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Endless views
from £1,405
Summary:
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.
Departure Dates:
  • 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
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10, 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
Summary:
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.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: Season runs from 1 September 2018 to 30 April 2019, 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 for, experienced riders separated. Minimum age 12.
  • Usual Group Size: Max 12
  • Transfer: 2018/19: From San Martin (approx. 30 mins) $70 per vehicle each way, payable on-site. Other transfer options can be viewed below the itinerary.
Summary:
Working cattle estancia near Cordoba, Argentina. Ride with gauchos and experience Argentine hospitality, lovely accommodation and learn to play polo. All levels.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Open all year, anytime arrival and departure.
  • Trip Length: Suggested 8 days/7 nights or as you wish. There is a minimum of 3 nights (5 nights over Christmas & New Year).
  • Approximate riding time per day: Flexible, on trails 4-6 hours. No riding on Sunday afternoons
  • Meeting point: Cordoba Airport, Argentina.
  • Riding Ability Required: All riding abilities catered for
  • Usual Group Size: Max 12
  • Transfer: 2019: Included from Córdoba Pajas Blancas airport or Rio Ceballos (but not Córdoba central) between 08.00 and 20.00. All other transfer requests will be quoted on a case by case basis.. Approximate transfer time is 1 hour
Desert portion of the ride
from £1,329
Summary:

Ride along ancient Inca trails in the Andes Mountains where life goes on as it has for centuries. From the dry Calchaquí desert on the west of the Dead Lion Range of the Andes, we cross at 3,000m (9,000ft) where condors roam and descend into a different world of lush green valleys and tropical forests of Lerma. 

En-route we stay in the homes of the local Calchaqui Indians with 3 nights of camping under the spectacular southern hemisphere stars in the high Andes, an unmissable experience. A relaxed ride with beds and hot showers all or most nights for riders who can walk, trot and canter.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019 12 day programme: 3 Mar; 6 Apr; 17 Aug; 15 Sep; 9 Nov
  • 2019 9 day ESCORTED ride with cattle drive: 13 Apr
  • 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
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: 9 day: Salta Airport (SLA)
    12 day: Buenos Aires Airport (EZE)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter on a good horse.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8. Ride may be confirmed for less than 6 at a supplement, see Prices and Dates tab.
  • Transfer: 2019: Included from Salta for 9 day programme. 12 day programme approximately $60 one way per car (1-3 pax) from Buenos Aires Pistarini (international) or $30 from Buenos Aires Newbery (domestic).
Summary:
A working estancia stay in the heart of the Pampas 3 hours from Buenos Aires. Work with the cowboys, ride a cattle drive and relax under the stars at this genuine traditional Estancia. The itinerary finished with two nights in the heart of bustling Buenos Aires including a city tour, tango show and river trip. The perfect combination to experience Argentina.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Available all year round
  • Tailormade dates also available year-round, please enquire.
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/5 days riding or per night with a recommended 3 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Buenos Aires International Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: Comfortable at walk, trot and canter.
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 10
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point for 7 day programme, see below itinerary for per night programmes.
Riding in Patagonia
from £1,405
Summary:
A six night adventure through the pristine wilderness of Patagonia in Argentina. The trails take you over uninhabited land that can only be reached on horseback and the group camp in unspoilt places.
Departure Dates:
  • On request between 1st November 2018 and 1st May 2019.
  • 6th April 2019 ESCORTED RIDE
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days riding
    Optional extra days can be arranged
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5-6 hours
  • Meeting point: San Martin de los Andes Airport, Argentina (CPC)
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice (confident) but with opportunities for faster riding for more experienced riders. Min age 9.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-12
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point
Playing polo on the Estancia
from £2,869
Summary:
A week dedicated to learning to play polo on a working cattle estancia. Ride with gauchos and experience Argentine hospitality, lovely accommodation.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 18 March; 14 October; 2 December
  • Other dates on request for 2+ people
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: Flexible, polo tuition every afternoon.
  • Meeting point: Cordoba Airport, Argentina (COR)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate and experienced riders will get the best out of this ride
  • Usual Group Size: 4 - 12
    Minimum age 12
  • Transfer: Included from Córdoba Pajas Blancas airport or Rio Ceballos (but not Córdoba central) between 08.00 and 20.00. All other transfer requests will be quoted on a case by case basis.. Approximate transfer time is 1 hour
Summary:

A ride in tropical rainforest, diverse flora and fauna, home of the jaguar, Baird's tapir, monkeys, macaws, toucans and snakes. Visiting Mayan ruins, San Ignacia, Barton Creek and waterfalls.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: dates on request year-round, except for June/July
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE)
  • Riding Ability Required: Able to walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: 2019: from Philip Goldson International Airport
Beach riding in Brazil
from £2,319
Summary:

Visit the Brazilian state of Alogas, the smallest state in the country for an action-packed riding holiday with plenty of sun, surf, beach gallops and caipirinhas. This relatively unexplored region in Northern Brazil is home to some of the most spectacular beaches in the country as well as lush jungle and picturesque colonial villages. Join this 9 day trail along the tropical coastline, on fit, native, Mangalarga horses which boasts far more than your standard beach ride. River swimming, boat trips, authentic cuisine and wild-life filled lagoons combine to make this the quintessential Brazilian experience.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 19-27 January; 30 March - 7 April; 30 November - 8 December
  • Trip Length: 9 days/ 8 nights / 7 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 - 6 hrs
  • Meeting point: Hotel in Maceió
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter on a fit, forward-going horse
  • Usual Group Size: 7-14
  • Transfer: Transfer from Maceió airport to hotel on Day 1 is not included. Guests can easily take a taxi or local bus.
Riding through water at sunset
from £2,359
Summary:
Experience three different fazendas on this fascinating holiday to gain an insight into the Pantanal culture. Wildlife, cultural and riding highlights.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 12 Apr; 3, 31 May; 5 July; 9 Aug; 6, 27 Sept;
  • Trip Length: 9 days/8 nights/7 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: Minimum 4 hours, may be up to 9 hours
  • Meeting point: Campo Grande Airport, Brazil (CGR)
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice riders through to advanced
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 10
  • Transfer: 2019: From Campo Grande Airport to the Pantanal return via road is included. Approximate transfer time is 3 hours 10 minutes.
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