Our Team: Experts On Horse Riding Holidays in Argentina
Being part of Ampascachi means being participant of a great project in which nature, horses, tourism and customer service are our main concern.
We, who make part of Ampascachi show passion for trips, the close contact with nature, devotional love for the horses, being all these qualities which guarantee team work and excellent performance. Each of us who make part of the team has had the chance of horse riding along Argentina, and for such a reason we can assure you: ¡It is worth living the experience and not just only be told about it!
Who represent us?
Working as a team also implies knowing the place of each member, all done with respect, collaboration, and mutual learning so as to obtain the best results possible. The team has two entrepreneurs: Javier A. Nahás and Pablo D. Imberti. The rest of our staff is in Argentina and we have business partners in England, Deutschland, France and Spain
Javier A. Nahás
Javier is responsible for the commercialization of Ampascachi. As a Licentiate in Business Administration, he is an adventurer and an enthusiastic traveler.
His devotion for the horses and the countryside was born being so young. At the early age of 3 years old, his father gave him as a present a horse called Zuqui, it was then that he first showed his admiration and love for horses.
As time passed by, his passion for horses increased as well as his eagerness for discovering new places, developing an adventurous spirit which took him to travel around Argentina and abroad.
Javier was also Boy Scout during his childhood and part of adolescence so he can be considered as a person knowledgeable on techniques and tools for survival, but also as a front defendant of the caring of nature, its preservation and conservation.
Javier A. Nahás has all the qualifications necessary to lead this project as he is giving value added to the design of each project offered by Ampascachi, resulting from his good taste on trips, horses and his professionalism.
“…The possibility of experiencing your profession and passion hand-in-.hand is a guarantee for giving the client the best of me…”
“… When you are both passionate and enthusiastic at work, without leaving any detail aside, is when you can achieve wonderful things…”
Pablo D. Imberti
He is responsible for the production, breeding, taming and training of the Peruvian Paso horse. Pablo has always been a great admirer of equestrian tourism.
His qualifications for the breeding and taming of horses have been forged after years of experience which today place him as an expert in the field both in the country and abroad.
He has been in the Agro business for more than ten years and shows deep interest for caring about nature. His passion for horses took him to an Estancia located in Valle de Traslasierras, which then turned into a breeding and taming place for the Peruvian Paso horse, named Haras Ampascachi. Along time, Pablo has been training to make his passion a professional and life style.
With a vast experience in camping, horse riding trips, adventure tourism and going along paths planning new routes, seeing all described ways and dazzling in tradition and culture, Pablo is today the person responsible for designing and planning the riding holidays and logistics in Ampascachi. All these results in high quality products, exclusive riding holidays, oriented to demanding travelers who are looking for a memorable experience along a country rich in contrasts with so much to offer and be discovered as is the case of Argentina.
“…When I´m travelling along the ways, many of these paths without any trace of men, I feel a deep wish to share such magic with others, and it is through this job that I can share and give my dedication to others…”
“… It is amazing the peace we feel when we are in contact with nature, where people, animals and the different landscapes seem like a single thing. This job gives me the satisfaction of being creative and sharing single experiences with others …”
We are a great team
Our staff counts with people with a vast experience in equestrian tourism who are constantly being trained so as to offer a personalised service, which is ideal for the traveler who seeks for high quality riding holidays dully organised and managed.
Our staff includes tour guides, local gauchos, chefs, waiters, instructors and business representatives who are dedicated to the support and service of each client with the objective of offering all necessary information at the moment of planning the trip.
The commercial partners of Ampascachi are part of a team located in other countries in order to provide the client with the best service near his place and in your mother tongue.
Simon Martinez. Born in Venezuela. Currently living in England; Simon has lived and worked in different places around the world, mainly in England and Argentina, countries witch loves and feels passionate about.
When Simon was a teenager, he regularly visited his uncles in Los Llanos and the Delta of Venezuela. Here, he began to ride, helping to herd cattle in Los Llanos and buffaloes in the Delta.
Simon reconnected with the equestrian world at Plumpton College, England. Whilst studying wines at the college, Simon met and socialised with students who had enrolled on the Equine Studies course at Plumpton College.
