If you have ever wanted to 'ride like a gaucho' now is your chance.
Riding with us is an experience not to be missed, whatever your ability. Our 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 charming personality, our horses take on the task of ensuring each guest has a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable experience. We're proud to say that 'The World’s Best Riding’ (Real Travel) and ‘The Most Inspiring Horse Rides Around the World’ (The Huffington Post) are just a couple of the many accolades Estancia Los Potreros has received in recognition of the first class riding on offer.
"In 6 days we played polo, gaucho games, helped to bring in the foals and the cattle, tried roping cattle, swam in a waterfall and rode every morning and evening."
Experience our beautiful trail riding
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.
Work alongside the gauchos
As a working cattle estancia, there is often the chance for our guests to ride out alongside the gauchos and help them with their daily tasks. Bringing in the young horses to protect them from the elusive puma, rounding up stray cattle, moving the herd into the corrals for counting or vaccinating, or taking salt out to the herd are just some of the day-to-day estancia activities in which guests can be involved. No-one has ever been left unimpressed by the horsemanship and skills of the gaucho in their native environment.
Challenge yourself at Gaucho Games
‘Destrezas de gaucho’, or gaucho games were developed so that gauchos could show off their skills and their latest horses. Still forming an integral part of tradition and local ‘fiestas’ today, you'll be invited to take on our gauchos and other guests for some barrel racing and for the ‘sortija’ – a short race that involves hooking a ring from a T-bar with a stick. We should warn you – our gauchos are hard to beat!