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The farm

Located on nearly 600ha of beautiful farmland filled with cork trees, Herdade Pero Viegas offers top-quality horse facility amenities. Come enjoy picturesque views, traditional food, splendid horses and a great atmosphere.

The farm

Our 600ha estate is located in the county of Avis, and the French-style manor has remained in the family since 1842. It was the country residence of the famous poet,  Mário Saa, who wrote a large part of his work here. Today, the main house is carefully restored, keeping its original form without sparing any modern amenities. Traditional Portuguese homemade meals are enjoyed in the family’s spacious dining room, after which you can take your coffee or a glass of wine out onto the balcony— to enjoy the sun and the serenity while watching our handsome peacocks roam freely around the farm.

Your accommodation

The entire ground floor of the Herdade Pero Viegas main house is dedicated to accommodation. In the common area, you can watch cable TV, play billiard or read a book about horses from the library. Or, depending on your preference, you can enjoy a glass of wine and access the Internet (the Wi-Fi signal extends over the whole farm). The rooms are newly renovated double rooms, with comfortable single or double beds. All of them are equipped with private bathrooms and shower facilities.

Our riding facilities

You will certainly enjoy riding in our custom build state-of-the-art indoor riding arena measuring 20 x 40 metres – it is both light and spacious with a high-quality surface. The hall has a sprinkler system that enables a dust-free environment, even in the dry season. For spectators, it has a glassed-in lounge and viewing arena where you can relax with a drink.

Next to the indoor arena, you will find our grooming arena and tack room where our horses are prepared for riding and washed down after exercise.

We also have a big sanded outdoor arena measuring 27 x 65 metres with a full Working Equitation trail parcours. (including a bridge, gate, bell at the end of the corridor, livestock pen and many more. Our horse hacking rides along the picturesque Alentejo surroundings and cork trees of the farm offer truly exhilarating days out in an unforgettable environment. The farm counts a total of three stables with 18 horse stalls measuring 3.5 x 3.5 metres. 15 of the stalls are spacious outer boxes with window view to the yard.

Our Lusitano mares enjoy their life out in the endless fields surrounding the private estate.