Chilean rodeo is the official national sport, so widely popular that frequently more people attend to rodeo championships than football games. And its nothing like the US Rodeo.
Based on the skills one needs to herd cattle, in Chilean Rodeo 2 riders drive a steer though a 65 to 80 feet wide half moon circle and stop it at a precise point by pushing the animal against the wall. Although tis may not be the most pleasant situation for a steer, in fact no animal is seriously harmed in exercising Chilean rodeo properly. Exercising Chilean Rodeo is all about the unity with your horse and the perfect teamwork of two riders riding, running and working as one. We offer this 4 day program together wit Patricio, trainer at the "Club de Huasos" in Pucon. The exercises take place on the training ground and the "Media Luna", the half-moon circle - arena, at Pucon's "Club de Huasos" terrain . On the last day you will drive your own steer. This programs targeted to very advanced and experienced riders as you will be running fast in limited space which requires complete control of your horse. Ideally for couples but we could provide a partner when necessary.
Having started this program just last season here's some pictures and a video of Siggi and Bjarni, father and son, who where the first to attend this Rodeo Clinic.
During the clinic you will stay on the ranch in a single or double room or a private cabin. Classes will be at the Club de Huasos de Pucon facilities in Pucon and we will drive you back and forth, classes may be arranged in the evening or morning. The instructors speak only Spanish but in case it's necessary you will be accompanied by an interpreter/translator
There are 2 to 3 instructors per couple.
The horses are pure bread Criollo Chileno, well trained rodeo horses. We will have 2-3 hours of training per day.
In the Chilean rodeo the two riders that form the "Collera" drive the steer though the arena, one pushing it forward, one keeping the steer straight.
you ride your horse on the training ground, learn the different moves, how to gallop sideways, drive the steer, sudden stops and turnarounds.
Pucón, 9.00 am first day
4 days, 2-3 hours of training per day
1 - 2, bigger groups on request
This program aims for already trained and experienced riders. You should be comfortable on a horse in any paste.
4 nights in double room or cabin at Antilco
Self catering, half board or full board at convenience.
Clinic wit 2-3 instructors, horses and gear, accommodation and transportation Antilco - "Club de Huasos" training center.
Enjoy a documentary filmed by German national TV about our expedition to Sollipulli Volcano, our Chile - Argentina ride and life on our ranch.
Meanwhile our team still works on the video presentation you can enjoy the most beautiful video ever made about our amazing country.