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!


Horse Riding Mongolia: 19 Days into Darhat Valley

April 17, 2012
A Mongol without a horse is like a bird without wings. Written by Kate Johns with Photos by Kate Johns & Steven Pilcher The Naadam Festival The girl’s cheeks are flushed beetroot red, her half moon eyes bright with anticipation as her wiry bay pony jigs around in a circle.… Read more »

Stable to Table: Recipes from a Lifetime of Travel, Riding and Cooking

April 10, 2012
A new cookbook pairs Dawn Harris Brown’s equestrian culinary adventures with stunning horse photos from her travels. by Karen Braschayko Dawn Harris Brown has ridden and cooked her way across the world. Traveling by horseback through lands as exotic as Mongolia, the Australian outback and Hungary, she gathered recipes along… Read more »

On the Trail of the Anasazi—Zion, Utah

April 5, 2012
A rider explores the East Gate of Zion National Park with Zion Mountain Ranch. by Corinne Brown It's not everyday a horseback rider can guide her horse between two clusters of wild, shaggy buffalo, free-roaming on 600 acres. I found myself silent and holding my breath as our horses picked… Read more »

Brazil- Exotic Horses, Farms and Riding

April 3, 2012
Travel through Brazil to learn about the National Horse of Brazil–– the Mangalarga Marchador.  By Lynn Kelley Brazil is a country with great history and tradition. They still perform what I would call lost arts "true craftsmanship" learned from their fathers and father's fathers. With no cell phones and almost… Read more »

Pony Trekking on the Gower Peninsula, Wales

February 28, 2012
Castles, ancient tombs and beautiful beaches! Ride Welsh ponies with me from a Victorian hunting lodge in Wales. by: Darley Newman I’m pony trekking on the Gower Peninsula in Southern Wales with Olive Edwards, a dynamic woman who loves Welsh Ponies and works hard running her historic Victorian inn and… Read more »

Foggy Horse Ride through Devon’s Dartmoor

February 21, 2012
Interested in riding in the British Isles? Read a traveler's experience horse riding through Devon's foggy Dartmoor National Park. by Meg Robbins The fog, sitting heavily on Haytor Down has, if anything, intensified. Not only can't I see my hand in front of my face-- I can't see the tor… Read more »

Horse Riding in Oaxaca, Mexico

February 15, 2012
Riding the Land of the Criollo, Color and Culture by Heidi Longaberger Riding horseback across the countryside of Oaxaca in Southwestern Mexico is like touring through a Diego Rivera mural. The color comes at you in bursts of purple and ochre and music echoes throughout the valleys. The open nature of… Read more »

Horse Riding the High Sierra

January 12, 2012
Mountain Horsemanship, Veterinary Care and Horsepacking in California’s Wilderness written by Michael W. Church photography by Michael W. Church Woke up at 5 o’clock in the morning in my hotel room, washed, packed my gear, and then hit the road at 6 o’clock for the 1-hour drive to the Horseshoe… Read more »

Horsing Around in Central Oregon

January 5, 2012
A rider explores Ochoco National Forest in Central Oregon, enjoying the abundant wildlife, wildflowers and mountaintop views. by Pamela Adler Central Oregon is a vast area blessed with majestic mountains, clear running rivers and gorgeous trout-filled lakes. The natural beauty of the area also boasts some the best trail riding… Read more »

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 »