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Sabine's Smiling Horses

#14 of 34 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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Amazing time in a beautiful place

First time riding a horse and it was excellent! I could see people caring their animals with a lot... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Escazu, Costa Rica
Sabine's smiling horses made me smile!!!

Long story short ... I fell from a horse when I was 5 and between my parents and my fears I hadn't... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
Sonja D
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| 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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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

Thank odilepetitfrere
Reviewed 6 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
Reviewed 18 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
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
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
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
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went riding at Sabines Smiling Horses and had what I'm sure we'll remember as one of the best days ever. We were lucky enough to go on the Waterfall tour, which after an incredible 2 hour ride led us to a...More

1  Thank Edward F
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We did he 3 hour ride with the walk to the waterfall in June 2016. Our guide Brandon was great! He could speak English and he took time to explain lots of things to us. He taught us so much about the bugs I felt...More

Thank Amanda F
Reviewed 25 May 2016

My family, three of us, did the full moon ride. Brandon, our guide, was such a beautiful person - knowledgeable, excellent with horses, and so helpful and friendly to us. He was very kind and patient and let us trot and gallop as he saw...More

Thank crystalwf98
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We take a family horseback ride wherever we travel in the world. Sabine's horses are genuinely smiling! The horses have a lovely temperament. And Brandon was a great tour guide, very friendly and instructive and relaxed. This was particularly important because it was my five...More

Thank NewYorkerInEurope
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13 May 2016|
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
8 April 2015|
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
Nancy L
15 February 2015|
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