Owners, Kay and Esteban, have been providing quality horseback riding tours for over 15 years, as well as breeding and training the wonderful Spanish criollo horses.
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 the Painted Pony Guest Ranch into one of the finest horse ranches in the area breeding and training their own stock.