What you'll do
You will arrive at Paço de Lanheses and will be welcomed by Lourenço, Paivi and the team which will give you a tour around the premises, take you to meet the shetland ponies and the garranos. You will be taught everything about their natural behavior, their language and basic needs. We´ll make sure you understand and respect these beautiful animals and then you and your kids can enjoy a pony ride where you will become friends for life. If the parents don´t want to ride they can enjoy a detailled tour throught the house and portuguese history that lies within.
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Hello! I am Lourenço, I live and work at Quinta do Paço de Lanheses, my family's manor house, which is a place with a great sense of tradition and connection with the Minho region. In recent years, according to this view, I have been president of the association called "The Way of the Garrano" which aims to protect and dignify the Garrano, a local native pony breed, while defending the preservation of lands and initiatory paths such as the Santiago that crosses here. Because we share the same vision and ethics I decided that this space was the ideal place to host the Pony School. Founder Paivi Alihanka is a Finnish horse rider who, like her team which I am a part of, love horses, ponies and above all sharing this passion with the little ones ... Together we will welcome you with open arms to share this experience.
Where you'll be
Paço de Lanheses is a manor house and farm that dates back to the 16th century and where possible to feel the History of Portugal, which is intrinsically connected to my family, and where you can feel the daily life of a Portuguese farmhouse. The property extends to the Lima river through vineyards, olive trees and meadows.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests aged 3 and up can attend.
There is the possibility of taking a group ride outside of the farm with a picnic included. If you are interested please contact us for more info.
Pony Rides in a Traditional Farm
From £32/personNew experience