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!


Riding England’s Yorkshire Dales to the Pub and Middleham Gallops

July 16, 2018
Stacey rides the Middleham Gallops and to the pub with Kilnsey Trekking riding stables in heart of the North Yorkshire Dales National Park near Skipton, Malham, Bolton Abbey and Harrogate, in the United Kingdom. by Stacey Stearns Kilnsey Trekking is owned by Jane and Howard Pighills, and located in Skipton,… Read more »

Exploring Utah on Horseback with Almosta Ranch Horse Adventures

June 15, 2018
Equitrekking contributor Stacey Stearns shares her experience trail riding through scenic Utah with Almosta Ranch Horse Adventures.  There were 7,000 people at the Qualtrics Conference in Salt Lake City in March. That’s a lot of people in one place for someone who is used to wide open spaces and modest-sized… Read more »

The English Cowgirl Visits the 63 Ranch in Montana

June 15, 2018
Ceri Howard, author of The English Cowgirl, fulfills her lifelong dream of visiting an authentic dude ranch with a vacation at 63 Ranch in Montana.  I’ve always dreamed of Montana. I can’t say with any certainty how or why it came about, especially since many people in Britain have barely… Read more »

The Best Ranch Vacations for Independence Day 2018

June 6, 2018
From Colorado to California, America's best ranches have planned spectacular Fourth of July shindigs to celebrate their patriotism the cowboy way.    Vista Verde Guest Ranch Families flock to this Clark, Colorado guest ranch year after year for their unique Fourth of July festivities. In addition to their traditional summer… Read more »

Celebrating “Derby Day” Shenandoah Country Style!

May 3, 2018
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, it was time to seek out a warm and cozy atmosphere to relax and view the “Run for the Roses” for… Read more »

International Horseback Archery Championship in Amman, Jordan

April 27, 2018
Awesome photos from the Al-Faris 3rd International Horseback Archery Championship in Amman in The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Jordan hosted the Al-Faris 3rd International Horseback Archery Championship, under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II, at the Royal Hashemite Court’s Al-Rayah Parade Grounds, in Amman, on April 20th and… Read more »

How to Choose the Perfect Horseback Riding Holiday

April 22, 2018
Thinking of booking your first horseback riding vacation? Here are a few expert tips from globetrotting equestrian, Janine Whyte, that will help you pick the perfect equestrian holiday for you.  It was 2009, and I was searching furiously on the internet to find the perfect and most authentic Cattle Ranch… Read more »

An Epic Equestrian Safari through Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

April 7, 2018
Janine Whyte of Globetrotting Cowgirl discovers a hidden paradise in Botswana's best-kept secret, the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.  The Okavango Delta has long been synonymous with Botswana. Its vast, pulsating wetland is home to an abundance of wildlife, making it a perfect haven for all safari aficionados. However, Botswana has many… Read more »

Horseback Riding in Madagascar: The Land that Time Forgot

April 2, 2018
Janine Whyte shares her transformative experience exploring Madagascar on horseback with equestrian safari outfit, Faka Ranch.  In 2005 animation giant DreamWorks unleashed Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, Gloria the hippo, and the infamous ring-tailed lemur King Julien onto the world. Madagascar became a household name overnight,… Read more »

A Wilderness Photography Workshop on Horseback

March 27, 2018
By Michael W. Church Why you should consider a wilderness photography workshop. Why take a photography workshop during a horseback riding wilderness adventure? The answer is simple: Those of us who take horseback riding vacations not only love riding horses in the wilderness, we also love to take pictures of… Read more »