Riding for the Disabled Barlavento

A Associação de Equitação Adaptada do Barlavento The Associação de Equitação Adaptada Barlavento / Riding for the Disabled Barlavento (RDB) is situated in the West of the Algarve, Portugal and was created at the beginning of 2007 to promote the aims of the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). We operate in the beautiful Barlavento region of the Algarve and are based at the O Centro Hípico at Quinta do Paraiso Alto, Bensafrim. This location is in a central catchment location for the West Algarve, close to the Monchique Hills and just 5kms from the old fishing Port of Lagos.


This historic town played an important part in the story of discovery and conquest of the rest of the world. It was from its harbour that Vasco da Gama sailed in 1499 on his historic and epic discovery voyage. It was the capital of the Algarve from 1578 until 1756 and there remain several ancient buildings to testify to its historic glory. From its port maritime expeditions were embarked onto discover the world at the orders of Prince Henry the Navigator. It was also from Lagos, that an armada of 800 vessels led by the ill-fated heir to the Portuguese throne Dom Sebastião embarked in 1578 in its failed attempt to capture the town of Ceuta in Morocco.


Latest News

Local RDB Rider To Represent Portugal In 2019 Special Olympics

A rider from Riding For The Disabled (RDB) which is based in Bensafrim just outside Lagos has been chosen to represent Portugal in next year’s Special Olympics World Championship in Abu Dhabi.

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Kevin Lortan makes a birthday donation

On behalf of Riding For The Disabled David Hibbert recently received a cheque for 1,170 euro's from Kevin Lortan, owner of The Garden restaurant in Lagos.

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New sessions start October 2017

Sessions restart (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) following the summer break on Monday early October with the usual start time of 10:00am. Please check your email before leaving to attend in case the session has been cancelled. An e-mail will be sent to confirm dates.


Next Event

5th December - Fred Hurley Memorial Golf Day

Golf Day at Boavista Resort on Tuesday 5th December.

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