Pinetrees Riding Centre is Approved by the Association of British Riding Schools

+351 289 394 369

Algarve – Portugal


*B.H.S. Int. Teaching Cert.

*A.B.R.S.Teaching Cert.

*R.D.A. Group Instructor

*First Aid Cert.

*B.H.S Equestrian Tourism Manager

I started Pinetrees in 1985, at our family villa were we have lived since 1972. All my life I have been involved with tourism and horses so this career was a natural move for me.

My principal professional training was at the prestigious Talland School of Equitation where I gained the British Horse Society Intermediate Teaching Certificate. Later I achieved the B.H.S. Equestrian Tourism Centre Manager diploma and  qualifications in riding for disabled riders – something which I particularly have a passion for.

I do enjoy teaching with the wonderful Lusitano horses and I have been greatly influenced by training with the late Nuno Oliveira and also by the methods of Sylvia Loch in classical equitation. Working with so many different nationalities at Pinetrees  it is possible to communicate in  half a dozen languages.

Some years ago we were influential in the introduction of Paradressage into Portugal and I  was Chef de Equipe for the 4 years until Athens. In recent years Pinetrees organises a regional competition in May for disabled for Special Olympics Portugal and sponsored by local business´ MAPRO – Real estate , ROOD Construction , Projection Dreams and Algarve Fine Food.

When I have free time I enjoy  studying family history.

Contact us

Write us here for general enquiries.
For Riding please use the Booking Form


You also can phone us: +351 289 394 369

You are welcome at Pinetrees Riding Centre
any day of the week

Casa dos Pinheiros, Corgo da Zorra
8135-160, Almancil, Portugal