Summer 2013

Hello from the Hot Sunny Algarve!

Summer is here! We have a lot to look forward to:

Two Day West Coast Rides

We organize the two day west coast ride on a regular basis throughout the next few months. Please send us an email or enquiry on the contact page to see what the next upcoming dates are. This ride is an amazing adventure for the experienced rider: we ride from QPA to Carrapateira through stunning scenery to a lovely farmhouse where you and the horses spend the night. You will have a home cooked (and mostly home-grown!) dinner that evening. After some breakfast you will head towards the beach and if the tides are in our favour, have a gallop on the beach before returning to QPA. You will ride for approximately 3.5hrs on each day with a lunch stop in between.


Fetaal is a horse festival in our local village of Bensafrim. There are many stands with local handicrafts and tasty cakes, honeys, jams and other local delicacies, as well as the horse-side of the event. Dressage on the first day, showjumping the next and every evening our own special carrousel! The carrousel consists of 4-8 riders from QPA. Our own pony club kidos train for weeks to get every move spot on – not to be missed!

Four Day West Coast Ride

The ultimate horse adventure: four days of riding with overnight stops. We are in the process of organizing the next two rides, which will take place in September and October. Please contact us for more details.

Remember if you aren’t up for two or four days we also offer easy hacks of one or two hours!

Then the sad part of our news: we had to say goodbye to our lovely big boy Humphrey. He spent many years at QPA and once excelled at dressage and showjumping before retiring a couple of years ago due to a hock injury. Unfortunately age took its toll and we had to let him go. He will be dearly missed by all.


Hope to see you soon out riding!