Country Quest offers mindful meditation with horses – experiences that will bring you close to nature and help you discover your true self
With Country Quest you will connect with yourself, learn more about horses and their fantastic ability to heal and help. We offer many different services from courses, accommodation, horse holiday packages to shorter 1 day experiences. Maybe you want to enjoy nice relaxing horse ride on a happy and healthy horse, or maybe times have been stressful and you feel like you need a break to focus on yourself and de-stress? Maybe you are looking for a place to stay for a week with activities arranged for you?
All our experiences are carefully planned so that you get to spend relaxing time with horses. Horses are great healers and simply being in their presence helps you forget the stress of daily life back home. Before our ride, we get the horses groomed and saddled together. This allows for a bond to be created between you and the horse and creates a better experience for both you and the horse. Especially first time riders find this time with the horse before the ride invaluable as it helps them feel comfortable with the horse. It is also very important for the horses to get to know their rider before heading out to the trail.
As well as horse riding, at Country Quest you will have a chance to choose different mindfulness experiences. Our lives are so hectic, our brains never stop, thoughts come in and out in a constant stream and days go by without a break.
Why not stop for a moment and give your mind a well deserved break? We invite you to slow down for a moment, take a breath and revitalise. Mindfulness meditation with horses is a truly inspiring experience. You don’t need any previous experience, come as you are, wear what you like and prepare for a great moment of relaxation and revitalisation.
We at Country Quest want you to try and enjoy real Portuguese culture and cuisine. You can choose your package to include either lunch, dinner or a private picnic, and you are guaranteed to have fresh, local food from the local producers here in Algarve.
Our promise to you is to give you stress free, relaxing and revitalising time. Our group sizes are small to allow for friendly and attentive service. You may arrive as strangers but you will leave as friends!
What makes us different?
Our concept is to offer so much more than horse riding. To introduce you to a horse as an animal, a living being and a personality and above all a beautiful soul. Horse riding is so much more than just hopping in the saddle and heading out to the hills – this is what we want to show you, a more complete experience that also considers the horse as a living, breathing being with emotions.
Mindful meditation with horses is a truly remarkable experience. There is something very powerful in being close to a beautiful animal, not having a language in common but still feeling connected. You do not need any previous knowledge of horses or mediation to attend, these experiences are open to everyone!
Our horses are our friends and we want to introduce them to you! We want you to get to know them and appreciate them just like we do.
We operate with the horses well being at the heart of our business. Our horses are kept as naturally as possible. They live outside in a herd with unlimited free movement, are kept barefoot and ridden bitless. We monitor their physical and mental well being very carefully and keep their workload suitable to ensure they are always happy to come to work. It is vital that our horses are happy to do what we ask them to do and that they know that it’s ok to say no. Our horses have a right to an opinion and their voices are heard!