Alcainca Dressage Program

  • Group Size
  • 1 - 10
    Guests per group
Alcainca- Dressage in Portugal

Alcainca Dressage Program

Ride Overview

This trip features dressage in Portugal and is one of the world’s premier places for lessons in classical dressage; the chief instructor studied under the great master Nuno Oliveira. The Lusitano stallions are not only magnificent animals, but are also trained to a high level of performance. One can take up to three hours of lessons per day.

There are rings both indoors and outdoors and the fine instructors can give lessons at any level. The program runs all year in this temperate climate. Accommodations and meals are on the property and there is an outdoor swimming pool and a small bar.


Lodging is onsite at the riding center.

Meals & Drink

Three meals a day are provided and will be served in a dining room located off the riding hall.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Overview:
    The horses are either purebred or part-bred Lusitanos, trained from a medium to an upper level dressage standard; able to do everything from a Shoulder In to Half Pass to Flying Change to Piaffe and Passage. The Lusitanos, which have the same origins as the famous Andalusians, are considered some of the finest horses in Europe. Together with their Spanish brothers, the Lusitanos were the first horses to be brought to the New World and are the ancestors of most American breeds. Classic dressage saddles with snaffles and/or double bridles are utilized.
  • Horse Breeds:
  • Trip Pace:
    To suit riders
  • Tack:
    Dressage saddles
  • Weight limit:
    180 lbs

Instruction & Training included

  • Hours of Instruction:
    1 1/2 or 3 hrs depending on ability
  • Types of Instruction:
    Dressage Training, Horsemanship Skillbuilding,

Activities for Non - Riders

While riders are on horseback, there are no separate activities planned for non-riders, who can enjoy the accommodations and region independently.

Meeting Point

Lisbon airport for added transfer cost.

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