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!


A Castle to Castle Riding Tour in the Loire Valley in France

October 8, 2013
An international group of equestrians bring their Mangalarga Marchador horses on a dreamy riding tour from castle to castle in the Loire valley in France. from Sophia Baptista de Oliveira France means excellent food and wonderful wines, Loire Valley means more than 60 castles within a circle of 31 miles… Read more »

Photographing the Wild Mustangs of the Big Horn Basin, Wyoming

October 5, 2013
Manuela Stefan of Graceful Horses shares beautiful photographs of the McCullough Peaks wild mustangs in Cody, Wyoming. We're excited to get an update on these horses that we filmed for the Equitrekking Wyoming episode.  For almost three years, I've been embarking on a wondrous journey. It started, like many adventures, with… Read more »

Crossing the Alps on Horseback- Mangalarga Marchadors Lead the Way

September 25, 2013
A husband and wife horseback rides across the Alps on an amazing adventure from Bavaria to Northern Italy. by Sophia Baptista de Oliveira, Haras Maripa One more time we set ourselves up another adventure with our horses Patek and Urano de Maripa. This time we crossed the Alps with our… Read more »

Cavalgadas - the Way of the Marchador in Brazil

September 24, 2013
Learn about Cavalgadas, a way of life for the Marchador horse in Brazil, and where you can ride! by Lynn Kelley One of the reasons we so enjoy the challenge of breeding Mangalarga Marchador horses is the inspiration and teachings provided by many exceptional Brazilian Breeders. Marcelo and Sophia Baptista de… Read more »

Arabian Horses, Trail Riding and Horse Culture in Israel

September 22, 2013
Learn about the history of Arabian horses in Israel and the diversity of horseback riding adventures today. by Yair Sharet Beautiful Scenery, Fascinating History – a Great Place for Trail Riding Israel is the Garden of Eden of trail riding. In a strip of 600 kilometers, there is a wide… Read more »

Sand Wash Basin, Colorado Wild Horses Photo Journey

September 6, 2013
Photographer Jim Westin shares his romantic images of wild horses running free on public lands in Colorado.  by Jocelyn Pierce All photos are by Jim Westin Jim Westin is a retired commercial photographer and self proclaimed “homeless-drifter” who has been wandering across the United States for the past three years,… Read more »

Bring Your Own Horse Vacations: Cabins

August 26, 2013
Want to get out of town with your horse but don’t want to leave all the comforts of home behind? Check out these great cabin sites for horse camping. There are several cabin sites that allow horses as well, so you can bring your horse on vacation. Check out great… Read more »

Bring Your Own Horse Vacations: Adventure & Clinics

August 24, 2013
If you are anything like me you saw “Buck” as soon as it came to theaters. If you are really like me then you saw it twice. And if you are even more like me you went home and tried to figure out when the next Buck Brannaman Horsemanship Clinic… Read more »

5 Great Horseback Riding and Yoga Vacations

August 22, 2013
Learn about great global retreats where you can combine yoga with horseback riding for a true Zen experience. by Jocelyn Pierce There are many parallels between horseback riding and yoga. Like riding, yoga is an ongoing learning process in which both the mind and body are exercised. Practicing yoga can… Read more »

Making Polo Accessible at Powers Polo School

August 18, 2013
Photographer Tami Weingartner visits Powers Polo School in Ohio, where women and young riders join their male counterparts and take to the field to learn to play polo. by Tami Weingartner When I showed to photograph the first match of the season at Darlington Polo Club I noticed a significant number of… Read more »