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)

Lessons (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


Ex bullfighting bred. Sure footed and brave. A saint out on treks.

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!


Super cute and cuddly, loves to be pampered. Enjoys pony club with our smallest jockeys!


Our newest addition to the team. Super kids ride. Named Pipocos in Portuguese.


Our gentle giant. Huge confidence giver. Likes to share our snacks, one of the kind. He will be your best friend 


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

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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