RIDE ANDES - Ecuador 2019

19th-26th January  Volcanoes & Vistas 

26th January-2nd February Colonial Haciendas

26th January-2nd February Andean Adventure

20th February -22nd March  Volcanoes & Vistas 

9th-16th March Colonial Haciendas

9th-16th March Andean Adventure

14th - 21st April Colonial Haciendas

May open for private groups only

19th -29th June Volcanoes & Vistas

22nd-29th June Colonial Haciendas

RIDE ANDES - Spaces available - Volcanoes & Vistas - 29th February 2019

“Thank you so much for a really good holiday last week. I enjoyed myself so much, one of the best riding holidays I've been on. I loved your lovely horses and could have spent weeks riding around Cotopaxi national park.” Vivien, October 2017

20th February-2nd March 2019 

VOLCANOES & VISTAS (max 8 riders)

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RIDE ANDES - Come and meet the very friendly locals here in Ecuador!

ride andes horse trek ecuador

As well as private tours, catering for all riding abilities and also accompanying ‘non riders’, here is an update for 2018:

ECUADOR confirmed scheduled rides with space (maximum 8 riders):

13th-20th June COLONIAL HACIENDAS

6th-13th July ANDEAN ADVENTURE

26th September-6th October VOLCANOES & VISTAS

5th-15th December VOLCANOES & VISTAS

22nd-29th December COLONIAL HACIENDAS

RIDE ANDES - Join us in Ecuador in 2018

The following ECUADOR  rides have been confirmed and have spaces available (maximum 8 riders):

 

13th-20th June

COLONIAL HACIENDAS

Horse riding in two stunningly beautiful, yet very distinct areas of the Andean highlands.

 

6th-13th July

ANDEAN ADVENTURE

A route that takes horse riders into the remote Andes in the eastern foothills of the perfectly conical, snow-capped Cotopaxi volcano.

 

26th September-6th October

&

5th-15th December  

VOLCANOES & VISTAS

 Stunning scenery, riding over incredibly varied terrain,  traversing the fascinating scenic northern valleys & remote highlands

RIDE ANDES - Coming up in Ecuador...

Confirmed scheduled rides for ECUADOR with space:

 

13th-20th June COLONIAL HACIENDAS

 

6th-13th July ANDEAN ADVENTURE

 

26th September-6th October VOLCANOES & VISTAS

 

 

Rides are constantly being added so please keep checking for new dates and/or contact us for specific dates to see if we can arrange something for you.

 

RIDE ANDES - Horse ride with us in COLOMBIA

Colombia 2018

These photographs were taken on the February 2018 ride, in the coffee region – the first part of the 10 day ride.

We expect to run a tour in September, dates to follow shortly.

Contact us for more details or visit the Colombia tour page. 

RIDE ANDES - VOLCANOES & VISTAS 5th - 15th DECEMBER 2018

5th-15th December 2018, the exciting Volcanoes & Vistas 10 day ride in Ecuador is confirmed.

This route, journeying on through the remote Andes, through stunning scenery, ending with gallops with the Cotopaxi national park wild horses takes in the absolutely best of Ecuador  – a country made for riding!

RIDE ANDES - New 2018 Uruguay - Beaches & Estancias

New for 2018 - Beaches & Estancias.

A seven day action packed ride in Uruguay, journeying on place to place through varied scenery: cantering along beaches, wading through wetlands. Staying at charming ‘posadas’ along the coast and at working ‘estancias’ inland.

 

RIDE ANDES - Join Sally 15th October 2017 on an amazing Brazilian safari !!

The Pantanal – south america’s version of the Africa big five safari with a wealth of fascinating animals and birds.

ride andes horse trek brazil safari pantanal

"Our Ride Andes trip to the Pantanal was completely fantastic. It combined beautiful horses, wonderful landscapes, knowledgeable guides, incredible wildlife - a real safari - and the opportunity for an exhilarating round-up! I cannot recommend it highly enough! " Nicola, UK. 

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RIDE ANDES - The Huaso Trail - 7 days / 6 nights this December

Ride with us along the pioneers’ route of plowing fields of the Puelo River Valley amidst the Andes. We offer a unique journey through Chilean Huaso culture. Enjoy the adventure and relaxation of an ancient way of life in the wild and pristine Patagonia.

 

We have spaces available for the 2nd - 8th of December tour. It will be a nice small group with a number of different parties. 

This is a beautiful circuit tour that really explores the Patagonian wilderness. Escape the Northern Hemisphere winter and join as at the most lovely time of year. 

RIDE ANDES - The magnificent Chilean Horse

Did you know that the Chilean Horse is the only American stock horse that has maintained a closed registry that has not been purposely crossed with any other breed before or after its formal registration started in 1893? Like many other Creole breeds across Latin America, the Chilean Creole is extremely strong. It has a low metabolism, a high threshold for discomfort, a great immunity to disease and a remarkable rate of recuperation. Their hooves are strong and their thick double hair coat makes them well suited for both cold and dry/hot weather. It is doubtful any other breed surpasses their productive energy level. Although abundant manes, tails and forelocks are characteristic of all Iberian breeds in the Americas, none can compare with the volume and thickness that typifies a good Chilean Creole specimen. 

All breeds of Iberian origin also have some incidence of semi-convex facial profiles, but the Chilean Creole breeders proudly state their preference for this characteristic. It is truly ironic that a breed like the Chilean Creole is virtually unknown to anyone outside of the meridian South America. The fact is that this breed is the oldest registered Creole breed, the oldest registered horse breed of South America, the oldest registered stock horse breed in all the Americas and the third oldest horse breed of any kind in all the Western Hemisphere. This "antiquity" comes from the fact that the Chilean Horse registry was officially inaugurated in 1893 when formalizing breed status was still a new concept in the Americas. The maximum stability in the huaso seat comes from pushing the heels down against the extended stirrups, while pressing the lower back against the cantle. It must be remembered that the allocation of weight in huaso equitation is balancing pressures in front and behind the centre of gravity, rather than concentrating all the weight distribution in a column over it. The modern Chilean saddles now offer more support for the body so that the rider can make these opposing pressures that secure his position in the unpredictable clashes with the pinned steer.

 

RIDE ANDES - Colonial Haciendas tour update

 

The Colonial Haciendas January 7th ride is now full. You can still join us on this ride with amazing accommodation on February 11th, or later next year. Contact us for more details. 

RIDE ANDES - Volcanoes & Vistas update

The 27th November - 7th December Volcanoes & Vistas tour is now full. Perhaps you can join us on this fabulous ride on January 21st or February 18th or after June? 

The 21st - 31st of January ride has one female rider willing to share with another female rider, so there will be no single supplement to pay. Please contact us for more details. 

RIDE ANDES - Ecuador center based ride - great for families, beginners, or if you're short of time!

'La Finca', Cayambe: for pre tour 'derust' rides & centre based options close to the Zuleta Valley - ideal for families, beginners & 2 or 3 day rides. 

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RIDE ANDES - Space available January Volcanoes & Vistas Tour - incl. no single supplement

21st - 31st January 2017

Volcanoes and Vistas Ecuador ride

If you think you're going to be sick of the cold mornings and dark nights by January, come and join us in the Southern hemisphere! We have some spaces left for the 21st January Volcanoes & Vistas horse riding tour, including one place without a single supplement fee - please contact us for details.