Saddle-up! Join the Costa Rican Cowboys!
Horseback Riding Costa Rica......What could be more perfect that enjoying the beautiful back country areas of Monteverde by horseback. Well away from the tourists areas, this is your chance to quietly visit the Montverde countryside. There are a variety of horse riding options in Monteverde, for beginners and more experienced riders. We can also organise horse rides in Arenal Volcano and other beautiful parts of Costa Rica.
Horse Trek Monteverde (owners Marvin Anchia and Janet Ellis) have a great reputation in Monteverde for their love and care of their well trained horses.
Horseback riding tours vary from 2.5 to 6 hours as well as multiple-day horseback rides around Costa Rica.
Horse Trek Monteverde Costa Rica also offers an 8 Day horse riding vacation! A unique way of seeing the countryside, whilst enjoying the area's famous attractions.
READ BELOW ALL RIDING OPTIONS AND SEE FUN VIDEOS
HORSEBACK RIDING OPTIONS
Wonderful horseback rides with Horse Trek Monteverde. Enjoy a 2.5 hour Mountain and Farm View Horseback Ride Horse Riding in Monteverde Costa Rica is fun!
Horseback Ride from Monteverde to Arenal Volcano. Turn a transport day into an adventure! Safe trails and good horses. Horseback riding in Costa Rica
Costa Rica Horse Tours. All Day Cowboy Ride with Horse Trek Monteverde. Great adventure on horse back, great views, well-loved horses!
Horseback Ride Costa Rica. Beautiful 4 hour ride in Monteverde. Cross the Continental Divide - see stunning views with Horse Trek Monteverde
3 Day Horse Ride. Horseback Riding with Horse Trek Monteverde in Costa Rica. Well loved horses, beautiful routes and a lot of fun!
Horse Riding Holidays in Costa Rica. What better way to see Costa Rica? Enjoy the mountains of Monteverde, Arenal Volcano and Guanacaste on well-loved horses!
2 Day Horse Ride. Horseback Riding Costa Rica. Fun horseback riding vacation. Beautiful horseback ride from Monteverde to Arenal.
Photos of Horses in Costa Rica. Monteverde and Places. Horses of Horse Trek Monteverde and other stables
Horse Trek Monteverde offers a number of horseback tours in the zone. The horse rides are suitable for any level of experience from short to long rides. A short ride of 2.5 hours is available as well as one day tours such as the All Day Cowboy Ride and it joins forces with another company to provide a Horseback Ride on Lake Trail the Arenal Volcano! Plus a 2 day Horseback Riding Package which includes a local ride in Monteverde, overnight stay followed by a ride to Arenal Volcano (again with another company).
3 day Horseback Riding Package 'Costa Rica Discovery Tour' (Monteverde and Arenal Volcano). Explore the beautiful areas on Monteverde; stay two nights in a local lodge and the next day ride to Arenal Volcano. Beach extensions can be arranged.
8 day Costa Rica Horseback Riding Vacation ' Trails of the Campesinos'
Visit the beautiful areas on Monteverde and Arenal Volcano and parts of Guanacaste and follow the trails of the Campesinos. See rains forests, mountains, lakes, waterfalls, rivers and volcanoes plus lots of wildlife. This tour has got it all! Beach extensions can be arranged for that long dreamt for gallop on the beach.
Plus write to us regarding our new 5 day Adventures on Horseback Riding Costa Rica (Arenal Volcano, Monteverde and Guanacaste). Saddle-up and come join us on our ride to see some of the most scenic areas of Costa Rica. Help round up cattle on one of the days. Beach extensions can be arranged. Spend 1 night in Arenal, 3 nights in Monteverde and 1 night on a working ranch in Guanacaste.
Our tours in Monteverde are run by Marvin Anchia (Horse Trek Monteverde) and Marvin can just about arrange any horseback ride you like, from 2.5 hours to an 8-day horseback riding holiday!
Excellent horses has given Horse Trek a wonderful reputation for quality horseback riding in Costa Rica. Safety and horse care is a priority! Helmets are provided for all riders.
Many people are skeptical about riding horses in Costa Rica due in part to negative press on the subject, not all of it unfounded. The reason to be weary is that some people only see short-term profit and to them a horse is just a means to make money. This practice by some has given a bad reputation to the horse industry of Costa Rica. Now that you have been forewarned this does not mean you should not go for a tour on your vacation!
There are many responsible horseback tour operators in Monteverde, Arenal and Costa Rica. Some of the ways you can decide if a company is caring properly for it's horses as well as its customers is to ask a lot of questions such as below!
Are the horses regularly wormed and given tick medicine?
Is there any method of rotating the horses so they are not overworked?
How is the condition of the tack and are the horses shoed?
Are you offered horses to your level of experience - does anyone even ask?
In the last few years many companies have improved the condition of the horses and quality of their tours.
The horses used by Horse Trek Monteverde are mainly a mix of Quarter Horse /Paso Fino/Criollo - breeds we find very suitable to the trails of this area. They are a good size and solidly built.
The saddles used in Costa Rica are an adaptation of a western variety. There are lighter than normal western. There is often a good size pommel.
Horses in Costa Rica videos:
- Baby Horse in the House!
- Mare and Foal
- San Luis Waterfall
- Training Young Horse, Fantasma (part 1)
- Training Young Horse, Fantasma (part 2)
- Dancing Horse in Monteverde
- Laying Down a Horse in Monteverde
Some Feedback from Customers:
Horse Riding Costa Rica Feedback!
Thank you for a very wonderful trip with great organisation and company. Couple of pictures you might want to use. Costa Rica is a wonderful place, just a pity that it is so far from Scotland.
Sara Davis and Mike Simm
Hi Janet..Our family returned home on January 4th..We loved Costa Rica..but I must admit we are tired from the constant running, and all the activities. Monte Verde was one of our favorite places. The people of your area are so welcoming and friendly. I wish we would have had more time to spend there. The horse trip went well. The horses were well matched to each of us. The scenery along the ride was gorgeous, and our guide (I forgot his name) was very helpful and kind.
Thanks again for your help..
Janet et al,
Mia and I had a great time in Costarica. We need to come back and spend more time in Monte verde, possibly ride to the waterfall.
Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for everything as everything we booked through went incredibly smoothly. We have been back home now for less than a week and already we've been hit with two pretty good sized snow falls!
Missing CR. ; ~ (
Thanks again. Hopefully we will be able to return sametime next year.