Trekking Season 2017-2018

I have just updated the website with this season’s trekking schedule. Our December trek is already filled but our trek in January still has two spaces available and the schedule is open for February and March if you would like to schedule your own dates for either of the three treks that we offer.  Please visit our main website pages for all the details.

Jungle River Trek: 

nights lodging, 4 full days of riding.  

P1010649Follow the Tulin River from its headwaters high in the mountains, as it passes through a variety of different ecosystems, through the Scarlet Macaw Corridor, to finally arrive at the beautiful and pristine beaches of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. This trek includes some exciting techinical riding in the mountains and, as the river assimilates its many tributaries and widens, plenty of chances to ride all gaits. At the beach you will enjoy galloping along the uninhabited beaches and swimming with your horse in the ocean. Lodging is with rural, farming families along the trek route (3 nights) and at an upscale beach front hotel (2 nights). For a detailed trek itinerary with schedules and pricing, please visit our Jungle River Trek page.

January 19-24, 2018 (only two spaces left)
$2,000 USD

Rain Forest Trek: 

nights lodging, 5 full days of riding, 1 rest/touring day.

March fotos 015Begin your vacation in rustic luxury at Barking Horse Farm with a night in our“Dream Catcher Tree House”. Then travel through the high mountains of Puriscal to the Rain Forests of Mastatal.  Tour Iguana Chocolate, an authentic chocolate farm, and learn first hand how chocolate is made. Hike the well groomed trails of La Cangreja National Park and swim in a jungle waterfall, or tour the inovative structures and systems at the Rancho Mastatal Sustainability Education Center. Dare to thrill to the excitement of the longest zip line in Costa Rica at Sky Mountain Canopy Tour, then ride through plantations of Papaya and Banana, and swim with your horse in the ocean. Lodging is at Barking Horse Farm (1 night), with a rural farming family (1 night), at local guest houses (3 nights) and at an upscale beachfront hotel (1 night).  For a detailed itinerary  with schedules and pricing please visit our Rain Forest Trek Page.         

December 5-13, 2017(no spaces left)
$2,500 USD

February and March: The schedule is open for your own dates.

This season we are bringing back the Nicoya Trek that we have run a few seasons back. Jorge Sauma has added a large riding arena to his ranch and he is hosting several Natural Horsemanship Instructors there. The Natural Horsemanship clinics will be followed by the Sabanero Nicoya Trek which starts at the his La Gama Ranch and takes you through the mountains and along the Pacific Coast Beaches. The beautifully renovated hacienda provides you with comfortable lodging during the clinics and the trek routes are established and well organized with excelent lodging.

Sabanero Nicoya Trek 

7 nights, 5 full days of riding, 1 beach rest day 

DSC07609We have joined up with our good friend Jorge at Sabanero Horseventures in Nicoya to offer you the following trek.  The Sabanero Trek takes you on a spectacular journey full of the natural beauty unique to the Nicoya Peninsula. Ride through jungles, swim with your horse in estuaries, see howler monkeys, dive into lagoons & waterfalls, enjoy fresh Pina Coladas and soak up the sun & surf at the beaches. The trip will feature a variety of first rate accommodations, including a mountain eco lodge with restaurant and pool, a beach front house, and two 5 star resorts plus one night in the rustic homes of local villagers.  Your luggage will be waiting to meet you at each destination.

Clasic Sabanero Trek Schedule

December 9-16, 2017 with Cal Middleton Clinic 
$2950 USD

January 20-30, 2018 with Glenn Stewart Clinic
$2950 USD

February 10-17, 2018  Original Sabanero
$2400 USD

February 24- March 03, 2018 with Micaela Love Clinic
$2950 USD

March 17-24, 2018 Original Sabanero
$2400 USD

April 07-14, 2018  Original Sabanero
$2400 USD

Click on the instructors name  for more information about them. Click on the trek name for a detailed itinerary. 

We hope you can join us for some wonderfull riding this winter, escape the cold and see some of the beautiful country we call home.

I hope to hear from you,


About Barking Horse Farm

Horseback ride in Costa Rica on healthy, happy, Parelli trained horses. Day rides and multi-day treks from the mountains to the beach and Parelli workshops throughout the year.
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