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!


 


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 »

Virginia- Marriott Ranch

February 26, 2010
Learn about a historic Virginia ranch where you can saddle up and play cowboy only an hour's drive from Washington, DC. By Rich Van Haste Ask your average American to picture a ranch and they will likely recall wide-open spaces somewhere out west, far from northeastern cities. Certainly that vision… Read more »

Africa- Namib Desert on Horseback

February 26, 2010
By Kerry Scott My trek across the Namib Desert begins in Namibia's capital of Windhoek. It is a very cosmopolitan city, yet still lets me know I am in Africa. If you left something at home that you really needed, you could probably find it in Windhoek. Once I leave… Read more »

Arizona- Canyon de Chelly with Navajo Guides

February 26, 2010
by Darley Newman. Originally published in Darley's Column in True West magazine. I was in Northeastern Arizona, exploring Canyon de Chelly on horseback with Navajo guide Lee Bigwater when we happened upon an awesome piece of history. We rode out of a small area shrouded in cottonwood and Russian olive… Read more »

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 »