• Scarpati Horsemanship

    An immersive horsemanship clinic with two of Argentina's most renowned trainers, hosted at the beautiful Estancia Ranquilco.

Scarpati Horsemanship with Cristobal & Flor Scarpati

February 5-14, 2025

Adapted from Argentina's indigenous Ranquel people, Scarpati Horsemanship is a unique form of horse training emphasizing connection, understanding, and mutual trust between horse and human. Immersed in the philosophy and training from a young age via his father, Cristobal Scarpati dedicates himself to teaching this specialized form of horsemanship to horse enthusiasts around the world. His wife, Flor, also born and raised in the countryside of Argentina, is steeped with the wisdom and experience of gaucho culture. We hosted Cristo and Flor in February 2024 for our first Scarpati clinic, and are so pleased to welcome them back to Estancia Ranquilco in February 2025.

The focus of the clinic extends beyond riding techniques. Love, respect, and empathy for the horse form the foundation of the Scarpati's teachings. They utilize a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, interactive discussions, and hands-on exercises to teach participants about horse behavior, body language, and communication. Participants will observe the Scarpati's interact with the horses, gaining insight into their gentle yet effective approach, then apply what they've learned to a 2 or 3 year old untrained colt, receiving guidance and feedback from Cristo and Flor as they work. With ample time to absorb the teachings, practice skills, and build confidence, participants will leave with greater competence and confidence from this heart-opening and awe-inspiring experience. 

Estancia Ranquilco provides an idyllic setting. Participants will explore the stunning Patagonian landscape on horseback, swim and fish in the river, relax on the veranda overlooking the sweeping river valley, and enjoy good food, company and conversation with fellow guests and the Ranquilco community. The estancia offers a unique blend of tranquility, rustic charm, and warm hospitality, ensuring a comfortable and immersive experience for all attendees.

Whether you're a beginner seeking to establish a solid foundation or an experienced rider looking to refine your skills, this clinic will deepen your bond with horses and unlock new levels of horsemanship.


$4850 USD per person includes:

  • Eight days of hands-on horsemanship training
  • Double occupancy lodging in one of our beautiful guest rooms
  • Riding and fishing opportunities
  • Three delicious farm-to-table meals every day
  • Argentine wine & beer

Write to [email protected] for more info and to secure your spot. Discounted price available for Argentine residents.