Riding Holidays


Where your dreams come true

Founded in August 2014 Quinta da Varzea set out to become a modern Equestrian Center in the lovely and rural Portuguese settings surrounding the beautiful farm. We offer private riding lessons on our wonderful Lusitanos, whom at Quinta da Varzea are enjoying modern welfare.

All horses live in large stalls and have daily turn-out in large paddocks as well as we provide them with the best quality in care and feeding. It is said that the Lusitano is the horse for kings - here the Lusitanos are the Royalty of the farm.

Quinta da Varzea offers Riding Holidays all year round, and you can

  • Take riding lessons on Schoolmasters
  • Enjoy a stunning trail ride
  • Relax by the pool or under the orange trees
  • Endulge yourself in Portuguese specialities

We are proud to offer High Quality Lusitanos to supply the demands of rideability, high level training, beauty and all original qualities of this fantastic breed that provides you with a unique experience of Riding a Pure Lusitano in his homeland. We offer custom-made holidays to fit your dreams and have Equestrian Packages ready-made for you to choose.

Have your riding holiday with us and relax at Quinta Da Varzea in new apartments or at the 4-Star Santarem Hotel. This beautifully situated hotel is located in the nearby city of Santarem, offering a wonderful view of the countryside as well as all modern facilities, spa, wellness and an exquisite breakfast. At evenings you can enjoy your dinner at the hotel or explore the Portuguese Gastronomy in the many restaurants and tapas bars in the city.

We offer shuttle services to and from the airport in Lisbon as well as we can bring you to and from the hotel for your days of riding and learning with us here at Quinta da Varzea.

If you wish to rent a car and explore the area we are happy to assist you in guided tours on Wineyards visits to the historical cities around or any other activity you would like to include in your holiday.

Contact us for more information and send us your wishes for a portuguese riding holiday and we will create the vacation of your dream for you! Call us or click to book your stay.

Quinta da Varzea riding Holidays and Lusitanos - Let your dreams come true!


GPS Coordinates:

39.118200, -8.552284.

Google Map


Quinta da Varzea.

Estrada Municipal 577


2080-640 Fazendas de Almeirim

+ (351) 243 158 418

+ (351) 916 983 991 (Portuguese+English)

+ (351) 910 417 132 (Danish+English)



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