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!


 


French Polynesia- Marquesas

February 26, 2010
By Gerry, Hawaii Two years ago, I went to the Marquesas (part of French Polynesia-4000 miles south of Hawaii, 1000 miles north of Tahiti). There are about 8 major islands, although none of them are really major and most of them are accessible only by boat. They do have tiny… Read more »

Utah- Herding Bison on Antelope Island

February 26, 2010
by Darley Newman. Originally published in True West magazine. If you get up close, especially when one decides to charge you on horseback, bison can be pretty scary beasts. They look prehistoric, with their gnarled, clumped fur hanging off in various places, like someone grabbed a random handful and pulled.… Read more »

Alberta- Homeplace Ranch

February 26, 2010
by Darley Newman. Originally published in True West magazine. The Canadian Pacific Railway’s entrance in 1883 and the government’s offer of free land to homestead enticed people to settle in the prairie province of Alberta, Canada, with the largest influx of agricultural settlement taking place during 1896-1914. In 1912 one… Read more »

Iceland- Hoofbeats in the Land of Fire and Ice

February 26, 2010
By Judie Framan Photography by Elliot Framan We heard the sound first; the TAKA TAKA TAKA TAKA of hoofbeats along the road. Then we saw them, 90 horses in every color imaginable; blacks, bays, duns, browns, cremelos, palominos, even a pinto. Necks arched high, long tails floating, manes waving, Icelandic… Read more »

Italy- Horse Trekking in Tuscany

February 26, 2010
By Judie Framan Photos by Elliot Framan Tuscany is one of the world's most popular travel destinations, a charmed land, blessed by nature and man. The famed English writer D. H. Lawrence said of Tuscany, It is the achieving of a particular Italian beauty which is so exquisitely natural because… Read more »

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 »