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 Icelandic Horses in Vermont

May 14, 2016
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 »

The Virginia Gold Cup: A Day at the Races

May 14, 2016
The Virginia Gold Cup has been around for nearly one hundred years. Learn more about this historic steeplechase and social gathering with hunt country roots. by Jocelyn Pierce More of a social event with horses in the background than a draw for die-hard equestrians, the Virginia Gold Cup is a… Read more »

Through the Ears at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

May 7, 2016
Sure, walking the Rolex Kentucky cross-country course is all well and good, but why walk when you can ride? by Jocelyn Pierce While covering the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event for Practical Horseman, I had the unique opportunity to take part in the Rolex Ride the Course, a leisurely ride around… Read more »

Combine Horseback Riding with Bourbon Tasting on Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail

May 7, 2016
Plan your Kentucky Bourbon Trail trip around all things horsey in the Bluegrass State! by Jocelyn Pierce Kentucky culture is big on horses. The Bluegrass State has sprawling and immaculate Thoroughbred farms, Keeneland and Churchill Downs racetracks, beautiful spaces for trail riding, the Kentucky Horse Park, and yes, the state’s… Read more »

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 »