Equestrian holiday: Ride into the Heart of Alentejo

Discover the charm and authenticity of rural life in Portugal with a unique opportunity to stay on the historic Moura Tavares Family Farms in Alentejo.

Foto Lena Saugen / Lusitano Horsefinder

The Moura Tavares family has nurtured the beauty of two Portuguese farms, Herdade D’Agosto and Herdade da Carapuca, for over a century, preserving a heritage deeply rooted in beef cattle and the breeding of majestic Lusitano horses.

Now the family have open the farm to offer holidays for small groups each week. Keeping it an exclusive opportunity for those that love the countryside and farm life.

At Herdade D’Agosto and Herdade da Carapuca your holiday will be packed with experiences that bring you closer to life on the cattle farm, and authentic experiences of rural life and culture.

Whether you are an experienced rider or a countryside lover, this exclusive equestrian holiday promises a genuine and enriching experience.

From riding Lusitanos in the Vaquera style, also known as Garrochista, to Garrocha training and riding out with the cattle, guests gain insight into the traditional working equitation methods.

Accommodation is provided in stylishly converted Alentejo barns, courtesy of Ana Tavares Moreira, offering comfort and immersion into the local charm.

There are 3 herds of cattle on the farms made up of pure bred Alentjana cattle a Portuguese breed.  All the cows are pure bred.  Since they are breeding for beef the bulls they use are Limosine which provide more size and loin.


Therese Stub Alhaug
Therese Stub Alhaug


Therese is the editor of Equilife, and is truly dedicated to equestrian sports and horses. She started riding as a little girl, and enjoys her free time with her two horses back home. Portrait interview is her favorite topic, as it has the gift to inspire others through peoples stories, knowledge, training and general life-philosophy, and certainly, their lives with horses.

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