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Horse Riding Holidays in South America

Try your hand at polo, ride among the gauchos or canter along wide stretches of coastline...

Throughout South America you can find exceptional riding territory, which makes it a great destination for horse riding holidays. In a continent where much of the land is used for agriculture and cattle grazing, horses still form an essential part of rural life. Staying on a country estancia set in acres of beautiful countryside offers an insight into the the way of life of the gauchos, while the polo estancias in Argentina offer the chance to play against some of the quickest and most skilled players in the world.

Even if you don’t head to an area specifically to horse ride, most places offer horse riding as a different way of seeing the surrounding nature. Whether it’s in the Torres del Paine National Park, in the mountains around Mendoza or along the beaches of Bahia, there are lots of opportunities to get into the saddle and explore. For a breakdown of the best horse riding each country has to offer, follow the links below…

Further reading...

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