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HORSE RIDING

LUSITANO PUREBLOOD

Guests wishing to explore the landscape of the Alentejo while mounting the oldest breed of saddle horse in the world will have the opportunity to do so in the stud farm of João and Helena Borges, the Coudelaria do Monte Barrão, where they breed Lusitano Pureblood horses, in the heart of their marvelous 600 hectares estate.

 

On arrival a guide will accompany our guests for a walk through the property, helping them discover a well preserved landscape, where animals graze in fields covered with flowers and punctuated by cork and holm oaks – the habitat of numerous species of birds and wild flowers, typical of the fauna and flora of the Alentejo.

 

Since the estate has a covered arena and a carrière, Isabel can offer a course for all those, young and less young, who wish to discover horse riding.

The Lusitano Pureblood is a saddle horse breed of Portuguese origin. Known in the 17th and 18th centuries as the “king’s horse”, its unusually old stud book dates from 1889

25 € per person

RIDING COURSE – 1H

40 € per person

WALK WITH GUIDE – 1H30

Because the horses are pure blood, the participant should first undergo a test of his or her riding ability, so that the most suitable horse can be chosen.