Coudelaria Bessa de Carvalho

Coudelaria Bessa de Carvalho breeds thoroughbred Lusitano horses. It is situated in Paúl d'Atela, in Alpiarça, in the heart of Ribatejo, where there are excellent natural conditions for breeding horses. This stud farm produces high quality animals, respecting the morphology and character that identify the Lusitano breed. We offer visits to the stud farm in Alpiarça, where you can see the animals in their natural habitat, from baby foals with their mothers, to 1, 2 and 3-year old colts. There are also horse rides on the property and in the surrounding area, where you can enjoy the bucolic landscape of Ribatejo. In addition, it is possible to visit the Quinta da Fonte Santa Equestrian Centre, in Caneças (12 km from Lisbon), where the horses as from 3 years of age are kept to be broken-in and trained. At the Quinta horse rides and riding lessons in the arena can be arranged. We also provide information on the sale of horses of various ages and levels of training.
Exploiting Entity
Francisco Bessa de Carvalho (Escola de Equitação) Lusitanos d'Atela (Coudelaria Bessa de Carvalho)
+351 219 800 463  
Quinta da Fonte Santa, Centro Equestre - Estrada Lugar do Além
1685-498 Caneças  
38° 49' 11.38" N l 9° 13' 16.70" W  

Entity Type

Equestrian center, stable, animation company

Available information


Spoken languages

English, french

Acessibility for motion handicapped people

Level of accessibility
Not Accessible

How to get

From Lisbon
IC22, Caneças
From Oporto
A1 / CREL, exit Caneças
From Faro
A1 / CREL, exit Caneças

Available Parking Lot

15 light vehicles / 1 Bus

Available equestrian services

Horse riding, riding lessons, livery, sale of horses, thinning of horses
Prior appointment is required
Between 1 and 2 pax


Between 1 and 2 pax

Equestrian disciplines available


Facilities available

Covered arena

Boxes and Bays

  Number Dimension
Boxes 17 9.0 m2
Bays 7 5.0 m2

Number of Horses

Race Quantity
Lusitano 24