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!


10 Things to Love About Spain Riding Vacations

June 30, 2015
Andalusian horses, medieval villages, pristine beaches and sparkling cava... there's so much to love about riding in Spain! Here are ten reasons you should pack your riding boots and hit the trails in this European country. We at Equitrekking have been privileged to ride in Spain on several occasions, testing… Read more »

Horse Riding Botswana’s Lunar-Like Salt Pans

June 13, 2015
Get truly off the grid riding the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana with this photo journey! by Darley Newman One of the wildest rides I've ever experienced was on the Makgadikgadi Pans, one of the largest salt pans in the world, in the Kalahari of Botswana. If you've seen my photos or… Read more »

Family Vacation at Hideout Ranch in Arizona

May 9, 2015
A Georgia family travels back to Hideout Ranch on the Arizona-New Mexico border for another awesome spring break ranch vacation. by Laurie Orth Our 2014 Spring Break vacation to Hideout Ranch in southeastern Arizona, was so much more than I ever imagined – full of new experiences, new friends, and… Read more »

2015 Mongolia Wilderness Conservation Ride

April 30, 2015
Horse Trekking with a Purpose. Join a Conservation Holiday on Horseback. A summer horse trek in Mongolia is an unforgettable experience. Riders enjoy great scenery in excellent horse riding terrain, learn about an intriguing horse culture and bond with their Mongolian trail horse. These small horses are the most likable… Read more »

Argentina Estancia Vacation Photo Tour- Gauchos, Polo and Beyond

April 12, 2015
Enjoy a photo journey through Estancia Los Potreros in the Cordoba region of Argentina, where you can ride with gauchos and learn to play polo. Located in the center of Argentina in the region of Cordoba, Estancia Los Potreros is a working ranch that dates back to the 16th century. Managed… Read more »

Traveling Single to Rancho Las Cascadas in Mexico

April 5, 2015
A solo woman traveler from Atlanta, Georgia shares her experience of taking a horseback riding vacation at Rancho Las Cascadas in Mexico. I love to travel. As a single woman, though, I usually find it nerve-racking (and a little lonesome) doing so by myself. It’s difficult for me to really… Read more »

A Vermont Riding Vacation with the Icelandic Horse Farm

March 30, 2015
Riding scenic country roads and staying in a historic inn with the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm in the picturesque Mad River Valley. by Darley Newman One of our first Equitrekking episodes was in Vermont with Karen Winhold at the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm. We were excited to ride smooth Icelandic horses… Read more »

Horseback Riding in Aiken’s Hitchcock Woods

March 18, 2015
Rich in history, the Hitchcock Woods offers 70 miles of pine forest trails guaranteed to please any equestrian. When my friend asked if I would be interested in helping her drive her mare back to Massachusetts after a month of training in Aiken, I jumped at the chance. Three days… Read more »

A Young Riders’ Experience Horseback Riding at Camp Ton-A-Wandah

March 16, 2015
A young rider recounts her experience learning to horseback ride and spending lots of time with horses over the past five summers at Camp Ton-A-Wandah in the mountains of North Carolina. by Caroline Amrol Before I came to Camp Ton-A-Wandah, pretty much all I knew about horses was that I… Read more »

Oakwood Stables Children’s Riding Holidays- A Parent’s Review

March 13, 2015
A mom shares her experience of sending her children to ride at Oakwood Stables during their own Ireland vacation. Located one-hour from Dublin Airport, Oakwood Stables offers adult and children's residential riding holidays with a focus on show jumping, cross country and pony club riding. by Norina von Weiler After having… Read more »