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!


 


Photographing the Heber Wild Horses

March 12, 2018
Photographer PJ Kaszas shares her experience with the Heber horses in Arizona, as well as a few helpful tips for photographing them in the wild.  By PJ Kaszas Heber stallion peaking out through the ponderosa pines. Photo by PJ Kaszas. High up along the Mogollon Rim in Arizona’s Apache-Sitgreaves National… Read more »

Equestrian Dream Job: Life at the Haig Point Equestrian Center

March 6, 2018
A childhood fantasy of working with horses became a reality for Haig Point Equestrian Center Director Rachel Allen.  By Rachel Allen.  I used to daydream a lot as a young girl- and those daydreams were always about one thing: horses. Even today, if you ever catch me staring into space,… Read more »

Easter Weekend Ranch Vacations

March 1, 2018
Hop in the saddle for Spring! This Easter weekend, why not treat the family to a fun-filled ranch riding vacation?  With Easter right around the corner, we thought it was a good idea to share some of the great family friendly guest ranch destinations that are planning special celebrations for… Read more »

Horseback Riding in Egypt: Valley of the Kings New Year Celebration with Ride Egypt

February 28, 2018
Equestrian adventurer Felicia Quon shares her personal experience of horseback riding through the land of the pharaohs with Ride Egypt. “Are you mad?” “Is it safe?” These were just a few of the comments I received when I booked a solo riding holiday to Egypt. I’ll be candid, there were… Read more »

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 »