Krysia Peterson is the owner of Finca Caballo Loco and has lived in Costa Rica since 1993, raising a family while remaining actively involved in riding, training and competing in a variety of disciplines. Krysia’s vast knowledge of horses has allowed her to carefully choose and personally train the ones that are used for trail riding. Healthy, good natured and well educated animals are a priority Finca Caballo Loco. A safe and fun riding experience is guaranteed!
Fully bilingual and with a passion for Fine Wine, Gourmet Food and Horses, an idea was born when Krysia decided to transform, what started as a small hobby farm five years ago, into a truly unique Equestrian Facility. Constantly changing and evolving, there will always be new surprises when you visit the farm.
Located within a very biologically diverse part of Costa Rica’s Central Valley,the combination of incredible flora and fauna, great climate, spectacular views and unbeatable riding trails made the decision to share this unique treasure with other nature lovers and horse people, a natural choice for Krysia.
Riders and non-riders alike who visit the farm will be fascinated by the abundance of wildlife that migrates up and down the El Rodeo Biological Corridor. White face monkeys, toucans, sloths, lizards, deer, butterflies and birds galore will be sure to cross your path as you explore the surrounding areas.
The close proximity to San Jose, the neighboring University for Peace, and the new highway to the beach areas of Jaco also make Finca Caballo Loco an ideal stop for visitors looking for something different to do during their stay in Costa Rica.
We encourage you to spend either a half or full day at the farm and enjoy some delicious and healthy food prepared by Krysia on the Tree Top Terrace while bird watching at the canopy level of the surrounding forest. Two luxury suites are now available for rent for those who would like to stay longer and explore the area of Ciudad Colon or go on several different and interesting trail rides while at the farm.
Krysia's philosophy and personal goal is to make sure that everyone has a memorable experience at the finca and above all, are made to feel welcome and comfortable whether horseback riding or enjoying the other facilities or services.
The attention to detail, says it all!
Victor Perez is the person that will be sure to greet you when you visit Finca Caballo Loco. His Latin charm will make you feel welcomed immediately, and a glass of freshly brewed Ice Tea will always be nearby to refresh you.
Venezuelan by birth, Victor has lived most of his life in Costa Rica and has a wealth of information to share with you about local facts, customs and "Tico" traditions. Make sure to ask him about his interesting background as the son of a general.
Victor has worked for many years in the hospitality business and is currently involved not only with Finca Caballo Loco but also with Mirador Tiquicia, a very popular typical restaurant high in the mountains above Escazu. His fascination with different cultures and special rapport with people is what makes him such an asset to the farm.
Riding is something relatively new for Victor but over the last several years he has become as passionate about horses as everyone who spends time at Finca Caballo Loco. No job is too trivial, and Victor has even been known to feed and groom the horses. Now a seasoned equestrian under Krysia's watchful eye, Victor enjoys leading some of the trail rides and with limitless patience he will even spend time with our more timid riders in the arena showing them the necessary basics before hitting the trails.
No detail is too small to make your time with us at Finca Caballo Loco truly enjoyable. Victor’s gentle and attentive nature will make even the most demanding traveler relax and unwind. Treat yourself to a special day; it's good for the soul!
A true gentleman, one of a kind!
Carlos and Diego are the indispensible engine of the farm. Jacks of all Trades, these two tireless workers can be seen attending to the daily running of Finca Caballo Loco and all its animals and grounds. Always willing to help out they will assist on trail rides, lead you up to the arena if necessary, and even help you mount and dismount safely.
If you’re thirsty and up for something different, they’ll show you how to extract freshly squeezed juice from sugar cane. Come and meet the boys and experience Costa Rican farm life hands on, and you can even help them groom and feed the horses if you feel a true desire to get back to nature.
Try it, you’ll like it!