During the last 10 years, Simon has devoted himself to developing his primary passion for tourism, successfully organising and guiding groups around the world.
“I believe that travelling, has an extremely long lasting and highly positive effect on people’s lives. I think that as individuals, we should endeavour to explore the world and experience more direct contact with different cultures, people and nature. Exposure to these life changing travel experiences, allows us as individuals, to enjoy and live better more fulfilling lives.”
Simon holds a degree in Economics and has a great passion for discovering and showing the world to others.
Katrin Hempler was born and bred in Germany. Since childhood, she has been excited to travel around the world and live in different countries. His passion has led her to discover countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Katrin is fond of adventure trips that allow her to immerse herself in another world; witnessing and participating in different cultures and discovering other ways of living and thinking. In her travels, she seeks above all quiet places to be in contact with nature and the locals.
“Traveling takes me out of my comfort zone, it opens my mind and my heart. The best way to grow as a person is to see myself through other eyes and evaluate myself through another way of seeing the world”.
In her adolescence, he was walking around the fields riding on “petizos” and in Ampascachi she has the possibility of getting back in touch with these wonderful animals.
In 2005, she came to Argentina for the first time, returned twice. She has been living in Argentina since 2010 with her husband and two children. Previously, lived a few years in Granada and the southern coast of Spain.
Her profession is Translator (German, English, Spanish) and she has worked as a language teacher as well.
In Ampascachi, Katrin is the commercial representative for the German-speaking countries. She is the support for the clients and is the person to be contacted to obtain information, enquiries and plan your trip.
Being in personal contact with customers and making your trip an unforgettable experience is a priority for her.
Since my childhood, my favourite hobby has been horses.
Whenever I was asked what I wanted to be when I am grown up, my answer was: “A horse breeder!”
But my professional career and studies took me on a different way and for many years I worked in the international logistics in the air fright sector.
I was able to improve my skills in negotiations and solution finding for typical and special situations, for example when once we transported race horses from France to Dubai.
Although my work was not related to horses, my passion for them has always been there.
Ampascachi gave me the chance to discover an extraordinary horse breed: The Peruvian Paso horses!
Being part of Ampascachi, it is a great opportunity to apply my professional skills in the equestrian tourism sector.
My personal challenge as the sales manager of France is to set up a motivated and dynamic commercial team in order to promote horse riding holidays in Argentina on these wonderful horses.
My dream is to become a Peruvian Paso horse breeder in France!
Silvana is Argentinean and she is our sales representative in Spain. She holds a B.A. in English teaching and she is keen on travelling, being in contact with nature in the open air and riding horses.
Her devotion for horses began when she was a child and her family would go to the countryside, go camping and take long rides across the mountains in Argentina. Today she often visits new places in Argentina and abroad.
For a couple of years Silvana has been in charge of the commercialization area at Haras Ampascachi. Among her duties, she answers to customers´requirements and gives advice to those who are looking for a quiet place to relax and enjoy and offers them different equestrian activities to practice during their visit.
The chance of riding our Peruvian Paso horses is a unique experience and it is even better if you do so along these lands full of natural charm.
As a member of the team and a sales representative at Ampascachi, Silvana is the right person to support you and advise you on our riding holidays. She knows our country, Argentina very well and she is acquainted with the Spanish market and all riding holidays offered by Ampascachi as she has been able to take and enjoy them.
Carmela Flores is an English speaking tour guide and host at Ampascachi. She feels devotion for every activity in the open air and in contact with nature.
She has travelled and lived in many places in the world and in each place she has always pursued the chance of being in touch with the equine world, as horses are one of her passions.
Since she came back to Argentina, she has been in contact with horses in the countryside or in different horse rides along the sierras of Córdoba province.
Carmela holds a B.A. in English teaching and a B.A. in EN-SP Translation. She works in Culture and Educational Tourism by offering sightseeing tours and visits to museums for locals and foreigners as well.
Carmela, being passionate about her profession, is the ideal person to guide you along the trip as she, together with each of our team members, has been able to enjoy the magic of each riding holiday performed in Argentina and she knows in detail our riding holidays. Together with Carmela you will have the experience of an unforgettable and amazing trip organised by Ampascachi.
