Horse Riding in Cascais
Discover Cascais by horse! It can be on forest trails near the coast or in an activity and class offered by any existing equestrian schools. The prestigious Municipal Hippodrome is the main stage for tryouts and international high-level equestrian championships, worldwide famous.
There are many excellent riding tracks through the woods. Several riding schools in the area hire out horses and offer riding lessons.There are also regular riding events at the Cascais Municipal Hippodrome (“Hipódromo Manuel Possolo”).
The many forest roads and excellent conditions offered by the region are very attractive for horseback riding. You can find several riding stables where you can rent horses and learn to ride.
Horse racing activities start in 1924 with the building of a horse-racing track with grand stand for the audience. The appearance of harness racing in the 50s gives way to the construction of the first boxes, and a decade after that appears the first jumping arena, a cross country circuit and, of course, more boxes and infra-structures, needed due to the diversification of activities and the increase of public affluence. In 89, another major step is taken with the opening of the Indoor Arena and its Café-Restaurant. In the 90’s the Horse Riding Centre is already in full gallop, the traditional Poules of Quinta da Marinha are created, Polo marks its presence and the cross country circuit is retraced by the well-Known English expert Richard Mead.
The Cascais Riding Club is located in Quinta da Bicuda, in Cascais is situated in a space of approximately 3 ha. The club has two riding stables (60x35 and 38x25), a covered guide, an electric guide, accommodation for 23 horses (boxing 3,5x3), 4 harness houses, 1 club-house, spas and a natural area composed of 4 Paddocks and an outdoor space for walks, thus meeting the ideal conditions for riding.