The Coconut Trail Ride - Northeast Brazil - Who is Who on the Trail Ride
Who is Who?
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Below a brief introduction to our “Coconut Trail Ride” team.
PAUL 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! Paul will be your tripleader on this equestrian trip in the Northeast of Brazil.
Jacira is genuine horse rider born and raised in Northeast Brazil. She’s been in the saddle from an early age. Horses and traveling has been her passion for many years. In addition to many trips in Brazil, Jacira has also traveled abroad several times. This experience made her the ideal local equestrian guide. She is very committed to local culture and likes to share it with those who visit her.