Horses & Riding 2018-10-22T10:47:11+00:00

Horses & Riding

At Herdade Pero Viegas, you will have the opportunity to enjoy Classical Dressage and Working Equitation lessons on our beautiful and well-trained Lusitano horses. We also offer unforgettable trail rides along the picturesque Alentejo surroundings.

Classical Dressage, Working Equitation & Trail Rides

You can book individual tailor made lessons to fit your needs and wishes. It is possible to only have Classical Dressage or Working Equitation lessons. You may also opt for a well-balanced combination of the two or simply enjoy a peaceful and relaxed trail ride, along the picturesque surroundings of the farm.

Riders from all levels are warmly welcome—lessons will be adapted to your level of experience. Even novice riders will have the opportunity to experience advanced exercises such as piaffe, passage and flying changes on our beautiful and well trained Lusitano schoolmasters.

The lessons are given in our spacious and luminous indoor arena or at our outdoor training facilities (find out more about the riding facilities). Semi-private lessons with maximum two riders per lessons can also be set up on demand.

Our horses: well-trained Lusitanos

The school horses at Herdade Pero Viegas are all PSL’s, which means Puro Sangue Lusitano. The Lusitano is known for its braveness, talent for collection, and willingness to work. We choose our horses from the best stud farms, based on their character, physique, level of education and their rideability.

Together with our highly educated Lusitanos, you will have the opportunity to work on all the lateral movements, piaffe, passage, Spanish walk, tempi changes and canter pirouettes—and try a full Working Equitation trail parcours. Our horses are also safe and comfortable to hack out. Our students may choose between traditional Portuguese tack or English riding apparel.

Your teacher: Patrícia Palmeiro

Patrícia studied at the Escola Profissional de Desenvolvimento Rural in Alter do Chão (EPDRAC), one of the most famous riding schools in Portugal. She is working as a professional rider since almost 20 years now and has been training and extending her equine knowledge  with well-known riders such as Filipe Canelas Pinto, Paulo Caetano, João Paulo dos SantosMaster Fernando Bonito, Master Lupi, Col. Martins Abrantes (dressage), Col. Balula Side (jumping) and Leonel Santos (WE).

Patrícia is a highly experienced classical rider and teacher. She is a sensitive and understanding woman seeking perfection. Besides teaching and training horses, Patricia is regularly competing at national level in dressage and working equitation. In dressage she is ranked among the Top 3 in both Prix St. Georges and Intermediate levels.