Mary Jane and the team at Rancho Pitaya are offering, throughout the week, private and small-group outdoor activities around her ranch in the valley of Tlacolula.
Mary Jane, Gabriel and their team specialize in individualized riding classes focused on complete equitation skills. These begin with horse-handling, saddling, basic vaulting and of course riding.
Oaxaca is one of the world’s great birding hotspots. Bird watching is a perfect way to spend time immersed in the outdoors. For the avid birder with a life list, a handful of rare endemic species can be readily observed in the local habitat.
World-class hiking in exotic native flora. Walk out from the ranch and hike into fascinating ecosystems with drop-dead gorgeous views. Every step of the trail is rich in biodiversity and geological wonder.
Novice: From first time riding to comfortable on a horse to do occasional trail rides.
Moderate: Have ridden for a minimum of 100 hours & can post a rising trot and canter on calm but fit horse outside of the area.
Experienced: Have ridden for a minimum of 500 hours & accustomed to riding independently a spirited horse outside of the arena & comfortable riding with English or plow reining NOT exclusively western neck reining.