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

+351 289 394 369

Algarve – Portugal

At Pinetrees we enjoy helping riders of all levels to improve their skills

By gaining a balanced and classical seat, flowing with the horse´s movement, we start to feel in harmony with our horse and move as one body. Correct breathing in the rider encourages relaxation in both horse and rider. Our confidence grows.....

For the more advanced riders we have lovely Lusitanos and use quality dressage saddles which help you feel a shoulder-in or a leg yield....

Prices include riding equipment, insurance, any assistance and IVA @ 23%

Pinetrees clients buying the 10 hour holiday cards have special conditions at the local tack shop Ekiloulé for when they do decide to buy their own equipment.

Rider Level

See what level you are!

Beginner

From your first riding experience until the rising trot has been established and riding off the lead rein in the school in walk and trot.

Able to run up stirrup irons. Know basic vocabulary.

Novice

Developing sitting and rising  trot, learning diagonals, learning to canter. Trotting poles.

Able to tighten the girth

Ready to ride out, when approved, on one hour treks.

Able to untack under supervision and put on a headcollar. Able to do basic grooming and pick out feet under supervision

Advanced Novice

Riding with more polish and style, developing canter, the use of half halt and rein effects. Developing a Classical seat for lateral work. Preparation for jumping, learning half seat and to jump small jumps (optional). Able to ride out on hacks when canter is established. 

Able to alter stirrups and tighten girth unaided.

Capable of mounting and dismounting without supervision

Able to groom and tack up correctly.

Career students

GROUP LESSONS

Pinetrees offers a broad range of riding lessons in small groups, from child or adult beginners to advanced dressage lessons or jumping.

50€/1 hr
Any Level
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INDIVIDUAL LESSONS

Some riders prefer a one-to-one approach with Pinetrees trained assistant instructors. Safety, progress and fun is our motto.

40€/30 mins
Any Level
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LESSON WITH BEV

Whatever your level Bev really enjoys helping you improve your riding with a strong emphasis on gaining a classical seat and flowing in harmony with the horse. Perhaps you would like to try riding a Lusitano? Bring your camera for Bev to capture the moment!

70€/45 mins
Any Level
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JUMPING

Group lessons for riders who are secure in their seat in canter and ready to develop their balance and harmony over poles and practice jumps. Improve your technique for riding a course of jumps.

50€/1 hr
Novice Rider
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THE PINETREES SPECIAL

Ideal horse riding experience for those new to riding and rusty riders. Get to know your horse, feel more at ease and improve your skills for the first half  in the arena before riding out on a nature walk.

50€/1 hr
Any Level
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LUNGE — SADDLE OR BLANKET

Private lessons on the lunge are the most valuable of lessons for riders of all levels, whether with a saddle or with blanket and roller technique.

40€/30 mins
Any Level
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DISABLED RIDERS

For those already riding, with medical and parental (under 18's) approval. Mounting ramp available. Starting from 20€ for Individual sessions. Also riding out, dressage or can join groups sessions according to your needs.

20€/15mins
Any Level
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Contact us

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

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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