Education Vacations
  • David Lichman
    5 star Master Parelli Professional
    December 3rd to 10th, 2017
  • Ryan Rose
    4 star Senior Parelli Professional
    January 14th to 20th, 2018
  • Elsa Sinclair
    February 18th to 25th, 2018
  • Noora Ehnqvist
    March 11th to 18th, 2018
  • Andrea Wady
    dates open all year

Education Vacations.

Award winning Discovery Horse Tours brings you the unique opportunity to partner up with our incredible, naturally trained horses (many of whom are rescues) and learn from some of the world’s leading and ground breaking clinicians. Be ready to take your horsemanship and connection with horses to a new level.

Whatever your aspirations, maybe you want explore higher levels of exquisite communication with these incredible animals, or maybe you want to feel safe, confident and a part of a two way conversation with your horse; whatever your level, you will leave bursting with new ideas and knowledge!

Our classroom backdrop is the mighty Costa Rican rainforest with monkeys, parrots and wildlife abound to make your experience totally unforgettable and your learning experience like no other!

Over the years Discovery has welcomed and learned from Honza Blaha, David Lichman, Dr Jenifer Zeligs, Ryan Rose, Alejandra Gonzales and Emma Massingale. This year we welcome Elsa Sinclair of "Taming Wild" fame and James Shaw of the amazing Ride from Within for a week of life changing teaching and adventures.

Resident teacher Andrea Wady is here in situ all year to share her passion in nurturing a seemingly magically bond with horses starting on the ground at liberty and taking it to the saddle. She will meet you wherever you are in your journey with no judgement and provide you with a safe and nurturing place to learn new skills, or maybe reawaken old ones!

Maybe you are returning to horses and need a confidence boost to achieve that dream of cantering down the beach, or maybe you yearn to experience the beautiful connection of liberty and bridleless. Whatever your goals, Andrea can tailor your week to suit what you need! Contact us to check your preferred dates

Whomever you choose to study with, we assure you an unrivalled week in paradise, and profound changes in your relationship with horses.

The clinic section of our horsemanship vacations are split into 4 half day sessions, and when you are not learning, you will be riding through the best scenery that Costa Rica has to offer, you will ride among the towering rainforest trees to a secret natural spring, here you will enjoy a rejuvenating natural mud bath. Another favorite you will experience is to ride through and along side the crystal clear Rio Turribalita, arrive to cooling swim holes, float in the cooling waters, and take in the spectacular scenery.

On our incredible beach ride, you will canter along a deserted beach, fringed with palm trees, with loose reins and smile that will make your face ache!

You will also enjoy a horse free day where we will walk you through one of the most incredible rainforest conservation reserves in the country, immerse yourself in the surrounding nature and dive into pristine natural waterfalls, they even have their own micro brewery!

If that is not enough you will then get to choose an amazing local tour. You can choose from a river cruise to see birds and crocodile (this is our favorite) try surfing or ziplining, or relax with a yoga class or a massage

This really will be the vacation of a lifetime.

Your week in detail.

Day 1. Sunday

Relax in your air conditioned private transfer and take in the wonderful views as you travel from San Jose International airport to your beach front hotel in Playa Hermosa on the stunning Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.

Day 2 Monday.

Start the day with a beautiful breakfast, then come and meet your horse for the week and enjoy the first day of your clinic. Lunch follows, and the food is always delicious, healthy and plenty of it! Relax in the shade of the trees and get ready to ride.

In the afternoon we set out into the heart of the 1500 acres for the Jungle Spa Adventure. Looking out for monkeys, toucans and parrots along the way, we weave our way around the reserve and farm, and head deep into the rainforest to a secret natural spring fed waterfall. Here we luxuriate in a volcanic clay mud scrub; your skin will feel incredible. You will emerge feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and with photos you will treasure forever.

Day 3 Tuesday.

Your second morning of your clinic will no doubt be incredible, and your horse will be ready and waiting for you. After the clinic we once more enjoy a local lunch then we whisk you to the local tour of your choice.

Day 4 Wednesday.

Whilst all your new learning sinks in, we accompany you away on a horse free day. We will visit a majestic rainforest conservation project. This place is like heaven on earth, there is no where that compares to this.

Enjoy the natural rainforest trails and suspension bridges, safely connecting the rainforest canopy this will take your breath away. Swim in the waterfalls and let nature reset your natural rhythms.

Day 5 Thursday.

Back to learning with your third clinic session. The afternoon will see you take a well earned rest, enjoy an afternoon of much needed down time to relax in your hammock, read your book or just float in the hotel pool. Maybe end your day with a sunset walk on the beach.

Day 6 Friday.

Following our last day of learning with the morning clinic we will head out on the fabulous Trail less traveled ride.

This is an incredible trail taking you off the beaten track through deep forest, and across rural farm land, this ride is incredible and great for spotting more wildlife. There is also a change to jump fallen logs if you are feeling adventurous.(opional)

Day 7 Saturday.

Anyone for a tropical beach ride? Quite honestly, nothing compares to this. Deserted beaches, flocks of wild scarlet macaw parrots, and endless palm trees. A once in a lifetime ride, you will never forget this.

Day 8.

Heading back to San Jose in your air con private transfer, get busy planning your next trip with us!

Additional Details.

Pricing for 7 nights.

A week with Andrea Wady is $2250 per person.

Visiting clinicians week, this year featuring Elsa Sinclair and Noora Ehnqvist are $2650 per person, and David Lichman is $2750.

There are discounts available for room sharing.

This price includes all transfers to and from the airport, to the ranch and back each day, 7 nights accommodation at the beautiful beach front hotel Tortuga Del Mar in Playa Hermosa (discounts offered for room sharing)

Price also includes breakfast, and a hearty local lunch (evening meals are not included but lovely restaurants are located within a very short walking distance from your hotel). Also included are all clinic days and lessons, trail riding (all rides are between 2.5 and 3 hours long) and additional local tours. Prices DO NOT include flights from your destination country or meals on travel days.

We got you! All you need to do is book your flight and we will take care of all other details for you, you don't need to worry about a thing. From booking the hotel to collecting you from the airport, rest assured we have it all covered. Just relax and let us give you a vacation of a lifetime.

Booking secured with a $500 deposit.

This schedule can be subject to change (especially during rainy season).

Accommodation.

You can click on the link below to see our hotel of choice, the beautiful Tortuga del Mar, another option for a hotel is Club Del Mar located, if you choose this hotel, please contact us for the price difference.

  • Tortuga del Mar: a really nice beach front boutique style hotel, great hosts and clean pretty rooms with swimming pool.
  • Club del Mar: a super resort style hotel, ocean front with a great restaurant. see website for prices.

Restricted to riders under 200lbs in weight.

See you in Paradise!