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The Perol Chico Ranch, horse riding operation in Peru

The beginning 

Eduard van Brunschot (better known as Eddy) is the founder of Perol Chico and is of Dutch and Peruvian descent. In 1996, he bought some farming land named Perol Chico in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. He also bought a couple of Peruvian horses for his enjoyment. While exploring the fantastic trails high in the surrounding mountains, Eddy soon discovered that the Peruvian Paso horse was the ultimate trail-riding horse: unrivalled in endurance and comfort. 

In Peru, no established or professional horse-riding operation was offered at the time, which led to him creating his company and offering exceptional riding expeditions to travellers. He became the pioneer of equestrian tourism in Peru. Perol Chico's riding expeditions high in the Peruvian Andes soon appeared in National Geographic's 'Top 10 Horseback Rides in the World', reputable horse magazines and the selected offer of prestigious equestrian travel agencies in the USA and Europe.

Maria Zans Gamarra joined the company in 2004 and is now in charge of the operational part of Perol Chico's ranch activities. Maria is the founder and managing director of Maria Zans Gia, a Peruvian-based travel company and tour operator. 

Riding stables Perol Chico, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru
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October 2020

“Queremos hacerle llegar nuestra felicitación y reconocimiento por la labor que viene haciendo desde hace 24 años por nuestra Raza Caballar, El Caballo Peruano de Paso.”

“We want to send you our congratulations and appreciation for the work you have been doing for 24 years for our Horse Breed, The Peruvian Paso Horse.”


Asociación Nacional de Criaderos y Propietarios de Caballos Peruano de Paso

National Association of Breeders and Owners of Peruvian Paso Horses

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