Vilamoura Equestrian Centre
The Vilamoura Equestrian Centre has become one of the top equestrian facilities in Europe. In 2013 the Moura family took over the management of the venue making it the best equestrian centres in Portugal. Two world class events have been hosted in Vilamoura for the past few years, the Vilamoura Atlantic Tour and the Champions Tour.
In 2020 and due to the COVID pandemic restrictions, Vilamoura was selected to host the qualifying events for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Vilamoura was the only venue in Europe that could host outdoor horse jumping events in October and November. The great weather conditions, organisation and top facilities made this event a huge success earning it the distinction of “Award Excellence” by Horse Republic. Some of the best show jumpers in the world participated in the events with a total of 350 riders and over 1200 horses.
The equestrian has been greatly improved since Antonio Moura took over the management of the venue in 2013.
- 5 Otto sports arenas
- Grass arena
- 870 permanent boxes
- Vet clinic and spa
- access and walks through the Vilamoura Environmental Park
- Restaurants: Il Cavaliere
- Village area
- Viewing areas
- Extensive parking
Equestrian Centre Restaurant: Il Cavaliere
The Il Cavalieri Restaurant is open during major equestrian events. This amazing italian restaurant is managed by the same owners of the famous Thai Beach Club (Falésia Beach) and Limoni Restaurant (Quinta do Lago). The restaurant has a long terrace overlooking the arena, a great place to have lunch and watch all the excitement. The events are usually free entrance and anyone can just come over and have a meal or a drink at the venue. The restaurant is open during the events closing at around 5pm each day.
For more information regarding Il Cavalieri contact the Thai Beach Club at [email protected]
The Vilamoura Equestrian Centre has a 5 star average review on Tripadvisor. Read the reviews here.
The centre is located about 7km north-west of the marina next to the Vilamoura Environmental Park, Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course and The Anantara resort.
Address for the Vilamoura Equestrian Centre:
Centro Hípico de Vilamoura
Estrada de Albufeira, 301-A
Accommodation near the Vilamoura Equestrian Centre
The Anantara Resort is one the best in Vilamoura and located a very short distance from the venue. The Residences at Victoria are the self-catering luxury units in the same area. The Longevity Cegonha Country Club is walking distance for the venue. Check the map below for all the options.