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!


 


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 »

Family Vacation at Hideout Ranch in Arizona

May 9, 2015
A Georgia family travels back to Hideout Ranch on the Arizona-New Mexico border for another awesome spring break ranch vacation. by Laurie Orth Our 2014 Spring Break vacation to Hideout Ranch in southeastern Arizona, was so much more than I ever imagined – full of new experiences, new friends, and… Read more »

2015 Mongolia Wilderness Conservation Ride

April 30, 2015
Horse Trekking with a Purpose. Join a Conservation Holiday on Horseback. A summer horse trek in Mongolia is an unforgettable experience. Riders enjoy great scenery in excellent horse riding terrain, learn about an intriguing horse culture and bond with their Mongolian trail horse. These small horses are the most likable… Read more »

Argentina Estancia Vacation Photo Tour- Gauchos, Polo and Beyond

April 12, 2015
Enjoy a photo journey through Estancia Los Potreros in the Cordoba region of Argentina, where you can ride with gauchos and learn to play polo. Located in the center of Argentina in the region of Cordoba, Estancia Los Potreros is a working ranch that dates back to the 16th century. Managed… Read more »

Traveling Single to Rancho Las Cascadas in Mexico

April 5, 2015
A solo woman traveler from Atlanta, Georgia shares her experience of taking a horseback riding vacation at Rancho Las Cascadas in Mexico. I love to travel. As a single woman, though, I usually find it nerve-racking (and a little lonesome) doing so by myself. It’s difficult for me to really… Read more »