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!


 


Israel- Horses in the Holy Land

February 26, 2010
Learn about horseback riding and other adventures in Israel from Susan Seligman, who experienced the below destinations first-hand.   By Susan Seligman I'm pulling on my boots, zipping up my chaps, adjusting my hat, off to cowboy up in Israel. Israel? You mean as in THE HOLY LAND? Yes ma'am,… Read more »

Vermont- Icelandic Inn to Inn Ride

February 26, 2010
By Ed Machak Photos by Ed Machak and Chip Ward A novice dressage rider with no real trail riding experience, mounted on a strange horse, in the pouring rain, with water already trickling into my boots before we've left the paddock I began to question the wisdom of this endeavor.… Read more »

Hawaii- Kauai Horseback Riding Adventures

February 26, 2010
A rider reviews horse riding at Princeville Ranch on Kauai It doesn't take much to lose yourself and forget time altogether in Hawaii, and for most, that's the idea. Few trips have been more memorable than the ten glorious days I spent there in the summer of 2004. After three… Read more »

Oregon- Let ‘Er Buck - Pendleton Style

February 26, 2010
by: Ann Terry Hill Photo courtesy of Pendleton Round-Up Calgary has its character, Cheyenne has its sashay, but there's only one Pendleton, Oregon---only one Round-Up, where the indomitable buckaroo spirit reigns supreme! It started out as a small bronc riding contest and roping exhibition held amid fields of wheat and… Read more »

Virginia- Manassas Battlefield Park

February 26, 2010
When winter was ending and spring had arrived, my sister Diane Oliver and I loaded up two horses and went to Manassas National Battlefield Park. Summer (trail horse and foxhunter) and Americoma (a thoroughbred who was newly in foal) were thrilled to be out on a trail. We had obtained… Read more »

Virginia- Marriott Ranch

February 26, 2010
Learn about a historic Virginia ranch where you can saddle up and play cowboy only an hour's drive from Washington, DC. By Rich Van Haste Ask your average American to picture a ranch and they will likely recall wide-open spaces somewhere out west, far from northeastern cities. Certainly that vision… Read more »

Africa- Namib Desert on Horseback

February 26, 2010
By Kerry Scott My trek across the Namib Desert begins in Namibia's capital of Windhoek. It is a very cosmopolitan city, yet still lets me know I am in Africa. If you left something at home that you really needed, you could probably find it in Windhoek. Once I leave… Read more »

Arizona- Canyon de Chelly with Navajo Guides

February 26, 2010
by Darley Newman. Originally published in Darley's Column in True West magazine. I was in Northeastern Arizona, exploring Canyon de Chelly on horseback with Navajo guide Lee Bigwater when we happened upon an awesome piece of history. We rode out of a small area shrouded in cottonwood and Russian olive… Read more »

Horse Riding North Dakota’s Badlands

February 26, 2010
Exploring North Dakota's Badlands on horseback! By Rogan Kelly The Native Americans called it the bad lands to walk through. The French came along and shortened it, the bad lands. It was the French way; make the world smaller. No better place is this illustrated than in the portion size… Read more »

California- Palm Springs on Horseback

February 26, 2010
Adventures in horse riding Palm Springs with Smoke Tree Ranch By Michele Tchernotzkas Located in the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains, Smoke Tree Stables offers a variety of horseback riding tours in the heart of Palm Springs, California. Riders venture through unique desert shrubs, California fan palms, beautiful smoke… Read more »