Dedicated to breeding and training superior sport horses.

Pura Vida Farms, LLC, is owned and operated by Ellen Ziemer and Jerry Waddle, veterinarians married for 40 years. We have been breeding quality sport horses for over 30 years, and pride ourselves on the ultimate matchmaking of horse and rider.

Inspired by challenging life events and several visits to beautiful Costa Rica, the name “Pura Vida” was chosen for our facility. Literally meaning “pure life”, Pura Vida also describes an easygoing lifestyle of appreciating each day, since life is short.

Contact us at 1(919)270-8395