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Lusitano Riding Centre Alcainca Program A

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Meeting: Alcainca
Airport:   Humberto Delgado Airport      
Transfer: Lisbon Airport or hotel    Distance: 35km

Transfers available from Lison Airport or Hotel.

Tack: English
Horses: pure-bred and part-bred Lusitano horses, mostly stallions
Pace: As required. 2 lessons per day - morning and afternoon.
| Walk | Trot | Canter |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (3 to 5 out of 5)    Intermediate +
Weight: Max 185 lbs
Riders: Min 1 riders Max 10 riders
Riding helmets are mandatory for this ride.

Riding Experience

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.
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.
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.

Riding School
Our dressage riding school has been in operation for over 30 years and is steeped in the classical horsemanship tradition. We offer riders, both novice and experienced, the opportunity to experience the renowned Portuguese pure-bred Lusitano horse and classical equitation in the spirit of the grand masters, in their original environment.
You can train up to twice a day with our expert and multilingual dressage instructors in the indoor or outdoor arenas (195ft x 75ft) on the estate. Above all, we teach the art of riding in harmony with, rather than against, the horse.
Our focus is to teach the rider how to improve the horse’s natural balance, develop self-carriage, making the horse supple and flexible. Our aim is to inspire and provide every rider with improved feel and technique, as well as an increased understanding and insight, which can be further built upon at home for continued improvement of both horse and rider.

Alcainça is a dressage stable in which you will find horses able to cater to different training levels. You will be riding purebred and part-bred Lusitano horses, including some stallions. The horses are not only well tempered and of a docile character but they will allow you to explore the great feeling of riding a well-trained dressage horse.
Firmly believing that a good school horse is the best teacher, we school our horses with thought, compassion and patience according to the classical principles over many years, to develop great schoolmasters for our students.
The horses able to do Shoulder In, Half Pass, Flying Changes, Piaffe and Passage.

The instructors are some of the finest dressage riders who can give lesson on any level. They do speak English as well as French and Portuguese.
The main instructor is Mr. Georges Malleroni who was a student in classical dressage of the “Haute Ecole” under Nuno Oliveira, the great Portuguese Master and one of the best world Masters.

Hard Hat
Although the school horses are all very well trained, gentle and safe, it is mandatory to wear a hard hat/helmet at all times when riding for your own security.

Passport and Visa Requirements: Passport valid for at least three months beyond length of stay required by all nationals referred to in the chart except:1. EU nationals holding a valid national ID card.Passport Note(a) Sufficient fu. more
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Lusitano Riding Centre Alcainca Program A
Tour Code: PG-ACRA
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,930.00
Dates : Available All Year

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Tack: English
Horses: pure-bred and part-bred Lusitano horse...
Pace: As required. 2 lessons per day - morn...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Humberto Delgado Airport
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