Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
Type
Training
Comfort
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level
Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor

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Depuis plus de 30 ans, cette école d'équitation propose des stages de dressage d'équitation portugaise avec comme principal instructeur un élève de Nuno Oliveira, le grand maître portugais. Le centre dispose de superbes chevaux de race pure et d'une partie de race Lusitano. Les chevaux d'école sont formés à un haut niveau et vous permettront de découvrir le piaffer et le passage. Le village est à 25km au nord-ouest de Lisbonne et à 5 km du palais de Mafra. Etre proche de la côte permet d'assurer une température agréable toute l'année, de sorte que même en Juillet et Août il ne fait jamais trop chaud. Quel que soit votre niveau d'équitation, vous pourrez développer vos compétences en dressage.

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Portugal horse riding holiday

Itinerary
Programme intro

HORSE RIDING HOLIDAY IN PORTUGAL
INDICATIVE PROGRAM*

stage equitation Portugal

You can arrive and leave on the days of your choice depending on availability. Arrival in the evening before dinner, departure in the morning after breakfast. Lessons from day 2 (the day after your arrival) to the day before your morning of departure. We recommend a stay of 5 days, 5 nights.

Every day, including weekends, the schedule is the same. Breakfast is served from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Lunch at 1 p.m. and dinner from 8 p.m. (7:30 p.m. in winter).

Before or during your first lesson you will have the opportunity to discuss with your instructor and take stock of your level and your expectations. You are invited, if you wish, to prepare your horse to familiarize yourself with it.

There are two lessons per day. In the morning from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and in the afternoon from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

You can choose to have one class per day in the morning or afternoon or two classes per day (morning and afternoon).

In between the lessons you have time to relax by the pool or enjoy quiet time around the horses. A trip to Lisbon or the beach from the riding school, is only 30 minutes …

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING:
In the afternoon before 6 p.m., the day of your choice depending on availability, directly at the equestrian center or at Lisbon airport: optional transfer.

DEPARTURE:
The day of your choice after breakfast or midday lunch (depending on availability). Optional transfer to Lisbon.

TRANSFERS:
Lisbon airport and city center: 100 € per car (max 3) return transfers.

CAR RENTAL:
We recommend car rental, which is particularly advantageous in Portugal, on the site www.autoeurope.fr.

FLIGHTS:
Flights to Portugal are not included in our prices because it is generally more interesting to book your flights yourself, an inclusive flights package is generally more expensive with the agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best rates or to offer you a transport trip included on request: free service.

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: equitation au portugal
Riders should be balanced and independent at walk, trot and canter, and it is an advantage to know the basic lateral movements such as shoulder-in and half-pass. Although the school horses are all very well trained, calm and safe, it is mandatory to wear a helmet.

GROUPS:
Following an assessment, riders are divided into groups of 1-4 according to their riding ability and experience, in order to ensure every student receives proper individual attention from the instructor.

LESSONS:
The lessons take as long as the rider needs to achieve the particular goal for the lesson. In general, the group lessons are about 90 minutes long, with the individual lessons a bit shorter. Riders are welcome to assist in grooming, tacking up and untacking the horses although there are grooms to prepare and assist if you are unfamiliar with the process.

INSTRUCTORS: 
- Georges is the technical director. He trained with the Portuguese grand master Nuno Oliveira, as well as with José Athayde, founder and master of the Portuguese school of equestrian art.
- Mario specializes in young horses training, in addition to being a regional champion in working ride. An accomplished dressage rider, Mario has worked and trained with Bruno Carrilho (owner of Lusitano Sport Horse Stud Quinta dos Cedros), Miguel Ralão (dressage rider, Olympic), João Moreira, José João Dinis, Dressage More than Vasco Freire (one of the most important stud farms in Lusitano sport at the moment), as well as competing alongside Miguel Fonseca (several times world champion working horse) throughout Portugal.
- Sergio is a rider with extensive experience in working ride. He participated in the National Working Equitation Championship for several years, winning a bronze medal and the Portuguese Working Equitation Cup. Currently he is a judge in regional and national championships and in the Portuguese Working Ride Cup. He is also a Portuguese riding judge. More recently, Sergio has started competing in national dressage competitions. Sergio sought to evolve as a rider, participating in several formations with the riders: Bento Castelhano, Pedro Torres, Jorge Sousa, Miguel Ralão Duarte and Nuno Chaves de Almeida.
Additional instructors are also available. Dressage students also come for a long period and sometimes, the most experienced among them, can give lessons.
The instructors generally speak Portuguese, Spanish and English.


stage equitation portugalHORSES: 
The equestrian center has beautiful purebred and crossbreed Lusitanian horses, mostly geldings with a few stallions.


