Our Schooling Options

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Show Schooling Day (when available)

XC, Dressage, and Stadium

Cross Country
Jump Ring
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Cross Country Schooling - 7 Days a Week

Try and tackle our state-of-the-art long courses, fully equipped with jumps and other cross-country obstacles you would find at a Horse Trial.

$50 per rider/horse (except for inclement weather)
Must call to let us know you're coming. Call Barn: 919-359-9090

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Portofino Schooling Sundays

The farm is open for Show Jump, Dressage, and Cross Country Schooling each Sunday, by appointment! Info and fees are listed below.
Times available are from 8 am to 6 pm.
Please sign up for your time using the form below. Schedule will be posted. We hope to see you!
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Few Olympic sports require a bond between horse and rider, and competitive dressage requires immense trust between yourself and your horse. We offer our luxury dressage arenas and expert coaching to help grow your bond and enhance your current skills as a rider.

We offer beginner to expert-level training, always providing you with detailed instructions and dressage letters to maximize training and bring you to your fullest potential.

$30 per rider/horse

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Show Jumping

Competition season is always around the corner, and we want to help hone your show jumping skills so you and your horse are ready for anything the arena throws at you.

Our dressage arena converts beautifully into a jumping arena, equipped with arena letters, jumps, and all other obstacles needed.

$30 per rider/horse

Our Luxury Facilities

Our state-of-the-art equestrian facility features a 22-stall barn, rolling green pastures, wooded trails, a cross-country course, and luxury arenas built for event horse conditioning for the following equestrian events: dressage, show jumping, and cross-country.

We meet you where you’re at, training riders from beginner to champion for various events, shows, and clinics. Our outstanding facilities offer you a safe & supportive space to practice your riding skills.

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State-of-the-art barn

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World class arenas

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Rolling green pastures

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Wooded trails

Our Dedicated Staff

Train with our team of accomplished trainers, instructors, and riders.

We have assembled a solid & devoted team built of the most passionate equestrian riders in the North Carolina area. They are steadfast in their dedication to providing you with the highest standard of training that best suits your needs as a rider.

Our trainers have decades of riding experience between them, each having competed in world-renowned equestrian competitions.

Benefits of Schooling at PEC

Schooling at Portofino Equestrian Center gives you unlimited access to our top-of-the-line trainers and nationally respected shows & events.

You’ll also receive access to our unmatched amenities in a truly luxurious environment. Both you and your horse can expect only the finest care, with your every need being met and attended to by our expert staff.

Schedule your schooling appointment today!