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!


 


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 »

Equestrian Fun at Castle Leslie Estate in Glaslough, Ireland

October 25, 2017
The McCool's visit Castle Leslie to ride horses and soak in castle history in Ireland. With 1000 acres devoted to relaxed luxury and equestrian fun, Castle Leslie Estate makes an ideal base for a romantic, family, or friends Ireland getaway. The estate has been owned by the horse-loving Leslie family… Read more »

Overnight Pack Trip in Banff National Park

October 21, 2017
Six friends head out with Banff Trail Riders for two days of riding in the Bow River Valley. by Jocelyn Pierce Our horses stood patiently on the narrow trail while the family of four we were riding with steered their mounts down a narrow path and out of sight to… Read more »

The Mysteries of Wild Horses

October 21, 2017
Equine photographer Lara Joy Brynildssen reflects on the mysterious behaviors of horses in the wild. Being both a horse person and a photographer, I spend a lot of time traveling and photographing wild horses. In the last 12 months I’ve made a point of visiting many of the coastal and… Read more »

Retreat to Montana with Yoga and Horses

October 19, 2017
Tap into your creativity and find your zen with a cowgirl friendly yoga retreat in scenic Montana.  Margaret in Dancer pose with palomino quarter horse Gus. Photo by Lara Joy Brynildssen You wake up to the smell of fresh brewed coffee, courtesy of Chef Kate, who has slipped into your cabin… Read more »