In the commune at the edge of a forest in Colombia, life is blissful. Until the guerrillas come. Then Pepe must flee with his mother to the city, leaving behind his favourite horse, El Dorado.
His future looks grim until his Irish grandparents offer him another chance. But can thirteen-year-old Pepe go all on his own to this strange, cold land, the birthplace of his father? And what future awaits him there? Will he ever have the chance to ride his beloved horses again?