Yoga and Horsemanship Retreat, February 25 – March 2, 2015

Barking Horse Farm is happy to be hosting this special horseback riding retreat with

Christina Savitsky from Buckaroo Balance
and
Christell Thomas from Body Dynamics Studio.

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  • Experience the magic that combining Yoga with Horsemanship can bring.
  • Let these two experienced practitioners  guide you as you rejoice in the beautiful, tropical environment of the Costa Rican countryside.
  • Enjoy partnering with the Barking Horse Farm horses who are loved and cared for like family members and trained with the gentle techniques of Natural Horsemanship.
  • Discover amazing trails to rivers and waterfalls.
  • Ride along ridges with 360 degree views of the rugged mountains and deep valleys.
  • Ride right through small rural villages and enjoy lunch in a local cafe.
  • Visit local rural farms and experience a way of life long since lost in our own fast paced lifestyles.
  • Bring your horsemanship skills to a new level.
  • Return home with renewed energy and self awareness.
  • And new friends and great memories too!!

This 5 night and six day vacation includes transport to and from the airport, all meals and lodging, horseback rides and yoga classes.

The cost per person is only $1,250

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David Lichman 5* Parelli Professional

David Lichman  will be teaching a 2 day workshop Jan 12 & 13, 2015

The workshop will be followed by 6 days of riding from the mountains to the beach on the Barking Horse Farm Jungle River Trek.

There is still space available if you would like to join us for David’s workshop and this cultural riding adventure through parts of rural Costa Rica that most tourists never get to experience.

Workshop and riding vacation can be attended separately or together as a package.

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Slideshow photos taken during Barking Horse Farm organized events that took place at Establo San Rafael and Discovery Horse Tours over the past 6 years. 

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New Information about our Horseback Riding Vacations!

About our Riding Vacations

Choose from
A Farm Based Riding Vacation
a
 Multi-day Horseback Riding Treks to the Beach
or a
 Mountain and Beach Riding Vacations

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW!

Farm Based Riding Vacations

Farm 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 dificulty. You can schedule your rides to fit your mood of the day.

Farm based riding vacations are perfect for groups composed of riders of varying levels. You can go on an easy ride in the morning with the whole group and the advanced riders can either continue on or take another more challenging ride in the afternoon while the rest of the group enjoys the farm or the nearby waterfall.

Traveling with children who ride? That’s great! We have the perfect ponies for the little ones so they can enjoy the riding 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 away there is a waterfall and swimming hole to enjoy.

Traveling with children too young to ride? We can provide an experienced baby sitter while you are on your ride. Your children will love our farm animals; goats, chickens, ducks, geese and rabbits as well as dogs and cats.

During your stay you will wake up to the sound of tropical birs while you stay in  our Rustic Farm House or in our Dream Catcher Tree House.

Multi-day Treks to the Beach

This is a riding vacation different from all the rest.

It is a journey for the experienced rider who wants to partner with their horse as they travel, day by day,  for  5-7 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.  

We have three different treks to choose from. 

With all the three of these treks,  each day is different from the last as you travel through a variety of ecosystems, from the mountains down to the beach.

  • On the Rainforest Trek you visit working farms, National Parks and a Canopy Zip Line.
  • On the Jungle River Trek, you experience true wilderness areas as you follow the Rio Tulin from its headwaters all the way to the ocean.
  • On the Nicoya Eco Beach Trek you will  see monkeys, ride three of the days on beaches, and sleep in the comfort of 3*-5* hotels.

 Mountains and Beach Riding Vacations

These riding vacations offer you the best of both worlds. Experience the rugged mountains of Puriscal County, the tropical beauty of the Rain Forest, and choose between the sunny, pristine beaches of either the Carribean or Pacific coasts.

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.

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Currently taking sign ups for our 2015 season!

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If this looks good to you,

learn more about our treks  

Visit our

Parelli Workshop Page

or our

2015 Trek Schedule Page

and

SIGN UP!!

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Get a Jump Start on Spring with a Parelli Vacation in Costa Rica!

With 4* Parelli Instructor Teri Sprague

March 12-22, 2014

 Get to know your horse and learn new natural horsemanship techniques with our level 2+ horses and 4* Teri Sprague and then join Teri in the Barking Horse Farm Jungle River Trek.  Start at our mountain farm, pass through multiple ecosystems at various altitudes, ride through parts of Costa Rica most tourist never get to see, to arrive at the Pacific Ocean.

Enjoy 2 days of workshop, 6 riding days and two travel days, only;
$2100!

