Articles Tagged 'California'

Hunewill Ranch Vacation & Cattle Drives in California

Equestrian Travel Articles — December 11, 2011
A rider vacations at a family-owned, Western ranch just east of Yosemite National Park, enjoying Gold Rush history and cattle drives. by Dorina Lindberg Bridgeport Valley lies below the slope of the highway like a green carpet, a contrast against the dun-colored rock hills and sagebrush. Hunewill Ranch, a cluster… Read more »

Return to Freedom - Wild Horse Sanctuary

Expert Equestrian Articles — May 26, 2010
By Corinne Brown In the much debated struggle to save America’s wild horses and burros, it appears that the equines are losing, but it won’t be without a fight. The remaining herds, amounting to approximately 28,000 free ranging animals in 10 states, a dramatic reduction over the last twenty years,… Read more »

California- Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Equestrian Travel Articles — 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 »

California- Russian River Redwoods Ride

Equestrian Travel Articles — March 26, 2010
by Darley Newman, originally published in Darley's Trail Rider Column in True West Magazine. I can only imagine what the settlers of California’s Russian River must have thought as they stared up at the towering redwood trees. I know I was amazed as I rode in Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve,… Read more »

California- Palm Springs on Horseback

Equestrian Travel Articles — 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 »

California- Equine Affaire in Pomona

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
I just returned from Equine Affaire, just in time for the DC blizzard. There were at least five large buildings filled with horsey things at Equine Affaire. I saw everything from the “mucking fantastic” shake’n rake to a massager for a horse that’s shaped like a horse’s mouth to bedazzled… Read more »

California- Northern Cali Beach Ride

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
After touring around downtown Sonoma this morning, we headed out with Rafael Hernandez of Rafael Hernandez of Wine Country Trailrides for a beach ride. In this California Wine Country episode, we are definitely seeing the diversity of Sonoma, traveling from the Redwoods to the coast. Rafael is a great. He… Read more »

California- Sonoma Bike Tour

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Today we traded in the horses for two wheels on a bike tour with Goodtime Touring Company. Doug McKesson, who owns and runs the business with his wife Penny, is like a local celebrity. The former mayor of Sonoma, Doug knows everybody. When you ride with him, you get an… Read more »

California- Sonoma Vineyard Ride

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Today we went out with Rafael Hernandez of Wine Country Trailrides for a horseback ride through Larson Family Winery in Sonoma. The vineyard is known for award-winning Cabernets, and its relaxed, family friendly atmosphere. It’s also the only vineyard that I found in wine country, which has horseback riding that… Read more »

California- Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
I met up with Erin and her husband Dominic of Triple Creek Horse Outfit at their stables in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. One of my girlfriends actually rode with Erin a couple of weeks before and highly recommended her rides. She did the ride in Bothe-Napa State Park, another one… Read more »