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On the 1st of May the students of La Herradura paid a trip to the countryside of Montevideo to visit the house currently inhabited by Rebecca. This was a Wednesday but the 1st of May is always a working holiday for the people of Uruguay so there were no classes. We were driven to the countryside by our teacher Mathias in his car and by one of our students from Brazil, who also happened to have his car with him here as well.

After around 1 and a half hours of driving we arrived at the charming house in the middle of the countryside. The first thing you were able to sense was how completely isolated and surrounded by nature you were. There were no shops nearby, just  lush green fields, Rebecca’s dogs and a multitude of horses. When we arrived Margo’s husband Roberto had already started frying the meat for the asado (traditional Uruguayan BBQ) that had been organised for the pupils of La Herradura. The cuts of meat served primarily came from cows, of which there are no shortage in the countryside. Uruguayan meat however is unique in its preparation as it does not need importing and it is not processed as in the west. It is exemplary fresh and you can taste this fact from your first bite of the meat. My personal favourite was the chorizo that was served however it was all very tasty. There was also no shortage of drinks either, with everything from beer, wine, whiskey, soft drinks and of course water on offer.

After having eaten we went to go visit Rebecca’s group of horses. They were magnificent creatures of huge, overbearing stature but friendly enough to allow you to approach them. The horses and dogs however did not get on that well as the dogs attempted to provoke them with the horses responding in kind to their provocative behaviour. After this we returned to the house and sat on the deck chairs in the garden gazing over the fields at the horizon, enjoying the fresh countryside air whilst soaking up the crisp autumn sun. Gabriel, one of our Brazilian students had brought along his guitar so him and Mathias took it in turns to perform classic songs from their respective countries, Argentina and Brazil. After this Rebecca and I played a game of pool which became unexpectedly competitive. Unfortunately Rebecca lost the game and was not best pleased. Luckily for her there was more than enough alcohol available to cheer her up.

For a place so isolated, to our surprise there was a shack nearby which was used as the local bar. It was very traditionally uruguayan, decorated with posters of uruguayan football teams and ornaments from the countryside. Here we stayed for a quite a while, playing some more pool and enjoying the atmosphere whilst simultaneously watching the champions league semi-final which was being shown on a TV in the corner of the bar. All the students were very content with this experience and were pleased to have made the most of their free day. Below are some photos 🙂


En nuestras escuelas puedes combinar tu curso de español con un curso de equitación. Tendrás tus clases de español por la mañana y tus clases o paseos a caballo por la tarde. Un alumno canadiense tomo este curso en nuestra escuela de Montevideo  y nos dejó sus comentarios// At both our schools you can combine your Spanish course with horse riding lessons. You will attend Spanish lessons in the morning and horse riding lessons or rides during the afternoon. A Candadian student has attended this course at our school in Montevideo this week and left us a nice review.

On Wed, December 14, 2016 9:58 am, david forster wrote:
> No problem Margo. Will book flight to Santiago, I’m flexible! Great to
> meet you, and let Ricardo know that horseback on estancia was one of the
> highlights of my trip. All the best..
> David

Gracias David, te deseamos un muy buen viaje por America del Sur.




Ayer por la tarde, viernes 8 de julio, algunos alumnos disfrutaron de una cabalgata en el campo a 1 hora de Montevideo. A veces es bueno salir de la ciudad para disfrutar de la naturaleza // Yesterday afternoon, July 8th, some of our students have enjoyed a horse riding excursion in the country side at a 1 hour drive from Montevideo. It is good to leave the city some times to enjoy the nature.

Nuestra escuela ofrece la posibilidad de trabajar con caballos después de terminar tu curso de español // Our schools offers the possibility of working with horses after finishing your Spanish course.

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Horseriding 08.07.16



Pasamos una tarde muy linda cabalgando por el campo justo antes de la tormenta / We have spend a nice afternoon riding horses just before the big storm. Más fotos

horseriding excursion 05.08.15

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