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!


 


Fun Pub Horseback Rides

October 6, 2017
Light-hearted pub rides for a unique way to enjoy your favorite brew. by Jocelyn Pierce Sure you’ve heard of pub-crawls, but what about a pub-crawl on horseback? On many riding vacations, especially in Ireland, you can trek all day and enjoy a hearty meal and Guinness at a local pub… Read more »

Preparing for a Horseback Safari Aftar a Break from Riding

October 2, 2017
Travel tips for prepping for a horseback safari in Africa after not riding horses for 20 years. The best things to do before your riding holiday. It all started with an Instagram post. I was scrolling through my explorer feed on a cold November day, when suddenly an image of… Read more »

Riding Mules at Grand Canyon National Park

September 27, 2017
Sure, you can see the Grand Canyon by foot or bus, but why not experience this must see National Park from the back of a mule? by Jocelyn Pierce Grand Canyon National Park is a destination on many bucket lists. Expansive and awe-inspiring, the iconic park attracts nearly five million… Read more »

A Spectacular Arizona Horse Drive at Sprucedale Guest Ranch

September 25, 2017
Some things just surprise you. That's the best part about life. Being around something so much, and somehow it can still give you an experience you never saw coming... “It's the way you ride the trail that counts” - Dale Evans Going on a horse drive, I didn't realize it… Read more »

Keystone, Colorado - An All Seasons Destination for Great Horseback Riding

September 24, 2017
Hiking, biking, horseback riding, golf, white-water rafting, lake activities, fly fishing, live music, craft beer, fabulous food: Keystone has it all. I have been skiing in Keystone for 35 years, so it was a dream come true when my husband and I purchased a townhouse this past February in the… Read more »

Exploring Kenya’s Wildlife on Horseback

September 19, 2017
Cantering with Safaris Unlimited across Kenya's vast plains in the Masai Mara was so much more than I could have imagined! Gordie and Felicia provide guests with horses that are not only beautiful and immaculately cared for, but are also amazing athletes that are well-schooled and behaved, and capable of… Read more »

Into Africa: An Equestrian Safari Across Kenya’s Masai Mara

September 19, 2017
As our small propeller plane flew over the Ngong Hills, Nairobi quickly disappeared behind us. I immediately thought of scenes from Out of Africa, eager and excited to soon experience the Masai Mara in Kenya. "An experience of a lifetime," one is told to expect of the Mara. A safari… Read more »

Riding Icelandic Horses in Vermont

September 15, 2017
See what the world looks like riding an Icelandic horse in Vermont at the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm. In Vermont's Green Mountains, you can take a unique nature tour of mountains, meadows, forests and country roads on one of the oldest horse breeds in the world. Located in the Mad River… Read more »

Fort Robinson Trail Riding in Nebraska

September 8, 2017
After receiving many e-mails from Equitrekking viewers who raved about their experiences riding at Fort Robinson, I had to find out why this Nebraska park is so popular. by Darley Newman, as published in her Trail Rider column in True West magazine Situated near Crawford, Fort Robinson is a microcosm… Read more »

Autumn Horse Trek in Mongolia- A Family Adventure

September 8, 2017
A Canadian rider sets off with her sister and mother on Stone Horse Expeditions & Travel's autumn horse trek in Mongolia, the 10-Day Gorkhi-Terelj Expedition. by Jennifer Lake Last winter, my sister and I decided to plan a trip together. Interestingly, and somewhat randomly, we had both always wanted to visit… Read more »