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!


 


France- Discovering Provence on Horseback

February 26, 2010
By Judie Framan photos by Elliot Framan In the hills that link the Mediterranean Sea to the snow-capped Alps lies the heart of Provence. Sometimes called a bridge between the past and present, Provence is a quiet land of sloping vineyards, cultivated farms, colorful scenery, olive groves and lavender fields.… Read more »

Uruguay- Eco-friendly Estancias

February 26, 2010
Travel to an eco-friendly estancia in Uruguay in South America by Equitrekking host Darley Newman I enjoy finding hidden gems when I travel and places where I can ride that make me feel like I am stepping back to a simpler, more natural time. The estancias that I visited in… Read more »

Ecuador: Avenue of the Volcanoes Ride

February 26, 2010
By Bernadette & Stefan Basler, Switzerland Vacation in Ecuador… are you talking about Galapagos? Riding in Ecuador coming from Switzerland? Who in the world would ever think of something like that? Aren’t there more exiting rides available all over the world? Canada, Kenya, Botswana, Tanzania, Namibia, Jordan, Spain, Portugal? I… Read more »

Costa Rica on Horseback

February 26, 2010
By Judie Framan Photos by Elliot Framan "Trust your horse and stay in my tracks," said Jose, our Costa Rican horse master and multi-lingual guide, "These horses are bred to navigate this country." And with that, he headed up a steep hill, along a 180 degree switchback trail no wider… Read more »

New Mexico- Foxhunting in the Southwest

February 26, 2010
By Judie Framan Photos by Elliot Framan and Lindsey Green Getting up in the dark has never been my favorite thing to do. In fact it’s near the bottom of the heap of covers where I like to linger until first light. Only a few times has leaving the comfort… Read more »

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 »