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Riding in the land of Gauchos, Brazil
from $2,689
Summary:

Rio Grande do Sul highlights in one itinerary starting with a 3d trail around the lagoons, beaches and wetlands of Lagoa do Peixe National Park on Lusitano horses. Then transfer inland to ride criollos on a trail of dramatic  canyons and waterfalls with lush green rain forest in the bottom and open grass plateaux above, stopping at small fazendas to join the cattle work of the local gauchos.  Comfortable ensuite accommodation throughout.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 24 Dec – 1 Jan 2023
  • 2023: 11-19 Feb, 18-25 Mar, 8-16 April, 16-24 Sept, 28 Oct – 5 Nov, 25 Nov – 3 Dec, 24 Dec – 1 Jan 2024
  • Trip Length: 9 days/ 8 nights/ 7 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 5-6 hours and a shorter ride on Day 1
  • Meeting point: Porto Alegre International Airport Salgado Filho (POA)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter on a good horse
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: 2022: Return transfers from Porto Alegre – US$ 780 (up to 3 passengers), payable on site.
Taking part in a cattle drive
from $1,525
Summary:

Experience Canada's wild west on this working guest ranch at the foot of the Coast Mountains in western Canada. Guests can relax and get away from modern life in this uninhabited landscape, riding out in small groups aboard quality horses. Non-riders can relax in the hot tub, go fishing or even try their hand at gold panning in the creek that runs through the ranch. This destination offers the tranquility of a remote location, comfortable accommodation and riding for all levels.

Departure Dates:
  • 2023: 15 May - 15 Oct any day arrival, winter dates available on request. (Winter Season: 16 Oct - 14 May)
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 5 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Williams Lake Airport (YWL)
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 1-15
  • Transfer: 2023: from Williams Lake available for CAD$240 round trip 1st person (any additional CAD$160 pp) payable on site. Transfers are only available on Saturdays or Wednesdays. Car rental is also an option.
Camp trip in the Northern Rockies
from $4,209
Summary:

Fly into the middle of the Muskwa-Kechika wilderness in the heart of British Columbia by float plane and explore the area on horseback. The camp is nestled in the Gataga River Valley of the Northern Rockies beside Mayfield Lake which is rich in wildlife and wild scenery. Guests can expect to spend roughly half of their trip riding with the rest spent engaging in the many activities that the camp offers. If the weather allows, there may also be an opportunity for an overnight pack trip.

Departure Dates:
  • 2023: 30 July; 6 August.
  • Trip Length: 7 nights/ 8 days/ 4 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4- 6 hours
  • Meeting point: On the dock at Mayfield Lake
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk and trot and be able to mount and dismount. Fitness is more important than riding ability.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: 2023: See 'Sample Itinerary' for suggested transfer details.
Summary:

This relaxed working cattle-guest ranch in Saskatchewan has plenty to explore with nine miles of water frontage and more than 5,000 acres of rolling pasture and a herd of two hundred and fifty cows and calves.

Experience the cowboy way of life under the endless sky of the Canadian prairies and ride where the Blackfoot Indians once camped as they hunted bison across the vast plains. Overnight in simple log cabins with en suite rooms, relax in the hot tub after each day.

Departure Dates:
  • 2023: Arrivals on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 22 May to 9 Oct.
  • Trip Length: 2 nights min plus min. 10 nights 29 May - 8 June plus min 7 nights 22-29 May and 2-9 Oct
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Saskatoon Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: All abilities can be catered for. Groups can be split according to ability when riding out on the trail.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10
  • Transfer: 2023: Saskatoon Airport: from £119 return per person (4 or more people), payable upon booking. See below itinerary for more details.
Riding in wild meadows
from $1,725
Summary:
Explore the wilderness of Canada with expert trackers and assist with conservation efforts from this friendly dude ranch. Staying on-site each night, trails into the nearby mountains are home to all sorts of special native species. This is also ideal for non-riding partners who can participate in wildlife treks or other activities on the ranch.
Departure Dates:
  • 2023: 1 May to 31 October. 4 day programmes start Mondays or Thursdays.
  • Trip Length: 4 days/3 nights
    Extra nights available upon request
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hours
  • Meeting point: The Sheraton Guildford Hotel, Vancouver
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 1-20. Trail rides will be split according to ability with a maximum of 7 per group.
  • Transfer: 2023: Shuttle pricing to be confirmed.
    2022: Approx. £335 per person return from Vancouver. Special group rates available, please enquire. Transfers are payable in advance.
Riding in Patagonia
from $4,375
Summary:

