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!


 


4 Great Horseback Riding Tours for the Wine Enthusiast

August 17, 2015
Learn about great riding vacations and horseback rides that recognize the importance of a good glass of wine. Cheers! by Jocelyn Pierce Whether it’s a glass of Pinot Noir or Pinot Grigio, wine lovers will rejoice over these horseback riding tours that make drinking wine their top priority. Get a… Read more »

Join the Dartmoor Derby in Devon, England

August 15, 2015
Imagine a horseback adventure in one of Britain’s finest areas of wilderness-- riding and navigating for days across moorland, through woods and valleys, crossing rivers, past ancient stone circles and through golden gorse and purple heather. It is countryside Steven Spielberg felt barely able to do justice in his wonderful… Read more »

Thingvellir Viking Trail Riding Vacation in Iceland

August 8, 2015
Want to gain confidence in the saddle and in life? Equitrekking Travel's Julie Snyder did on the Thingvellir Viking Trail Riding Vacation in Iceland. Read about her adventure and journey! by Julie Snyder Iceland stretched me as a rider and made me a stronger person. Although the Icelandic Horses are… Read more »

Day Horseback Rides in Scotland’s Highlands

August 5, 2015
Grab a Highland Pony and hit the trail with these great pony treks in Scotland! by Jocelyn Pierce Open moors, old castles, and perhaps even sea monsters are just a few of the things you can see while horseback riding in Scotland. Whether you’d like to take a leisurely trek… Read more »

Catalonia Spain Horseback Riding Photo Journey

July 30, 2015
Ride Andalusian horses and become immersed in the beauty of Catalonia on this riding holiday! Located in the northeast part of Spain, Catalonia is close to the cosmopolitan capital, Barcelona, and has an identity and language all its own. The Catalonia region has diverse landscapes, all within close proximity to… Read more »

Horse Riding Magnificent Majella in Italy

July 12, 2015
Learn about a horseback riding vacation through the Abruzzo region of Italy in La Majella, a national park with sensational scenery at every turn-–– mountainsides swathed in wild flowers, wild boar, roe and red deer, chamois, golden eagles, wolves and bear. by Susanne Metzger I have just returned from a… Read more »

Chile Riding Vacation Photo Journey

July 7, 2015
Get away from civilization with this horseback riding adventure in Chile’s Patagonia! Chile Nativo’s “Last Frontier” horseback riding trip has been touted by National Geographic Traveler Magazine as one of “50 Tours of a Lifetime,” and includes riding through Torres del Paine and Bernardo O’ Higgins National Parks. Guests are… Read more »

Equitrekking Travel in Iceland on the Viking Riding Vacation

July 7, 2015
Equitrekking Travel's Julie Snyder sets this week off on an Iceland riding adventure, trekking the Thingvellir area, a centuries old central meeting point for those travelling Iceland on horseback. With stunning lava landscapes, tough and fun Icelandic horses and a unique Viking history, Iceland is a fascinating country to explore on… Read more »

10 Things to Love About Spain Riding Vacations

June 30, 2015
Andalusian horses, medieval villages, pristine beaches and sparkling cava... there's so much to love about riding in Spain! Here are ten reasons you should pack your riding boots and hit the trails in this European country. We at Equitrekking have been privileged to ride in Spain on several occasions, testing… Read more »

Horse Riding Botswana’s Lunar-Like Salt Pans

June 13, 2015
Get truly off the grid riding the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana with this photo journey! by Darley Newman One of the wildest rides I've ever experienced was on the Makgadikgadi Pans, one of the largest salt pans in the world, in the Kalahari of Botswana. If you've seen my photos or… Read more »