Barking Horse Farm - Horseback Riding Vacations in San Rafael de Puriscal, Costa Rica!

Barking Horse Farm in San Rafael de Puriscal / All Regions
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Great trail riding in the mountains of Costa Rica on happy, healthy horses trained in Natural Horsemanship. Farm animals, art cottage and nature hikes

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Costa Rica has some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. A great way to see and experience them off the beaten path is by horse back. We are located in a small mountain village in rural Costa Rica, surrounded by farms, forest and jungle, rivers and water falls and miles and miles of awesome riding trails through the mountains.
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Additional information about the area

Excursions: We offer sight seeing trips to indigenous reserves, rainforest national parks and to Pacific coast beaches.
Traveling by car:
Public transportation is excelent in Costa Rica. By car it is a one hour drive from the capitol city of San Jose.
Traveling by plane:
We provide pick up service from the airport.
Pickup service is possible
Traveling by train:
no train

nearby /
on the property

Restaurants, Lake/river for swimming, Fishing, Mountain biking, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Birding

Not more
than a 15 min.
drive away

Shopping, Fitness Center

Not more
than a 90 min.
drive away

National Historic Sites, Theater, Galleries / Museum, Cinema, Beach, Diving, Golf course, Tennis court, Water skiing, Surfing, Canoeing / Kayaking, White-Water Rafting
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Information about the riding facility / horse farm/ranch


Horse Trekking Station, Dude/Guest Ranch, Farm, Riding Stable, Children's Holiday Company
Guest Capacity:
Minimum age for guests:
no limitation

General description:

Great trail riding in the mountains of Costa Rica on happy, healthy horses trained in Natural Horsemanship. Farm animals, art cottage and nature hikes

Amenities/equipment of the riding facility

  • Riding facility
  • Shower facilities for Horses
  • Riding area / bridle-path

Details of the Riding area

We have a dressage ring, an 8 stall barn, pastures, and miles and miles of trails though the mountains that surround the farm. Short rides, full day rides, and multiple day rides are all available.

More details of the property

We are located only an hour from the international airport but in a very rural area surrounded by mountains, jungles, rivers and tropical flora and fauna. We will take you on the best riding trails.
What we have to offer
  • Bring Your Own Horse
  • Horses for guests available
  • Riding lessons - Riding classes
  • Short Term stays (2-5 days)
  • Weekend stays
  • Weekly
  • Long Term stays
  • Family Trips
  • Group activities
  • Honeymoon Packages
  • accommodation for Non-Riders too
  • Reduction for Non-Riders
  • Supervised Children's Activities
    (no limitation)
  • Wellness / Fitness offers
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Language classes

Additional Animals on the property

We have 14 horses, Ibero Americanos, Criollos and Quarter horses. They vary in age and character. We can match you with the horse that is just right for you. Or you can try them all for fun.

Other offers and explanations

We have a variety of farm animals. Collect eggs from the chickens, milk the goats in the morning. Every one loves the baby goats, ducklings and chicks, the rabbits & guinea pigs & the dogs and cats.
Horses available in our riding program
Number of Horses:
in all >10 Horses are available.
Kind of Horses:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, Horses height 148 cm & up, Ponies
Riding (trained for / saddle):
English / Classic, Western, For guided Trail Rides, also Ride on your Own
More information of the Horses for rent (Breed - Training etc.)
We have Ibero Americanos and Criollos which are both Costa Rican breeds. Strong and agile they perform well on the rugged mountain trails. Trained in dressage, jumping, and natural horsemanship.
Riding program
  • with horses for rent
  • also with your own horse
  • Ride on your own
  • Guided Trail Rides
  • by the hour rides
  • All-day Rides
  • Pack Trips / Horse Trekking
  • Weekend Rides
  • Short Week 3-5 days
  • 5-8 days
  • 9-14 days
  • Trailrides on request
  • Jumping
  • Dressage
Minimum age for Trail Rides:
No restriction
Riding experience:
No restriction
Demand on rider:
average demands
Big/Heavy Riders:
max. 90 kg - 200 lbs
Notes and supplements for the Trail Rides / Riding Program
We offer a variety of trail ride options though the beautiful mountainous area surrounding the farm. We also offer riding lessons in basic riding, dressage and jumping for both children and adults.
Accommodations for guest horses
Number of Guest Horses:
in all 4 Guest Horses are welcome
Distance to the Accommodation:
The Riding stables are on the property directly.
Kind of accommodation:
Indoor boxes - closed stable, Outdoor boxes, Paddock box, Paddock - Pasture
Other Details and Conditions for bringing your own Horse
Must have current Coggens test

Training - Riding lessons - Riding classes
General information of the Training:
Trained Horses available, Private Lessons
Riding Lessons for:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders
Minimum Age for Riding Classes:
no limitation
Riding Classes / Lessons
Western Riding, English / Classic Riding, Dressage, Jumping, Recreational riding, Cross-Country, Trekking, Training for Young Horses
Special Classes
Classes in Natural Horsemanship available.
Guest lodgings

A wide variety of innovative and traditional accomodations available.

4 Single / double room(s) :
In the main farm house with shared bathroom. Comfortable, airy rooms with views of the gardens. Rates on request
1 Multi-bedded room(s):
Beautiful and artistic large tree house located in the forested area of the farm. Close to the main farm house and the stables. Rates on request
2 Cabins (with bathroom) :
Two cozy cabins with double beds and private bathrooms with a view of the stables. Rates on request
1 Tent, Tepee, Hay Store etc. :
Small tree house for one to two occupants. Rates on request
Amenities - special features:
Sheets, Towels, Room service / Cleaning, Toilet and wash room, Showers, Electricity supply
Kind of Catering:
  • Full-board on request obligatory
  • Vegetarian Meals possible by arrangement
  • Wholesome food
  • Organic Farm
More information of the Catering:
Much of the food prepared is grown organically on the farm. Harvested and prepared the same day. We use fresh goat milk and eggs in our meals. We cook great vegetarian meals and wonderful desserts.
General information of the accommodation
Special features:
Dogs permitted, Phone, Washing machine, Dryer, Internet access, Internet-/ E-mail service, Safe

Rates and contact

Rates of the Horses for rent

Rates for renting a Horse:
Included in the Rates of the accommodation.
Notes to the rental costs:
Our riding package cost $100 per day and include airport pick up, all meals and lodging and riding every day in the ring or on the trails with a guide. $65 per day for additional each additional rider

Rates Guest Horses

Boarding fee:
Included in the Rates of the accommodation.
Feeding fee:
Included in the Rates of the accommodation.

Rates Riding Classes

Rates for riding lessons:
Included in the Rates of the accommodation. We create individualized riding packages that accomodate the whole family. Please visit our website and contact us to create your package.
Barking Horse Farm
First name:
Last name:
Costa Rica
+ 506 2416 3869
Phone 2:
+ 506 8966 0258

You can contact us with the following languages:

email us or call us / Skype: ehawk58
What’s App: 01-805-449-1757
Costa Rica (011) 506-2416-1393
USA (001) 850-677-3780

E-Mail address: Inquiry

Company: Barking Horse Farm
Zip/Postal Code: 0000000
Street: San Rafael
Country: Costa Rica -- All Regions -- San Rafael de Puriscal
Phone: + 506 2416 3869
Phone 2: + 506 8966 0258