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Estancia Los Potreros - Argentina

Estancia Los Potreros

5 star rating   17 March 2022

Joanna who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Los Potreros Argentina - out of this world - eat, ride, sleep, repeat! | The riding at the estancia is absolutely superb. The terrain is hilly and rocky and the horses are incredibly sure-footed, managing the rocks like mountain goats. They are beautifully calm and well trained, yet forward going and fun to ride, all absolute sweethearts! I really enjoyed riding the Peruvian Pasos with their extra gait, the Paso, which is so comfortable to ride. We rode out twice a day, in the morning at around 10:00 returning for lunch at the estancia followed by a siesta and then a late afternoon ride after afternoon tea. I rode at every given opportunity and maxed out the opportunity. Bringing the foals in off the hills in the evening was a highlight. We also rounded up the brood mares for pregnancy testing. A real highlight was herding the cattle to the cattle station which was so much fun, channelling our "inner gaucho". A few of the later afternoon rides were "sun downer" rides - a special gin and tonic stop on the eve of my birthday (complete with ice and lemon) was incredibly special, as was the moonlight ride under the full moon for "Rose on the Rocks. The gauchos were amazing as were our three guides, Kim, Milly and Niek who were incredibly attentive, ensuring we were always safe and well cared for as well as fun.


Estancia Los Potreros - Argentina

Estancia Los Potreros

5 star rating   4 February 2022

Dilys who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Estancia Los Potreros - So good I went there twice! | Yes, but the "average" UK rider, whose experience is of riding schools, arenas, competitions and occasional hacking (but very circumscribed unless you live in certain areas) can have little idea of what to expect - it's as if you own, for a short space of time, your very own 60,000 hectares of ranch, free to roam the wide open spaces at will, without cars or other people. Riding across pampas grass is good for horse and rider, and the horses are well-trained and experienced on the rocky hilly terrain. You really can just sit back and leave them to it. In my normal UK environment I am not the most confident of riders, but there I feel absolutely confident. The landscape is varied and stunning. Every ride is accompanied by a gaucho and one of the English-speaking guides, who are fun company.
Guests who are not riders at all but decide to "try sitting on a horse" often have a wonderful experience. The back of a horse is simply the best way to experience that scenery.


Estancia Los Potreros - Argentina

Estancia Los Potreros

5 star rating   17 November 2019

Flynn who has been on 18 In The Saddle rides. Excellent holiday | Excellent


Estancia Los Potreros - Argentina

Estancia Los Potreros

4 star rating   17 November 2019

Rosa who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Los Portreros - a little luxury within a warm welcome | All of my riding experience is in the English style and this holiday requires a very different riding style which it took a bit of getting used to. I'd encourage ladies to take advice on sports bras seriously. The Criollo horses were a little bit bouncy for me (I'm about 7 and a half stone) so it can be difficult to screw myself into a saddle, but the Pasos were wonderful.

The riding was at a varied pace and the mix of activities (standard hack / herding cattle / herding horses / gaucho games meant that it was kept interesting.


Estancia Los Potreros - Argentina

Estancia Los Potreros

5 star rating   25 October 2019

Penny (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Los Potreros - fabulous estancia riding | Lots of variety, stunning scenery. Lots of horses available, all responsive and good mannered.


Estancia Los Potreros - Argentina

Estancia Los Potreros

5 star rating   19 September 2019

Jane who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. The Perfect Complete Package | The riding was superb with excellent horses that were very well behaved, responsive and willing. We had variety every day from riding across the rugged terrain to herding cattle and playing polo. There were plenty of opportunities for faster paces plus experiencing the paso horses and their gait - so comfortable! I particularly liked the schedule of riding where there is a nice break during the day for lunch, either at the estancia or out on the trail, so nothing feels hurried and the day is full but at a nice pace. All the guides were knowledgeable and experienced riders and happy to help and tailor the pace to cater for everyone. I have never ridden such a selection of good horses before, well trained and sure footed, well looked after and living in a truly natural horse environment. Of course I had my favourites but I couldn't fault any of the horses I rode.


Estancia Los Potreros - Argentina

Estancia Los Potreros

5 star rating   29 January 2019

Older rider who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Estancia Los Potreros | It surpassed my expectations. Varied terrain, good riding, well guided. The opportunity to "work" horses (in cattle herding) was especially enjoyable when in the UK we almost never have such opportunities.


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