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Hernando Rivas

Your Host and Guide

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Hernando will personally design an ecotourism horseback riding experience to meet your needs and budget. Hernando is not just your guide; he is the owner of Riding Colombia. By not having to deal with an agency or third party you eliminate the possibility that your trip will not match the plan you developed. Additionally, if a problem does arise, the owner, who speaks English, is in position to deal with them immediately. Hernando has a professional degree in Business Administration from “Los Andes University” in Bogotá, with advanced studies in Corporate Finance at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California. He worked for over than 10 years in the financial sector and he currently operates a corporate finance advisory company and Riding Colombia ecotourism company.
All his life, Hernando´s passions have been horses and hiking. During his childhood and youth, he spent vacations on his ranch surrounded by horses and places to hike. Before college, he took several courses of dressage and jumping horses. During college, he created the Mountain Group of the University, and served as president, hike organizer and mountain guide. He led ten trips each year for five years. Those trips ranged from one to nine days, backpacking and camping in the high mountains.
After college, Hernando created horseback riding and mountain trekking groups. For more than 12 years, he has organized and participated as a mountain guide and horse riding leader. He always focused his holidays abroad on ecotourism activities, hiking and riding to natural sites and typical villages in Spain, Italy, France, USA, Argentina, Chile, Peru and Costa Rica. Hernando’s knowledge and experience allow him to structure an ecotourism experience that his clients will always remember. If you are coming to Colombia, please allow Hernando to plan part of your trip.


Biologist of Los Andes University PhD.
Lucia’s knowledge of the names and characteristics of the plants you will encounter while riding and hiking will enrich your experience. She also is an experienced mountain guide who has organized and led horseback rides and hikes in different countries. Lucia speaks English and French.
We count on a group of trained people on this type of activities that can support us depending on the needs and number of people in each group.
Our busines model is responsible ecotourism. We generate a positive social impact to the provinces we visit because we contract local horses and other selected services with local providers, with whom we have an established business relationship for years. We design and lead the tour all the time in order to maintain the standards of ridingcolombia.

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Please send us an e-mail under the subject "Riding Request", including your name, country and level of riding ability. Your message will be replied as soon as possible.