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TicoNuevo dodging obstacles at the horse parade

TicoNuevo dodging obstacles at the horse parade

TicoNuevo joins ranks at the horse parade. A little-known fact for novice “tope-goers”: you can actually rent a horse and join the riders in most Costa Rican tope or horse parade. We had this offering at our horse parade. Some of the renters, to be delicate, “detracted somewhat” from the aura surrounding my vision of […]

TicoNuevo experiences his first Tope in Costa Rica

TicoNuevo experiences his first Tope in Costa Rica

If you want to move here, I insist you learn about the tope in Costa Rica. As my practice riding sessions continued on schedule, I recalled the team’s uniform requirements mentioned weeks ago during our get acquainted dinner (a black cowboy hat, white dress shirt, black jeans, western belt and buckle, and a pair of […]

TicoNuevo starts practicing for his first tope in Costa Rica

TicoNuevo starts practicing for his first tope in Costa Rica

TicoNuevo starts practicing for his first tope, a whole new experience. One more neighborly communication came through our shared caña India fence. I was reminded of my first horseback riding “lesson”, I needed practicing for my first tope or horse parade. This was going to happen on the first Tuesday after Christmas. “Be there at […]

Ticonuevo wishes for his first tope in Costa Rica

Ticonuevo wishes for his first tope in Costa Rica

This is how the wish for my first tope started. Your Costa Rican guide books and online resources probably define a “tope” like a horse parade. Using a very liberal interpretation after my first experience with one, that’s as accurate a description as I can give. Every town of any size in the Central Valley […]

Horse Parade in Santa Maria de Dota

Horse Parade in Santa Maria de Dota

Looking for something to do this coming weekend? There will be a Tope, typical horse parade in Santa Maria de Dota at 12:00md this Saturday (Feb 5th, 2011). If the usual happens it will start an hour or two late. But there are going to be plenty of people watching the horse parade in Santa […]