Argentina has long been famous for horseback riding, but as for integrating it into the holiday experience, it’s often been difficult to come by. Thankfully a South African has come to the rescue bringing equestrian touring to the Pampas of Argentina. After reading our Buenos Aires newsletter, David Sauermann had this story and some exciting tours to share:
South Africa to Argentina, via Greece
I received your newsletter via my sister, Gail Alexander; who forwarded it to me as I have just moved to Buenos Aires to launch a exciting new project; Argentina Horse Adventures.
I am of course South African, left to open a similar business in Greece in 1993 and with the economic crisis there at the moment, the horse business is no longer viable.
The tough road to a successful tour company in Argentina
I spent many weeks in Argentina last year researching my project and as you say in your newsletter, they are not geared for tourism , as we know it, and although famous for their horses, the accessibility to quality equestrian activities is difficult. I was determined enough to search and dig deep until I found my way; it even took becoming a member of certain organizations at a cost, but I succeeded.
I am now well integrated in the horsey circle here in Buenos Aires and would like to share my knowledge with interested visitors.
South African inspiration
I know that South Africa is a very horsey country and I am still well known there, having been a regular competitor in Show-jumping, I owned also some racehorses and played some polo for fun; my mum and sister still live in Durban, so I have been back regularly on holiday, as recent as last October, where I actually flew direct to Buenos Aires from Cape Town with Malaysia Air.
I have just made available the excursion itinary, where visitors can choose to do one or more of the activities on a simple blog page about it, Buenos Aires Horse Adventures.
I am very excited about the possibility of showing other South Africans around this great city; so I would appreciate your serious consideration on this matter.