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Horse riding holidays 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 moved to Peru and bought some farming land, named Perol Chico, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. He also bought a couple of Peruvian horses for his own enjoyment. Exploring the fantastic trails high in the surrounding mountains, Eddy soon discovered that the Peruvian Paso horse was the ultimate riding horse: unrivalled in terms of endurance and comfort. 

There was no established or professional horse-riding operation 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 and his riding expeditions in the Peruvian Andes soon appeared in National Geographic's 'Top 10 Horseback Rides in the World'. 

Maria Zans Gamarra joined the company in 2004 and is now managing the operational part of the Perol Chico ranch. Maria is the founder and managing director of Maria Zans Gia e.i.r.l., a Peruvian based travel company and tour operator. Maria was born and raised in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, is multi-talented and admired by everyone for her positive energy and 'joie de vivre'. 

Tours on horseback in Peru, the Sacred Valley
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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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