CABALLOS DE LUZ - Uruguay off the beaten track - Wonderful Horseback Riding Vacations in Rocha!

CABALLOS DE LUZ in Rocha / All Regions
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Small farm with just three guest rooms... offering wonderf rides on willing horses...amazing nature...cow and sheep pastures...rivers...the ocean near

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Very quiet and rural, still just lightly touched by international tourism, beautiful rivers and creeks.
An hour away you can find palmtrees, endless beaches, whales, dolphins...
Uruguay borders with Brazil and Argenina and has the best of both!!!
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Additional information about the area

Excursions: For us the main attraction are our horses and the beautiful nature we discover on their backs!!!!

Apart from this we are part of an international community on almost a 1000 hectares of land!!
Artists and musicians, organic farmers, homemade cheese and beer, bread and cakes, alternative energy and way of life!!!

On top of that...hundreds of kilometers of quiet beach are only an hours drive..or a long days ride...away.
Traveling by car:
We live 15 kilometers from the small town of Rocha...details when you book!!!
Traveling by plane:
International Airport of Montevideo. From there a three hour busride to Rocha where we can pick you up-
Traveling by train:
not possible

nearby /
on the property

Lake/river for swimming, Mountain biking, Hiking, Mountain climbing, Wildlife Viewing, Birding

Not more
than a 15 min.
drive away

Restaurants, Theater, Galleries / Museum, Cinema

Not more
than a 90 min.
drive away

National Historic Sites, Shopping, Beach, Fishing, Diving, Surfing, Canoeing / Kayaking
Riding without limits!
Riding without limits!
Santiago & Lucie -  Your hosts and guides
Santiago & Lucie - Your hosts and guides
Information about the riding facility / horse farm/ranch


Holiday Company, Breeding Company, Training Company, Horse Trekking Station, Dude/Guest Ranch, Riding Stable, B & B for Horsemen, Campground / Campsite
Guest Capacity:
Minimum age for guests:
age 12 & up

General description:

Small farm with just three guest rooms... offering wonderf rides on willing horses...amazing nature...cow and sheep pastures...rivers...the ocean near

Amenities/equipment of the riding facility

  • Round pen
  • Gastronomy available
  • Riding area / bridle-path

Details of the Riding area

VERY rural, surrounded by farms. Next paved road 3 km away. Unlimited riding on grassy paths, crosscountry over pasture land, up the rocky Sierras, down to the river

More details of the property

We offer instrucions and first trailrides on very secure horses for beginners as well as longer, faster rides for more experienced riders
What we have to offer
  • Bring Your Own Horse
  • Horses for guests available
  • Riding lessons - Riding classes
  • Accommodation for one night only
  • Short Term stays (2-5 days)
  • Weekend stays
  • Weekly
  • Honeymoon Packages
  • Weddings
  • accommodation for Non-Riders too
  • Reduction for Non-Riders
  • Help wanted / desirable
  • Massage
  • Evening program
  • Language classes

Additional Animals on the property

1 Dalmatian dog, 2 cats

Other offers and explanations

We love riding and are still amazed by the diverse scenery all around - and our horses. A max of 6 guests at a time ensures a very personal stay and tours well adjusted to your skills and your dream
Horses available in our riding program
Number of Horses:
in all >10 Horses are available.
Kind of Horses:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, Horses height 148 cm & up
Riding (trained for / saddle):
English / Classic, Western, For guided Trail Rides
More information of the Horses for rent (Breed - Training etc.)
10 Riding horses some youngsters. Criollos and Half-breds. Somewhat smaller than Warmbloods/Quarterhorses, but very sturdy, willing to work and surefooted. Well loved and well cared for
Riding program
  • with horses for rent
  • also with your own horse
  • Guided Trail Rides
  • by the hour rides
  • All-day Rides
  • Pack Trips / Horse Trekking
  • Weekend Rides
  • Short Week 3-5 days
  • 5-8 days
  • Trailrides on request
  • Horse Trekking with different Stations
  • Horse Trekking with solid Station
  • Cattle Drive
  • Cross-Country
Minimum age for Trail Rides:
age 12 & up
Riding experience:
Little experience required
Demand on rider:
average demands
Big/Heavy Riders:
max. 90 kg - 200 lbs
Notes and supplements for the Trail Rides / Riding Program
Rides between 2 hours and 3 days - we are very flexible.
Of our 10 horses some are more demanding, and some are totally suited to beginners.
Accommodations for guest horses
Number of Guest Horses:
in all 4 Guest Horses are welcome
Distance to the Accommodation:
The Riding stables are on the property directly.
Kind of accommodation:
Paddock - Pasture
Other Details and Conditions for bringing your own Horse
Healthy, deparasited, without ticks!!!

Training - Riding lessons - Riding classes
General information of the Training:
Trained Horses available, Private Lessons
Riding Lessons for:
For Beginners, especially for older Riders
Minimum Age for Riding Classes:
no limitation
Training qualifications:
Trained tourguide with Diploma.
Former showjumper.
More than 2000 km in long distance rides
Riding Classes / Lessons
Recreational riding, Cross-Country, Trekking, Ground Training Courses, Training for Young Horses
Special Classes
We are training our young horses with a mix of Monty Roberts` wonderful "join up" method and the soft, local "doma racional" in our round pen. guests are welcome to learn from us...or teach us!!!
Guest lodgings

3 small and cozy guestrooms with private bath and separate entrance

2 Single / double room(s) :
Cozy little guestroom with view of the Sierras, part of our house but with a seperate entrance. Cooking facilities and private bath. For a day “all inclusive” with three meals, a room (on double base) and a guided horse riding tour we charge US$ 145 per person. If you prefer a single room, we charge US$160.

2 Cabins (with bathroom) :
Guestroom under the straw roof, Looks out over our horsepastures and the Sierras.houses 2 to 6 people.
Separate entrance, private bath, facilities to make tea or coffee. The other space is a dome, also with a straw roof, a little bit further away from the main house, quiet and private. Beautiful view of the sierras. Bathroom and dry toilet just outside the entrance.
1 Tent, Tepee, Hay Store etc. :
We have a Tipi put up all summer, for extra guests, and it is also possible to stay in tents, should you so desire.
>25 Campground / Campsites :
no details
1 Parking space for a Motor Home / Camper :
no details
Amenities - special features:
Sheets, Towels
Kind of Catering:
  • Breakfast on request possible by arrangement
  • Half-board on request possible by arrangement
  • Full-board on request possible by arrangement
  • Vegetarian Meals possible by arrangement
  • Vegan diet possible by arrangement
  • Wholesome food
  • Organic Farm
More information of the Catering:
No restaurants close - we recommend your hosts` Vegetarian cuisine - mainly from our own organic garden.
Tripadvisor is full of praise for our cooking skills!
General information of the accommodation
Special features:
Dogs permitted
More information of the accommodation:
Our rooms are sweet, but rustic. The location is wonderful. No WIFI, but we can give you a hotspot if needed.

Rates and contact

Rates of the Horses for rent

Notes to the rental costs:
60 Dollars for a trail ride, 105 Dollars for dayrides. tours over several days possible!

Rates Guest Horses

Boarding fee:
Included in the Rates of the accommodation.
Feeding fee:
Included in the Rates of the accommodation.
First name:
Last name:
+ 598 (0)99 400 446

You can contact us with the following languages:
German, English, French, Spanish, Czech

E-Mail address: Inquiry

Zip/Postal Code: 27 000
Street: Ruta 109, km 10
Country: Uruguay -- All Regions -- Rocha
Phone: + 598 (0)99 400 446