Horseback riding tours
Intro to Argentina
Rural Exhibition - Country Fair July 24th - August 5th, 2009
The ‘Rural’ is the largest agricultural show in Argentina. Lasting a
week, it combines fixed exhibitors and a range of native breeds
(including horses, cattle, etc) with a full programme of events and
Find out more at www.exposicionrural.com.ar
Argentine Polo Open Championships November 14th - December 5th (weekends only)
The only place to see polo played at the highest level in the world.
This extraordinary sporting event takes place over 4 weekends, with
only 8 teams taking part. Each team plays once each weekend, and so any
weekend ticket will guarantee that you see all of the top players in
action. Not just for polo lovers, go along to people watch!
Find out more at www.aapolo.com.ar
National Rodeo and Folkloric Music Festival January 8th - January 17th, 2010
Jesus Maria (approx 1hr from the Estancia)
This festival combines two of the gauchos biggest loves – horses and
music. The national rodeo championships are combined with the best in
Argentine folklore music at this annual spectacle. In addition to the
scheduled events there is a large fair outside of the arena selling all
sorts of local goods. If you are staying at the Estancia this week we
take guests down one evening for supper and to watch the rodeo.
Find out more at www.festival.org.ar
Folklore Music Festival Last week in January
Cosquin, Cordoba (approx 2hrs from the Estancia)
This normally fairly low-key town transforms for the last week in
January into one of the biggest folklore music festivals in Argentina.
Find out more at www.aquicosquin.org
Dia de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria February 2nd, 2010
La Estancita, the local church
This very local and rural event is a celebration to the Virgin Mary. A
mass is followed by a procession, carrying a statue of the Virgin Mary,
with both followers on foot and a gaucho cavalcade on horseback. As
part of the local community, we always attends this ceremonial day,
arriving by horseback, and allows guests to witness a truly unique
local celebration. You don't have to be religious to enjoy this
wonderful event that brings the town together!
The ‘Yerra’ or cattle branding First weekend of March (subject to change)
Estancia Los Potreros
Estancia Los Potreros is one of the increasingly few estancias in
Argentina that still carries out the annual cattle branding in
traditional style. Taking place over a full weekend, this a true
community event where local gauchos gather to show-off their prowess in
the corrals, lassoing the young stock for branding in preparation for
Estancia at Sierra Chicas
Tour Code: IT-ARRT11
Dates: Available all Year
Trip Rating :
Day to Day Itinerary
Polo Intro - 3 sessions
English Style with English polo saddle...
Criollos, Peruvian Pasos, Polo ponies ...
Moderate, trots and canters 4- 6 hours...
Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
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Customer Trip Rating
What To Bring
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of
applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting
trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces
(including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and
is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handling
a spirited horse in open country.
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