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National Rodeo and Folkloric Music Festival   January 9th - January 20th, 2020
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  
Special offer: For guests staying 7 nights or more during the festival we often organize a night at the rodeo, including transport, entrance fee and supper.

Dia de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria   2 February 2020
Estancia, neighboring rural church
This very traditional local event is a celebration of the Virgin Mary. After the mass a statue of the Virgin Mary is carried through the grounds in the stations of the cross, both with followers on foot and a gaucho cavalcade on horseback.
Special offer: For guests staying with us over this date, we include a day picnic ride to visit the church and see the gaucho procession.

Annual Yerra (Cattle Branding)   usually late February/early March
Estancia
The estancia 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 is 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 market.
Special offer: For guests staying over this date, there will be the chance to watch the gauchos in action in the corrals, and to take part in the festivities afterwards with a traditional asado at the cattle station.

Mendoza National Grape Harvest Festival   5-8 March 2020
Mendoza
Celebrations, processions, banquets and plenty of wine in Agentina's pemier region beneath a spectacular backdrop of the Andes -
Mendoza is just an flight from Córdoba.

Nuestros Caballos   1-5 April 2020
Buenos Aires
Argentina's biggest annual horse show and an absolute must for lovers of all things equine. Show-jumping, reining competitions and gaucho games number amongst the amny activities on display, and 'best of breed' competitions of all of Argentina's most popular horse breeds, including Arabs, Polo Argentinos, Criollos and Percherons to name but a few. Plenty of shops and with 4 arenas there is something happening all day every day.

Independence Day gaucho parade   9 July 2020
Salta city
Across Argentina gauchos gather together to parade through the streets of their local towns on horseback to commemorate Argentina winning its independence from the Spanish. One of the biggest parades and certainly one of the most spectacular takes place in Salta, where over 3000 gauchos gather to celebrate, they and their horses dressed in their finest. The sight and sound of this many horses and riders marching through the streets is quite unforgettable!

Rural Exhibition - Country Fair  July 22nd - August 2nd, 2020
Buenos Aires
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 exhibitions.
Find out more at www.exposicionrural.com.ar  

Buenos Aires Tango Festival   13 26 August 2020
Buenos Aires
Running over 10 days or so, this tango festival has it all concerts, shows, classes, open air milongas and the Tango World Championships.

Argentine Polo Open Championships  November - December
Buenos Aires
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  

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  
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Estancia at Sierra Chicas
Tour Code: IT-ARRT11
8 days / 7 nights ~$3,165.00
Dates: Available all Year (except May & June)

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level (Click for legend) Lodging: Standard
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Polo Intro - 3 sessions
Golf nearby
Bird Watching
Wine Tasting
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Tack: English Style with English polo saddle...
Horses: Criollos, Peruvian Pasos, Quarter Hors...
Pace: Walking, ‘pacing’ and plenty of opport...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Cordoba
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Riding Level Explained
A Beginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
B Novice
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.
C Intermediate
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.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
E Advanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handling a spirited horse in open country.
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