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Sabine's Smiling Horses

#14 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Monteverde Features Animals
| 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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Kids loved it

Okay, the "kids" are 25 and 21 and are intermediate riders, not beginners. They loved this, and... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2014
Daniel D
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Atlanta, Georgia
An amazing ride

My sister and I try to ride horses every time we go on vacation together. We're both pretty... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2014
Lauren S
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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” (17 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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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Okay, the "kids" are 25 and 21 and are intermediate riders, not beginners. They loved this, and were very well cared for by the terrific folks who run this place.

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 3 January 2014

My sister and I try to ride horses every time we go on vacation together. We're both pretty experienced riders and we're pretty picky. Sabine's more than met our expectations. Sabine and her daughter sensed we weren't particularly interested in a typical trail ride and...More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

If you like to horseback Sabine's has got some great trips. This is not necessarily for novice riders but those who have been riding 5 or more times. We chose to go on the waterfall ride which was gorgeous. Alfonzo was our guide who spoke...More

Thank mrmets
TreeTopHouseCostaRic, Owner at Sabine's Smiling Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2014

We are really pleased that you enjoyed our ride. It always makes us happy when we can give our riders great memories. Yes, our waterfall ride is a classic ride. It combines riding, hiking and seeing nature from a different perspective. Again, we are glad...More

Reviewed 8 September 2013

Our group of four, from 6 to 72, all had a wonderful day riding horses in Monteverde. My husband and 6-year-old had never ridden a horse and they both were well taken care of. This trip is not your normal horse ride through the mountains....More

1  Thank Janet_F_S
TreeTopHouseCostaRic, Owner at Sabine's Smiling Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2014

Thank you for coming to us and riding our horses. We are very happy to have given your family an experience you can share for a long time. You have truly taken the best out of the tour. The horse ride, the coffee stop, the...More

Reviewed 22 August 2013

We rode with Sabine's Smiling Horses several times in 2012, and on a previous trip in 2009. The horses are healthy and well-maintained, which is not necessarily true of all outfits in Costa Rica. Sabine's guide Alonzo is wonderful, both with the horses and with...More

2  Thank Amatitlania
TreeTopHouseCostaRic, Owner at Sabine's Smiling Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2014

Thank you and your family for coming several times to our stable and trying new things with our horses and at the farms. We very much enjoyed accommodating your family and new ideas. We wish you find your way again to Costa Rica and Monteverde...More

Reviewed 17 August 2013

We did the half-day trip to the waterfall and had a great time! Alonzo, our guide, was patient, kind, and very informative. It helped that I have some Spanish skills, but his English was adequate for getting the idea across. We liked that there was...More

1  Thank CAFAM
Reviewed 6 August 2013

My friends and I went to Smiling Horses early August. When we arrived we were welcomed nicely by the owners. They were really friendly and extremly helpful. The guide could not speak English although we did not find this bothersome at all. We actually loved...More

Thank Crazy_Book_Girl
Reviewed 4 August 2013

This was one of the most fun things we did while we stayed at St Elena. We don't know how to horse ride but our guide made everything nice and simple for our 2 teens and us. We did the 3 hour waterfall tour and...More

Thank A1anP
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Our guide Jonny made this an amazing trip ! He was so knowledgable and was able to find a great variety of wildlife for us to see. My partner and I were fortunate enough to be the only people on this guided walk , and...More

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 13 July 2013

I just wanted to share with everyone who may be interested in horseback riding in Costa Rica that we had a wonderful experience with Sabine and Guy with our family. We had 9 persons go on a 2 hr horse ride and then a water...More

2  Thank Petrija J
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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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