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Equestrian Tourism: Uruguay

In the last edition we talked about Mongolia and its fascinating and rich history, a history that has been undeniably reliant on the domestication of the horse. Without horses Mongol history would look utterly different. In this post we’re talking about another country that has been shaped by horses and the people who ride them: Uruguay. Many people haven’t heard of Uruguay. This South American country has only a population of three million people with roughly one-third of them residing in the country’s capital of Montevideo. The country is sandwiched between the two giants of South America, Brazil and Argentina, roughly half-way down the continents eastern side. It has a long and beautiful coastline that is dotted with small fishing villages, a series of sometimes isolated lighthouses, and at least one town known for its partying and nightlife, Punta del Este. But for the equestrian traveller there are few places…