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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:
  • 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.
  • Group Size: Max 12
  • Transfer: 2017/18: Included from San Martin or Bariloche for stays of 5 nights or more. For shorter stays transfer from San Martin (approx. 30 mins) $70 per vehicle each way, from Bariloche (approx. 2.5 hours) $195 (3-10 people) or $130 (1-2 people) per vehicle each way
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:
  • 2017: Open all year, anytime arrival and departure.
  • 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
  • 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
Gaucho and horses
from $1,949
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:
  • 2017: 10 Dec
  • 2018: 8 Apr; 19 May; 23 Jun; 5 Aug; 16 Sep; 15 Dec
  • 2019: 31 Mar
  • Tailormade dates also available year-round, please enquire.
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Buenos Aires International Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: Comfortable at walk, trot and canter.
  • Group Size: 2 - 10
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point
Riding through water at sunset
from $2,835
Summary:
Experience three different fazendas on this fascinating holiday to gain an insight into the Pantanal culture. Wildlife, cultural and riding highlights.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 12 Apr; 3 May; 7 Jun; 15 Jul; 9 August; 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: Caters for novice riders through to advanced
  • Group Size: 2 - 10
  • Transfer: From Campo Grande Airport to the Pantanal return via road is included. Approximate transfer time is 3 hours 10 minutes.
Summary:
Set at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Canada this small working cattle ranch is the real thing. For novice riders onwards, slower pace on ranch stay, faster for cattle drives. On 2 week programmes guests will experience cattle work and learn the basic techniques of working cattle and ranch roping.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018 Ranch stay and short break: 3, 17 Jun; 15, 22 Jul; 5 Aug; 2, 9 Sept.
  • 2018 Cattle drives: 12 Aug; 26 Sept (extended stays possible).
  • 2018 Branding Week: 10 Jun
  • 2018 Cowpuncher: 15 Jul; 2 Sept.
  • 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: Novice onwards. For cattle drives riders must be at intermediate level due to the rough terrain and long hours in the saddle. Minimum age 14.
  • Group Size: 1-10
  • Transfer: 2018: C$315 return for a single passenger and C$52.50 return for every additional passenger (including local taxes). Payable on site. Approx. transfer time 2 hours. Pick up is on Sundays between 12 noon and 6pm, drop off is on Saturdays between 12 noon and 6pm.
    Alternatively take the Red Arrow bus from Calgary for a total cost of C$90pp.
Summary:
Experience a true wilderness in the heart of British Columbia. Ranch stays and cattle drives aboard sure-footed Tennessee Walkers and Quarter Horses.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: Anyday arrival from 1-30 Jun and 1-30 Sep.
  • Trip Length: Per night, minimum stay 3 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: Around 4 hours
  • Meeting point: Williams Lake Airport (YWL) or the ranch.
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice onwards
  • Group Size: 1-10
  • Transfer: 2017: Airport transfer from Williams Lake, $180 per person or $270 per couple return, payable on-site. Please take the early afternoon flight from Vancouver.
Summary:
Trail rides and riding lessons set in the stunning Canadian countryside, flanked by three mountain ranges, forests and open plains.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: open from 1st May to 30th September, any day departure.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hours
  • Meeting point: The ranch, or Edmonton Airport if transfers have been booked.
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards, the rides are adjusted to the level of the rider.
  • Group Size: Lessons 1-6
    Trail rides 1-8
    Ranch accommodation 1-16
  • Transfer: 2017: Car hire is strongly recommended. A shuttle service is available for 200 CD$ per car (1-4) each way, on request.
Summary:
Historical Hacienda set in the Andean Mountains surrounded by snow capped volcaoes, riding for all abilities and mini trails into the cloud forest.
Departure Dates:
  • All year round (closed: 24 Dec - 2 Jan)
  • Trip Length: Hacienda stays can be arranged per night. We highly recommend a 7 night stay to include one of the mini trails
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Quito airport (UIO) or hotel
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate level: Walk, trot, canter (beginner riders can be accommodated on a separate programme with advance notice)
  • Group Size: 2-12
  • Transfer: $50 per car each way. Payable on site. Transfer time approx 1 hour
Neck reining
from $1,195
Summary:
A welcoming ranch in unspoilt countryside with tuition for beginner to intermediate riders. Also varied riding out for all levels.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 5 May to 22 October holidays run from Friday to Friday.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Beziers Airport (BZR)
  • Riding Ability Required: Beginners onwards, please see programme details.
    Minimum age 16
  • Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: Beziers - €75 per person return payable on site. Transfer time is approximately 1.5 hours. Transfers on arrival are between 15:00 and 17:00 so please make sure flights arrive with enough time to get through immigration etc by 17:00. Departure transfer is available according to flight schedule.
Join Up
from $1,149
Summary:
Monty Roberts Join Up course by a certified trainer on a Western Ranch in the beautiful Algarve. Western schooled horses trained using natural horsemanship, tuition on the trail.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 22 April; 7 October
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n/ 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-7
  • Meeting point: Faro Airport (FAO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Beginner and advanced programmes
    Minimum age: 18
  • Group Size: 4-10
  • Transfer: From Faro airport - €80 per person return. Transfer time is approx 1 hour.
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