The Ashford Group invests in world-class equestrian estate in Portugal

Ashford Farm’s Enda Carroll is expanding the Ashford Group. Together with one of his business partners, the Irish entrepreneur is planning to build a flagship equestrian facility in the Algarve. The new Ashford venture will be a preeminent equestrian facility that caters for Grand Prix riders but is accessible to all. The location will feature top-quality accommodation and amenities for both horse, rider and the equestrian community.

Plans for the 80 hectare site are in the development stage and the team is working on the infrastructure and building permits. “The location is fantastic, and we are very excited to start developing the land. In due course we will present a unique international venue for showjumping and dressage with top-level facilities for horses and everyone involved in the sport”, Enda explains.

Showcase excellence
Expanding the Ashford Group in Portugal has been a longtime dream for Enda and his team. He plans to incorporate all the best practice he has seen and enjoyed around the world, into his own facility in the south of Europe. “We want to showcase the excellence of horse sports. And create something very special for the equestrian sport to flourish in the Algarve.”

The perfect location
Enda will create a second home in the Algarve for his family, who are currently located at Ashford Farm in Belgium. “I fell in love with the Algarve and its beautiful surroundings, the excellent climate, accessibility, hospitality, gastronomy, beaches and all the leisure and sport activities the surrounding area offers. My dream is to create a place for my family and others to enjoy horse sports, family life and a place that creates business opportunities for the community and people in our industry.”

“Good things take time, as they should. The project is well on track, and we are positive that everything will come together in due course. It will be worth the wait!”