Estancia Los Potreros is a world-reknowned horse-riding/hospitality establishment in the heart of rural Argentina. With over 100 horses, we welcome guests from across the world to experience our beautiful trail riding, and also offer beginner/novice polo. We are also a working cattle farm.
We are recruiting for our forthcoming season and so are looking one guide to join us immediately until December, and then one from December 2018 through until the end of April. We are only looking for these time periods at the moment.
Volunteers form an important part of our team, as we entrust the safety and well-being of both our horses and our guests into their hands, and guides become an important part of the guest experience.
Horse duties can include: back up rider, horse care, tack cleaning, assisting at polo sessions, handling young stock, treatment of ailments. Guides normally ride at least once per day. Guest duties can include: hosting guests at meal times, cooking breakfast, serving tea/meals, pool cleaning etc.
Minimum requirements are:
Successful guides are also generally:
Speaking some Spanish is advantageous, but not essential.
We provide full board and lodging; transport to/from Buenos Aires to Cordoba; weekly Spanish lessons; chance to learn/improve polo; share of tips. Volunteers must finance their own travel to Argentina/personal insurance.
Providing you meet ALL of the above minimum requirements, please e-mail us with a brief outline of previous riding/service industry experience, why you are interested in the position, plus a current CV/resume.
Minimum age 21 - please do not apply if you are under 21 as our insurance prohibits us from taking you on. Fluent English speaker. Non-smokers only please and we are unable to cater for vegetarians/vegans or any complex dietary requirements.
Accommodation is simple and on a shared basis (same sex). All meals are provided.
Guides recieve: transport by coach to/from Buenos Aires to Cordoba; all food and accommodation; share of tips; chance to learn/improve Spanish; chance to learn polo, regular riding (usually at least once daily)
We are a working estancia that takes guests, mainly from Europe and the US, supplying high quality riding holidays, with an average stay of 5 days. We have over 160 horses, and our main business is trail riding, along with polo and some breeding.