Horseback Riding: Day Trips and Short Tours

All our routes are found through personal scouting missions and are exclusive to us. You won’t find other tour companies on these trails, we venture off the beaten track to bring you the best of Colombia, and unveil the hidden jems of the region. Ride with us to find out why this part of the world is so magical!

Full Day (8 hour) Horse riding Adventure, off the beaten track to the crystal clear waters of El Rio.

Heading out around 10 am in the morning we will set off from Steel Horse Farm on beautiful country lanes to the North West of Filandia. The route will take us across some of Quimbayas most beautiful valleys, past coffee plantations, pasture fields with cows, horses and mules, past bamboo forests filled with birds and butterflies and into remote little country villages on a quest to reach the crystal clear waters of El Rio. On the way you will get to experience the real Colombia. See how the locals live and work and use local materials to build their houses.
After 3 hours of riding we will reach the river, where you can enjoy taking the horses in for a refreshing dip and even go for a swim yourself if you feel like braving the cool mountain waters! We will have a picnic and a beer on the river bank before heading across the valley for another 3 hour ride back to Steel Horse Farm.

~ 8+ hours with the horses,
~ 6+ hours in the saddle
~An hour at the river swimming and having a picnic with the horses.
~ Getting to know and handling the horses from the ground, tacking up and preparation in the morning and washing the horses down and feeding in the evening.
~Fresh coffee in the morning before we head off. Picnic style lunch with sandwiches, crisps, chocolate, fruit and a drink.

Prices for the Full Day (8 hour) Horse riding Adventure. Journey to El Rio.
~$320,000 cop for 1 person
~$580,000 cop for 2 people

Morning or Afternoon Horseback Adventure through the Coffee Landscape (Minimum of 3 hours)

Horse riding opens the door to truly experiencing Colombian campesino culture. From the higher vantage point on the back of a horse, you can see over the fences and enjoy the nature, wildlife and be a part of rural Colombia’s daily life. During this ride we will head out across the beautiful trails around the farm, travelling past coffee and banana plantations, through lush green cow pastures and past bamboo forests, all with Barbas Bremen rainforest and Los Nevados national park in the backdrop. Experienced riders can enjoy a good canter along the quiet tracks whilst novice riders can learn the basics of riding and experience the thrill of riding at a quicker pace if they so wish or simply relax at a slower speed. We tailor our rides to make sure you have a good time!

If you are looking for a more hands on approach and want to spend some quality time with your horse, you are welcome to help us groom, tack up, bath and feed them before and after your ride.

~ 3 hour Horseback ride with us on trails past coffee and banana plantations and pasture fields with cows and donkeys.
~ Getting to know and handling the horses from the ground, tacking up and preparation in the morning and washing the horses down and feeding after the ride (if you wish).
~ Cold drink and a snack

Prices for the Morning or Afternoon Horseback Adventure through the Coffee Landscape (3 hours)
~ $135,000 cop for 1 person
~ $240,000 cop for 2 people
~ $360,000 for 3 people

3.5km Morning Valley or Sunset Ride (40+ minutes)

We take you on a short, 3.5 km round trip ride to the top of our valley and back down again to enjoy the green rolling hills wildlife of the Colombias famous coffee district. We leave in the morning whilst the sun is still rising or just before sunset so we can watch the colours as we head back to the farm. Dont forget your camera ~ we are happy to take photos for you! The view on the way down is Amazing!

Price for the 3.5km valley, Sunset ride
~ $30,000cop per person

Tailored Rides and anything else!

If you have any requests, anything horse related you would like to try, please ask us!
Whether it be to ride a horse without a saddle, enjoy a night ride to watch the stars and marvel at the city lights far away, practice your riding skills with some one on one coaching, have your first trot or canter on a horse, learn how to tack up, train or handle these beautful animals from the ground or something else, then we want to hear from you!
Let us know what you are looking for and we will do our best to fulfill your dreams!

Things to bring for your ride with us
~Rain coat
~Sun cream and Hat
~Camera or phone for photos
~Suitable clothes for horse riding. Jeans or leggings (not shorts) to protect your legs, sturdy footwear (trainers or hiking boots are fine).
~ Swimwear if you want to have a dip in the river during the full day ride
~ Optional~ Carrots! Our horses LOVE them!

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