TACK:
Dressage saddles are used.

stage equestre au portugal stage equitation au portugal

Comfort

ACCOMMODATION: stage de dressage au portugal
On the equestrian center, comfortable rooms for 2 people. Rooms for 1 person with supplement.
The accommodation is close to the equestrian center: a short walk takes you from your room to the stables and the indoor arena. The equestrian center offers three twin bedrooms and two double bedrooms with bathrooms private. There are three more bedrooms just across the road. The rooms are simply decorated, clean and comfortable. There is also a bar, games room and a large unheated outdoor swimming pool.


MEALS:
Taken every day at the equestrian center in a room with a view of the indoor arena.


stage equitation avec hébergement au portugal stage equitation portugal stage equestre portugal

Rates
Infos tarif

2022 INDICATIVE PRICES / PER PERSON:

The indicative price is to calculate per night (multiply the price by the number of nights desired). Minimum: 3 nights. Lessons from day 1 (1 lesson the afternoon of your arrival) or day 2 (the day after your arrival) to the day before your departure or to the morning of your departure (1 lesson).
January February:
180 € / night in double bedroom with morning and afternoon lessons
150 € / night in rooms of 2 people with morning or afternoon lessons
March to October:
220 € / night in double bedroom with morning and afternoon lessons
180 € / night / night in double bedroom with morning or afternoon lessons
November December:
200 € / night in double bedroom with morning and afternoon lessons
165 € / night in double bedroom with morning or afternoon lessons
All year:
Single bedroom supplement: 40 € / night
Lisbon
airport and city center: 100  € per car return transfers
Booking fees: 15 €
Ask us for availability and price, precising: - The date of arrival and if you want a lesson in the afternoon
- The date of departure and if you want a lesson in the morning
- The number of lessons per day on other days (1 lesson or 2 lessons)
- The type of accommodation desired (shared bedroom or single)
- If you need transfers from / to Lisbon airport or center

PRICES INCLUDE:

Horse and tack rental, the instructor, accommodation, meals, the financial guarantee of your payments by our travel operator bound.

PRICES DON'T INCLUDE: 

Individual insurance, drinks (only wine is included with meals), any visits, transfers from / to Lisbon airport, travel to get to and from Lisbon, travel to and from Lisbon, all that is not indicated in "PRICES INCLUDE".

INSURANCE (if you don’t already have one):
We offer to Europe Union citizens (only) Chapka insurances:
Cap Security: full insurance with cancellation. Cap Cancellation: cancellation only.
See prices & information

FLIGHTS:
Flights to/from Portugal are not included because it is more interesting to book directly your ticket: a transport package included is generally more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best prices or to offer you a flight included package on request (free service).

Dates
Dates From Infos Contact
- 540€ ON REQUEST IN MAY + Infos
- 540€ ON REQUEST IN JUNE + Infos
- 540€ ON REQUEST IN JULY + Infos
- 540€ ON REQUEST IN AUGUST + Infos
- 540€ ON REQUEST IN SEPTEMBER + Infos
- 540€ ON REQUEST IN OCTOBER + Infos
- 495€ ON REQUEST IN DECEMBER + Infos
- 495€ ON REQUEST IN DECEMBER + Infos
Booking
How to book
HOW TO BOOK:

By booking with Cap Rando, you get the benefit of the French travel agency law, one of the strictest in the world: an unlimited financial guarantee for all your payments !

BOOKING PROCEDURE:

1. CHECK THE AVAILABILITY, PRICE, DISCOUNT:
Check the availability and price (depending on the type of accommodation and after possible discounts) by contacting us through the availability & quote request form or by phone +33 (0)483431321, whatsapp +33(0)609520324, or e-mail: contact@horsebackridingvacations.eu

2. BOOKING:
Fill out the online registration form: 
https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/formulaire-d-inscription


3. INSURANCES:
Cap Rando is covered for its professional civil liability: GENERALI contract n ° AL974010.
To register on a Cap Rando holiday, you must be covered by an individual liability insurance covering your activity, individual accident, assistance, repatriation, and possibly cancellation (strongly recommended not to lose your payment in case of unforeseen your cancellation insurance contract).
For Europe Union citizens only: we offer to subscribe the "Cap Protection Security" from Chapka Insurance. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only take a cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks. 
See all information about our cancellation policy and Chapka insurance offer.
For non West European citizens: if you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
You can subscribe directly an insurance for instance on: https://www.axatravelinsurance.com/

4. PAYMENT:
A 30% deposit is required upon booking, the balance being due 60 days before the stay date. Less than 60 days before your departure date, full payment is requested at registration.
You can pay:
- By credit card on our secure payment website: Click here to access the server
- By bank transfer: Bank information

Your payments are guaranted by our GROUPAMA travel agent bond.
If you book a trip through Cap Rando, you have the guarantee not to loose any payment. 
The French law is the strongest and requires all French travel agencies to have an unlimited financial guarantee for their customers in case of financial failure.


