Sally -  started her horse trekking business in 1996, after visiting Ecuador and falling in love with the colourful local culture and magnificent scenery. She is passionate about her 13 horses and her rescued border collie, Guapa.  Sally guides many of the Ecuador and Uruguay rides.  Click photo for more info...

Sally -  started her horse trekking business in 1996, after visiting Ecuador and falling in love with the colourful local culture and magnificent scenery. She is passionate about her 13 horses and her rescued border collie, Guapa.  Sally guides many of the Ecuador and Uruguay rides.  Click photo for more info...

Alexis -  has been selecting and training horses for the Ride Andes tours in Uruguay for many years now, he accompanies us on the rides. As well as training horses, he makes his own tack, shoes the horses and guests watch him in awe as he arrives and departs with a string of horses. He is also an excellent cook as well (as long as it involves 100% meat!)

Alexis -  has been selecting and training horses for the Ride Andes tours in Uruguay for many years now, he accompanies us on the rides. As well as training horses, he makes his own tack, shoes the horses and guests watch him in awe as he arrives and departs with a string of horses. He is also an excellent cook as well (as long as it involves 100% meat!)

Florencia - has been riding since she was young and is a true nature lover.  With a degree in Biological Sciences and work in Biological Investigation, wildlife research projects and as consultant ornithologist for wind-farm installations, she is great at spotting local wildlife and is hugely knowledgeable about her country. She is one of our trusty Uruguay guides and is available for private tours and set dates. 

Florencia - has been riding since she was young and is a true nature lover.  With a degree in Biological Sciences and work in Biological Investigation, wildlife research projects and as consultant ornithologist for wind-farm installations, she is great at spotting local wildlife and is hugely knowledgeable about her country. She is one of our trusty Uruguay guides and is available for private tours and set dates. 

Cesar -our resident lasso teacher! A real life 'chagra' (a gaucho/cowboy of the Ecuadorean Andes), Cesar has his own animals and land and is one of our local horsemen. He has been working with us for almost 10 years. The poncho isn't for show! This is the typical and very practical dress of the chagras. 

Cesar -our resident lasso teacher! A real life 'chagra' (a gaucho/cowboy of the Ecuadorean Andes), Cesar has his own animals and land and is one of our local horsemen. He has been working with us for almost 10 years. The poncho isn't for show! This is the typical and very practical dress of the chagras.