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!


 


Austria- Behind the Scenes: Spanish Riding School in Vienna

June 11, 2012
Tradition, history and grandeur reign supreme at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna–– home to the world famous Lipizzaner Stallions. By Susan Seligman Photo Credit Spanish Riding School, Vienna It's not every day one goes to an Imperial Palace for a horse show. But in Vienna life is on a grand… Read more »

Ecuador- Horse Riding the Northern Highlands

June 8, 2012
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 »

Montana- Big Sky Country

June 5, 2012
Horse Riding and Travel Adventures at The Bar W Ranch in Whitefish, Montana. Written By Susan Seligman, Photographs courtesy of Susan Seligman and Bar W Ranch The day was beyond perfect. We rode for miles along the border, and then dropped down to a pure white sandy beach surrounding azure… Read more »

American Heart Association Myrtle Beach Horse Ride

May 23, 2012
A rider travels to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the American Heart Association Beach Ride, an annual fundraising horse ride. by Lindy Griffith I always dreamed that one day I would ride my horse on a beautiful beach. Eight years ago, that dream came true. I was on vacation at… Read more »

Performing Horses in Chicago: Noble Horse Theatre

May 14, 2012
Equine actors and their riders present exclusive shows in Chicago’s Old Town. by Karen Braschayko Horses performing “The Nutcracker”? Cossack trick riding in Chicago? Andalusians, Lipizzaners, Arabians and Thoroughbreds living in the city? When a friend told me about the Noble Horse Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, I knew I had… Read more »

Kentucky- Big Red Stables

April 26, 2012
Traveling to Kentucky and looking to horse ride? Check out the Big Red Stables, a family-run farm that's truly special. by Equitrekking host Darley Newman The Big Red Stables, a farm in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, has been in Emily Dennis’ family for generations. Located not too far from Shaker Village in… Read more »

Making Mustang Monument

April 25, 2012
Madeleine Pickens’ efforts to create an eco-sanctuary for American Mustangs and a tourist learning destination are coming to fruition. by Karen Braschayko Businesswoman and philanthropist Madeleine Pickens has spent four years fighting hard to create a home for American Mustangs. Her vocal and passionate campaign to educate the public about… Read more »

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 »