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!


Calgary Stampede - History, Exotic Food… and horses

April 2, 2011
The history and exoticism of the self-proclaimed “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” by Darley Newman, as published in her Trail Rider column in True West magazine As I walked among the concession stands at Stampede Park, I was continually surprised by what I saw and smelled; fried Oreos, BBQ ribs,… Read more »

Photographing the Free Roaming Horse

March 24, 2011
Learn about the challenges and rewards of photographing wild horses  by Steve Simmons For years I admired and revered many of the wild horse photos I’d seen in books, magazines, and art galleries. Stallions locked in combat. Herds running at full gallop across the landscape. You all probably know the… Read more »

A Horse Community in the Carolinas

March 9, 2011
A longtime resident reveals Tryon's Horse Appeal by Libbie Johnson “We’re not Aiken, and we’re not Ocala and we’re not Middleburg. We’re Tryon and we think our horse heaven is just that…. heaven.” Dubbed a “best kept secret” for horse lovers, Tryon Horse Country straddles the foothills border of North… Read more »

A Cowgirl in South Dakota- Equine Career on a Working Ranch

February 24, 2011
A modern cowgirl finds a new life with an equine career at a working ranch in South Dakota by Darley Newman Jenn Zeller, otherwise known online as The South Dakota Cowgirl, was rodeoing, riding and training horses in Texas when she got a job offer to train and start Quarter… Read more »

Morgan Horses for Trail Riding

February 5, 2011
Trail Riding on Morgan Horses Take one of those flashy Morgan show horses out on the trail, “What? You say!” “Well, yes,” say those of us who have been using this original American breed on the trails for years. The Morgan makes a wonderful trail and family pleasure horse and… Read more »

Riding in Devon, England Part 3

January 24, 2011
Horse Riding Vacations in Devon, England by Meg Robbins, Read Part 1 or Part 2 Day 4 to Knightshayes Court: We all chose the ride to Knightshayes Court as perfect for the kind of day it looked to be; a little gray, possibly late day rain, over the beach ride… Read more »

Horse Riding in the Snow - Mont Tremblant Travel Video

December 27, 2010
Experience the thrill of dashing through the snow on horseback with this Equitrekking video Horse ride on the snowy trails around the popular ski area of Mont Tremblant. Host and equestrian travel expert Darley Newman visits Ranch Mont Tremblant to ride with Daniel Locas. The trails are well groomed for… Read more »

Horse Riding in Devon, England- Part 2

December 27, 2010
Horse Riding Holidays - UK Adventures of Meg Robbins by Meg Robbins, Read Part 1 and Part 3 of this series. Day 2: West Steart Farm guests can wake early if they like (I did) to help bring the ponies in from the distant grazing pastures and bring grain to… Read more »

Horse Riding in Devon, England- Part 1

December 9, 2010
An American Woman Takes a horse riding holiday in Devon, England by Meg Robbins, Read Part 2 & Part 3 of this series. Standing at the top of a moorland hill, gazing at a herd of tiny mealy-nosed Exmoor ponies, Trooper, the savvy copper bay Dales pony I am aboard,… Read more »

A Unique Montana Ranch Experience

December 9, 2010
by Susan Seligman Ten minutes south of the bustling Montana college town of Missoula is Dunrovin Ranch, a hidden equestrian haven offering a one-of-a-kind Big Sky experience…a create-your own riding vacation on magnificent smooth-gaited Tennessee Walking Horses. Located adjacent to the Lolo National Forest in Montana’s beautiful Bitterroot Valley, with… Read more »