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.
Extreme adventure, very challenging terrain and possible extreme or fast changing weather requiring adaptation of the itinerary, must be very flexible, good humoured and fit.
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A mountainous trail ride staying in local guesthouses encountering medieval monuments and welcoming Balkan culture for intermediate riders onwards.
2017: March to April and October to November. Other riding weeks 30 April, 14, 28 May, 11, 25 June, 9, 23 July, 6, 20 August, 3, 17 September.
Trip Length: 8 days/ 7 nights/ 6 riding days
Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours
Meeting point: Tirana airport (TIA) or Saranda Port - fly to Corfu (CFU).
Riding Ability Required: Intermediate and riding fit, secure riding in open spaces
Group Size: 2 - 8
Transfer: 2016: Tirana airport to Gjirokastra: €70 return per person, 225 km, 3-4 hours
Saranda Port to Gjirokastra: €40 return per person, 64km, 1 hour. If flying to Corfu, get the ferry to Saranda (available 2 -4 times per day, fast one 30 minutes and slow one 1h.15 minutes. Own cost.)
Start & finish at an exclusive & very secluded 6,000-acre working cattle farm that has been in the same Anglo-Argentine family for 4 generations. The estancia is 3,000 ft up between Pampas and the Andes
2017 - dates on request - minimum 3 riders
Trip Length: 8 days /7 nights
Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
Meeting point: Cordoba Airport, Argentina (COR)
Riding Ability Required: You should be comfortable at a walk, trot and canter and fit enough to ride for 6 hours per day
Group Size: Maximum 12
Transfer: Included from meeting point. Approximate transfer time is 1 hour
Ride through incredible Andes Mountain scenery at the highest part of the Andes near Mendoza. Highlights for those without the time to cross the full range.
2016: 29 November (The Palermo Polo Open takes place at this time in Buenos Aires)
2017: 19 March
Other dates upon request from October to May
Trip Length: 6 days / 5 nights / 4 days riding
Optional extra days can be arranged
Approximate riding time per day: 3-6 hours
Meeting point: Mendoza Airport MDZ
Riding Ability Required: Novice but with opportunities for faster riding for more experienced riders. Min age 10
Group Size: 6-10, ride may be confirmed for less than 6 for a supplement, see detailed prices
Transfer: Approximately $60 one way per car (1-3 pax) from Buenos Aires Pistarini (international). Approx transfer time is 30 minutes. Transfer included from Mendoza Airport, approx transfer time is 1.5 hours
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.
Explore the inca trails on horseback, including the tropical forests and crystal clear streams of the Lerma Valley, the Calchaquí desert with its multicoloured mountains and the Cafayate Creek with its red hills, a breathtaking contrast.
9 day programme:
2016: 27 Nov
2017: 12, 22 Mar; 7 May; 3 Sept; 30 Oct; 26 Nov
12 day programme:
2017: 23 Apr; 6 Apr; 20 Aug; 15 Oct; 12 Nov
Tailor-made rides can also be arranged all year round.
Trip Length: 9 days/8 nights/6 days riding OR
12 days/ 11 nights/9 days riding
Riding Ability Required: Novice (confident) to experienced. The pace of the ride is slow overall but there are opportunities for those who like to canter and gallop.
Group Size: 6-10. Ride may be confirmed for less than 6 at a supplement, see Detailed Prices
Transfer: Approximately $60 one way per car (1-3 pax) from Buenos Aires Pistarini (international) or $30 from Buenos Aires Newbery (domestic) . Approx transfer time is 30 minutes. Included from hotel to domestic airport for internal flight on Day 2. Transfer included to Salta airport at the end of the ride. Transfer not included from Buenos Aires domestic airport or International Airport on departure