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!


Carolina Horse Vacation at Biltmore and Leatherwood Mountains

April 26, 2016
Susan St. Amand takes her horse with her on a vacation at Biltmore Estate and Leatherwood Mountain Resorts, enjoying the trails in Western North Carolina.  Just as some people like to travel with their dogs, I love to travel with my equine companion. I think my horse enjoys it as… Read more »

Mother’s Day Ranch Getaways

April 23, 2016
Spend quality time enjoying activities that mom loves most this Mother’s Day. by Jocelyn Pierce A weekend bonding over common interests or trying something new is a great way to celebrate mom and the relationship you share. These ranches offer Mother’s Day specials for a relaxing and stress-free getaway that… Read more »

5 Unexpected Places to See Wild Horses

April 16, 2016
We’ve highlighted places to view wild horses in the U.S. before, but what about abroad? Check out these unusual locales that support wild horse herds of their own. by Jocelyn Pierce There are several locations across the U.S. to view wild horses-an iconic symbol of the American West, but don’t… Read more »

The Mongol Derby Girls Ride in Iceland

April 9, 2016
From bling'd out bridles to shaggy steeds, Canadian endurance rider Sarah Cuthbertson rides in Iceland! If you have been following for a while, you probably already know that this year’s adventure for me was to go to Iceland and ride. I was doing this with veterans from the Mongol Derby of… Read more »

Equine Studies Programs with Study Abroad Options

March 22, 2016
Are you a soon-to-be college student with the itch to travel? Check out these universities and colleges that offer study abroad options with a focus on horses. by Jocelyn Pierce Studying abroad is often cited as a life changing experience. Students are immersed in a new culture and language, expand… Read more »

Fun Pub Horseback Rides

March 11, 2016
In a nod to St. Patrick’s Day, we thought we would share these light-hearted pub rides for a unique way to enjoy your favorite brew. by Jocelyn Pierce Sure you’ve heard of pub-crawls, but what about a pub-crawl on horseback? On many riding vacations, especially in Ireland, you can trek… Read more »

A Classical Horseback Riding Vacation in Tuscany

March 2, 2016
Fall in love with the art of dressage on this peaceful and relaxing holiday in Italy where you will also hone your riding skills. by Jec Aristotle Ballou It feels like the type of riding that will continue to improve at once your commitment, your skills, and maybe even your… Read more »

Join an AQHA Trail Ride in 2016

March 2, 2016
The American Quarter Horse Association's Trail Ride Program began in 1997 and annually hosts nearly 80 rides around the world. If you have a horse, you're welcome to participate! Trail riding is a great way to see a new place and on AQHA's organized rides, travelers have the chance to… Read more »

The White Horses of Camargue

February 14, 2016
Head to France to observe the beautiful white horses of Camargue in their habitat, or ride a domesticated one through the area’s stunning wetlands! by Jocelyn Pierce People flock to the Mediterranean coast of France to see the herds of wild white horses of Camargue. Dramatically beautiful and historically famous… Read more »

Between the Ears Ring of Kerry, Ireland Photo Journey

February 14, 2016
One of our favorite Ireland riding vacations is along the Ring of Kerry in Ireland. This area is well traveled by tourists for a reason-- it's stunning! If you take the time to venture off the beaten path on horseback, you'll find even more peaceful and beautiful locations.  We've ridden… Read more »