Horseback riding in Haciendas, Ecuador

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Cloud Forest Getaway Ride

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Meeting: Aloag
Airport:   Quito       Train station:   --
Transfer: Quito (airport, hotel, or bus stop)    Distance: 53km

Pick-up/ drop-off for this trip is from Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) in Quito or any hotel or bus stop in Quito. Transfer times are available anytime on any day of the week.

Tack: North American style, English style, McClellan cavalry, Chillean and traditional Ecuadorian "Chagra" style with its intricate leather-work and saddle horn.
Horses: mixed Criollo (native South American), English Thoroughbred and Arabian stock
Pace: approx. 4 hours each riding day - pace is moderate with trots and canters. We ride on rough terrain and up and down steep slopes.
| Walk | Trot | Canter |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (2 to 4 out of 5)    Novice to Advanced
Age: Min 12
Weight: Max 190 lbs
Riders: Min 2 riders Max 8 riders
(per riding group)
Max Capacity 24
Riding helmets are mandatory for this ride.


Our horses are very important to us. We have more than 35 riding-horses as well as about 30 mares and foals. Most have been bred here on the farm from mixed Criollo (native South American), English Thoroughbred and Arabian stock, resulting in a near perfect combination of toughness, agility, calm temperament and “mountain sense”. Beginners and experienced riders alike have found them easy to ride, willing and good mannered.
We are happy to follow the Natural Horsemanship principles when training our horses.

There is a range of tack including North American style, English style, McClellan cavalry, Chilean and traditional Ecuadorian "Chagra" style with its intricate leatherwork and saddle horn.

Your host Gabriel comes from a family steeped in equestrian tradition. His grandfather bred racing horses close to Quito and his father, was a keen polo player.
Gabriel and Paty's three daughters are all keen riders, and the enthusiasm of the whole family is reflected in the quality of the horses at the farm. We are proud to share that Gabriel was recently nominated as MAESTRO GUIA ECUESTRE -- there are currently only 3 in the world with this title.

Test Ride
Before starting our program, riders receive instruction and ride under strict surveillance by the guides and helpers. We start by riding in a circle where riders must demonstrate their confidence and ability to adapt to the horse, saddle, and equipment. After this, they move up to a larger arena (70x70 meters/200x200 feet), where they will be observed and guided before going out. The rider has the option to switch horses, saddle, or equipment upon request.


Passport and Visa Requirements: Passport valid for at least six months required by all nationals referred to in the chart.Passport NotePassports must be carried at all times. Not required by all nationals referred to in the chart ab. more
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Cloud Forest Getaway Ride
Tour Code: IT-ECSRAL
3 days / 2 nights ~$680.00
Dates : Available all Year

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
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.
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.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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A 2023 01/01 - 12/31 3d / 2n Cloud Forest Getaway 2 /8 Reserve
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Tack: North American style, English style, M...
Horses: mixed Criollo (native South American),...
Pace: approx. 4 hours each riding day - pace...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Quito
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