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!


 


Exploring Kenya’s Wildlife on Horseback

September 19, 2017
Cantering with Safaris Unlimited across Kenya's vast plains in the Masai Mara was so much more than I could have imagined! Gordie and Felicia provide guests with horses that are not only beautiful and immaculately cared for, but are also amazing athletes that are well-schooled and behaved, and capable of… Read more »

Into Africa: An Equestrian Safari Across Kenya’s Masai Mara

September 19, 2017
As our small propeller plane flew over the Ngong Hills, Nairobi quickly disappeared behind us. I immediately thought of scenes from Out of Africa, eager and excited to soon experience the Masai Mara in Kenya. "An experience of a lifetime," one is told to expect of the Mara. A safari… Read more »

Riding Icelandic Horses in Vermont

September 15, 2017
See what the world looks like riding an Icelandic horse in Vermont at the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm. In Vermont's Green Mountains, you can take a unique nature tour of mountains, meadows, forests and country roads on one of the oldest horse breeds in the world. Located in the Mad River… Read more »

Upcoming Equestrian Events & Programs at Castle Leslie in Ireland

September 12, 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 »

Fort Robinson Trail Riding in Nebraska

September 8, 2017
After receiving many e-mails from Equitrekking viewers who raved about their experiences riding at Fort Robinson, I had to find out why this Nebraska park is so popular. by Darley Newman, as published in her Trail Rider column in True West magazine Situated near Crawford, Fort Robinson is a microcosm… Read more »

Autumn Horse Trek in Mongolia- A Family Adventure

September 8, 2017
A Canadian rider sets off with her sister and mother on Stone Horse Expeditions & Travel's autumn horse trek in Mongolia, the 10-Day Gorkhi-Terelj Expedition. by Jennifer Lake Last winter, my sister and I decided to plan a trip together. Interestingly, and somewhat randomly, we had both always wanted to visit… Read more »

Horse Ride Under the Hollywood Sign

September 2, 2017
Take a ride through Griffith Park, home of the famous Hollywood Sign, setting for many TV productions, and land of celebrity sightings. by Karen Braschayko  On a clear day, downtown Los Angeles is visible from the park's trails. Photo courtesy Sunset Ranch Hollywood. The Hollywood Hills surprised me. Maybe it… Read more »

10 Things to Love About British Columbia Horse Riding Vacations

August 19, 2017
Why saddling up in Canada's Western province may just blow your mind. by Darley Newman Canada is a wonderful country to enjoy outdoor adventures and along the country's Western coast, British Columbia is a stunning place to ride with snow-capped mountains, pristine lakes, abundant wildlife and awesome fishing. Ranches in BC… Read more »

Botswana’s Okavango Delta Horse Safari Photo Journey

August 9, 2017
Ride alongside animals like giraffes, warthogs and elephants on these African Horseback Safaris in the wilderness of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Experienced guides lead guests through water and on land for the ultimate horseback safari. The Okavango Delta is one of the world’s largest inland river systems with lagoons, islands, and floodplains--… Read more »

Three Great Guest Ranches for Seniors

August 7, 2017
Gather family and friends for a reunion or enjoy some off-season quiet – these guest ranches are great choices for senior adventurers. By Karen Braschayko Whether traveling alone, in a group, or with generations of family, senior vacationers tend to favor guest ranch opportunities with a variety of activities available.… Read more »