Los Potreros

8 Days  |  From £2600pp

Argentina ( Best airport: Cordoba)

Los Potreros is an Argentine, family-owned and run, working estancia which 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 stories whilst enjoying excellent local produce and top-notch wines. With characteristic Argentine style and warmth guests have a glimpse into estancia life.

The Riding

Riding at Los Potreros is an experience not to be missed, whatever your ability. The horses are ridden ‘gaucho style’, in a relaxed manner with loose reins, which is very intuitive and easy to pick up. Each with their own personality, the horses take on the task of ensuring each guest has a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable experience. Trail riding is tailored to suit ability and the hills provide a surprising variety of landscapes and terrain. Rocky outcrops give way to open hillsides. Hidden valleys lead to tumbling waterfalls and wooded paths.

Trails take you to swimming holes and spectacular viewpoints, or further afield to neighbouring lands that offer a glimpse of rural life, past homesteads, churches and remote schools.

There are between 4-6 hours of riding a day. The itinerary is flexible, and subject to weather, particularly in the case of polo. On Sundays there is only a morning ride, but there are plenty of other activities to enjoy in the afternoon.

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.

The Horses

There are over 80 riding horses, with the herd being a mixture of Criollos, Peruvian Pasos and polo ponies, which are forward-going, responsive and sure-footed. Your hosts tend to change horses during a guest’s stay, giving guests the opportunity to try several different horses.

There is a strict riding weight limit of 95kgs and 85kgs for polo and the Peruvian Paso breed.

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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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Los Potreros

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.

Price Includes
  • 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
  • Guides
  • Local taxes
Price Excludes
  • Flights
  • Personal insurance
  • Discretionary gratuities
  • Activities off the estancia