Welcome to Equus Ourique

Classical training for the modern rider

Nestling amongst the oak trees and the fields of beautiful spring flowers Equus Ourique is based in the rolling hills of the rural southern Alentejo part of Portugal, just north of the busy Algarve and only an hour's drive from Faro airport.

Equus Ourique is a superb, modern, family run Equestrian centre offering focused but friendly training for both horse and rider. We pride ourselves on offering individual training tailored to your goals and expectations but at the same time keeping things fun!

Our horses are mostly Lusitano or Portuguese Cruzada (part Lusitano) and you can enjoy their wonderfully comfortable movement. Originating in Portugal the Lusitano is said to be the oldest saddle horse in the world. They are courageous, robust and agile working horses with natural collection, their movement is comfortable and all of this combined with a kind nature. Once you have ridden one you will fall in love with them as we have!

Lucy, our chief instructor will be teaching non-residents and taking rides out along with other staff members as we continue to run the yard alongside our exciting new developments below.

Autumn 2017 and throughout 2018

As Pru begins her plans for retirement we are delighted to announce that we have accepted a half share of Equus Ourique from Anna of ONEHORSELIFE.com and she will be arriving here along with her horses at the beginning of October this year. (2017)

We are all very much looking to the future and wish her every success and happiness here.

Please continue to use her website ONEHORSELIFE.com for course, training and booking information regarding her teaching.


The two halves of Equus Ourique will be managed separately but run in co-operation with each other as Anna builds her business here and Pru reduces hers! To that end we have a few excellent school horses that are for sale.