Estancia Los Potreros - Argentina

Estancia Los Potreros

5 star rating   19 September 2019

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.


The Riding

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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

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Wonderful traditional accommodation, lovely and homely, and wood burning stoves in your room for the chillier nights just added to the whole experience. As for the food, again it was excellent with great variety, quality, all home made and I particularly liked the traditional Argentinian dishes. One night we had an asado and I have never tasted such good beef, so much so that I had seconds and thirds...............


Before Your Holiday

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Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

I honestly don't think there is anything you could improve as the pre-holiday information I received was very comprehensive and there was no need for any follow up questions as I felt all the information I needed had been provided.
[Becky from In The Saddle replied: It was my pleasure to help arrange your holiday and I'm so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed everything :)]


How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

I was very satisfied with the booking and payment procedure.


Do you have any other feedback for us?

Louisa and Kevin have really achieved the perfect package here. This is undoubtedly the best riding holiday I have ever been on. From the riding perspective and the horses, I appreciate I am biased as I come from a past life of polo and as a cowgirl so it was right up my street (or trail I should say). However, the hospitality, environment (including the dogs and cat!) and general atmosphere of the estancia could not be faulted also. There was always someone there to help if needed but, conversely, you were also given plenty of space and staff/hosts were not intrusive. It is a lovely, relaxed, informal environment and I'm sure there is a high level of organisation and work that goes on behind the scenes to achieve such a seemless, flowing experience so all credit to Lou, Kevin and their staff for creating such a natural, authentic setting. It is also nice to see that they do genuinely care about the environment, wildlife and sustainability of resources and have created an eco-friendly estancia. If you want to get away from it all, not have to think or worry about anything, and just enjoy the horses, fresh air, fabulous views and tranquility then this is the place for you. I will be back.