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!


All American Wagon Train Across America

December 17, 2011
Longtime Wagon Master Ben Kern plans an epic wagon train ride across the USA. by Angela Calabro Road-trips have always been a classic American experience. Yet, how often when you think of a road-trip do you think of people in Civil War era clothing in wooden wagons pulled by a… Read more »

Hunewill Ranch Vacation & Cattle Drives in California

December 11, 2011
A rider vacations at a family-owned, Western ranch just east of Yosemite National Park, enjoying Gold Rush history and cattle drives. by Dorina Lindberg Bridgeport Valley lies below the slope of the highway like a green carpet, a contrast against the dun-colored rock hills and sagebrush. Hunewill Ranch, a cluster… Read more »

Volunteering in Zimbabwe - Mavuradonha Wilderness Horse Safari

December 6, 2011
A Canadian horsewoman travels Zimbabwe to explore culture, history and the Mavuradonha Wilderness on horseback! by Oriane Lee Johnston photos by Nico Gnecci-Ruscone, Varden Safaris and Tore Ballance I’d had some trepidation about the prospect of two months in Zimbabwe, Africa. True, I’d been there the previous year on a… Read more »

Horseback Weddings! 4 American Marriage Venues

November 28, 2011
Do you consider yourself an avid horse lover? Have you always dreamed of tying the knot with your significant other on horseback? Equitrekking’s Claire Caldwell has scouted out four American wedding destinations where one’s dream of a horseback marriage ceremony can come true…   Seventy-Four Ranch 9205 Highway 53 West… Read more »

Explore 5 Great Horse Riding Trails & Stables in the DC Metropolitan Area

November 21, 2011
The leaves are changing vibrant oranges, yellows and reds and the air has adopted a new chilly tinge—what better time than now, as we approach the onset of winter, to catch a horseback trail ride! Read on for Equitrekking’s 5 great options for parks and stables in D.C. and the… Read more »

Dude Ranch Vacations for the Holidays

November 17, 2011
Combine horse riding with Western traditions at these five historic ranches. by Darley Newman, as published in her column in True West magazine Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you need to put away your riding boots. Saddling up during the celebratory season is a great way to play outdoors… Read more »

Leonardo’s Horse - An Amazing Horse Sculpture in Grand Rapids

November 17, 2011
Leonardo da Vinci's vision on display in Grand Rapids, Michigan  by Karen Braschayko “How’d you like to ride a horse THAT big?” said a visitor as I walked up. Many people come to marvel at the 24-foot tall sculpture The American Horse. This immense bronze stallion, created by American artist… Read more »

Tuscany Riding Vacation Traveler Review

November 8, 2011
Two ladies venture to Italy to have their own "Under the Tuscan Sun" experience with horses. written by Halla Black I just wanted you to know how much Sharon and I enjoyed our Equitrekking equestrian vacation in Tuscany.  I am still smiling from ear to ear!   Sharon riding Carmen… Read more »

5 Great American Horse Events for Spectators—Must Sees!

October 31, 2011
 Jump Off with Equitrekking on a Discovery of 5 Great American Horse Events   by Claire Caldwell   Horse racing is one of the most ancient past-times, dating back to some of the earliest civilizations of man.  The types of racing we are most familiar with today, steeple chasing (which involves… Read more »

Horse Pack Trips in Banff - History in the Saddle

October 29, 2011
A Horse Pack Trip with a Modern Tom Wilson and a mule named Sharon Stone. by Darley Newman as published in her column in True West magazine. I welcome travel in areas where no vehicles are allowed, because it means fewer of us and more of the “wild” out in… Read more »