About Us

Portugal Equestrian is an international programme designed to promote the sports training and tourism activities within two riding centres in the NW of Portugal - the Clube Hípico do Norte in Esposende and the Centro Hípico Ir. Pedro Coelho in Barcelos.   Both centres are owned and managed by the ...

Team & Horses

The centre has more than 110 horses, combining our own and private livery. The welfare of all our horses is paramount with individual care given at all times. Classical Dressage Riding with a pure Lusitano is a unique experience for all levels of riders. With a wide selection of horses available for...

Esposende

Esposende, like many small towns in Portugal, has a long and ancient history. There is much archaeological evidence of this time – from stone age through to the Roman occupation, although you might not see very much today. The town has been important as it is strategically situated between Oporto to...

Porto

The city of Porto is best known for two things: its river, The Douro, and its port. But the historic city itself should not be overlooked. One of the oldest cities in Europe, Porto’s UNESCO world heritage site ,the Ribeira (riverfront district) , is a remarkable tangle of historic streets and alleys...

Douro Valley

Douro Valley (Alto Douro) is a place of dramatic landscapes, terraced vineyards, whitewashed estates and quintas (country homes).   Most visitors are drawn to Portugal for its sun, sea and sand, along with Lisbon’s historical sites. But the country offers an astonishing variety of landscapes, with...
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