Boquete Equestrian Estates
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Boquete Equestrian Estates is a full-on breeding and training facility, located in the highlands of Panama, near a quiet little coffee pueblo, nestled against picturesque Volcan Baru. Our facility consists of 12 acres, making up pastures, paddocks, 80' x 80' indoor schooling ring, 120' x 240' outdoor competition arena, round pen, 12 stalls (with state-of-the-art upstairs feeding system) a wash-bay, tack-room, Farrier station and connecting viewing deck with public restrooms for spectator ease and comfort.
From riding lessons to boarding, our professional staff offers decades of combined equine experience and knowledge. We are family owned and operated, making for a fun and professional equine experience for the entire family, in a wholesome environment. Here at Boquete Equestrian Estates, we strive to provide quality care for our customer's horses, superior training for our students and a healthy, safe, worry-free environment for parents and children alike.
All students are taught "from the ground up". This means students are taught how to behave around horses in general, as well as grooming and tacking, which combine with more advanced skill sets later on. Learning how to groom and saddle your own horse is an essential part of the riding experience and we want all of our students to be competent in these areas. We firmly believe you are not safe on the back of the horse, until you are safe on the ground with them. We also realise that horseback riding can become very expensive. With that in mind, we strive to maintain prices that make riding affordable for everyone.
Our Instructors are Certified Riding Instructors, having spent entire lives owning, selectively breeding, raising, training and showing horses. Our resident Instructor and Coach is Red Cross CPR/First Aid, EFR (Emergency First Response) as well as Combat First Aid trained. Jessica Burgh holds several certificates in Equine First Aid, Equine Safety, Careers in the Equine Industry, as well as a very impressive Scientific Farrier certificate and experience of 17 years, in the field of corrective trimming and therapeutic shoeing.
Starting & Training and Courses
|B.E.E. specialises in both individual and group lessons from beginner/ nervous novice riders to advanced. We have several coaches on staff to ensure the best coach/student combination. Lessons are offered 5 days a week, except on national holidays or Show days. Our students are taught to help each other, and everyone gets along, making for a harmonious environment for all. The older ones help the younger ones- especially for shows, inspections, and clinics.|
Ages 2 and up
ASTM approved riding helmets are mandatory for any and all riders in the English discipline. Western is optional, and to be ridden so at own risk. All jumpers MUST wear approved crash vests when on course if over 3ft. B.E.E. can provide helmets but encourages you to buy your own to ensure proper fit.
properly attired for some hard-core jumping. Note crash vest.
Cat, properly attired for some hard-core jumping. Note crash vest.
Riding Instruction prices
1 hour private lesson B/. 35.00
1 hour semi private lesson B/. 25.00 per person
1 hour group (3-4 riders) B/. 20.00
As a means of measuring the progress and level of achievements of our students, Boquete Equestrian Estates has established standards, keeping within the framework of the international movement of the Pony Club throughout the world.
The 2010 standards are divided into D1, D2, D3, C1, C2, C3, B, H-A, and A levels to provide a progressive programme from one level to the next in the horse management and riding. Whenever the word “pony” is used, it is to be understood that the British call horses and ponies just that. Upon successfully completing the examination for a rating, the member is awarded a Certificate and may begin study of the material outlined under the next higher standard. Each rating must be achieved before the next level is attempted.
Tenacity. Dedication. Perseverance. Drive. These are all words that our Equestrian athletes have known. What separates them from the rest? Their style.. The way they attack the course with no fear. They forge ahead, tackling whatever obstacle stands in their way. We have been known for turning out extremely aggressive riders, with amazing self confidence. Whether in the show ring, or hacking out. One word simply does not exist for us here… “defeat.” Two words are forbidden here, " I can't".
Come and train with us in gorgeous
Taylor's Air Up There Our selective breeding programme in action
Our canyon view stables and arenas sit proudly between the two rivers, Caldera and Cochea, and offer one of the best views in the area, with Volcan Baru as our dramatic backdrop. Las Trancas is the most narrow section of land to be found here, and located exactly where we are at the "bottle neck"between Restaurante Las Ruinas and Casa Hogar Trisker. Many years ago, when a cowboy desired a new mount, he would round his horse of choice up on this very spot, running these very grounds, chasing his prospect with rope twirling. Old remnants of the "horse" wall are still visible on this property, so it thrills us to know we're keeping tradition alive. Las Trancas simply means to 'block' off or 'close' off.If you choose to join our family by boarding and riding with us, you too will be part of keeping this tradition alive. The "Horse Wall" is still visible and fairly good condition and can easily be viewed while riding in arena.
Convenient access to all stalls and service areas is provided by the stable's cross-shaped design. 2 large aisle-way doors and people door create a comfortable interior environment.
