We have an extensive portfolio of tried and tested ranches from the classic USA and Canadian cattle ranches to the traditional Estancias and Fazendas in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador and Mexico.
The USA and Canada offers iconic landscapes and a way of life upheld for generations where the pioneer spirit still holds strong. Some are intimate working ranches where guests are welcomed as members of the family, others are larger with more facilities for your comfort- children’s programmes and organised entertainment in the evenings for example.
Latin America is Gaucho country, the forerunners of the North American cowboys. The added cultural twist of hot blooded Latin American is a great pull for riders looking for an adventure.
We also offer some exciting ranch riding holidays in Portugal and France offering genuine western riding and the ranch experience closer to home.
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 outside.
You're a secure rider on a well-schooled horse at all paces including cantering 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.
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