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 Fullfill your dreams of riding down the beach, swim with your horse in the warm tropical waters of Costa Rica’s Pacific ocean, discover waterfalls hidden deep in the jungle, sight a multitude of tropical birds like the magnificent Scarlet Macaw, and marvel at the incredible natural beauty that is Costa Rica.

For a full day by day itinerary of this trek
vist us here

To reserve your space please fill out our on line
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This Year Give Yourself a Horseback Riding Valentines Day Gift in Costa Rica

With 4* Parelli instructor Nita Jo Rush

February 14-23, 2014

 Get to know your horse and learn new natural horsemanship techniques with our level 2+ horses and 4* Nita Jo Rush and then join Nita Jo in the Barking Horse Farm Jungle River Trek.  Start at our mountain farm, pass through multiple ecosystems at various altitudes, ride through parts of Costa Rica most tourist never get to see, to arrive at the Pacific Ocean.

Enjoy 2 days of workshop, 6 riding days and two travel days, for only;
$2100!

 Fullfill your dreams of riding down the beach, swim with your horse in the warm tropical waters of Costa Rica’s Pacific ocean, discover waterfalls hidden deep in the jungle, sight a multitude of tropical birds like the magnificent Scarlet Macaw, and marvel at the incredible natural beauty that is Costa Rica.

Below are some photos from this past season’s Jungle River Trek. Please check out our day to day itinerary and if you like what you see make a reservation or contact us at Barking Horse Farm.

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For a complete day by day itinerary with more photographs from previous trips
follow this link.

For more information please
contact us

To reserve your space please fill out our on line
registration form

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Parelli Natural Horsemanship Workshops, December 2013 – April 2014

If you are looking for a place to practice the Parelli you love on a great adventure in paradise then you will want to check out the workshops and treks we are offering this coming season, December 2013 – April 2014. We have a great line up of experienced Parelli instructors. All of them have been here before and are returning again because they had such a good time with their students on the previous treks.

Susan Nelson and Maurice Thibault (Dec) will be returning for another learning filled workshop taught by two instructors at once! It is always great to see how this Parelli couple work together to provide the most for their students. And think of all the support you will be getting from two Parelli professionals along the way on the Nicoya Eco Beach Trek.

David Lichman’s workshops are filled with fun and music. This will be David Lichman’s 6th time back,(Jan) this time his workshop will be followed by the Nicoya Eco Beach Trek.

This will be Fawn Anderson’s second time back to Costa Rica (Jan)! One of Canada’s top Parelli instuctors, she is coming to share here skills with her students on the Nicoya Eco Beach Trek.

Nita Jo Rush will be returning for a third time and the fourth trek she has ridden with us (Feb). This time she will be riding her favorite trek, the Jungle River.

Teri Sprague will be joining us again (March) to experience the adventure of the Jungle River Trek, having ridden the Rainforest Trek with her students last year.

We are currently taking reservations for these treks. The Jungle River Trek has a rider limit of 6 and the Nicoya Trek is 8 so we highly recommend that sign up early! We hope to ride with you this year in Paradise!

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I Just updated the Jungle River Trek to the Beach Web Page!

Check out our new Jungle River Trek to the Beach Page! It has lots of new photos and an updated description of the daily itinerary. This is our trek for the confident and skilled rider. There are lots of technical trails and we travel to wilderness areas far from roads and towns. Then we spend two days riding along a beautiful river that winds through the jungle. It is trek not to be missed if you want a true Costa Rican wilderness adventure. We are taking reservations now for treks in February and March. Beat the winter cold, join us on this trek and go home with some great memories and stories!

Partner with your horse on technical trails.

Partner with your horse on technical trails.

Ride along the Rio Tulin

Ride along the Rio Tulin

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Rainforest Trek to the Beach web page updated

I just updated our Rainforest Trek page with new descriptions and pictures! This was one of our first treks ( first completed in 2005!) and continues to be one of our favorites. We love passing through so many different ecosystems all the way to the beach and  staying with all the friends we have made along the way over the years is such a nice feeling. We invite you to come and join us this next season and make this trek even better with your company!  

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Updated Home Page

I just updated our home page with a collection of some of my favorite photos from our treks to the beach. Just a little something to entice you to visit Costa Rica this winter and ride with us!  We are taking reservations now for the 2013-2014 season. We keep the treks to an 8 rider minimum so space is limited, don’t miss out! http://www.barkinghorsefarm.comIMG_9480

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