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!


Horses Take Flight with Their Passports for the Rio Olympics

July 30, 2016
Read about the journey for these elite equine athletes, including fun facts about what's on board their Emirates Aircraft! The first group of Olympic horses departed from London Stansted Airport on July 29th on a special cargo plane bound for Rio 2016, marking the start of the Olympic dream for… Read more »

A Snowy Horseback Ride in Armenia

July 26, 2016
Winter gives way to spring at Apaga Resort in Armenia. by Yulia Frolova Every time I travel, there is always a certain level of probability that something will not go as planned. A couple of times I missed confirmed and prepaid rides. All types of big and small changes of… Read more »

Horseback Riding in the Republic of Georgia

July 22, 2016
A peaceful horseback ride to Georgia’s Gergeti Trinity Church by Yulia Frolova If someone asked me how many times I’d been to Georgia, I wouldn’t know how to answer. There are three Georgian entry stamps and three Georgian exit stamps in my passport, but all of them were made within… Read more »

Working Cattle Ranch for Families with Kids Age Seventeen Plus

June 29, 2016
This Colorado cattle ranch is a top pick for families with children ages seventeen and over, regardless of their horse background!  by Kristin Shawd As your kids grow into adulthood (17 to early 20s) their individual interests begin to branch off into new and different directions. As parents you long to… Read more »

Michigan’s Hidden Gems: Upper Peninsula Charms- Part 3

June 27, 2016
From a stunning state park to the Ford Rouge Factory to Sault Ste Marie, adventures continue on Michigan's Upper Peninsula! by Susan St Amand Our first stop on the Pennisula was at the Upper Falls of Tahquamenon Falls State Park. At the visitors entrance stood a totem pole carved from… Read more »

Michigan’s Hidden Gems: Mackinac Island Part 2

June 27, 2016
Susan St. Amand continues the adventures on Mackinac Island, a horse lover's dream destination. by Susan St. Amand The first scene upon pulling into the harbor ferry dock immediately took us back in time and set the tone of the rest of our visit to Mackinac Island – a horse… Read more »

Michigan’s Hidden Gems: Dutch Windmills & Dragons Part 1

June 27, 2016
From tulip farms to Mackinac Island, awesome adventures on Michigan's Upper Peninsula in this three-part series from riding and travel enthusiast Susan St. Amand. by Susan St. Amand This was our first trip to explore the state of Michigan, specifically to visit Mackinac Island. As we planned our trip details, we… Read more »

White Stallion Ranch Honored as a Member of Historic Hotels of America

June 22, 2016
White Stallion Ranch, one of our Top 20 Ranches and in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide, has been selected for membership by Historic Hotels of America. To be nominated and selected for membership into this prestigious program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old, been designated by the U.S.… Read more »

Horse Riding the Appian Way and Villa dei Quintili in Rome

June 19, 2016
Wanting to escape the heat and abundant amount of people in Rome, we discovered via the wonderful Internet that there are horse riding tours approximately 10 kilometers from the center of Rome. I couldn’t believe that we’d be so close to Rome. The stables and property are hidden from view,… Read more »

Horseback Riding and Camping in Utah’s Canyonlands

June 19, 2016
Equitrekking Travel's Julie Snyder takes a riding vacation in Utah's Canyonlands and camps out under the stars at a deluxe basecamp. Looking for a great riding vacation in the U.S.? The Utah Canyonlands Riding Vacation may be the answer. The ride is in a breathtaking part of Utah, and it is… Read more »