Equestrian Travel Articles

First-hand articles and blogs about horseback riding around the world, equestrian travels, dude ranches, horseback riding vacations, great horse trails and horse festivals!


 


White Stallion Ranch Honored as a Member of Historic Hotels of America

June 22, 2016
White Stallion Ranch, one of our Top 20 Ranches and in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide, has been selected for membership by Historic Hotels of America. To be nominated and selected for membership into this prestigious program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old, been designated by the U.S.… Read more »

Horse Riding the Appian Way and Villa dei Quintili in Rome

June 19, 2016
Wanting to escape the heat and abundant amount of people in Rome, we discovered via the wonderful Internet that there are horse riding tours approximately 10 kilometers from the center of Rome. I couldn’t believe that we’d be so close to Rome. The stables and property are hidden from view,… Read more »

Horseback Riding and Camping in Utah’s Canyonlands

June 19, 2016
Equitrekking Travel's Julie Snyder takes a riding vacation in Utah's Canyonlands and camps out under the stars at a deluxe basecamp. Looking for a great riding vacation in the U.S.? The Utah Canyonlands Riding Vacation may be the answer. The ride is in a breathtaking part of Utah, and it is… Read more »

A Mongolia Horseback Riding Vacation with Stone Horse Expeditions

June 6, 2016
Should you go horse trekking in Mongolia? Is it difficult? Dangerous? What kind of equipment do you find? How's the food? How difficult is the riding? Nancy Diehl takes her daughters to ride in Mongolia and answers those questions and more in this traveler review of Stone Horse Expeditions &… Read more »

10 Things to Love About Italy Horse Riding Vacations

May 30, 2016
Traveling in Italy... what's not to love! Horseback riding in Italy brings the sights, sounds and flavors of your Italy vacation to new heights. by Darley Newman Imagine riding through olive fields and vineyards by day, spotting medieval fortress villages on hilltops, while you take in the aroma of green… Read more »

Through the Ears at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

May 30, 2016
Sure, walking the Rolex Kentucky cross-country course is all well and good, but why walk when you can ride? by Jocelyn Pierce While covering the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event for Practical Horseman, I had the unique opportunity to take part in the Rolex Ride the Course, a leisurely ride around… Read more »

Sunshine, Wild Horses and My Nikon- the Salt River Wild Horses

May 29, 2016
What's the recipe for this professional horse photographer's perfect day? Take one sunny day, some wild horses, a professional horse photographer in search of a great horse photo and meet me at the lake! That's precisely what it was like for me. The Salt River wild horses did not disappoint!… Read more »

Riding Icelandic Horses in Vermont

May 14, 2016
See what the world looks like riding an Icelandic horse in Vermont at the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm. In Vermont's Green Mountains, you can take a unique nature tour of mountains, meadows, forests and country roads on one of the oldest horse breeds in the world. Located in the Mad River… Read more »

The Virginia Gold Cup: A Day at the Races

May 14, 2016
The Virginia Gold Cup has been around for nearly one hundred years. Learn more about this historic steeplechase and social gathering with hunt country roots. by Jocelyn Pierce More of a social event with horses in the background than a draw for die-hard equestrians, the Virginia Gold Cup is a… Read more »

Combine Horseback Riding with Bourbon Tasting on Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail

May 7, 2016
Plan your Kentucky Bourbon Trail trip around all things horsey in the Bluegrass State! by Jocelyn Pierce Kentucky culture is big on horses. The Bluegrass State has sprawling and immaculate Thoroughbred farms, Keeneland and Churchill Downs racetracks, beautiful spaces for trail riding, the Kentucky Horse Park, and yes, the state’s… Read more »