Farm Holidays Portugal by Horse
Portugal by horse was created in 1996 in central Portugal.
Liesje grew up in the region of Antwerp (Belgium). In 1996 she left for Portugal with 2 horses, 2 dogs, some chickens and a tipi, setting out for a new challenge, a new life, Portugal by horse was founded.
She moved 5 times in 3 years but always in the same region. Finally settled in Midões. A very beautiful and historical village near Tábua.
João grew up in Alcantarilha-Algarve and Lisbon City. He always dreamed of moving to the Alentejo and live closer to nature. He studied Management of Computer Networks and later Geography at the University of Coimbra. Before moving to Midões he worked in Lisbon in the area of Information Technology.
Then he met Liesje and everything changed…
Together they organize farm holidays at the holiday farm Quinta da Alegria, a little paradise in central Portugal. Here you can go horse riding in the most beautiful nature & feel the magic of horses. They host visitors in their enchanting unique holiday cottages & organize Horsemanship lessons, hiking tours, private yoga lessons and reiki experiences.
With heart and soul Liesje and João take care of the farm and everything that is included. The two of them are your guides on the rides and both are leading you on foot when you are an inexperienced rider, Liesje is also a masseuse.
For all the other sport activities they work together with colleagues.
Come and discover what makes Farm Holidays so Special!