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Sabine's Smiling Horses

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| 1 km oeste del cementerio de Sta. Elena, follow road sign from cemetary to us, 60109, Costa Rica
+506 8385 2424
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Pilot and Scorpion!!!

A lovely 2 hour morning ride along gorgeous vistas and back roads of Monteverde. Great way to start... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
JlMattia1
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RI
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Spectacular sunset

This was the best ride I ever had. We rode through cow pastures and along meadows where the guides... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Anne L
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Athens, Greece
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Sabine who speaks English, French, Spanish and German and offers a variety of horse treks, from $ 25 US per hour to day trips to specialty tours including a Full Moon Ride. Several multi-day treks are also on offer. Sabine's Smiling Horses is a true destination in Costa Rica.
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“hour ride” (18 reviews)
“novice riders” (3 reviews)
“costa rica” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| 1 km oeste del cementerio de Sta. Elena, follow road sign from cemetary to us, 60109, Costa Rica
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+506 8385 2424
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

A lovely 2 hour morning ride along gorgeous vistas and back roads of Monteverde. Great way to start your day!

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This was the best ride I ever had. We rode through cow pastures and along meadows where the guides helped us spot wildlife. It was like riding your own horse and just meandering around. A bit of surprise that the company “farms” out the business...More

Thank Anne L
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Wonderful two-hour trail ride for novice riders on well-trained and well-groomed horses, with sunset over the Gulf of Nicoya to finish off! Easy to reserve a customized experience through Sabine and enjoy a comfortable trail ride around Monteverde with Ulises and his son. A highlight...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We loved our time at with this horse tour. Our guide was very kind and you could tell he and the horses had a mutual love and respect for each other. Very nice to see. He only spoke Spanish but we all speak different levels...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

First time riding a horse and it was excellent! I could see people caring their animals with a lot of respect and passion. The guide, Ulisse was very kind, patient, and explain to me some story about Monteverde, he shows me birds and plants. And...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Long story short ... I fell from a horse when I was 5 and between my parents and my fears I hadn't tried riding ever since. Sabine, her guide (apologies I don't recall his name, however a very young, professional and smart guide!) and Comanche...More

Thank Sonja D
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Booked for 2 hours and it was simply amazing. Brandon the guide was excellent , very friendly, patient and knowledgeable . I booked on what's app and it was good clear communications. The horses are well looked after for sure. The briefing at the start...More

Thank Chillfactor29
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

My daughter and I had a wonderful experience.Our guide Brendan was patient and kind and took the time to point out animals, birds, local fruit and more. He allowed us to ride at a pace that was both comfortable and challenging. The horses were at...More

Thank avidetic
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Our family had such a great time on the two hour tour. Sabine's daughter, Tara and Brandon were our guides. They were so good with our kids (ages 6, 6 and 8). They picked the perfect horse for each of us and led the younger...More

Thank pdx_traveler3
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Amazing 3 hour horse ride to the waterfall near Monteverde. Everything about the ride was great, the guide spoke good English and the horses were very well behaved and obviously well cared for. Sabine was great at communicating through whats app to organise the ride...More

Thank Cassie202
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mfbyrkit
13 May 2016|
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Response from TreeTopHouseCostaRic | Property representative |
Hello, please look on our website horseback riding tour in Monteverde and click on the Cloud forest tour. There you will find the information you need. sorry the posting guide lines don't allow me to post our website on... More
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annaf990
8 April 2015|
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Response from TreeTopHouseCostaRic | Property representative |
Hello , I am Sabine with the Smiling Horses in Monteverde. We do have availability for the 23rd of April for the campesino ride or the waterfall ride. Both of your children are able to do these rides. Please email us, if... More
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Nancy L
15 February 2015|
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Response from TreeTopHouseCostaRic | Property representative |
Hello Nancy, we would love to have your Labrador dog along the trail. Our dog "Tico" does this now 10 years. For how much time is he used to walk? What are your ideas about "a bit more fun than just a "trail ride". We are... More
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