Using our unique field experience, we open the doors of the authentic rural Patagonian way of life to adventurers, and leave a long-lasting mark on them.
Be a world reference in the outreach of the Chilean Patagonian cultural heritage and organization of wild horseback trails.
Respect all animals and our environment
Support local people and culture
HAVING A NICE TIME WITH OUR PARTICIPANTS
To be authentic and humble
Charlotte Frérot has been passionate about horses for as long as she can remember. After studying sustainable business and working 5 years for a United Nations program in Paris, she decided to dedicate her life to what mattered more to her and moved to Patagonia. She worked in different estancias as a ‘baqueana’ and a tour guide for 4 years, exploring Torres del Payne’s most remote places, and competing in the local endurance race championship.
En 2021 she started to organize her own adventures in partnership with her favorite’s estancias (ranches), to share her love for the off-beaten Patagonian path.
Born in France, Charlotte speaks French, English, Spanish and has Wilderness First Responder certification. She will be your guide in the wild and the organizer of your journey.
He grew up with horses, going along with his father since he was 7 years old.
He studied adventure tourism and always knew he wanted to mix all of his future activities with horses. That’s why he moved to Chiloe after graduating, where he developed his knowledge of equine culture. He worked as a horseback riding tour guide and started to tame horses. Chiloe was the starting point of his journey to becoming a gaucho, which followed in Tierra del Fuego, where he has been breaking horses, working in estancias, or hunting wild horses for years. Enrique also makes working knives and braided halters.
Enrique speaks English, Spanish and has Wilderness First Responder certification. He will be your cook, your driver and your guide in the wild!
A BIT OF HISTORY
In a pristine and unwelcoming land at the end of the world, the first immigrants settled in Patagonia to breed sheep at the end of the 19th century.
Synergies between immigration, international markets, politics, geography, and climate made the colonization grow and the native inhabitants disappear.
During the 20th century, breeding sheep and selling wool became an empire in Patagonia called Sociedad Explotadora de Tierra del Fuego. Renting, buying, or merging, it took control of up to 3.000.000 hectares of lands and industrialized the business thanks to the last European innovations, until its dissolution in 1973.
The National Agricultural reform (1962-1973) finally allowed its workers to acquire land and start their own farm, with some training and follow-up. Here starts rural Patagonia as we know it today. The ‘baqueanos’, skilled horseback pathfinders that were living maps of the area, started to settle in estancias as ‘gauchos’.
Torres del Payne area and the broader Chilean Patagonia are mainly composed of vast private lands, which makes it very difficult for foreign travelers to roam.
Yet here remains the authentic essence of Patagonia.
A keystone in the local culture, with the Chilean breed as national pride. Local horses are resistant, sure-footed, and adapted to the climate. Gentle and hardy partners who will lead you to the most remote places. You will meet ‘mestizos’, Chilean breed, quarter-horse, Arabian, English breed, and more. Horses live freely in giant fields whenever they are not working.