5. CONFIRMATION:
You will receive a confirmation file and contract with the invoice and all practical information within 24 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.

6. CANCELLATION POLICY:
See general conditions and special covid conditions: cancellation conditions.
Please note: Any stay may be canceled in the event of insufficient bokkings to ensure the stay up to 21 days before the starting date. In this case, a replacement stay may be offered to you, if it does not suit you: full refund is guaranteed without compensation. We advise you to book refundable flights / trains.

Reviews
GUEST REVIEWS
Sabrina - Québec - Mars 2022

J'ai reçu un accueil extraordinaire !! Ils ont été aux petits soins pour moi ( repas , chambre,..) dès mon arrivée et qui vivait le décalage horaire ( Canada) . Une cuisinière hors pair et l'entretien des chambres est impeccable. J'ai eu droit à un gâteau personnalisé et du mousseux pour ma fête !! Aussi ils ont été rapides et efficaces pour me permettre de gérer le taxi, le test COVID.. WOAW!!
Les instructeurs Mario et Sergio sont super compétents et se sont adaptés à mon problème auditif et à mon niveau d'équitation. J'ai vécu un stage extraordinaire !! L'endroit est magnifique et les chevaux aussi ( beaux poulains à vendre hi hihi) .J'ai amélioré mon équitation et j'ai fait une thérapie juste à regarder les montagnes.
Gestion de la sécurité: Rien à dire !! ils ont assuré le sellage de mon cheval car je suis de pette taille et ils étaient vigilants à toute erreur de manipulation.
Cavalerie et sellerie: Un super cheval ! il était très coopératif et j'ai progressé avec lui. Selle confortable aussi pour y avoir passé de nombreuses heures sans avoir de gène ! Equipement ajusté au cheval et au type de cavalier.
Une expériences inoubliable !!
Merci à Mr Simonot pour m' avoir toujours répondu de façon adéquate et rapide lors de la préparation de mon voyage. C'était compliqué de puis le Québec et tout s'est bien déroulé.
Photo envoyée par Sabrina:
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Gratiane - France - Novembre 2021

Bon accueil, ambiance familiale, stagiaires internationaux !
Georges et Sergio sont de supers instructeurs ! Une majorité de cours particuliers pendant ma semaine.
Avec la pandémie, des chevaux d'école ont été vendus malheureusement. Il y a une vingtaine de chevaux de propriétaires (portugais et majoritairement internationaux). J'ai monté Caramello et Girasol (étalon), deux lusitaniens, très bons maîtres d'écoles. Caramello est assez délicat surtout pour les départs au galop. Une fois au travail, il est super mais il faut savoir trouver les "boutons"
Bon état du matériel. Sticks et éperons à dispositions. Apporter sa bombe et ses boots/chaps. Ecurie propre. Salle de pansage dédiée.
Lena est une excellente cuisinière: viande le midi (+ fruits), poisson le soir (+ soupe + dessert portugais) ! Crudités en entrée à tous les repas. Petit déjeuner: pain, beurre salé, confitures, miel, fromage, fruits, yaourt, céréales, thé/café/lait chaud, jus d'orange. Les chambres sont confortables. Tous les jours, la femme de ménage passe faire votre chambre et nettoyer le sol. Elle peut également laver vos affaires (panier de linge à disposition dans la salle de bain).
Ecole très agréable pour se perfectionner en dressage et rencontrer des stagiaires internationaux ! Ambiance familiale. Les instructeurs sont exigeants et s'adaptent à tous les cavaliers, parfait pour progresser ! J'ai eu l'immense chance de travailler avec Georges, un élève du grand Maître Nuno Oliveira ! Les chevaux sont tous gentils et de bons maîtres d'école. J'ai pu revoir toute la basse école de dressage et également faire des changements de pieds, un peu de piaffé et du passage! Superbes sensations !
Les repas sont copieux et délicieux (pension complète), tous les membres du staff sont très attentionnés (lessive possible sur place). Pourboires appréciés en fin de stage.
Seul bémol: chambres humides en hiver (prévoir des affaires chaudes pour dormir en hiver).
Situation idéale pour visiter les alentours (à condition de ne monter qu'une fois/jour): Ericeira, Mafra, Sintra ... Superbe sellerie/atelier de bourrelier avec tout le matériel d'équitation à 6mn en voiture à Malveira (Correaria do Oeste), à voir ! Feira de Golegã (capitale du cheval): tous les ans, début Novembre, à 1h30 de l'école, une expérience à vivre absolument !!! (plus grosse foire d'Europe)