Horseback riding in Panama is a much-loved activity among foreigners and Panamanians. For this reason, there is a very active horse riding and competition community in Panama. As well as several developed communities with equestrian facilities near Panama City.
Among the equestrian facilities in Panama, here are a few of our favorites:
Castilla de Oro
Castilla de Oro is located 20 minutes East off Panama City, this facility offers classes to children. As well as various activities, including national and international events. Their facilities include a restaurant, more than 60 stables, a racing track, and a school with 15 horses.
Hacienda Country Club
Located about 35 minutes’ drive northeast of Panama City towards the Cerro Azul. This community is one of the nicest equestrian facilities in the country. With over 100 hectares, the club surrounds itself with mountains to the north and the Pacific to the south. Hacienda Country Club offers a restaurant, tennis courts, a golf course, and more!
Las Cuadras Buenaventura
Buenaventura is one of the most exclusive beach communities in Panama. It also has an equestrian facility that is really top-notch. Here you will also have access to the golf course — designed by Jack Nicholson. As well as access to the beachfront clubhouses, restaurants, and a JW Marriott Hotel.
Las Cuadras Equestrian Club has its own on-site veterinarian, and jogging trails leading to the beach and the river. You can also buy real estate or buy a piece of land to build in Buenaventura.
Coronado and Buenaventura have become popular for equestrian facilities onsite or nearby. S. Some of the most popular horses call these facilities home. For example, Peruvian Horses, Spanish horses, Polo Horses, and American Quarter Horses.
In general, horse lovers are well-organized in Panama through the Association of Peruvian Horse Breeders and Owners. (Asociación Panameña de Criadores y Propietarios de Caballos Peruanos de Paso). This organization holds a competition of Peruvian Horses every year.
If you love horses and are thinking of moving to Panama, we can help! In fact we have properties for sale in two of the horseback riding communities mentioned above. We would be delighted to connect with fellow horse lovers and put you in touch with some of Panama’s equestrian specialists.
Are there job opportunities in the equine industry at any of the equestrian facilities mentioned above ?
Hi Danielle, I’m not sure as opportunities can come and go. I recommend that you get in touch directly with the facilities mentioned to see if there are any opportunities open.
We are considering relocating with our “herd” of jumpers and 3d eventers. Are there any facilities/properties that could accommodate us?
There are a couple of areas in, or around, the city for horseback riding. My children used to attend an equestrian club near the city named Castillo del Oro. Close to Cerro Azul there is the Hacienda Country Club which has some amazing facilities.
Hello. Am in Canada and want to retire to beautiful Panama. However I ride western and own two Quarter horses.
Being Canadian am not sure I could handle the beach temperatures so am thinking of moving to the mountains. Do you know anything about horse boarding in Volcan, Boquete or anywhere else?
Your best mountain locations for horseback riding would be Volcan, Boquete, and El Valle de Anton.
Boquete and El Valle de Anton are touristic locations and the streets tend to be very busy during the weekend, so the use of the back roads may be needed, but still great options!