Hiya all our friends and supporters.

In light of the country lifting some of its previous limitations, riding stables are permitted to open.

The current rules:

Lessons – permitted up to 4 people +instructor
Hack – 2 riders + leader
Use of masks and gloves essential
ARC Opening hours currently – 0900 until 1800

Mon-Fri available for:- Guided treks, Lunge/ Private lessons or grp maximum 2 people. Flat work/ dressage/jumping
Saturday Children lessons only – 2 children per class
Sunday’s also open as per Mon- Fri, lessons or hacks


Wash hands on arrival
Meet with your instructor/trek leader in the arena to mount your pony and continue with your lesson/trek. After your session member of team will collect your pony from the arena.
One spectator per rider. No extra family members permitted at this time.
All areas, tack and equipment will be disinfected between clients use.

Extra Information

Please bring your own hats and boots (If you do not have your own, we have a small selection of hats from our stock)
Wash hands frequently and use hand sanitizer.
There will be no access to the yard, paddocks or our other facilities at this time.
We would gratefully request that appointments are kept strictly within the time slot provided.
Thank you all for your understanding, your support! Big hugs all and ARC family, you ROCK!
Any questions or to make a booking please contact us!




The Rides


30 min nature walk 20€

1 hour trek 30€

1 hour Sunset Trek (from April) 40€

2 hour trek 50€


Only available from November to March

2 / 3 hour beach ride 65€ / 80€ (experienced riders only)


(maximum 4 people)

(Dressage/Jumping/Stable Management/In hand)

30 min lesson 25€
(children up to 10yrs)

45 min lesson 35€

Group lesson for 4+ riders 25€ each

Special Discount Packages
Pre Pay for 10 sessions

Pony Club Package 200€

Lessons & Treks Package 250€


Special Events

Saturday Pony Club Lessons –
Maximum 4 children
Hourly from 0930h – 1630h – 30€
(aged 7yr-16yrs)

1 hour trek, +lunch at local traditional Portuguese meal 45€
(maximum 3 people)


2 hour trek, + dinner at local traditional Portuguese meal 70€
(maximum 3 people)

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

Email: sarah@littlerascalsalgarve.com

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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


      My first time here to Portugal and it certainly won’t be my last. I came away with my 8 yr old daughter for some mummy / daughter time. Her love... read more


      Fantastic. Highly recommend this place. A++++ Georgia was great entertainment and we loved the ride out. Will definitely come back.


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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 9am to 7pm on
00351 961 269 526 / 0044 7415 343 009 / +0044 7956 200201




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



25th August 2019