Equestrian Center of Monte d`Avó

Built in 2009 in Cercal do Alentejo, near Vila Nova de Milfontes and Porto Covo on the Vicentina Coast, the Monte d’Avo riding center covers 35000m2 between the mountain range and the sea. Managed by a young and qualified equestrian team led by Meike Valk, who was born in the Netherlands and has been based in Portugal for over a decade. The Monte d’Avó Riding Center offers its customers a wide range of Equestrian activities.

At the Monte d’Avo riding school, qualified instructors teach children as young as five years old. Classes range from beginners to competition level, both in dressage and in show jumping.
Besides riding lessons there are many other activities at the Monte d’Avo riding center, such as grooming and handling of the horses, riding out on the Vicentina coast, gymkanas and competitions.

Our Horses
Our horses are carefully selected for various types of riding. We have Lusitano, Thoroughbred Friesian and Cross bred Portuguese horses. We crossed Portuguese and Dutch breeds in search of gentleness and robustness of the two races. At the Monte d’Avo riding center there are horses for every level of rider, from beginner to the most experienced.