The Rides


30 min nature walk 20€

1 hour trek 30€

1 hour Sunset Trek 40€

2 hour trek 50€


Only available from November to March

2 hour beach ride 75€ (experienced riders only)

Half Day Ride with Lunch at local traditional Portuguese Restaurant 105€


(Dressage/Jumping/Stable Management/In hand)

30 min lesson 25€
45 min lesson 35€

Group lesson for 3+ riders 20€ each

Special Events

Saturday – Pony club (7yr-16yrs)
from 1000h – 1500h – 30€
(bring packed lunch)

1 hour trek, +lunch at local traditional Portuguese meal 45€

2 hour trek, + dinner at local traditional Portuguese meal 70€

Group Events / Stag & Hen Party Packages  (+10 to 25 riders) – Fun afternoon including:- Arrival drink, 1 hour trek, 1 hour Stable Management, Fun Quiz, +3 course meal at local traditional restaurant 60€ pp

The Horses


Bright young mare in training. At 15hh, flashing her beautiful long lashes, we all swiftly fell in love. Potential superstar, loves to jump and proving to be a super dressage horse. This gal has got the moves!

Peggy and Merlin

From left to right – Peggy is a pure bred Connemara, a firm favourite at our RDA sessions and very sweet natured – super fun on experienced rides.

Merlin is our Grand Major of the herd, takes life in his stride and always loves a cuddle. 16’2hh ex showjumper, he is a great all rounder. Enjoys treks, flatwork and jumping.


Our blue eyed girl! Forward going, with a gentle spirit


15’3h, 8 years old Lusitano Gelding
This guy is loved by all, a real gentleman
super all rounder
excels in dressage and jumping


15’3h Lusitano mare
very sweet old girl
loves hacking out, cuddles and suitable for all levels of rider


Pretty Palamino mare, 11 years
with a zest for life. Loves to jump and speedy through the Pony Club games.


14.3h 9 year bay gelding.
Purchased as a 3 yr old and backed in house. Nice easy ride.


Onça is a grey 16hh mare that belongs to my English vet whose son is at University in Scotland. Lovely ride for all type of riders


15.1hh, speedy 12 year old with springs in her hooves over the jumps, a pro at locating treats and taking off hats.


Kind natured, heavy weight gelding. Very genuine & reliable. Rising Show Biz Star!


17’2h – Irish Sport horse, gelding, . Our baby giraffe at just 5 years old, who is the boss! Lovely natured and enjoys learning new things.


Pretty Shetland pony. Great all rounder, loves to jump. He’s a cheeky little pony, great for beginners!


16’2h Our Loving Gentleman. Spanish bred
This boy enjoys treks, dressage and jumping,
sure footed over all terrain –
has a special liking for carrots!


At only 32 inches this miniature Shetland is lovable and fun.
He enjoys pampering & taking the very young jockeys out for a ride. His best friend is Merrylegs and they often play all day long!


Albufeira Riding Centre

Caminho de Vale Navio, Vale Navio, 151H, Albufeira,
Algarve, Portugal

Telephone: +351 961 269 526 / +0044 7956 200201


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The stables are a few hundred meters south of the Hotel Balaia Atlantico and a couple hundred to the west of Restaurant Favinha

Booking Form

We look forward to welcoming you to Albufeira Riding Centre

Please complete the booking form. We will get back to you to confirm availability as soon as possible.

For reservations less than 5 days in advance,  please contact us on
00351 961 269 526 / 0044 7415 343 009 / +0044 7956 200201

Length of Ride:

Groups please add name, height, weight of each rider.

NB: There is maximum weight limit of 100 Kilos

Taxi/Transfers/Useful Information

Tropical SunBay Transfers

+351 966 118 392 or +351 289 585 189

Jodie from Curious Miracle

+351 915 119 549

Radio Taxi

Albufeira +351 289 583 230
Vilamoura +351 289 300 160


Horse Hire

Weddings, Special Occasions, Magical Photoshoots, Fashion, Bridal, Music Videos

Complete your Wedding entrance in luxury and style with our beautiful wedding horses.

Surprise your guests with the Bride & Groom arriving on horseback.

We also have smaller ponies/shetlands for your entourage of Flower girls, Bridesmaids & Pageboys.

Experienced horse handlers in Formal Attire

Arrange an appointment to discuss your requirements for the day. Choices in colours of bridle ribbons to match your theme.

We can arrange Standard/Bespoke/Tailor-made packages to suit your needs.


Photoshoots (does not include photographer)
Bride & Groom – 2 horses & 2 handlers,
Bride & Groom, Bridesmaid/Page boy – 2 horses & 2 ponies & 4 handlers
Special Occasions/Children Party – 2 Ponies & 3 handlers
Baraat Grooms wedding entrance, 1 horse & 2 handlers – a beautiful white horse complete with traditional red and gold costume.

Prices are quoted per hour
Experience not necessary as you will be in the safe hands of our handlers
A visit to your venue prior to your booking is essential
No fireworks or low flying drones are allowed within safe vicinity of
the horses



Summer 2019

Summer 2017

Hosting ‘Blind Date’ for Irish TV3 and Channel 5 – 22nd August

We were thrilled to be chosen to host the new season of Blind Date to be aired in November. Our team joined together to ensure the happy couple had a super experience! Great fun!


Wedding Event – 7th September 2017

Romantic couple Amber & Giedrius asked us to attend their wedding with our horses, Calypso and Tim – A truly beautiful afternoon – the stunning Bride became a Princess, with her Prince Charming!

Ride for Research – 24th September

Huge thanks to all who participated in our event. With proceeds of over “3000 euros” going to Cancer Research, we are so proud!


               Farrier Algarve – Paul Clark

Terms & Conditions

Full payment in advance is required to secure the booking. Accepted payment – Bank transfer or PayPal

All hats are provided and we have a selection of boots and jodhpurs to borrow for your experience.

Please arrive 15 mins prior to your allocated time so we can put hats on and introduce you to the horses.

A 50% charge will be made for any cancellations less than 48 hours prior to the booking. The full fee will be charged for failure to attend without notice. Should you wish to amend or cancel your reservation, please let us know as as soon as possible

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