Estancia Los Potreros

  • Trip Duration
  • 8
  • 7
  • Riding Time
  • 6
    days riding
  • 5
    hrs per day riding
  • Group Size
  • 1 - 14
    Guests per group
Horseback riding in Argentina at the Estancia los Potreros

Estancia Los Potreros

Ride Overview

Estancia Los Potreros is an ideal location for a horseback riding trip in Argentina. It is a 6,000 acre working cattle ranch and has remained in the same Anglo-Argentine family for four generations. The Estancia is secluded on top of the Sierra Chicas at an altitude of 3,000 feet and located between the pampas and the Andes in the heart of the Cordoba region. Known for its breathtaking views and healthy climate, the higher lands of the Cordoba Hills are covered in long straw like grass called ‘paja brava’. At lower altitudes one encounters a large number of tree species with much bird and wildlife seen from your saddle. From early spring to autumn a mosaic of wildflowers are there to be admired. It is the perfect setting to enjoy a variety of riding activities, including gaucho work and playing polo.


The Estancia has a traditional Cordoba farmhouse and all seven bedrooms with private bathrooms are authentically decorated giving the place a special atmosphere. The house surrounds a large grass patio where guests can admire the beautiful gardens and hills beyond. Separate from the house, the swimming pool commands excellent views of the surroundings and the activities on the farm.

Meals & Drink

The excellent cook makes the most delectable dishes, usually with produce from the farm. Vegetarian or other specific dietary requirements can be accommodated with advanced notice.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Overview:
    The horses on the estancia have exceptionally soft mouths, they are in excellent condition and are either "Criollos" or "Paso Peruanos" with some crossbreeds. These horses differ from the norm because they are worked constantly on the farm, moving cattle over the terrain makes them sure footed and willing animals. The tack is English with sheepskins over the saddles. The horses are chosen to suit the ability of the horseback rider. The horseback riding is “Western” and very relaxed. There is a vast area to explore across the Sierras and we tend to arrange the itinerary according to the visitors wishes.
  • Horse Breeds:
    Criollos and Paso Peruanos
  • Trip Pace:
    To suit riders
  • Tack:
    McClellan w/ sheepskin and polo saddles
  • Weight limit:
    210 lbs, 182lbs for riding the Peruvian Pasos and for the polo weeks

Activities for Non - Riders

While riders are on horseback, there are no separate activities planned for non-riders, who can enjoy the accommodations and region independently.

Meeting Point

Cordoba, Argentina

With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!

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