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!


Horseback Riding in Iceland: The Viðidalstungurétt Horse Roundup

February 24, 2018
You might not have thought to put Iceland at the top of your list for a horseback riding vacation, but it’s worth considering. In a lava-strewn landscape reminiscent of Vikings and a rugged, bygone era, Iceland’s unique five-gaited horses furnish deep pride to the local community. By Susanna Baxter Crossing… Read more »

St. Patrick’s Day Equestrian Vacations

February 17, 2018
Celebrate St. Paddy's in the saddle with an Irish horseback riding vacation. Renowned the world over for its affinity with the horse, Ireland is a country with a long and storied equestrian culture dating back to ancient times. This St. Patrick's Day, what better way to celebrate the Irish spirit… Read more »

Dancing with Andalusians in Spain

February 10, 2018
On a riding holiday in Spain, Jan Norman discovers that pressing the right buttons can result in some serious dance moves from high-performance Spanish horses. “You have to feel it more than do it”, called out Vivi. A near perfect walk to canter transition was it seemed just a feeling… Read more »

Photographing Wild Konik Horses in the Netherlands

February 5, 2018
Wild horse photographer PJ Kaszas shares her experience photographing wild Konik horses in the Netherlands.  by PJ Kaszas It's not every trip that you get to stay in a tower like a princess--but if you happen to find yourself in Lelystad, Netherlands, you can. You can then wander around the… Read more »

Working as a Wrangler at The Hideout Lodge and Guest Ranch in Wyoming

January 31, 2018
Equitrekking contributor Anna LoPinto describes life working as a wrangler at The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch in Shell, Wyoming.  Wyoming is a state synonymous with the cowboy. Many characters of the West--from showman Buffalo Bill Cody to the outlaws of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch, called Wyoming home. It is a… Read more »

Romantic Equestrian Vacations Around the Globe

January 27, 2018
For equestrian couples on vacation, all you need is love...and a horse! Check out these romantic horseback riding vacations that are perfect for Valentine's Day, or any other occasion where you need to sweep your sweetheart off of their feet.  What better way to celebrate your love than with a… Read more »

Beach Riding at Its Best in Mozambique

January 21, 2018
Sun, sea, sand and steady steeds. All of life’s necessities on one beach. Jan Norman pricks her ears in anticipation. The rhythmic splat of hooves striking wet sand on an endless beach peppered with colorful wooden boats, flocks of herons, waving fisherfolk, two haughty camels and absolutely nothing else. Our… Read more »

Trail Ride Bucket List

January 3, 2018
Equitrekking contributor and equestrian travel expert Stacey Stearns shares her ultimate trail riding bucket list.  By Stacey Stearns "Bucket list" is an informal noun defined as “a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.” I don’t have a regular bucket list,… Read more »

5 Riding Destinations for Getting in Shape in the New Year

December 26, 2017
Does your New Year's resolution involve getting in shape and spending more time in the saddle? Here is Equitrekking.com's top five guide to the best riding destinations for jump-starting your commitment to a healthier lifestyle.  The beginning of the new year is a great time to dedicate yourself to getting in shape.… Read more »

Equitrekking’s Most Popular Articles of 2017

December 26, 2017
As we prepare to say goodbye to 2017, Equitrekking.com takes a look back at the most popular articles of the year, as determined by your clicks.  What a busy year! What better way to bid farewell to 2017 than to look back on our most popular posts of 2017. From… Read more »