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!


 


Ride to Mount Etna: Exploring Sicily on Horseback

December 10, 2017
USEF judge and author Ann Jamieson recounts a once in a lifetime horseback riding trek across Sicily.  At first, it is far away in the background, seemingly unreachable. Mount Etna with the city of Catania in the foreground. Photo courtesy Wikipedia. Mt. Etna, at 10,900 feet above sea level, dominates the… Read more »

Christmas in Middleburg

December 3, 2017
Middleburg’s annual Christmas celebration is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday and horses in beautiful Virginia hunt country! by Jocelyn Pierce I set off to explore the hunt country capital for the annual Christmas tradition, which takes place the first Saturday in December every year. Middleburg, Virginia is a… Read more »

Horseback Riding at Battle Hill Farm Forest Park in New Zealand

December 3, 2017
Equitrekking contributor Andi Vailalo describes her favorite training trails at Battle Hill Farm Forest Park in Wellington, New Zealand.  Going past The Deer Farm – Battle Hill Farm Forest Park. Photo by Andi Vailalo. From battles fought to an equestrian adventure, Battle Hill Farm Forest Park in Wellington, New Zealand, is steeped in rich… Read more »

Six-Day Pack Trip in Yellowstone’s Backcountry

November 30, 2017
An adventurous mother and daughter duo set out on a six-day packing adventure through the rugged wilderness of Yellowstone National Park.  By Lisa Florey How many septuagenarians do you know who would trek 80-odd miles through a remote wilderness on horseback, sleeping in a tent each night? I know one!… Read more »

Living Life Through the Ears in Windsor, UK

November 14, 2017
Guest contributor and photographer Claire Harker writes about her favorite places to go horseback riding in Windsor, UK.  Never has the old adage, 'the world is best viewed through the ears of a horse,' been truer than when you happen to live in one of the most beautiful royal landscapes… Read more »

Saddle Up for 2018 with a New Year’s Horseback Riding Vacation

November 8, 2017
Ring in the New Year with a holiday horseback riding vacation. Here are five of our favorite equestrian destinations with celebrations planned for the upcoming holiday. By Mary Katherine Morris  Still planning your New Year's getaway? Don't worry-there's still time to pick a destination. We've compiled a list of our… Read more »

Between the Ears in Barcelona—Riding in Catalonia

November 6, 2017
Equitrekking contributor Huia of @three.mares recounts a horseback riding holiday with a friend in Catalonia, Spain.  A summertime trip to Barcelona with my lovely Canadian-Kiwi friend Kathy just had to include a horse riding experience! We used Google to choose Hípica d’Órrius and to my delight booking a horse ride… Read more »

Horseback Riding in Camargue, France

October 29, 2017
When childhood dreams about white horses come true.  As a little girl in a remote region of New Zealand, I read the classic, White Mane, and fell in love with the dream of the wild Camargue horses. Based on the iconic 1953 black and white movie, Crin Blanc by Albert Lamorisse,… Read more »

Riding Iceland in Your 80’s

October 29, 2017
What Fun Looks Like at 89 What do you do for fun when you’re 89? Go horseback riding of course! That’s what mom did on our recent trip to Iceland. One might think it’s a risky hobby for a senior citizen, but it’s not as crazy as it sounds. Getting… Read more »

Upcoming Equestrian Events & Programs at Castle Leslie in Ireland

October 26, 2017
The fall is a spectacular time to visit Ireland and with Castle Leslie hosting a variety of special equestrian events, it makes the season even more enticing. Located in Glaslough, County Monaghan, just an 80 minutes drive from Dublin and 60 minutes from Belfast, this luxury equestrian getaway often hosts… Read more »