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!


An Epic Riding Safari in Botswana’s Limpopo Valley

June 22, 2017
My Botswana horse safari in the Limpopo Valley was the experience of a lifetime. by Alice Fisher The guides from Limpopo Valley Horse Safaris met our group of seven at Johannesburg airport and we drove north, crossing into the Tuli Game Reserve at Pont Drift Border Post. The Tuli region… Read more »

Challenge Yourself: The AQHA Trail Challenge Program

June 22, 2017
AQHA’s Trail Challenge program is designed to engage American Quarter Horse owners and trail riding enthusiasts to test their horsemanship skills in a safe environment. If you love spending time with your American Quarter Horse and enjoy working on improving your horsemanship skills, then American Quarter Horse Association Trail Challenges… Read more »

Scotland’s Highland Trail on Horseback

June 21, 2017
Exploring the land of myths, tales, and ballads by horseback! by Alice Fisher I journeyed to St. Andrews to visit cathedral and castle foundations, wander through St. Andrews University and have my photo taken on the Swilcan Bridge, an icon in the sport of golf located between the first and… Read more »

New Zealand’s Most Incredible Horse Rides

June 17, 2017
Get the inside word from a Kiwi rider on her favorite horse trekking experiences. New Zealand is well known for the amazing scenery and the incomparable natural beauty of our beaches and wild spots. As riders, we know that pretty much every view looks better between two furry ears, and… Read more »

Horse Riding and Mule Packing in the Ansel Adams Wilderness

June 12, 2017
Why go on a horse riding vacation in the Sierra Wilderness? It’s simple. As beautiful as this country is, it’s always twice as nice when seen between the ears of a horse. Story and photography by Michael W. Church Michael W. Church It was August 16, 2015 and the fourth… Read more »

Ecuador- Horse Riding the Northern Highlands

May 30, 2017
Historic haciendas, markets, local crafts and horse riding to experience Ecuador's colorful cowboy culture. By Susan Seligman Photos by Susan Seligman Ecuador's northern highlands offer riders an unparralled equestrian paradise only an hour and a half from its bustling capitol of Quito. Spectacular scenery, colorful indigenous markets and gracious haciendas… Read more »

Horse Camping Weekend at Camp Creek State Park in West Virginia

May 28, 2017
An Extended Horse Camping Weekend in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia at Camp Creek State Park & State Forest. A beautiful horse camping facility named Double C Horse and Rider Campground is located in Camp Creek, West Virginia, situated within the Camp Creek State Park and State Forest. Reservations are required for… Read more »

Celebrating “Derby Day” Shenandoah Country Style!

May 21, 2017
Learn about an equine-themed Virginia winery where you can celebrate the Triple Crown Races, Shenandoah Country Style! After spending an unusually cold spring day hosting our annual Judged Trail Ride on May 6th, 2017 it was time to seek out a warm and cozy atmosphere to relax and view the “Run… Read more »

Horseback Riding Graves Mountain in Syria, Virginia

May 7, 2017
Close to Skyline Drive and Luray Caverns, read about riding out from Graves Mountain Lodge in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. On an unusually warm spring weekend in late April, members of the Shenandoah Trail Riders and Horseman's Association ventured to Graves Mountain in Syria, VA to participate in a… Read more »

Riding Alberta Parks with Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies

May 7, 2017
A rider from Georgia recounts her summer horseback riding vacation in Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks with Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies by Jeanne Barsanti Each summer some of my friends and I try to do an equestrian vacation. In early 2016, one friend, who lives in Canada, discovered… Read more »