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!


Cowgirl 101 in Apache Country

November 9, 2010
By Equitrekking host Darley Newman as published in her column in True West magazine I rode a Mexican Mustang named Pancho through areas that would have felt downright claustrophobic during the days of Apache reign. While astride Pancho in southwestern New Mexico beside the Gila National Forest, his hooves noisily… Read more »

Rich Riding in Alaska’s Cooper Landing

October 21, 2010
Alaska horse tour in Cooper Landing on the Kenai, an area known for its rich gold prospecting past. By Darley Newman as published in her regular column in True West magazine I feel rather adventurous while horse riding in the Cooper Landing area on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, but I have… Read more »

Georgia’s Southern Cross Guest Ranch Traveler Review

October 19, 2010
Easing my way back into the saddle at Southern Cross Guest Ranch. by Equitrekking Member JoAnne Persistent web searching led me over and over to Southern Cross Guest Ranch located about an hour outside Atlanta near historical Madison, Georgia. I was one of those typical horse-mad girls who had grown… Read more »

Colorado: Hidden Treasure in Engineer Mountain

August 3, 2010
With several peaks reaching 14,000 feet and sheer canyons and steep switchbacks, riding horses in the San Juan National Forest can be challenging.  by Equitrekking host Darley Newman, as published in her Trail Rider column in True West magazine Riders and horses that venture out in this part of southwestern… Read more »

Filming Equitrekking in the West

August 3, 2010
by Equitrekking host Darley Newman, as published in Darley's Trail Rider column in True West magazine Equitrekking is about experiencing the world by traveling with local people on horseback. The locals are the ones who can take you to those out-of-the-way places about which only they know. This means that many… Read more »

Eco-Friendly Horse Adventures

August 3, 2010
Environmentally friendly horse riding adventures around the world. by Equitrekking host Darley Newman As we rounded a corner out of the shaded woods, I felt relieved to be riding into a larger clearing. On the wooded trails outside of Seward on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, my guide Bree told… Read more »

Alexis Mozeleski’s Blog from the IEA Nationals

May 12, 2010
A day by day account of the challenges and triumps at the IEA Nationals. by Alexis Mozeleski I qualified at our zone 3 finals, the mid-Atlantic region, three weeks ago as an individual and obtained enough points to also help the middle school team qualify, allowing three of my teammates to be… Read more »

Ireland- Mount Juliet Jumps and Gallops

May 10, 2010
by Darley Newman As I galloped up through the lush, green fifty-acre field on Chad, a strong Irish Sport horse, I felt a little wild and completely free. Eleanor, our guide, had told me to let Chad go a bit, as he had the biggest stride of our horses and… Read more »

California- Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

May 10, 2010
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park Horse Riding in California. This trail ride takes you up to a high point with views of Napa and Sonoma Valleys. By Darley Newman, first published in Darley's Trail Rider column in True West magazine. As I sauntered through an open meadow on Romer, a black-and-white… Read more »

New Mexico- Pony Express Ride

April 20, 2010
By Darley Newman, originally published in Darley's Trail Rider column in True West Magazine On a hot August day, I borrowed a dark bay quarter horse named Jake to participate in a Pony Express Trail Ride from the ghost town of White Oaks to the historic town of Lincoln in… Read more »