Riding School

The Herdade da Mata Equestrian Center was inaugurated in May 2011 and certified by the Federação Equestre Portuguesa FEP. The new facilities, such as the 20x40m roofed arena are fully suitable for riding lessons, traineeships and other equestrian activities. With state of the art facilities and a qualified teacher in Engineer Carlos Branquinho, Herdade da Mata combines all the requirements for a first rate riding school.

Riding Lessons and Clinics

We offer riding lessons and clinics for all levels, be it individual lessons or in groups coached by our professional instructor Carlos Branquinho. You can bring your own horse or select to ride one of our Lusitanos. Feel free to book a trial lesson.

Training and Coaching for Competition

Carlos Branquinho and his team are at your disposal to train and accompany students and horses for and during competition in order to achieve best results. For more informations please contact Carlos Branquinho: +351 961 358 916

Our Services

- Riding lessons

- Regular training sessions/clinics with well known horsemen

- Training and monitoring of students in preparation for competition

- Training and presentation of horses for dressage competition

- General training of horses on initial and advanced levels

- "Ride & Stay" programs with boarding at the Guesthouse of Herdade da Mata

- Equestrian shows