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Argentina’s Best Estancias for Horse Riding Lovers

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Updated: 25 October 2017
In Argentina, estancias form part of the Argentine culture, which is music to the ears of horse lovers. Dating back to colonisation, many of these stunning estancias boast grand European houses with land as far as the eye can see. Nestle around the campfire or asado (barbecue) at night after a day of riding to learn more about the tradition and history of the guachos and the estancia.

Los Potreros, Córdoba

Discover your inner guacho (cowboy) at Los Potreros as you spend the afternoon rounding up horses, cattle, or the deviant bulls on one of the many fabulous horses they have. If you’re desperate to ride as much as possible, you can! The highlight for many is the opportunity to ride both criollos as well as Peruvian Pasos, gallop through the boundless fields, learning to lasso or play polo with the other guests.

Los Potreros
Los Potreros | Lucy Pierce /© Culture Trip

La Constancia Estancia, Córdoba

Set in the hills above Córdoba is this fabulous estancia – the colonial house dates back to 1895 and has been restored after its abandonment 40 years ago, retaining the spirit of the place. You can go for a short ride independently on one of the mixed criollos, all of which were born in the mountains, or if you want to ride for between 3-10 hours you will be accompanied by a guide. They also offer three-day riding safaris through the mountains; it doesn’t get much more scenic than that. After which you can relax in the pool or rivers, or enjoy some fishing – there are some great rainbow trout to be caught.

La Constancia
La Constancia | Courtesy of La Constancia