Experience a unique journey to Minas Gerais, Brazil, delving into colonial history and the Mangalarga Marchador horse. This exclusive riding trip unfolds the breed's origins, highlighting its four gaits along the historic Estrada Real.
Explore breathtaking landscapes, visit the oldest stud farms, and stay in 17th and 18th-century Fazendas. Minas Gerais, once central to the Brazilian Gold Rush, reveals its history along the 1,600 km Estrada Real. Tropeiros relied on Pousadas, and towns emerged around tax collection outposts. Baron Francisco Gabriel Junqueira's breeding efforts gave rise to the Mangalarga Marchador. The trail includes nights at the colonial stud farm, visits to breeding farms, and the Mangalarga Marchador Museum. Experience beautiful bridle paths, colonial towns, historic fazendas, and local cuisine on this Colonial Trail Ride—a fusion of history, culture, and the exceptional Mangalarga Marchador horse.