Head to the unparrelled wilderness of Northern Patagonia on this week-long farm stay. This destination is remote and for those looking to experience the peace & tranquility of real Patagonian life, far from the usual tourist trail.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Tuesday to Tuesday, all year-round
  • Trip Length: 8 days/ 7 nights/ 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 to 5 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Balmaceda Airport, Chile (BBA)
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice, intermediate or advanced riders are welcome
  • Usual Group Size: 4 - 10
  • Transfer: 2022: Return transfer from/to Balmaceda Airport is included if arriving/leaving at set times. If you require a transfer outside of these times the cost is approx. $300 USD one way, payable on-site.
Horse at Local Tope
from $2,179
Summary:

Superb getaway incorporating all the cultural aspects of the Guanacaste ranching region in Costa Rica.

Departure Dates:
  • On request all year round (except October)
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 to 5 hours
  • Meeting point: Liberia Airport (LIR)
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be able to walk, trot and canter comfortably. Min age 10
  • Usual Group Size: 2-7
  • Transfer: 2023: Private transfers to and from Liberia - $65 for 1-2 people; $75 for 3-4. From San Jose (SJO) $225, Tamarindo or area hotels $30. Payable on site.
Beach gallop
from $1,599
Summary:

A short tropical riding break, ride along the Old Spanish Trail, Pacific Coast beach riding, natural horsemanship, Costa Rican rainforest, lots of wildlife and lush forests

Departure Dates:
  • On request all year round (except October)
  • Trip Length: 6 days, 5 nights, 4.5 days riding (2 night expansion available, please enquire)
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Liberia Airport (LIR)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6
  • Transfer: 2023: Private transfers to and from Liberia - $65 for 1-2 people; $75 for 3-4. From San Jose (SJO) $225, Tamarindo or area hotels $30. Payable on site.
beach riding in Guanacaste
from $2,179
Summary:

Superb getaway incorporating all the cultural aspects of the Guanacaste ranching region in Costa Rica

Departure Dates:
  • On request all year round (except October)
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: varies from 3 to 5 hours
  • Meeting point: Liberia Airport (LIR)
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice onwards, able to walk, trot and canter on a good horse.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2023: Private transfers to and from Liberia - $65 for 1-2 people; $75 for 3-4. From San Jose (SJO) $225, Tamarindo or area hotels $30. Payable on site.
Ride in the mountains of Croatia
from $1,009
Summary:

Explore the secluded Dalmatian countryside of Croatia on this budget-busting break for experienced riders. Enjoy delicious homemade food and wine, fast, thrilling riding and friendly hosts on this delightful based stay. Escape the summer crowds and see a side of Croatia rarely explored by travelling to the spectacular, mountain interior of the Dalmatian region. 

Departure Dates:
  • 2023: 22 Apr; 6, 20 May; 3, 17 Jun; 1, 15 (FULL), 29 *FULL) Jul; 12, 26 Aug; 9, 23 Sept; 7, 21 Oct.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7nights/6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Split Airport (SPU), Croatia. Flights can arrive and depart at any time.
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate and above. Must be confident at all paces including gallop.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2023: Return transfer from Split airport, bus or train station is €150 per car payable on-site in cash (max 3 pax).

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