Equestrian Experience on an Alentejo Family Farm

This is a special chance to be on the family farm. The entire family have a multiple of amazing traditional talents and creative skills they are warmly open to share with you.

The holidays will be packed with experiences that bring you closer to rural life on the cattle farm in the Alentejo Region. It is designed to give you an authentic experience of rural life and culture from working with the horses, cows, the wildlife, exploring the land and enjoying the beautiful landspace.

Coudelaria Manuel Francisco Moura Tavares Herdªs

at Herdade D’Agosto

The farm has been in the family over 100 years and has a heritage based in cattle and Lusitano horses. Still the same today with a large herd of cattle and still breeding quality Lusitanos. Located close to the Spanish border it is rural setting with magnificent views in all directions.

The holidays available give you an insight into equestrian fram life learning more about how the horses have been for centuries a vital part of rural life. Still working the cattle from the backs of Lusitanos – the very roots of working equitation.

We have different packages available to suit your requirements.

What is Included

The holidays are designed to be for small groups for a more intimate experience and learning opportunity. Depending on the length of your stay

Your days can include :
  • Lessons in the Arena getting to know the working Lusitanos and how to ride them campino style.
  • Garroucha training
  • Riding out with the cattle
  • Learning how deal with natural working equitation obstacles
  • Rides to a neighbouring Quinta
  • Eating Traditional cuisine
  • Visiting Other Stud Farm
  • Local Historic sites and Region main town
  • Ceramics – try out it for yourself
  • Wine Tasting, cycling, walking, wildlife

What you need to bring

If you would like to have a holiday at the farm you can contact us with your dates and requirements. We ask that you are able to ride and have some experience riding in the courtyside.

You will need to bring the correct riding attire –

Helmet, boots and riding trousers we also higly recommend long sleeve tops and sun protection as it can be strong sun.

We have space for maximum 4 riders per week. Non riders are welcome there are plenty of other activities they can enjoy

The options are as follows

  • 3 day stay
  • 5 day stay
  • Combined holiday of 3 days on the farm and 3 days of Classical dressage lessons in Ericeira.

3 Day Stay

3 days (4 nights) includes –

  • Lessons in Arena
  • Rides out with the cattle
  • Ride to neighbouring Farm
  • Visit to Alter Stud Farm
  • Dinner at a Local Boutique Wine Hotel and vineyard
  • Accommodation in stunning family farm house conversion.
  • Meals – Local Alentejo Cuisine

Package Price between 1760-2000 euros

Not included Flights, Airport Transfers, personal insurance.

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5 Day Stay

5 days (6 nights) includes –

  • Lessons in Arena including garrocha, working equitation
  • Rides out with the cattle
  • Ride to neighbouring Farm
  • Visit to Alter Stud Farm
  • Dinner at a Local Boutique Wine Hotel and vineyard
  • Cycling, Ceramics, Visit to historic sites
  • Accommodation in stunning family farm house conversion single room.
  • Meals – Local Alentejo Cuisine

Package Price between 2500-2800 euros – price varies according to single double or twin room

Not included Flights, Airport Transfers, personal insurance.

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7 Day Stay

7 days (9 nights) combined holiday includes –

  • Ericeira x 6 classical individual dressage lessons with Nuno Cavaco
  • Accommodation close to the ocean in Ericeira
  • Transfer to Farm with a visit to Evora
  • Rides out with the cattle
  • Ride to neighbouring Farm
  • Visit to Alter Stud Farm
  • Dinner at a Local Boutique Wine Hotel and vineyard
  • Accommodation in stunning family farm house conversion.
  • Meals – Local Alentejo Cuisine

Package Price between 2760-3000 euros

Not included Flights Airport Transfers, personal insurance.

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Accommodation

During your stay at the farm you can enjoy different accommodation options – from 2023 there will be accomodation on the farm in addition to a fabulous option at one of the family memebers neighbouring farm. A beautiful barn conversion into luxurious surrounding and expansive stunning views.  The sun rises and sun sets are really something.

The accommodation has been designed by the family alongside a highly talented local architect. have a look at the images and you will see what we mean.  It is really a very special place to stay.

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