Articles Tagged 'Alberta'

Riding Alberta Parks with Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies

Equestrian Travel Articles — May 7, 2017
A rider from Georgia recounts her summer horseback riding vacation in Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks with Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies by Jeanne Barsanti Each summer some of my friends and I try to do an equestrian vacation. In early 2016, one friend, who lives in Canada, discovered… Read more »

Calgary Stampede - History, Exotic Food… and horses

Equestrian Travel Articles — 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 »

Horse Riding Sheep River in Alberta

Darley's Travel Blog — March 22, 2011
Ride the foothills of the Canadian Rockies in Alberta's Sheep River by Darley Newman It might seem like a crazy idea--  riding horses twenty miles into the mountains of Southwestern Alberta with a TV production crew and all their high definition equipment-- but we like to get off the beaten… Read more »

Alberta- Banff Pack Trip

Darley's Travel Blog — June 10, 2010
It’s about a three-hour ride over varied terrain through Banff National Park to reach Mystic Camp. I’m riding Tumbleweed, a mountain-tough quarter horse whose trot is surprisingly smooth, for my Equitrekking Travel Pack Trip info Banff National Park. Barry, our guide, is riding his mule named Sharon Stone. He says… Read more »

Alberta- Homeplace Ranch

Equestrian Travel Articles — 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 »

Backcountry Riding in Alberta

Expert Equestrian Articles — February 25, 2010
I always like to talk to fellow riders when I am beginning to research a new area to go horseback riding in order to get personal recommendations on great places to ride. During my research on riding in Alberta in preparation for an upcoming Equitrekking film shoot, I was fortunate… Read more »

Alberta Impressions- Day One

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
I am sitting on the porch of Idle Spurs B and B in Black Diamond, Alberta. The sun is shining. It's probably 65 degrees Fahrenheit and the clouds are rolling by in the sky as I sip fresh lemonade. I hope that it's this beautiful tomorrow when we film a… Read more »

Alberta- Anchor D’s Sheep River

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
We are in the car driving to Banff, after taking the day to ride over 20 miles with Dewey and Jan Matthews of Anchor D Outfitting, an equestrian outfitter booked through Equitrekking Travel. 20 miles may not seem like a lot to you, but when you’re doing it through varied… Read more »

Alberta- Buzzard’s Calgary

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
If you visit Calgary, there’s a very unique experience at Buzzard’s Restaurant. Besides the really good food, you can try well-prepared Prairie Oysters, known by some as Rocky Mountain Oysters. It was once a delicacy in Alberta. You might be able to guess where they come from. (They are bull… Read more »

Alberta- Homeplace Ranch

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
I just finished the day at historic Homeplace Ranch riding with Mac MaKenny. Mac’s place is freindly and serene with nice, well loved horses and plenty of room to ride. We only scratched the surface on our ride through forests of Aspen to a conservation area with a peaceful lake… Read more »