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!


Ranches & Riding Vacations for Appaloosa Horse Lovers

November 3, 2014
Looking for a photo-worthy riding opportunity? Saddle up on a colorful and unique Appaloosa horse at these riding vacation destinations. by Darley Newman Striking, intelligent, independent and colorful are all words to describe Appaloosa horses. Bred originally by the Nez Perce Indians, you may recognize these horses because of the spots and… Read more »

Canadian HorsePlay on the Niagara Peninsula

October 28, 2014
Combine Toronto with Riding the Niagara Peninsula for a Weekend Getaway. by Caroline Maffry Fall is in full swing this October morning as I land in Toronto. With only a few days to explore, I have a few must see items on my to do list. I'll first explore the… Read more »

Omey Island Beach Ride in Connemara

October 26, 2014
Explore Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coastline with this unique horse ride to Omey Island. by Jocelyn Pierce After an amazing two-day, three-night horse trek with Killarney Riding Stables, my mom and I were determined to ride again while in Ireland. In Connemara, we decided to ride with Cleggan Beach Riding Centre,… Read more »

Willamette Coast Ride in Oregon

October 18, 2014
Learn about a multi-day horseback riding trek along Oregon’s Pacific Coast. by Lindley Leahy My father-in-law, legendary Irish horseman Willie Leahy helped to kick off our first season this spring for the Willamette Coast Ride. The ride is a six day, six night inclusive riding vacation. Our idea was to… Read more »

Keeneland Thoroughbred Sales- Not Only for Buyers and Sellers

October 15, 2014
Go behind the scenes at the Keeneland, the world’s largest Thoroughbred auction house and learn how you can get up close to the horses. by Sara Clendenin My fellow horse people, I must say–– living in the horse capital of the world has its perks. Lexington, Kentucky has a lot… Read more »

Visiting the Duke of Beaufort’s Hunt

October 8, 2014
Ride along with one of the oldest and largest of the fox hunting packs in England with Megan Corp of Blackthorn & Brook, which organizes fox hunting vacations in the UK. by Megan Corp  One of the great joys of our sport is that two days are never the same. Over… Read more »

Riding the Kit Carson Trail and Beyond in Fort Stanton, New Mexico

October 1, 2014
Riding the horse trails in Fort Stanton! Avid rider Caroline McCoy shares inspiring photos from New Mexico on horseback. Still planning rides between rainstorms.  It was Jill's (on the black and white TWH pinto) first time out in six months from bad knee accident from skiing... long recovery.  So we… Read more »

Inaugural Central Park Horse Show a Manifestation of Things to Come

September 24, 2014
By Alexandra Begley The inaugural Central Park Horse Show drew a near-capacity crowd to New York’s most famous urban park from September 18-21, the first event of a seven-year planned contract. The show featured speed courses, dressage, vaulting, and even polo, and while it brought all things equestrian to the… Read more »

Rancho Xotolar: Take a Photo Tour of this Authentic Mexican Ranch

September 15, 2014
Take a photo tour of a working ranch in Mexico that has been in the Morin Ruiz family for over four generations with photographer Manuela Stefan of Graceful Horses.  While visiting the charming colonial town of San Miguel de Allende in Central Mexico, I traveled to the spectacular high planes and… Read more »

Cumbrian Heavy Horses- The Best Fun on Four Legs

September 15, 2014
Experience the thrill of riding a Suffolk Punch and other heavy horse breeds on the beach in the England's Lake District with one of the few riding establishments internationally that use heavy horses. by Tracy M Thomas I'm not necessarily the bravest and most gung ho of riders. In fact there… Read more »