Ceramic tiles at Alcainça school of dressage in Portugal
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Dressage and Instructional Riding Holidays

On an Instructional riding holiday a good instructor and well-schooled horse can help you to improve your riding skills. Whether your interest lies in classical dressage or western riding; endurance or natural horsemanship; learning to play polo or simply improving your basic riding skills, there's a riding holiday to suit you. Classical dressage holidays are usually arena based, but learning to ride Western or experiencing your first endurance ride are generally done out on the riding trail. Improve your natural horsemanship skills on a ranch holiday in USA, practice piaffe and passage on a dressage holiday in Spain or experience the thrill of jumping cross country fences on a riding holiday in Ireland.

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From the horse’s mouth

  • Classical Dressage in Portugal
    June 2024 Frederikke aged 26
    Had the pleasure of riding Garcia, Caramelo and Jozedo who were all incredibly well kept, talented and happy horses, very suitable to teach the proper riding (signals, position etc.) to the rider, as they knew all exercises (flying changes, passage, piaffe, spanish walk, half pass etc.) but would only do them when... Read all
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  • Dressage holiday at Quinta Do Rol
    May 2024 Hilary Christine aged 68
    We had a superb week it exceeded our expectations. We had a lesson every day the horses are very well trained, and we gained lots of experience getting the signals right for the more advanced movements. We specifically asked for help to ride the elements of Working Equitation and how to train our own horses at home,... Read all
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  • Epona - Train and Trail
    March 2024 Maire aged 66
    Both horses Iris and Kitiki were wonderful. Before the trip I had become very nervous riding following a bad fall but I feel now I have got my riding confidence back after hacking with Iris a kind sweet mare and lessons with Kitiki, lovely forward safe horse.
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  • Epona - Special Rafael Soto week
    November 2023 Jobey aged 42
    my wife said very good
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  • Classical Dressage in Portugal
    October 2023 JULIE
    Well trained; rode multiple horses so could experience different personalities and skills
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  • Classical dressage training in Andalusia
    Riding holiday in Epona High School Classical Dressage
  • Epona Train and Trail
    Classical dressage training and trails in Andalucia
  • Improving dressage in Portugal
    Under the watchful eye of the Alcainca instructor
  • Riding in Tuscany, Italy
    Classical dressage training in Tuscany
  • Horseback safari and endurance in Namibia
    Okapuka endurance riding safari