Each stall is 12' x 12' with a 24' run, and we have one 12' x 14' large Warmblood stall and a massive foaling stall. A secured tack room, tack-up areas, wash bays, two utility work areas, instructor/trainer office, and public restroom complete the floor plan.
A security system and a fly-control installation add protection to the stable. Music is constantly provided, adding a final touch to an elegant facility. We receive many compliments on our place and invite you to visit soon!
Total Care - $250/month Includes all
of the above, feed, turn-out, plus light grooming,
Vet and farrier handling is available for
additional fee. We supply the feed.
Special Care - $325/month Includes all
of the above, exercise, plus grooming,
washing, exercise and turn-out. Worming,
trimming, (corrective trimming and shoes
at additional cost) Vet, farrier , and
stallion handling is available for additional fee.
Competition Horse Care- $400/month includes:
All of the above, plus blanketing, hoods, washing,
special supplements (you supply) clipping, specialised
grooming techniques, trail riding for conditioning and
arena work on selected discipline- plus 2 free lessons
to enable owner to understand cues and training aid.
FAQ's for MP Courses
Q: Do I have to be an Officer to receive training?
A: We prefer if you are, however, if you are not, we will not be able to get National Police to sign off on your certificate, but you may take course.
Q: What gear do I have to bring with me on plane?
A: Just bring your boots- we have saddles and all tack
Q: What kind of crowd control training do you really teach?
A: You will have to be able to negotiate riot like situations confidently, on a horse that is not 100% riot trained- yet will be at the end of your course. You will also have an animal that will walk over humans and run into them- something they are not naturally inclined to do. That is the whole idea, using your mount as your primary weapon. We do not go into depth with seizure procedures while mounted, but you must be able to chase, hold off and aprehend a perp while mounted.
Q: How trained are your horses?
A: They are solid on flat work and jumping. For crowd control they are fine, but riot situations will be their hurdle.
Q: Just who do you have instructing these courses?
A: Our primary Instructor is also a Coach who has grown up riding and competing horses, having gone through Panama Police Academy and Boot Camp, followed by personal military training and finished off with High Risk Operations. Experience drawn from real world operations.
Q: What if I have never ridden a horse, yet want to become a Mounted Police Officer?
A: We are not able to issue you a license in this area as Panama does not have these mounted programmes, however we can teach you everything you need to know to be able to successfully complete training in your country. You will be awarded with a certificate upon successful completion of course which will help establish you as a serious, aspiring Mounted Police Officer.
Q: What kind of accommodations are available?
A: We do not house students, yet can offer you great advise on where to inquire for suitable accommodations close by.
Boquete Equestrian Estates
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Jessica is an exceptionally caring person and this is
especially evident when it comes to her love, care and concern for horses. She
is actively involved in promoting proper care for horses as well as in rescuing
horses in danger from lack of care and neglect at her own personal expense
-- Jess truly wants nothing but the best
for these noble animals.
Jess has taken it upon herself to open classes called pony
pals up to teach children proper riding, care, all about equipment and love of
animals. Jess has taken time out of her busy schedule to allow visitors such as
my wife and I to come to her ranch and learn about horses and teaching us how
to care for the horses. I’ve seen her patiently teach someone how to properly
care and shoe a horse – explaining step by step not only what needs to be done
but why it is done that and the consequences of failing to do so.
Jessica’s love for horses is limitless and her knowledge of all that is horses is boundless. If someone wants to know everything there is to know about horses then one of best people to talk to would be Jess – she is a patient and caring instructor.
~ Dennis Nutting
“ I was an American looking for a place to ride, and saw the sign on the highway, so I stopped in and scheduled a lesson for the next day. I have been training in the states. I had never jumped. In that first lesson Jessica had me doing cross rails at the end of the lesson, on her amazing American Warmblood. Bravo, Jessica!”
“ I ride
constantly looking for someone who will work
with my horse. I love him and don’t want to sell him, but all my
him, and they kept me from showing and competitions. We're talking
banned from all lower mainland areas! Jessica had just moved a horse
into Hazelmere Stables, where I board, and
she agreed to work with my gelding. Not only did she fix his bucking
He used to buck like a PRCA horse making it so I couldn’t even ride!
corrected his balking at the jump. You see… All my coach’s don’t have
aggressive way of riding Jessica does. Because she is not just English,
rides Western as well. I have never seen someone buck out a horse like
And this was in an Engish saddle! That horse listened to her
He respected her so much, he would even look to her to see what she
next. She only used body language. Never force. Thanks to her I can now
knot-head out and about in the
Requirements to qualify
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Their services include preparing inspections, answering questions, and sharing information. We are all members helping each other.
Our ultimate goal:
Producing the best International Equine Competitors
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AWS, HTBR, PSHR, approved!
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