Horse Riding Holidays in Argentina
Argentina, the world’s eighth largest country, holds such natural wonders as Patagonia, the Andes Mountains and Iguazu Falls. It is also the land of the gaucho, who for centuries have roamed the pampas on horseback, herding cattle and living a nomadic lifestyle.
Fun, fast and exciting, polo is a competitive team sport that combines good horsemanship with tactics and ball skills. Los Potreros polo weeks allow you to try this fabulous game in a truly unique environment, whilst not breaking the bank at the same time. Argentina has the best polo players in the world and so what better place to start? If you have never tried it, we should warn you that polo is highly addictive, and it may be the start of an extremely expensive habit!
Los Potreros is an Argentine, family owned and run, working estancia which offers first class hospitality, traditional stylish rooms and a personalized programme for each of their guests. Meals are always hosted by one of the family and they delight in regaling riders with stories of local culture and history whilst enjoying together excellent local produce and top-notch wines. With characteristic Argentine style and warmth guests have a glimpse into estancia life.
Cross the mythical Andes mountain range from Argentina into Chile on this adventurous expedition. Following the historic San Martin route taken by the Argentine army in 1817 to liberate Chile from the Spanish, this is a fascinating and remote packhorse trail crossing snow-capped peaks, rivers and valleys with camping each night in uninhabited places, accessible only on horseback and flanked by the highest mountains in the continent. A real challenge for intermediate riders onwards, this is one of the few itineraries which completes the crossing in the original direction starting in Argentina and finishing in Chile.
Travel back in time and follow the historic San Martin route from Argentina to Chile, camping high up in the mountains among incredible views. A once in a lifetime adventure!
Live the Gaucho Life
Head to Los Potreros for cattles drives, trail rides and polo, another famous Argentine pastime! You’ll be treated like family at this working estancia, where you can also enjoy non-riding activities such as bird watching, walking, farm drives, or simply enjoying a Malbec with an ‘asado’.