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.
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.
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 2018, 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: 2017/18: From San Martin (approx. 30 mins) $70 per vehicle each way. Other transfer options can be viewed below the itinerary.
Working cattle estancia near Cordoba, Argentina. Ride with gauchos and experience Argentine hospitality, lovely accommodation and learn to play polo. All levels.
2018: 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: 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
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.
A cultural adventure in the Himalayan mountains visiting ancient monasteries and meeting local people in the land of happiness. Staying in a variety of accommodations including hotels, farm houses and camping, this tour combines horse riding with trekking and sight-seeing to include all the best Bhutan has to offer.
2018: 15 September (exploratory)
Trip Length: 12 days/11 nights/6 days riding
Approximate riding time per day: 3-4 hours
Meeting point: Paro Airport
Riding Ability Required: Novice onwards. Riders should have a good level of fitness and a sense of adventure.