Candid Equitation Week

Improve your riding and horsemanship with trail riding in limitless open countryside.
Lysette Marie Smith is offering this course exclusively to her followers on Candid Equitation and only for one week in June 2024.
In 2024, we will only be offering this week once to a group of four participants: Arrival date is Sunday, June 16. If you would like more information, email us at
Depending on your confidence and ability, lessons can include learning to use the garrocha and cow work in the vaquero style of horsemanship.

Plan for the week:

Courses include horsemanship lessons/ground work, riding lessons as well as lots of trail riding, depending on the interest and needs of the groups, so that a typical week might look like this:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Theory and


Riding Lesson Day ride Trail ride Trail ride
Riding Lesson Trail ride Riding Lesson Groundwork
The weekend is reserved for arrival and departure and we can of course help you with the logistics of travelling to and from the ranch, as well as with planning a stop over in Lisbon or another city.
Trail rides are at all gaits with some steep hills, so confidence outside of an arena is a must.
The cost for the week depends on the room chosen. Please consult our price list at: Dates & Prices