Horse riding in Argentina


Every year in Argentina, we ride horses through a fantastic area of Patagonia, sleep under the stars, and herd hundreds of heads of cattle through a remote area to their summer pastures. Keep reading to learn more!

Read all about our previous equestrian meet-ups in Argentina:

Hooves around Argentina 2022
Hooves around Argentina March 2023
Hooves Around Argentina December 2023 

Upcoming meet-ups in Argentina

20 to 27 October 2024* (8 saddles available)
17 to 24 November 2024* (10 saddles available)
14 to 21 December 2024 (fully booked - waiting list available)

* These trips are not hosted by anyone from Hooves, but by the owners of the ranch, and you will be working with the cattle on the farm if the weather allows for it, instead of driving the cattle.

2025 equestrian meet-ups: 

4 to 11 March and 14 to 21 December.
Price: 2750 USD

Also read: What to pack for a horse riding holiday in Patagonia

The trail riding during your horse riding holiday in Patagonia

To get the best idea of the horseback riding we’ll be doing, make sure to read the itinerary for the Argentinean cattle drive. With 6 riding days, 5 nights of camping and 2 nights at the beautiful Estancia in the midst of the stunning mountainous area of Patagonia, this horse trek really is something unique. The trail guides will guide you on horseback through one of the most remote areas in the world, and most of where we’ll be riding is only accessible on foot or by horse. Some parts are not even accessible by foot, but only on horseback! 

Horse riding vacation in Argentina, Patagonia

The criollo horses in Argentina

The area where we ride, called the Pampas, is also where the criollo horse, which we’ll be riding, is originally from. They are stocky and compact horses, and despite being quite small at 14 hands, they are incredibly strong and have fantastic endurance. The criollo horse really is the perfect companion for a horse riding trail through Patagonia. The famous ride from Buenos Aires to New York, undertaken by Aimé Félix Tschiffely, was also done on criollo horses, which is an excellent example of the incredible stamina this breed has. They are great with cattle too, and the horses at the Estancia are very well trained to work with the hundreds of heads of cattle we’ll be herding through the country. 

Criollo horse in the field
Criollo horse in a field
Photo by Soledad Lorieto on Unsplash

Why Patagonia, Argentina is one of the best locations for equestrian holidays

Well, I’ve already told you that the fantastic criollo horse is from this area, which is most certainly a plus. Also, this place is simply a dream for any equestrian that loves long distance trail riding and mountains. The horse riding holiday is incredibly authentic, from the horses to the food to the staff. Hooves Around The World works directly with the locals to provide the best experience, and that’s why it’s one of the best horse riding tours in Argentina, and for a decent price! The vastness and remoteness of the country provides a surreal experience, and the sunsets and sunrises over the impressive Andes are a sight any horse rider just has to see.

Cattle drive in patagonia on horseback

Join us on a meet-up on horseback in Argentina

If you want to join us on this equestrian dream in Patagonia, definitely reach out to me. You can read about the itinerary and pricing here. You can find more info about the cattle drives taking place next year here.  

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