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Riding & Writing in Portugal, January 5 – 11, 2025

January 5, 2025 @ 8:00 am - January 11, 2025 @ 12:00 pm

Picture yourself riding a magnificent, well-trained Lusitano horse, under the guidance of an expert, caring instructor, at a luxurious stable/resort in the beautiful dry hill country of Portugal.

Imagine spending time with a lively, welcoming group of horse lovers who also love to write, led by an award-winning author and veteran teacher. 

Explore the beautiful cork orchards of Monte Velho, and take an excursion with friends into the ancient town of Evora. 

Between riding and writing, you relax, chat with your new friends, enjoy a hearty dinner with local wine, and enjoy the hot tub, pool and beautiful surroundings.

Each day you feel your spirits rise, your confidence build and your sense of well-being expand.

You can make this dream come true!

Join me for a magical week of Riding & Writing at the Monte Velho Equo-Resort, a fabulous dressage stable and stud farm dedicated to training Lusitano horses and their riders.

While Monte Velho is a favorite with experienced dressage riders, beginners with some riding experience are also welcome.

Read more about the equestrian dressage program at Monte Velho here.


Likewise, no special writing experience is needed, other than a willingness to write from the heart and try out some new portals into your own creativity. 

Riding and Writing will boost your well-being, reminding you how rewarding and exciting it can be to live life to the fullest in a beautiful place in good company, nourishing your mind, body and spirit. 

Fill out the registration form here.


The cost of 2277 Euros (approx. $2450 USD) for this 6-day all-inclusive trip includes double accommodation, all meals, five shared dressage lessons, two trail rides, five 2-hour writing workshops plus an individual coaching session with your writing instructor. Single accommodation in a double room is available for 360 euros extra.


A 50% deposit is required to hold your spot. Place your deposit by March 22, 2024, to receive 100 euros off the full price! 

Full payment is due by December 1, 2024. 

Not included: your airfare to Lisbon, trip insurance, airport transfer.

All rooms have en suite bathrooms.

Extra riding lessons and/or trail rides can be arranged: 120 euros for lessons, 60 euros for trail rides.

To make your deposit and hold your spot on this “dream come true” vacation, email Susan Wirth at imagineriding1@gmail.com

Learn more about Imagine Riding here.

Learn more about Monte Velho here.

Now is your time. What are you waiting for?



January 5, 2025 @ 8:00 am
January 11, 2025 @ 12:00 pm
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