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 Italy Horse Riding Vacations

November 25, 2014
Traveling in Italy... what's not to love! Horseback riding in Italy brings the sights, sounds and flavors of your Italy vacation to new heights. by Darley Newman Imagine riding through olive fields and vineyards by day, spotting medieval fortress villages on hilltops, while you take in the aroma of green… Read more »

A Beginner’s Guide to the Kentucky Horse Park

November 16, 2014
What to see and do at this Lexington working horse farm and educational theme park that's been open since 1978. by Sara Clendenin Hello again, friends! I am bringing you back to Lexington, Kentucky in this article, and several others to come, as you will see. While I do live in… Read more »

Christiane Slawik Photography & Riding Workshop in Italy

November 3, 2014
Learn about a special workshop focusing on equine photography at Castellare di Tonda in Italy, where an interest in horses and beautiful images is the only requirement. by Jess Morton photos by Christiane Slawik and her wokshop participants In September we had our autumn Christiane Slawik photography and riding workshop at… Read more »

Ranches & Riding Vacations for Appaloosa Horse Lovers

November 3, 2014
Looking for a photo-worthy riding opportunity? Saddle up on a colorful and unique Appaloosa horse at these riding vacation destinations. by Darley Newman Striking, intelligent, independent and colorful are all words to describe Appaloosa horses. Bred originally by the Nez Perce Indians, you may recognize these horses because of the spots and… Read more »

Canadian HorsePlay on the Niagara Peninsula

October 28, 2014
Combine Toronto with Riding the Niagara Peninsula for a Weekend Getaway. by Caroline Maffry Fall is in full swing this October morning as I land in Toronto. With only a few days to explore, I have a few must see items on my to do list. I'll first explore the… Read more »

Omey Island Beach Ride in Connemara

October 26, 2014
Explore Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coastline with this unique horse ride to Omey Island. by Jocelyn Pierce After an amazing two-day, three-night horse trek with Killarney Riding Stables, my mom and I were determined to ride again while in Ireland. In Connemara, we decided to ride with Cleggan Beach Riding Centre,… Read more »

Horseback Riding in County Kerry, Ireland

October 19, 2014
Is horseback riding in Ireland on your bucket list? Read on about this unforgettable two-day trek on the renowned Ring of Kerry. by Jocelyn Pierce The O’Sullivan family has been expertly guiding equestrian treks in County Kerry, Ireland for decades. Located adjacent to Killarney National Park, Killarney Riding Stables is… Read more »

Willamette Coast Ride in Oregon

October 18, 2014
Learn about a multi-day horseback riding trek along Oregon’s Pacific Coast. by Lindley Leahy My father-in-law, legendary Irish horseman Willie Leahy helped to kick off our first season this spring for the Willamette Coast Ride. The ride is a six day, six night inclusive riding vacation. Our idea was to… Read more »

Keeneland Thoroughbred Sales- Not Only for Buyers and Sellers

October 15, 2014
Go behind the scenes at the Keeneland, the world’s largest Thoroughbred auction house and learn how you can get up close to the horses. by Sara Clendenin My fellow horse people, I must say–– living in the horse capital of the world has its perks. Lexington, Kentucky has a lot… Read more »

Visiting the Duke of Beaufort’s Hunt

October 8, 2014
Ride along with one of the oldest and largest of the fox hunting packs in England with Megan Corp of Blackthorn & Brook, which organizes fox hunting vacations in the UK. by Megan Corp  One of the great joys of our sport is that two days are never the same. Over… Read more »