Ride in the sun close to Lisbon reviews

Ride in the sun close to Lisbon reviews

Overall holiday rating

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Reviews submitted: 8
Reviews accepted: 8
Reviews rejected: 0

A seamless holiday experience

By Janine on 18 Jan 2018

Rating for this holiday 5

I and a friend had five days of riding (lessons and hacks) in Portugal in the region north of Lisbon, on Lucitano horses. The instructor tailored the lessons to us since we are novice riders and we gained hugely from the close attention, honesty, humour and kindness of our instructor. We were taken out for lunches and dinners to places we might never have found for ourselves - a real taste of local Portuguese cuisine. The whole experience was magical.

4 days in Constancia

By Kerry on 1 Sep 2017

Rating for this holiday 5

Absolutely brilliant holiday, can not wait to return! Antonio, his family and Ingrid could not have been more welcoming and hospitable. Everything from the moment I enquired about the trip to getting off the plane and returning again was seamless. Equestrian Escapes were very helpful in finding me the right trip to suit a solo traveller and Antonio did a great job showing us the sights of Portugal and teaching us well! Horses are beautiful and well bred and perfect weather topped it all off.
As a solo traveller I was worried about being alone, but was well looked after by both the travel opperator and the riding school. Well recommended by me!

Pure bliss

By LTR on 17 Jul 2017

Rating for this holiday 5

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Equestrian Escapes for an amazing trip to Portugal I have recently been on. Antonio and his wife are outstanding hosts and the horses were amazing to ride!

The hotel with Ingrid was also perfect and made for an altogether perfect few days… my only issue being that I didn’t book to stay for long enough!

I will be 100% be booking with Equestrian Escapes on a regular basis and am trying to work out dates to be able to go back to Portugal before the end of the year!

Fantastic riding holiday just North of Lisbon

By GM on 9 Jul 2017

Rating for this holiday 5

After a break of a few years I discussed with Sarah what were the best options for me and the few days I had to take a break. After thinking about it I went for a 3 day break at Ride and Escape just north of Lisbon, Portugal. The team at Equestrian Escapes were excellent and organised. They advised on many aspects even the recommendation to take the train back to Lisbon - I did and it was the right choice!
As for the holiday a definite 5 stars. The stables, instruction and horses were fabulous. Antonio was an great instructor plus the rides out in the river or in the hills were amazing. The pictures you see are exactly what you do I've got my pictures of myself with a splashing grey horse! In 3 lessons I felt an improvement and anyone would benefit regardless of your riding level. Antonio and his wife Marisa took us to different local restaurants for lunch and dinner. We learnt a lot about horses and history of the area. The accommodation with Ingrid and Hans is excellent just a 5 minute walk from the stables. Nothing is too much trouble for them.
One of the reasons I chose here was Sarah and the team plus all the repeat visits Antonio's clients make I now understand why!

Great time horse riding in Portugal with Equestrian Escapes

By Andar De on 19 May 2017

Rating for this holiday 5

Fantastic mix of really exciting hacking, including through the local town with a splash in the river, with in depth and informative lessons delivered by the owner who has more than 30 years of experience and always seemed to push us to just exactly the right level.
The horses are beautifully presented and very well mannered. They have buttons to push that I did not know existed. Their lateral work was to die for, if we applied the correct aids, the horses instantly responded.
The owner personally takes you out for the lunches and more impressively to dinner every night as some wonderful places. We have had the best fun trying out his recommended Portuguese dishes.
We have already booked to return which is very unusual for us.

Riding fabulous horses at fabulous stables

By Ian on 14 Jun 2016

Rating for this holiday 5

Spent a week riding Lusitano horses under the instruction of Antonio. Well trained horses with expert guidance from our instructor. Improved our riding skills greatly.
The accommodation was excellent and Antonio took us to great dining places each, including at a medieval festival nearby.
We have already booked to go back again in 3 months time.

Could not be bettered

By Gill on 14 Apr 2016

Rating for this holiday 5

My daughter , grand daughter and I gravelled on Easter Saturday to Portugal for a 5 day riding holiday, I was a non rider.
We were met at the airport and taken to lunch with another couple who were also on holiday.
Every day the girls had 2 hours riding and an hour lesson in the afternoon.
Every lunch and evening we were taken out to a local restaurant for lunch.
Mostly a different restaurant every day.
Antonio's wife mostly accompanied him , so it was like a family outing.
The local village had a festival on and we enjoyed the music and the stalls, with fireworks on the Monday.This helped to make it special

The place were dreams are made

By Duke box on 24 Jan 2016

Rating for this holiday 5

Myself and a friend booked our holiday through equestrian escapes and we really have had the time of our lives, the horses couldn't be better cared for and was very happy in their work. Our host in Portugal was the owner of the riding centre and he really couldn't do enough for us. He was very knowledgeable in all areas of riding, he gave us some interesting techniques to use at home with our own horses. Sarah and Lindsey at equestrian escapes were extremely helpful making our whole holiday run very smoothly and successful. We are with out a doubt retuning next year. If your thinking of going on a horse riding holiday equestrian escapes are amazing. Thank you so much for an amazing adventure