Some rides on this page offer specific non rider programmes such as guided walks or safaris by vehicle while others have a range of activities or sightseeing options in the area for example hiking, tennis, fishing, golf, water based activities, swimming pool, children's play areas and so on.
You've either never ridden or may have had a few lessons. You may be able to trot or ride out at a walk.
You've mastered the basic aids in walk, trot and canter. You're confident on a well-schooled horse in walk, rising trot (posting), and for short periods of canter in a school or even outside.
You're a secure and confident rider on a well-schooled horse at all paces including a fast canter in open country. You're happy to ride for several hours and may have some jumping experience.
You're an experienced rider, confident and relaxed on horseback. You ride regularly, have an independent seat and soft hands. You're capable of handling a spirited horse in open country and are happy to jump. You have experience of riding a variety of horses.
Does not wish to ride.
Like riding at home, service levels, language, standards and comforts similar to home.
A little different from home, there may be language barriers or different ways of doing things, still quite comfortable, may be unpredictable parts or some rugged terrain.
Different accommodations, attitudes or methods of riding are used to normal riding at home, may have challenging terrain, long days or itinerary changes, may involve camping or not so comfortable accommodation. An appetite for exploration and new experiences required.
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A 15,000 acre self sufficient working ranch in northern Patagonia. Ride out each day where the mighty Andes rise up behind you, or ride into the neighbouring Indian reservation. Look out for wildlife of the area, especially condors.
2017: Season runs from 1 September to 30 April, any day arrival and departure
Trip Length: A stay of seven nights is recommended. There is a minimum stay of three nights
Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours per day
Meeting point: Chapelco Airport, San Martin de Los Andes (CPC)
Riding Ability Required: All levels catered, experienced riders separated. Minimum age 12.
Group Size: Max 12
Transfer: Included from meeting point. Transfer time is approximately 30 minutes.
Transfers can be also be arranged from Bariloche; please enquire for cost.
Set at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Canada this small working cattle ranch is the real thing. On 2 week programmes guests will experience cattle work and learn the basic techniques of working cattle and ranch roping.
2017 Ranch stay and short break: 16, 23 Jul; 6, 20, 27 Aug; 3, 10, 17 Sept.
2017 Cattle drives: 28 May (FULL); 13 Aug (1 space remaining); 27 Sept (FULL) (experienced riders only).
2017 Branding Week: 4 June
2017 Cowpuncher: 16 July; 20, 27 Aug
Trip Length: 14 days / 13 nights - cowpuncher
7 days / 6 nights - ranch stay, cattle drives & branding week
5 days / 4 nights - short break
Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours
Meeting point: Calgary International airport (YYC). Set transfer pickup time is between noon and 6pm on Sundays and the drop off time is between noon and 6pm on Saturdays.
Riding Ability Required: Beginner onwards. For cattle drives riders must be at intermediate level due to the rough terrain and long hours in the saddle. Minimum age 12.
Group Size: 1-10
Transfer: 2017: C$315 return for a single passenger and C$52.50 return for every additional passenger. Payable on site. Approx. transfer time 2 hours.
Alternatively take the Red Arrow bus from Calgary for a total cost of C$90pp.