00: Meditation and relaxing stretch
19:30 - 20:00: Dinner

Day 3 - Tuesday 25th March 2025

Riding: 2 - 3 hours

07:15: Yoga
08:15: Breakfast
09:00 - 12:00: Riding lesson
13:00: Lunch
14:30 - 16:30: Trail ride
17:00: Meditation and relaxing stretch
19:30 - 20:00: Dinner

Day 4 - Wednesday 26th March 2025

Riding: 1 hours

07:15: Yoga
08:15: Breakfast
09:00 - 12:00: Riding lesson
13:00: Lunch
Departure after lunch.

Experience Intermediate / Experienced

Riders should be confident at walk, trot and canter in order to participate. Yoga can be adapted for all levels.

Minimum group size 1
Maximum group size 8
Departure windows

March 23, 2025 - March 26, 2025

Pricing

2025
Standard room (shared)
£1050 $1335 €1235
2025
Premium room (shared)
£1100 $1400 €1295
Included 3 nights of accommodation, all meals from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day, table wine, 3 lessons, 2 trail rides, 4 yoga sessions, 2 meditation/stretching sessions, and use of the pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness equipment, bikes and canoes on the property.
Not included Flights, airport transfers (available at an added cost), travel insurance, extra drinks, personal expenses, tips.

Extras

2024/2025 - Single Supplement £179 $225 €210
Paid to Far and Ride
Single supplement for a premium room.
2024/2025 - Single Supplement £128 $162 €150
Paid to Far and Ride
Single supplement for a standard room.
Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding. All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.

Day 1

Riding: No riding.

Arrive in the afternoon and relax in your beautiful surroundings.

Days 2 to 6

Riding: 1 - 2 hours

For the next five days you will enjoy a one and a half hour ride into the countryside each day. Riding out across the estate is a lovely way to experience the Alentejo countryside and enjoy the willing and sure-footed nature of the horses. Spend the rest of your day relaxing, swimming, cycling, canoeing, walking or exploring!

Day 7

Riding: No riding.

Depart after breakfast

Accommodation

Each night will be spent in a guest room at the resort, with private bathrooms.

Experience Intermediate / Experienced

All levels of rider can be catered for but we would recommend some prior trail riding experience to make the most of this programme.

Minimum group size 1
Maximum group size 8
Departure windows

At any time during: Jan. 1, 2024 - Dec. 31, 2024  (Flexible arrivals/departures. Min 3 night stay)

At any time during: Jan. 1, 2024 - Dec. 31, 2024  (Flexible arrivals/departures. Min 3 night stay)

Pricing

2024
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), Mid Season
£1395 $1775 €1640
Mid Season operates between 25 February - 30 Mar, 30 June-31 August & 3-30 November 2024.
2024
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), Mid Season
£1085 $1385 €1280
Mid Season operates between 25 February - 30 Mar, 30 June-31 August & 3-30 November 2024.
2024
Rider, Standard room (single occupancy), Mid Season
£1190 $1515 €1400
Mid Season operates between 25 February - 30 Mar, 30 June-31 August & 3-30 November 2024.
2024
Rider, Standard room (double occupancy), Mid Season
£1010 $1285 €1190
Mid Season operates between 25 February - 30 Mar, 30 June-31 August & 3-30 November 2024.
2024
Rider, Standard room (double occupancy), High Season
£1195 $1520 €1405
High Season operates between 31 Mar - 29 June, 1 September - 2 November & 22-31 December 2024.
2024
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), Low Season
£1190 $1515 €1400
Low Season operates between 1 January - 24 February 2024 & 1 - 21 December 2024.
2024
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), Low Season
£960 $1220 €1130
Low Season operates between 1 January - 24 February 2024 & 1 - 21 December 2024.
2024
Rider, Standard room (single/double occupancy), Low Season
£830 $1060 €980
Low Season operates between 1 January - 24 February 2024 & 1 - 21 December 2024.
2024
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), High Season
£1680 $2135 €1975
High Season operates between 31 Mar - 29 June, 1 September - 2 November & 22-31 December 2024.
2024
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), High Season
£1270 $1615 €1495
High Season operates between 31 Mar - 29 June, 1 September - 2 November & 22-31 December 2024.
2024
Rider, Standard room (single occupancy), High Season
£1425 $1810 €1675
High Season operates between 31 Mar - 29 June, 1 September - 2 November & 22-31 December 2024.
2025
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), Low Season
£1360 $1730 €1600
Low Season operates between 1 January - 22 February 2025 & 30 November - 27 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Standard room (single occupancy), High Season
£1640 $2085 €1925
High Season operates between 1-4 Jan, 30 Mar - 28 June, 31 August - 15 November & 28-31 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Standard room (double occupancy), High Season
£1335 $1700 €1570
High Season operates between 1-4 Jan, 30 Mar - 28 June, 31 August - 15 November & 28-31 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), Low Season
£1055 $1340 €1240
Low Season operates between 1 January - 22 February 2025 & 30 November - 27 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Standard room (single occupancy), Low Season
£1080 $1375 €1270
Low Season operates between 1 January - 22 February 2025 & 30 November - 27 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Standard room (double occupancy), Low Season
£925 $1180 €1090
Low Season operates between 1 January - 22 February 2025 & 30 November - 27 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), Mid Season
£1540 $1960 €1810
Mid Season operates between 23 February - 29 Mar, 29 June-30 August & 16-29 November 2025.
2025
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), Mid Season
£1180 $1505 €1390
Mid Season operates between 23 February - 29 Mar, 29 June-30 August & 16-29 November 2025.
2025
Rider, Standard room (single occupancy), Mid Season
£1360 $1730 €1600
Mid Season operates between 23 February - 29 Mar, 29 June-30 August & 16-29 November 2025.
2025
Rider, Standard room (double occupancy), Mid Season
£1105 $1405 €1300
Mid Season operates between 23 February - 29 Mar, 29 June-30 August & 16-29 November 2025.
2025
Rider, Premium room (single occupancy), High Season
£1870 $2380 €2200
High Season operates between 1-4 Jan, 30 Mar - 28 June, 31 August - 15 November & 28-31 December 2025.
2025
Rider, Premium room (double occupancy), High Season
£1410 $1795 €1660
High Season operates between 1-4 Jan, 30 Mar - 28 June, 31 August - 15 November & 28-31 December 2025.
Included 6 nights accommodation, full board meals, wine with meals (approximately 2 glasses per person), horse riding (5 x 1.5 hour hacks) and use of the pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness equipment, bikes and canoes on the property.
Not included Flights, travel insurance, airport transfers, drinks, massages, tips & other personal expenses.

Extras

2024 - Lisbon Airport Transfer €160
Paid locally
Lisbon airport transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-3 pax). Please note that prices are subject to increase in line with fuel prices.
2024 - Lisbon City Transfer €180
Paid locally
Lisbon city centre transfer, each way, per vehicle (1-3 pax). Please note that prices are subject to increase in line with fuel prices.
Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding. All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.