Marie Morel is a French speaking tour guide and host for Ampascachi. Having studied Law in Lille, north of France, she worked in Human Resources in Paris.
Marie enjoys long rides as part of her devotion for horses and she is convinced that horses are an ideal means of transport for visiting new places. For this same reason she once decided to visit Argentina on a horse riding holiday. This experience was ever lasting and she decided to stay.
She has been dedicated to adventure tourism for years. Each experience in trips has enabled her to share and discover, together with the riders she accompanies, many unforgettable landscapes in Argentina, sharing with each rider her passion for our history and culture.
Marie is the ideal host for you in your riding holiday as she is a French woman in love with both our horses and Argentina. She knows our riding holidays in detail and she will surely make your experience in Ampascachi unforgettable and full of magic.
Sofía Royón is a German speaking tour guide and host at Ampascachi. Since childhood, she has shown devotion for animals and mainly for horses. Her love for horses started when she had the chance to enjoy some time with them, together with her best friend who raised horses and would invite her for short rides.
Many years ago she participated in a cultural exchange programme in Europe and it was then when she decided to dedicate her time to tourism and learning the German language.
Sofía is currently taking a B.A. in GE-SP Translation and works in equestrian tourism. She feels thankful for the opportunity of being surrounded by all she loves; nature, the German language and those magnificent and noble animals: the horses.
Sofía in an enthusiastic person and a great partner for trips as she not only loves travelling and horse riding, but also has enjoyed the magic of our riding holidays. Together with Sofía, you will definitely make the most of each moment and have a wonderful experience as part of our riding holidays.
Walter Becker is a German speaking tour guide and host at Ampascachi. Apart from having received professional training in tourism, he has broad experience in intercultural relations as he has been host for travellers from central Europe to Argentina for many years.
Horses are part of his life since childhood and he believes that the chance of riding these magnificent animals along each ride is one of the best ways of getting in touch with landscapes and the local culture as you can relate with them in a sustainable manner.
His international experience lets him know and have deep understanding of European standards and the possible expectations of travellers when visiting our country. This will, in turn, make each riding holiday an enjoyable and memorable adventure.
Walter is the ideal host and person to be with during each riding holiday as he knows them in detail and has much experience in trips along Argentina. You will find in Walter the best companion who will host you and guide you to make the most of Ampascachi riding holidays.
Homero Kosiner was born in Buenos Aires, but he was raised in Salta, in the north of Argentina. He is one of our English speaking tour guides and hosts at Ampascachi. In the past 12 years he has worked as a tour guide in our country and he has successfully accomplished his goal of taking each visitor around wonderful Argentinean landscapes along unforgettable tracks and routes.
When being in contact with nature he realised he had a passion about horses. He started learning from the local gauchos and guides how to behave with horses and, most importantly, how to horse ride in different places.
His passion led him to start organising tours and visits on horseback through different dwellings and towns in Argentina. Each time he is guiding someone, he feels like doing it for the first time.
We guarantee that you will feel comfortable and in the best company as Homero feels gratified when he can see people enjoying themselves and having the horse ride of their lifetimes. He is the ideal host and guide for you along this unforgettable trip.
Teresa Ferrero is Argentinian and she is a French speaking tour-guide and host at Ampascachi. She holds a degree in Law and a B.A. in French Teaching and Translation (Spanish – French).
Teresa is a relentless traveller as she has been travelling along Argentina and abroad since she was a child. Her eagerness for discovering different cultures and nature in its diversity led her to experience living in Paris and Morocco for a time.
During her childhood she had the chance of being in close contact with nature and horses thanks to a cattle breeder and expert in the equestrian world. She was able to enjoy the best of this “generous horse”, its qualities, charisma, smartness, and docility.
She feels her job is highly rewarding thanks to everyday horse rides; she transmits and accompanies the visitor around a wonderful equestrian world in a natural environment, which is also relaxing and paradisiacal. Her attitude makes each visitor be filled with true emotional experiences and admiration.
Teresa is the perfect host for you along your trip as she is in love with both Argentina and its horses; besides, she knows in detail all the riding holidays offered by Ampascachi and she will certainly make you have an unforgettable experience.