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Riviera Nayarit Horseback Riding

"Polo's Dark Horse"

There were barely a dozen other players on the field, but I was still riding scared at La Patrona, a palm-shrouded polo club in the tiny Mexican hamlet of San Pancho. As my fellow riders expertly maneuvered their horses among the goal posts and one another, I found myself resisting when my instructor, Raul, implored me to follow through with my swing. I was terrified of accidentally whacking my horse—or myself—with my mallet. The proximity of the other animals put me even more on edge. Horses kick and hiss, crash and bash into each other on the field. More familiar with single-file rides from summer camp, I was convinced a polo pile-up was inevitable.

 

By David Kaufman " The Wall Street Journal"

La Patrona Polo Club

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    Located between Punta de Mita and Sayulita. The Equestrian center is located close to Litibu Beach which allows for 3 miles of riding. Monkey Mountain is within riding distance from the Equestrian Center.

  • Playa Escondida

    Have dreamed of but thought you’d never really see let alone on horseback…Marvel at the beauty of nature as your guide machetes the trail clear of ever growing vines and branches.

  • Jaguar Ranch

    Your tour begins with a safety introduction and a brief practice before saddling up. Private trails designed for horses lead you to the river beds where you will learn about the local customs and plant-life.

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