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!


Ecuador- Horse Riding the Northern Highlands

May 30, 2017
Historic haciendas, markets, local crafts and horse riding to experience Ecuador's colorful cowboy culture. By Susan Seligman Photos by Susan Seligman Ecuador's northern highlands offer riders an unparralled equestrian paradise only an hour and a half from its bustling capitol of Quito. Spectacular scenery, colorful indigenous markets and gracious haciendas… Read more »

Horse Camping Weekend at Camp Creek State Park in West Virginia

May 28, 2017
An Extended Horse Camping Weekend in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia at Camp Creek State Park & State Forest. A beautiful horse camping facility named Double C Horse and Rider Campground is located in Camp Creek, West Virginia, situated within the Camp Creek State Park and State Forest. Reservations are required for… Read more »

Celebrating “Derby Day” Shenandoah Country Style!

May 21, 2017
Learn about an equine-themed Virginia winery where you can celebrate the Triple Crown Races, Shenandoah Country Style! After spending an unusually cold spring day hosting our annual Judged Trail Ride on May 6th, 2017 it was time to seek out a warm and cozy atmosphere to relax and view the “Run… Read more »

Horseback Riding Graves Mountain in Syria, Virginia

May 7, 2017
Close to Skyline Drive and Luray Caverns, read about riding out from Graves Mountain Lodge in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. On an unusually warm spring weekend in late April, members of the Shenandoah Trail Riders and Horseman's Association ventured to Graves Mountain in Syria, VA to participate in a… Read more »

Riding Alberta Parks with Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies

May 7, 2017
A rider from Georgia recounts her summer horseback riding vacation in Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks with Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies by Jeanne Barsanti Each summer some of my friends and I try to do an equestrian vacation. In early 2016, one friend, who lives in Canada, discovered… Read more »

Why Viñales, Cuba is the Perfect Backdrop for Horseback Riders

May 7, 2017
Travel expert Jeannette Ceja rides horses in Viñales, Cuba, just two hours from Havana through tobacco fields and lush forests. Cubans frequently told me that I had to make time to visit one town during my stay in Cuba. To really know Cuba, I have learned to always listen to… Read more »

Horse Riding in the George Washington National Forest

April 18, 2017
Riding Down the Rabbit Trail and Memory Lane in Shenandoah County! by Susan St. Amand Recently, members of the Shenandoah Trail Riders and Horseman's Association enjoyed a beautiful spring day trail riding in Shenandoah County through a portion of the George Washington National Forest. Splashes of purple painted the forested landscape… Read more »

Join an AQHA Trail Ride in 2017

April 6, 2017
The American Quarter Horse Association's Trail Ride Program began in 1997 and annually hosts nearly 80 rides around the world. If you have a horse, you're welcome to participate! Trail riding is a great way to see a new place and on AQHA's organized rides, travelers have the chance to… Read more »

A Ride through the Hill Country in Texas

April 2, 2017
On a recent trip to the Hill Country in central Texas, I was able to ride with Cross-G-Ranch Trailrides, a local outfitter located near the Cowboy Capital of the World – Bandera, Texas. Cross-G-Ranch works with a variety of local ranchers and landowners to provide different riding opportunities throughout their… Read more »

Sicily Riding Vacation: Mt. Etna and National Parks on Horseback

March 23, 2017
"September found me returning to Italy, after thirteen years, to enjoy Sicily on horseback..." by Alice Fisher The first week I wandered Rome for three days beginning with Sunday mass in St. Peter's Square given by Pope Frances from the steps - a glorious and unexpected event. After my first… Read more »