Portugal - Family Estate Classical Dressage
Some of the best Classical Dressage Training in Europe


We GUARANTEE you won't find the same horse riding holiday at a lower price through any other source... and if you do, we promise to refund the difference!

from £590 or €705

Horse Riding Holidays Portugal – Family Estate Classical Dressage


Classical Dressage: Prices 2022

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  • Relaxed Programme Classical Dressage
    6 Nights/5 Lessons
    • GBP: 1,080
    • EUR: 1,268
      Double Occupancy
    • GBP: 1,330
    • EUR: 1,562
    Single Occupancy
  • Relaxed Programme Classical Dressage
    3 Nights/3 Lessons
    • GBP: 590
    • EUR: 693
      Double Occupancy
    • GBP: 730
    • EUR: 857
    Single Occupancy
  • Intensive Programme Classical Dressage
    6 Nights/10 Lessons
    • GBP: 1,420
    • EUR: 1,667
      Double Occupancy
    • GBP: 1,665
    • EUR: 1,955
    Single Occupancy
  • Intensive Programme Classical Dressage
    3 Nights/5 Lessons
    • GBP: 740
    • EUR: 869
      Double Occupancy
    • GBP: 880
    • EUR: 1,033
    Single Occupancy
  • Non Riders 
    • GBP: 140
    • EUR: 164
    per person sharing, per night

The above packages are our most popular examples, but we can also tailor make to your requirements, from any number of nights and any number of lessons.

Note: Rates are subject to daily exchange rate fluctuations, please refer to our ‘Terms & Conditions’ for full details.

Included – All your riding, full board accommodation, 1 bottle of wine per room as a welcome drink.

Excluded – Flights, transfers, alcohol and soft drinks.

Getting There
International flights to Lisbon airport.

You can hire a car or we can arrange to pick you up at Lisbon airport. It’s a 45 minute transfer €120 per car up to 4 people sharing each way.

Classical Dressage: Dates 2022

“Open all year”

Remember our Horse Riding Holidays GUARANTEE. You won’t find these Horse Riding Holidays (or any of our Horse Riding Holidays) at a lower price through any other source… and if you do we will refund the difference.


You will be warmly welcomed by your hosts, Carlos and Rita Melo Ribeiro at their family estate, Quinta Do Rol, situated in the Portuguese countryside just 45 minutes from Lisbon Airport. They have invested in a purpose built modern equestrian centre where the horses receive top class care. You will train with Pedro Teixeira Farto and his experienced team. The horses are beautifully schooled purebred Lusitanos who you will be carefully matched with to suit your experience and training goals. Whether you are looking to learn how to piaffe or perfect the shoulder-in with the one to one tuition you will find the time spent with these responsive yet patient horses rewarding and educational. In the cooler months there is sometimes the opportunity to ride on the deserted Areia beach with the dressage horses.

Relax in the well stocked Rider’s Lounge after lessons and watch others train with a delicious glass of wine from the estate vineyard. Alternatively, enjoy a dip in the pool or experience tasting the wines from the estate.

Non-riders are well catered for too, there are bikes available to explore the estate, a small gym with yoga area, tennis and basketball courts. Locally there are golf courses and some of the best surfing in the World.

The estate have 4 cottages for guests to stay that are tastefully decorated in a Portugese country style and well equipped. There are kitchen areas to make teas and coffees but no cooking required as you are full board, enjoying continental style breakfasts and Portugese country style lunches and dinners in the main Quinta.


Classical Dressage Horses – Purebred Lusitanos. All 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.

Level of Riding & Pace – Intermediate to advanced. It is a huge advantage if you have a prior knowledge of the Classical Dressage training methods.

You can also choose to have a Work Equitation lesson in the outdoor arena.

Tack – Mostly double bridles & dressage saddles.

Classical Dressage Weight Restriction – 90kg / 198lbs / 14.2 stones.

Please ask about

  • Hacking out on the Estate, 90Euros per hour
  • Riding at the Beach, 170Euros per hour


You will stay in one of the estate’s 4 guest cottages. Meals are served at the main Quinta just a short walk away.

Sample Daily Menu

Breakfast – A healthy light breakfast including tea, coffee, orange juice, fresh fruit salad, cereal, yogurt, bread, homemade jams, honey, ham and cheese.
Lunch – To start, a platter of olives, local cheeses, sardines and fresh bread. Followed by a tortilla filled with potato and onion, spiced dahl, tomato and mozzarella salad along with fresh lettuce leaves and cucumber. Fresh Melon for dessert.
Dinner – A starter of vegetable soup, a choice of pork loin or swordfish, green beans, mashed potato and mashed sweet potato for main, followed by a dessert of meringues with fresh fruit and cream.
Snacks & Drinks – Guests can find drinks and snacks to purchase in the Rider’s lounge. There are also tea and coffee making facilities in the guest cottages.

Horse Riding Holidays like our Classical Dressage holiday are part of the Zara’s Planet collection of Horse Riding Holidays Portugal.


Intensive Programme Classical Dressage

7 Days/6 Nights/10 Lessons

Full board and accommodation

Sunday: You can check in from 4pm and will have time to settle in and explore before dinner that evening.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:  10 lessons spread over the 5 days.

Saturday: Rooms to be vacated by noon but please stay for lunch before your flight home.


Zara’s Planet Horse Riding Holidays Guarantee:

All our horse riding holidays hold a price guarantee. We believe in your piece of mind on price when you book one of our horse riding holidays and will refund the difference should you find the same horse riding holiday elsewhere at a lower price.

If you are having trouble finding exactly the right horse riding holiday for you from our horse riding holidays collection, please contact us directly using the form below and tell us in your own words what you would like to do and we will use our extensive knowledge to make sure we find that perfect horse riding holiday.


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Portugal Holidays Testimonials

Niki Tottman on Classical Dressage, Portugal

We had a great time and learned lots. Yes we will definitely return and train with Francisco! He was inspirational. As were his wonderful stallions!

Niki Tottman & Family from England