Articles Tagged 'South America'

Uruguay’s Mysterious Stone Cone Valley

Darley's Travel Blog — February 24, 2012
Feel the energy on a horse ride to the Valley of the Thread of Life by Darley Newman Have you ever been on a horse ride to a historic place where you've felt some sort of energy? In Uruguay, I did. I went horse riding with a local named Alicia… Read more »

Vineyards and Sacred Spaces in Uruguay

Darley's Travel Blog — March 22, 2011
Horseback Winery Tours at a Uruguay Estancia It took a little getting used to the tack on my first ride in Uruguay in South America. I felt like I was straddling a very wide, soft table—very different from my English saddle at home. I was riding in a traditional sheepskin… Read more »

Uruguay Gaucho Cattle Drive

Darley's Travel Blog — March 3, 2011
Cattle Drive with gauchos... South American cowboys by Darley Newman Working estancias, South American ranches, allow guests to saddle up and help out with daily tasks, like moving cattle across the grasslands. We’d just left a nearby estancia during a storm, and it was our final night in Uruguay at… Read more »

Uruguay Beach Riding in Rocha

Darley's Travel Blog — August 24, 2010
It’s not everyday that I see a gaucho on the beach, but in the small South American country of Uruguay this is not so uncommon an occurrence. As Alejandro, Alexander and I cantered along the beaches of Uruguay in the Rocha province near the Brazilian border, I felt like I… Read more »

Uruguay- Eco-friendly Estancias

Equestrian Travel Articles — February 26, 2010
Travel to an eco-friendly estancia in Uruguay in South America by Equitrekking host Darley Newman I enjoy finding hidden gems when I travel and places where I can ride that make me feel like I am stepping back to a simpler, more natural time. The estancias that I visited in… Read more »

Ecuador: Avenue of the Volcanoes Ride

Equestrian Travel Articles — February 26, 2010
By Bernadette & Stefan Basler, Switzerland Vacation in Ecuador… are you talking about Galapagos? Riding in Ecuador coming from Switzerland? Who in the world would ever think of something like that? Aren’t there more exiting rides available all over the world? Canada, Kenya, Botswana, Tanzania, Namibia, Jordan, Spain, Portugal? I… Read more »

Uruguay- Gaucho Adventures

Equestrian Travel Articles — February 25, 2010
In Uruguay, gauchos still run the estancias. ATV’s and trucks haven’t replaced steeds. Learn about ranches where you can meet local cowboys. by Darley Newman. Originally published in True West magazine. As a sudden rainstorm passed, I was glad to have on the wool poncho that Jorge let me borrow… Read more »

An Argentine Polo Experience

Expert Equestrian Articles — February 25, 2010
For anyone who enjoys riding horses, swinging a mallet from the back of a polo pony can be an exhilarating experience. Doing so in the pampas of Argentina is even more exciting. by Gwen Rizzo with photos by Ria Daly Argentina is well-known for producing top polo talent of both… Read more »

Criollo Horses in Uruguay

Horse Breed Guide — February 25, 2010
To talk about of the Criollo horse is to talk about the Gaucho... proud, adventurous, simple and noble. by Ricardo Bonner The term criollo is used in South America, and specifically in Uruguay, to describe animal breeds, food, events, etc., that are common, characteristic, or emblematic of the country. Originally… Read more »

Gaucho Life in Uruguay

Expert Equestrian Articles — February 25, 2010
by Mirta Bonilla Uruguay has a population of around 3.4 million people, a national herd of 10 million cattle, and more than 15 million sheep. Because raising cattle and sheep in Uruguay is still the primary occupation, wherever you go in the countryside, you will find gauchos with their Criollo… Read more »