Argentina ( Best airport: Cordoba)
Los Potreros is an Argentine, family-owned and run, working estancia whch has been in the same family for generations. One of the few real estancias in Argentina open to all levels of riders, the gauchos at Los Pots are as happy working with beginners as advanced riders. Open ten months of the year, this destination is a perfect introduction to Argentina and gaucho culture. Meals are always hosted by one of the family and they delight in regaling riders with storieswhilst enjoying excellent local produce and top-notch wines. With characteristic Argentine style and warmth guests have a glimpse into estancia life.
Level of Riding and Fitness
All levels of rider are catered for, from beginner to experienced. Rides and horses tailored to suit. The pace is dependent on ability, from walking, ‘pacing’ and plenty of opportunities to canter. The weight limit is 95kg.
Guides and Group Size
There is a maximum number of 12 guests at any one time. Due to the flexible itinerary the group size varies, but it is normally 4-6 riders plus 2 guides.
Accommodation and Dining
The estancia has comfortable but simple rooms, traditionally furnished with plenty of antiques, all individual and with private bathrooms. Rooms are heated with wood-burning stoves or fireplaces. You can expect top quality beds, linen, dressing gowns and amenities, with a maid service 3 times per day.
Meals are held together in the main dining room or on the veranda, with lunch and dinner hosted by the Begg family. Breakfast includes bacon and eggs, toast, cereals, yoghurt, fruit and porridge. Lunch and supper consist of two courses with coffee and a combination of international and traditional Argentine cuisine. Afternoon tea is tea and homemade cake or biscuits. There are regular picnics and ‘asados’ (barbecues).
Meal times are one of the highlights of a stay at the estancia as they are highly sociable and the hosts are always keen to share their insights into Argentine life.
There is a swimming pool which is open mid-Oct-April.
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8 days / 7 nights / 7 riding days
The dates displayed are suggested dates and the estancia can over any day arrivals all year round excluding May and June.
There is no single supplement payable for solo travellers as long as one of the 3 single rooms are available.
Flights & Airport transfers
Do not book flights until you have received the Booking confirmation email from saddletravel.com.
The nearest international airport is Cordoba, transfers can be arranged between 08:00 – 20:00 in accordance with your arrival time. The estancia is a one hour drive from the airport.
- Transfers to/from Córdoba airport
- All accommodation, food and drink (including alcoholic beverages) on a full board basis
- Riding and all other estancia based activities
- Local taxes
- Personal insurance
- Discretionary gratuities
- Activities off the estancia