Welcome to Equus Ourique

Classical training for the modern rider

Nestling amongst the oak trees and the fields of beautiful spring flowers Equus Ourique is based in the rolling hills of the rural southern Alentejo part of Portugal, just north of the busy Algarve and only an hour's drive from Faro airport.

Equus Ourique is a superb, modern, family run Equestrian centre offering focused but friendly training for both horse and rider. We pride ourselves on offering individual training tailored to your goals and expectations but at the same time keeping things fun!

Offering Luxury Riding Holidays where you can enjoy a peaceful short break or full holiday and by limiting guest numbers to only four a flexible programme to suit each person is created.  Come with family or friends and each one of you will be able to have the combinations of lessons, hacks, in-hand work and time out relaxing that you personally want.

Accommodation is in our lovely modern cottage, Quince Cottage which sleeps 4 people in 2 en suite bedrooms. Most of our holidays are self-catering, but we can provide meals and there are various options for this listed under our Holidays page. We aim to make your holiday exactly what you want! (Please see our Luxury Riding Holidays page).

With mostly Lusitano or Portuguese Cruzado horses you can experience the comfortable stride of these majestic horses whatever your level of riding ability.  Spend as much time as you like in the saddle and the rest of the time you can simply watch while we school horses here for training, enjoy the peace and quiet of the area, sunbathe by the pool, or visit some of the interesting and quaint places the Alentejo has to offer. To view our horse click here

Originating in Portugal the Lusitano is said to be the oldest saddle horse in the world. They are courageous, robust and agile working horses with natural collection, their movement is comfortable and all of this combined with a kind nature. Once you have ridden one you will fall in love with them as we have!