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!


Rancho Xotolar: Take a Photo Tour of this Authentic Mexican Ranch

September 15, 2014
Take a photo tour of a working ranch in Mexico that has been in the Morin Ruiz family for over four generations with photographer Manuela Stefan of Graceful Horses.  While visiting the charming colonial town of San Miguel de Allende in Central Mexico, I traveled to the spectacular high planes and… Read more »

Cumbrian Heavy Horses- The Best Fun on Four Legs

September 15, 2014
Experience the thrill of riding a Suffolk Punch and other heavy horse breeds on the beach in the England's Lake District with one of the few riding establishments internationally that use heavy horses. by Tracy M Thomas I'm not necessarily the bravest and most gung ho of riders. In fact there… Read more »

A Bucket List Riding Holiday with FreeRein in Wales

September 8, 2014
Writer, novelist, and blogger, Tracy M Thomas of Rabbit in Headlights gives the inside scoop on a Self-Guided Riding Holiday with FreeRein in Wales and decides this experience must be on your bucket list. by Tracy M Thomas ‘Ooooh, it’s going to be thundering and lightening ALL weekend!’ So quoth… Read more »

Trail Riding in New Mexico’s Lincoln County

August 26, 2014
Avid trail rider Caroline McCoy takes a relaxing and inspiring ride through New Mexico's Lincoln County. photos and stroy by Caroline McCoy The constant monsoon rains of late have made our entire Lincoln County look like.....Ireland? Up around Ranchman's Camp we headed out across a vast emerald plateau. Soon we… Read more »

A Vermont Equestrian Vacation at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort

August 17, 2014
Mother and daughter equestrians enjoy a summertime horseback riding vacation in Vermont's Green Mountains. by Caroline Maffry Known as a premiere four-season destination, The Mountain Top Inn & Resort is nestled in Vermont’s Green Mountains and surrounded by breathtaking views of the nearby peaks just beyond the Chittenden Reservoir. This… Read more »

Gourmet Trail Riding Vacation in Catalonia, Spain

August 13, 2014
If you’ve got the time, go! Bonny Herman writes about her amazing gourmet riding vacation in Catalonia, Spain. It had been about 20 degrees or less for a couple days in Northern Georgia, January 2014, unusually cold for the area and I was blanketing my horses for the first time… Read more »

Riding into the Saskatchewan Wilderness in Canada

July 17, 2014
Horses, Flannel PJs and all the Bannock you can eat! by Sherri Telenko  Roughing it in the Canadian wilderness with no running water or toilets is something I refused to do... until someone said the magic word: horses. Last summer, I was presented with the opportunity to ride for two… Read more »

France Riding Vacation- History, Chateaux and Cuisine in Dordogne

July 5, 2014
The Dordogne area of France, a picturesque region known for its history, chateaux, bastides, caves and fine cuisine, is a superb countryside to experience on horseback. by Alice Fisher Our France riding vacation took us through landscapes of cliffs, plains, rivers, forests, farmland and pastures. We were met in Bergerac… Read more »

Western Horsemanship and Riding Clinics

July 5, 2014
Looking to expand your western riding skills and natural horsemanship knowledge? Here’s a look at three educational opportunities for riders who want to try something new and improve their riding. by Jocelyn Pierce
 Riders of all levels can benefit from additional training and instruction to improve riding technique. Whether you’re… Read more »

Chile on Horseback- A Very Different Patagonia

July 3, 2014
A horse riding holiday through Patagonia's stunning landscapes. Five days exploring the wilds along the Chile/ Argentina border. by Rebecca Armstrong For the amateur equine-lover, a horseback trip through Chile's Patagonia may seem daunting, but given the right group of guides, it can be an experience of a lifetime! Recently… Read more »