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Horse Riding Vacations Costa Rica.

Award winning Discovery Horse Tours are internationally renowned for their love, care and passion for horses. Join us for a once in a lifetime Horse riding vacation Costa Rica with our amazing horses who have all been trained using friendship, love, patience and trust based methods, the result are incredible equine partners to share the magic of Costa Rica with you in the saddle.

Whether you want a week on the unforgettable TROPICAL TRAILS riding in the most bio diverse country in the world, or maybe you want to combine your trail riding with lessons taught by the world's leading clinicians for a EDUCATION VACATION; your time with us will be unforgettable. For those of you who feel like life got a little out of balance, our new EXHALE week provides the perfect balance of riding, connecting with horses and slowing down to smell the tropical blooms!

All our horses enjoy a life free from metal bits and thrive barefoot, roaming, in a herd; as a result they are sure footed, super responsive, happy and so much fun to ride!

From Andalusians and Ibero's, Criollos and Quarter horses, we have the perfect horse to suit you, whatever your ability and aspirations.

Join us to canter along deserted beaches, ride deep into the pristine tropical rainforests to secret natural spring pools, ride along crystal clear rivers and across endless open farmland.

Included in our week long packages, are airport transfers, stunning beach front hotel, breakfast and lunch, all riding, all extra tours and days out, all lessons and all daily transfers.

All you need to do it pack and get on the plane! We will be there waiting for you at the door of airport to whisk you to your hotel. Our small, friendly team,take huge pleasure in making sure everything is taken care of so you can relax and enjoy your vacation. We specialize in small groups (no more than 6), so we welcome independent travellers or groups of friends, however you arrive you will have new friends, human and animal, waiting to share with you the pura vida of Costa Rica.

Chris and Andrea were ecstatic to win "Most Unique Experience 2016" from Luxury Travel Guide. They are also proud recipients of the coveted Certificate of Excellence six years running 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015 and now 2016 which propelled them into the Trip Advisor Hall of fame!

Discovery Horse Tours is owned and operated by British husband and wife team Chris and Andrea Wady.

Arriving in Costa Rica 13 years ago with just their rucksacks on their backs, they epitomise the work hard, but dream big ethos.

Passionate about showing that working horses can be treated with dignity and respect, they set about rescuing and rehabilitating horses, training them with kindness, trust and patience.

Building Discovery up, from their initial 3 horses to their current herd of 14 working horses and 8 retired, their dreams became a reality.

Andrea laughs about the adventures they have had "My husband was a surfer for 30 years, i was always a horse girl and started riding at age 2! When we decided not to go home from our incredible Costa Rican vacation back in 2003, we emailed our jobs and said "Hasta luego" to our old life and held hands and jumped wholeheartedly into our new one. I think Chris envisioned a life of sunshine, beaches and endless waves, but now he is as happy on a horse as he ever was on a surf board!Life is full of Pura Vida and we love to share the magic of Costa Rican with our guests"

As featured in Your Horse Magazine,Natural Horse Magazine,The Trail Rider Australia,Luxury Travel Guide, Intelligent Horsemanship magazine,Trail Rider USA ,Parelli Savvy Times,The Weekly Telegraph, The Western Morning News, Lonely Planet, Frommers Guide etc.

Check out Andrea's fun blog showing insights of living and loving horses in Costa Rica.
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