Riding Vacations

Choose from 7 distinct vacations:

A Farm Based Riding Vacation

 photo0019Farm based riding vacations allow you to ride as much or as little as you like. Our nine different trail rides range in length and in difficulty. You can schedule your rides to fit your mood of the day. Perfect for groups composed of riders of varying levels, riders can ride together or seperately for more challanging rides. Child care available too!

Don’t feel like riding one day? Or are you traveling with a non rider? Don’t worry. There are lots of other attractions in the area and a short walk will take you to a river with a waterfall and swimming hole to enjoy.

Two Day Treks Through the Mountains of Puriscal 

DSCF8757Get off the beaten path and head out into rural Costa Rica on horseback. Choose from three different two day treks. Choose to swim in a river with your horse, or enjoy goumet food and and a professional massage at a mountain retreat, or take part in a traditional sweat lodge ceremony with the Huetar People of Quitirrisi. All three rides begin and end at Barking Horse Farm.


 Eight day Horseback Riding Treks to the Beach


It is a journey for the experienced rider who wants to partner with their horse as they travel  8 days into the heart of rural Costa Rica. On this trip you will experience Costa Rica’s natural beauty and the life of the Ticos up close and in a way that most tourists never get to see.
Two treks to choose from:

Rain Forest Trek         Jungle River Trek

 TenDay Parelli Workshop and Trek to the Beach


Treat yourself to a two day Parelli Natural Horsemanship workshop with 4* Parelli Professional Nita Jo Rush. Learn new techniques or pollish already existing ones to bond with your horse. Then take your skills out of the arena and into the real world with her help and support.  Traveling for 8 days with your horse and your instructor through some of the most beautiful ecosystems on our planet. What a Parelli vacation!!

 Yoga and Natural Horsemanship


Experience the magic of combining a daily yoga practice with riding out through the amazing Costa Rican mountains. Enjoy daily Yoga classes designed specifically for the equestrain. Stretch and strengthen your body and spirit as you connect deeper each day with yourself and your equine friend.
Two instructors to choose from:
Ariel Marcoux      Buckaroo Balance

 Mountain and Beach Riding Vacation

P1010252Experience the rugged mountains of Puriscal County, then choose between the Rainforest and the wide and pristine beaches of the Pacific or the  wildlife rich jungles and the warm waters of the Caribbean.

Similar to our multi-day treks but without the long days in the saddle we transport you from place to place in a private vehicle so you get to enjoy it all! Perfect for riders of all levels.

Ride Across Costa Rica

arenalMountains, Volcanos and Beaches!!
Ride in three different locations across Costa Rica, each one stunningly unique, each one hand chosen by Elizabeth for their hospitality and the exquisite care and treatment of their horses. Start at Barking Horse Farm in the rugged mountains of Puriscal, then travel to the Arenal Volcano, and finally to the jungles and beaches of the Caribbean.
Transport to each new location made in a private vihicle.