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“Excellent riding experience in the mountains”
Review of Horse Riding Chile

Horse Riding Chile
Ranked #21 of 194 Outdoor Activities in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Horse Riding Chile takes individuals or groups on rides into the Andes mountains in the Cajon del Maipo near Santiago. We offer 1 day rides with lunch, longer rides camping in the mountains and also family rides. We can also take experienced riders who want to ride hard and go as far as possible into the mountains. We have excellent well-fed and cared for horses, sure-footed and easy to ride. We can take advanced, experienced riders and first time riders. Our guides have lived and worked in the Cajon del Maipo all their lives. We can arrange for pickup and drop-off in Santiago.
Reviewed 16 November 2013

My friend and I chose to do the two day/one night camping trip while we were in Chile. The organisation and communication prior and during this trip is done really well from Tito the driver, communication with Ellen and Rose, and even Rigo.

We rode up into the mountains (with minimal horse riding experience) where we were in awe of the endless Andes. Rigo and Angelo (our guides/father and son) set up camp and made us a nice homely lunch with beers to wash it down. They encouraged us to go exploring the river and the surrounding areas whilst Angelo went fishing for trout for dinner. We came back to camp, had a bit of a siesta then played with the dogs whilst Rigo set up a delicious BBQ. Rigo and Angelo speak no english so it was a great opportunity to practice my basic spanish over a few piscos (their non-verbal communication skills are great if you don't know any spanish). I highly recommend that you camp under the stars (even if it is cloudy).

The following morning, we went for a ride higher up into the mountains with Angelo before coming back down to pack up camp and return to the chaos of Santiago.

Thank Jimmy W
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Alejandro S, Public Relations Manager at Horse Riding Chile, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Thank you for such a nice review. We always pass your comments on to our guides so that they understand how much their work is appreciated by our visitors.

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Reviewed 9 November 2013

My husband and I (both novice riders) went up into the mountains with Rigo and his trusty black Labrador. We had a fantastic riding experience! Beautiful vistas, sure footed horses, and even some 'old fashion' fishing at a beautiful river in the midst of the mountains. This is a riding experience that we HIGHLY recommend!

Also - thanks to Harry, Ellen, and Rose for making the booking experience a breeze and to Tito for getting us to/from our hotel. This was our first trip to Chile so we appreciated the ease of the logistics.

Thank Carmen C
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Alejandro S, Public Relations Manager at Horse Riding Chile, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2013

Thank you for your kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed it all, and the fishing - it is early in the year for fishing and this was the first time. On camping rides we usually try to barbecue the fish for supper!

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Reviewed 29 October 2013

I participated in a day horseback riding trip outside of Santiago and it was awesome! The family, guide, driver were amazing - friendly, helpful, communicated very well and the adventure was wonderful. This was the highlight of my trip to Chile! The region is just beautiful and the horses are amazing - very easy to handle, sure footed - a great ride! The lunch they provided on the trail was also great - fabulous, fresh, refreshing!

I can't wait to return to Chile to do this again and bring others along - it was truly wonderful and I want to thank everyone with Horse Riding Chile for providing such an incredible experience. I recommend this to everyone - no need to be an experienced rider! It is a fabulous adventure. Thank you!

Thank Indycat22
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Alejandro S, Public Relations Manager at Horse Riding Chile, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2013

Thank you for such a lovely review - it really helps to get reviews like this and it stimulates us to further efforts to make sure we keep earning them!

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Reviewed 25 October 2013

We had a great time riding. The views were gorgeous and during lunch we got to explore some of the creeks and take lots of pictures. Overall a great experience I would recommend this to anybody going to visit being in the mountains is an experience not be missed.

Thank Review_Alex1515
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Alejandro S, Public Relations Manager at Horse Riding Chile, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2013

Thank you. Our guides are always pleased when we read them the reviews - translating into Spanish for them. It helps them to know that people enjoy what they offer and makes their hard work valuable.

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Reviewed 7 October 2013

A big thanks to all the guys and girls from "Horse Riding Chile"; they provided a truely amazing end to our time in Chile. The two day tour, organised specifically for us did not disapoint in any way. I've never ridden a horse before but was well looked after and given the confidence to get straight on and depart on the tour. The horses were very well behaved and didn't give me any cause for concern. On top of this the scenes were spectacular and we were fed some of the best meat i've ever eaten.

Thank Richard W
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Alejandro S, Public Relations Manager at Horse Riding Chile, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2013

So glad you enjoyed the trip. We really enjoyed taking you all and braving the winter night!

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