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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.
  • 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.
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:
  • 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
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:
  • 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.
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 10
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point
Riding through water at sunset
from $2,949
Summary:
Experience three different fazendas on this fascinating holiday to gain an insight into the Pantanal culture. Wildlife, cultural and riding highlights.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: 13 Apr; 4 May; 6 Jul; 10 Aug; 7, 28 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: 2018: 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 (FULL), 22 Jul; 5 Aug; 2, 9 Sept.
  • 2018 Cattle drives: 12 (FULL) Aug; 26 (FULL) Sept (extended stays possible).
  • 2018 Branding Week: 10 (FULL) 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) or hotel close to the airport. 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.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-10
  • Transfer: 2018: C$315 1st passenger and C$52.50 thereafter, payable on site OR bus from Calgary C$90pp. Approx. transfer time 2 hours.
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:
  • 2018: Anyday arrival from 15 June to 8 September.
  • 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
  • Usual Group Size: 1-10
  • Transfer: 2018: Airport transfer from Williams Lake, $180 per person or $270 per couple return, payable on-site. Please take the early afternoon flight from Vancouver.
Summary:
Trail rides and riding lessons set in the stunning Canadian countryside, flanked by three mountain ranges, forests and open plains.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: open from 1st May to 30th September, any day departure.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hours
  • Meeting point: The ranch, or Edmonton Airport if transfers have been booked.
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards, the rides are adjusted to the level of the rider.
  • Usual Group Size: Lessons 1-6
    Trail rides 1-8
    Ranch accommodation 1-16
  • Transfer: 2018: Car hire is strongly recommended. A shuttle service is available for 200 CD$ per car (1-4) each way, on request. It's a 5 hour drive from the airport. A Greyhound bus is an option too.
Beach gallop
from $1,679
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: 1 November to 31 July - High Season; 1 August to 30 Sept - Low Season
  • 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: Included from Liberia Airport
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)
  • Usual Group Size: 2-12
  • Transfer: $50 per car each way. Payable on site. Transfer time approx 1 hour
Neck reining
from $1,265
Summary:
A welcoming ranch in unspoilt countryside with tuition for beginner to intermediate riders. Also varied riding out for all levels.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: Every Friday between May and October
  • 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
  • Usual 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.
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