About Us

Mountain Equestrian Trails is a family run operation since 1989. Jim Bevis was raised in the Belizean jungle and spent much of his boyhood in the bush, hunting, guiding and learning. Jim is a renowned adventurer having led 2 expeditionary teams over the Maya Mountain Divide and pioneered the kayaking of Belize’s Sibun River.

His wife, Marguerite, is a Registered Nurse and has accompanied Jim on numerous adventures including an expedition down the Sibun River. Marguerite is often the “go to” local authority on any number of jungle maladies and is often sought out by the locals for medical advice.

Oldest son Arran Bevis was raised in Belize and, in keeping with his father’s example, is as at home in the jungle as he is in the Cantina making Mohito’s for the guests. Arran is an accomplished horseman & guide with extensive training in swift water, cave and jungle rescue and is certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in Belize. In 2012 Arran starred in the Make-Belize Films movie, “Curse of the Xtabai” where he played a somewhat shady jungle guide. Arran’s wife, Alison, a Texas native, is involved with many aspects of MET’s daily operations including reservations, book keeping, homeschooling AND she is a certified massage therapist. Arran and Alison have three children, Sierra, Savannah and Ryder.

 

Lacy and David are certified Tour Guides and they help run the Pontoon Boat Tours along with all our other tours.  We welcome their new son, Hunter and look forward to watching him grow.  

 

Heather and Colin Martin have recently returned to MET.  Heather will be your hostess when she is not busy homeschooling.

 

Trevor is a talented video photographer who made most of the videos on this site.  He lives in Washington with his children Noah and Audrey.

 

The excellent staff at Mountain Equestrian trails are all from local villages and some have been with them for over 25 years.