The Painted Pony Guest Ranch
A Warm Costa Rica Welcome
"We invite you to join us at Casagua Horses, located at Finca Casagua, our beautiful, fifty acre, family-owned horse ranch, just minutes from Costa Rica's famous Pacific Gold Coast beaches. Whether you stay at the ranch or the beach, you will experience a taste of Guanacaste's traditional horse culture, learn about Natural Horsemanship, and enjoy riding our comfortable Spanish criollo horses. After you ride, relax in a hammock, take a dip in the splash pool, or take advantage of the many adventure activities offered in the area. In addition to your custom riding package, enjoy an unforgettable Costa Rican vacation."
Kay & Esteban Peraza
Costa Rica’s north Pacific province of Guancaste is one of the hot vacation spots in the world. Famous for its vast white sand beaches, surfing breaks, world class sport fishing, dry tropical forest flora and fauna, and of course, colorful cowboy or Sabanero culture, Guanacaste offers endless options to the rider and non rider alike. Once a remote vacation spot, Guanacaste is now served by all the major airlines through the new international airport in Liberia , just 45 minutes from the ranch and Pacific Beaches.
ABOUT OUR HORSES
“Our horses are special; they are why we are here.” Chosen for their noble temperament and comfortable gate, the Spanish criollo horses of Guanacaste are used for cattle ranching, rodeo, pleasure riding, fiestas and even lower level dressage. A combination of blood lines from the Andalusian, Barb, Jennet and later the Peruvian Paso, the criollo horses are also the foundation for the Paso Costarricense. Casagua staff will match rider to horse to give the best riding experience available in the area. Most of our horses were born on the ranch and trained with Natural Horsemanship, Imprinting and other non-violent methods. Casagua Horses now has a “Paint and Paso” breeding program with a goal of breeding criollo horses with “color and comfort” using their handsome paint stallion and criollo mares.
History Casagua Horses has been providing quality horseback riding tours for over 20 years, as well as breeding and training the wonderful Spanish criollo horses using Natural Horsemanship Training.
Kay is a wildlife artist with a Ph.D. in Biology and Ecology originally from Michigan, and Esteban, her husband, is a Zotecnista ( farm vet) born and raised in Guanacaste. Life on the ranch is a comfortable blend of their two cultures. Kay first came to Costa Rica as an ecology professor and later director of an international conservation organization working on tropical forest preservation and protection. A life long rider, she soon fell in love with, not only the noble criollo horses of Guanacaste, but also her farm vet, Esteban. Esteban’s family has been part of the horse and cattle culture of Guanacaste for over five generations.
Kay and Esteban have developed Casagua into one of the finest horse ranches in the area breeding and training their own stock. Located in an oasis of large Guanacaste trees, surrounded by green pastures, just minutes from some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, the ranch is centrally located to take advantage of Guanacaste’s famous tourists attractions.
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