Who are we?

“HORSES ARE MY RELIGION - TRAVEL IS MY ADDICTION - SHARING IT WITH YOU IS MY PASSION !”
                                                              Paul Coudenys

Paul Coudenys organizes and guides the Horse Riding HolidaysPAUL COUDENYS 1966
If anyone can say "been there, done that" then it’s Paul Coudenys!
Paul, born in Flanders Belgium, was once in his previous life a farrier. At age 21, he travelled backpacking around the globe, 3 years later and with a luggage full of travel and riding experiences he returned to Belgium. During his "long journey", he worked as a blacksmith shoeing horses at the polo club in Singapore, as a blacksmith and cowboy at a cattle station in Australia, as a gaucho in South America and as a rider in too many places and countries to mention.

In 1996 he founded “Hippo-Trek” and became one of the pioneers of worldwide riding holidays in Europe. Paul rode horses in 53 different countries and is perhaps one of the most experienced trail riders in the world. Loving the great horse culture and hospitality in Latin America Paul decided to move to Brazil in 2010. He lives in the southern state of Santa Catarina, home of the South American gaucho (cowboy).

After years of experience in organizing and guiding equestrian holidays and riding expeditions around the world, he now only concentrates on  trail rides and equestrian tourism in Latin America. He is guiding all the riding trips himself and assures you participating at the best horse treks in Latin America.

Paul is also co-founder and president of ALATCE; "Asociación Latinoamericana de Turismo y Cultura Ecuestre". (Latin American Association of Equestrian Tourism and Culture)
He speaks 6 languages, loves humor and life, is a very social person and knows like no other how to take you on a ride on the wild side!


 

Janaina Maia Gaucho do Brasil

JANAINA MAIA CESAR  1975  
Janaina is originally from the central Brazilian state of Minas Gerais and moved in 2014 to the south of Brazil. She does not only like horses but loves all animals!  Nature and trail rides are her passion.

She is very funny, a good talker and a very social person. Janaina is a woman of action, has travel experience in Europe and Latin America, speaks Portuguese and Spanish and is our sales & reservation manager for the Brazilian riders.

 

Gaucho do Brasil is member of ALATCE 
Asociación Latinoamericana de Turismo y Cultura Ecuestre

The Latin American Association of Equestrian Tourism and Culture aims to promote, protect and stimulate the native equestrian culture of Latin America. 
For more info visit www.alatce.org 

Gaucho do Brasil is allied with Entre Orejas S.A. - Panama