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!


 


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 »

Arizona- Riding the Fence

February 26, 2010
by Darley Newman. Originally published in True West magazine. Rancho de la Osa brings new insight into the U.S.-Mexico border After a long day of filming, in the pitch black of the desert night, we had gotten a little lost. Fortunately we came across a couple of jeeps, off-road lights… Read more »

Arizona- Tanque Verde Ranch

February 25, 2010
In September, my husband and I spent eight days and seven nights at, in my opinion, the best dude ranch in the Southwest, Tanque Verde Ranch. If you go once, you will end up coming back again. By Kathleen Madonia We arrived at the ranch at the end of lunch,… Read more »

Italy- Timeless Enchantment - An Etruscan Journey

February 25, 2010
By KT O'Neill Photos courtesy of Tuscan Trails I feel the ancientness of the woods surrounding us in my bones. This is, and always has been, a timeless place. Inhaling the rich, dark perfume of thick compost and sweet horse-musk I think to myself, “There is paradise on earth and… Read more »

Uruguay- Gaucho Adventures

February 25, 2010
In Uruguay, gauchos still run the estancias. ATV’s and trucks haven’t replaced steeds. Learn about ranches where you can meet local cowboys. by Darley Newman. Originally published in True West magazine. As a sudden rainstorm passed, I was glad to have on the wool poncho that Jorge let me borrow… Read more »

Utah- Snow Canyon State Park

February 25, 2010
Go trail riding in Snow Canyon State Park in St. George, Utah, and you’ll be riding through Utah’s Dixie.  by Darley Newman Originally published in True West magazine. When Brigham Young called upon the 300-plus families to help with the Cotton Mission, they did not go happily. “I have seen… Read more »

Italy- Wine, Wonder and Riding in Tuscany

February 25, 2010
Trail Riding in Tuscany? You bet! Learn about Italy horse riding adventures. By KT O'Neill What comes to mind when you read Montepulciano, Montalcino, or Siena? Rolling Tuscan hills under a cobalt sky streaked with cotton-candy clouds. Cypress-lined country roads leading to ancient earth-toned villas. The subtle elegance and deep… Read more »

Connecticut- UCONN Trail Ride

February 25, 2010
For a girl raised in Connecticut, UConn offers an equestrian oasis. By Michele Tchernotzkas When most people think of the University of Connecticut the first thing that comes to mind is basketball. With the UConn campus located in rural Storrs, CT one's options are limited to pretty much being a… Read more »