Articles Tagged 'Uruguay'

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 »

Eco-Friendly Horse Adventures

Equestrian Travel Articles — August 3, 2010
Environmentally friendly horse riding adventures around the world. by Equitrekking host Darley Newman As we rounded a corner out of the shaded woods, I felt relieved to be riding into a larger clearing. On the wooded trails outside of Seward on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, my guide Bree told… Read more »

Uruguay Eco-Friendly Estancia Ride

Darley's Travel Blog — July 24, 2010
I enjoy finding hidden gems, places where I can ride that make me feel like I am stepping back to a simpler, more natural time. At La Salamora, a family-run lodge powered entirely by wind power in the rocky, rolling grasslands of Lavalleja not too far from the resort area… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Uruguay- El Charabon Estancia Cattle Drive

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Round-up Cattle with the Gauchos in South America on a cattle drive by Darley Newman El Charabon is a working South American cattle estancia located in the Rocha Province of Uruguay, not too far from the Brazil border. I rode a wonderful, smooth Criollo out to the far fields to… Read more »

Uruguay- El Charabon’s Stormy Night

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
We had quite a night last night at El Charabon, the ranch where we have come to work cattle with the gauchos in Uruguay. We had an amazing candle lit dinner. The lighting was romantic, but also necessary, as this storm that we are having, which has caused them to… Read more »

Uruguay- Finca Piedra Sustainable Estancia

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Visit a sustainable estancia in Uruguay for horse riding and adventure by Darley Newman We arrived to Finca Piedra Estancia at sunset, the perfect time to see Pedro the gaucho gathering the horses and taking them to another pasture. This is an estancia (ranch), where you’ll enjoy eating many of the… Read more »