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The best place to learn horse riding in Argentina

Janeke riding through the cattle

Janeke driving the cattle

Our school is located in the best horse-breeding area of Argentina. Due to the pleasant climate and fertile grass, horses grow healthier and stronger here than in any other place of the country. The most renowned Polo and racing-horses studs, horse riding and Polo schools are located in the area. Some of my students can bike every day to the riding school.

Since its foundation in 1730, the history of the town San Antonio de Areco has been connected to horses. During those days mules and horses were bred there and sold in Perú. Nowadays the city has skillful horsemen, outstanding silversmiths and gifted rawhide plaiters who craft beautiful leather saddles, reins, bridles and anything you need as a rider.

Horse riding holidays in Argentina

Horse riding holidays in Argentina

In San Antonio de Areco the people are really proud of their traditions: young guys go out wearing traditional Gaucho clothes, 150-year-old pubs offer drinks to locals and visitors every evening and in November the town celebrates the Traditional Gaucho Festival with horse games, a parade of over 7,000 cowboys riding along the streets of the town.

Personal contact and attention will make you feel part of our community. This small town is a stunning natural setting with the most friendly people always happy to help you practise your Spanish.

Horse riding und Spanish lessons

Horse riding in a windy day

Horse riding on a windy day

Choosing a horse to ride

Are horses your passion? Then you can do horseback riding and Spanish at the same time with our immersion courses in San Antonio de Areco, two hours away from Buenos Aires. I will organize the communication-oriented Spanish lessons, so you can learn the language skills you need to get the most of your riding lessons. So you will be riding in the "green Argentinean Pampas" and every Friday I will organize a real-life activity like going shopping on traditional Gaucho style shops for you to practise your Spanish right away! You will talk to the shop assistants in Spanish and get everything you need.

Because I know how students can be motivated or discouraged by different activities to learn a language, I will tailor your course based on your interests, your goals and your own pace of learning and you can do activities you enjoy in Spanish such as:

  • learning horseback riding
  • cooking local dishes
  • tasting Malbec wines
  • ordering food and drinks fluently
  • buying groceries
  • clothes shopping
  • tennis lessons
  • learning to play polo
  • hit balling for experienced riders
  • ordering your polo outfits
  • dancing salsa or folk music
  • visiting the silversmith's workshops and museums
  • art classes (drawing, painting)

In only one week you will understand and speak to the locals!

Horse riding and Spanish Courses

Riding Weekend

6 hrs of horse riding
4 hrs of Spanish one-to-one lessons
260 USD$ / weekend
  • For experienced riders only
  • Full immersion course
  • Private lessons
  • From Saturday to Sunday
  • During the morning you will take two hours of Spanish lessons and in the afternoon you will ride peacefully in the Pampas, enjoying the beauty of the Argentinean landscapes and the calmness of Creole horses. You are always accompanied by an experienced, qualified instructor who knows the area inside out and who will take you on a tranquil journey.

Horse Riding Course for Beginners

10 hrs of horse riding lessons/week
10 hrs of Spanish lessons/week
550 USD$ / week
  • No riding experience is required
  • Full immersion course
  • Cultural and recreational activities
  • From Monday to Friday
  • While you learn Spanish in the morning, you will take horseback riding lessons three hours long every afternoon. The partnership of a horse chosen specially to suit you and the stunning scenery, will make your riding experience unforgettable. Last but not least, every Friday you will put your Spanish into practice in our cultural and recreational activities.

You can join our group course Horse Riding Course for Beginners if your Spanish level matches those of the other students.

The horse riding lessons include

  • Focus on your safety and enjoyment
  • Well trained tame horses
  • Learn how to be confident on the horse
  • Learn about general horse behaviour and its personality

My Spanish courses include

  • Weekly (Mo-Fr) and weekend courses
  • For adults and teenagers
  • 2-5 Students per group or private classes
  • Bilingual teacher with more than 30 years of experience teaching Spanish and English certified as instructor of Spanish
  • Beginner, intermediate and advanced programmes
  • With authentic material with River Plate accent
  • End of course certificate
  • Optionally you can take a DELE international exam granted by the Ministry of Education of Spain
  • I could arrange your accommodation and a transfer service from and to the airport

Our school in San Antonio de Areco

Gaucho riding on a farm

How to get there

You can take a bus from the Retiro station which takes two hours or drive by car along the national road 8 from Buenos Aires. it takes one and a half hour to get there. Let me know and I help you organize the trip.

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Ready to go horse riding

Ready to go horse riding