Articles Tagged 'Colorado'

Bring Your Own Horse: Bed, Barn, and Breakfast

Equestrian Travel Articles — February 28, 2014
For riders looking for the charm of a B&B with the added bonus of exploring a new area on your own horse, here are a few options for your next weekend getaway. by Alexandra Begley California B&B's for Horse Lovers The Enchanted April Inn in Pilot Hill, California is about… Read more »

Snow Polo in Aspen- The Origins and How It’s Played

Darley's Travel Blog — December 20, 2013
Now this was a new one even for me–– Snow Polo! I just got wind of an annual tournament in Aspen hosted by Nacho Figueras where top polo players are playing in the snow with a sweet snow-capped mountain backdrop. It's the World Snow Polo Championship and just seeing the photos on Twitter made me… Read more »

Meet Your Host- The Ranch at Emerald Valley

Meet Your Host — April 15, 2013
Learn about a new Colorado guest ranch created by The Broadmoor… a true wilderness experience with Five Star flair. Eight miles into the Pike National Forest from The Broadmoor Resort Colorado Springs, Colorado, lies a brand new guest ranch-- The Ranch at Emerald Valley. This wilderness enclave offers a chance… Read more »

Colorado dude ranch vacation at Wilderness Trails Ranch

Darley's Travel Blog — November 19, 2012
Horse riding, line dancing and food on a Colorado Dude Ranch Vacation at Wilderness Trails Ranch. by Darley Newman There are a lot of great Colorado dude ranches, where single travelers, couples and multi-generational families can saddle up and ride the West. On a road trip through Colorado, I stopped… Read more »

Photo Journey of my Favorite Trail at The Home Ranch

Dude Ranch Blog — July 12, 2012
The Home Ranch has many scenic riding trails, one of which offers the best views around without ever having to leave the property. By Molly Murphy Although The Home Ranch, a Colorado dude ranch located just north of Steamboat Springs, is fortunate to back up to gorgeous Routt National Forest, offering endless… Read more »

Poncho the Wonder Donkey at The Home Ranch

Dude Ranch Blog — July 1, 2012
The Home Ranch boasts its own special mascot, Poncho the donkey. By Molly Murphy Every great team has a great mascot behind it, and at The Home Ranch in Clark, Colorado, we're no different. What our mascot lacks in physical stature, he certainly makes up for in charm and character,… Read more »

Finding the Perfect Cowboy Hat

Dude Ranch Blog — May 22, 2012
My first immersion into the Western lifestyle as I chose my first "real" cowboy hat. by Molly Murphy Okay, so, full disclosure–– I am not a cowgirl. Yes, I am working as a wrangler for the Home Ranch, a dude ranch near Steamboat Springs, Colorado for the summer. Yes, I… Read more »

Dream Jobs: Handling the Budweiser Clydesdales

Expert Equestrian Articles — February 2, 2012
by Karen Braschayko Have you ever seen the magnificent Budweiser Clydesdales on a commercial or in a parade and wondered what it would be like to take care of them? Jeff Knapper worked his way up from handler to general manager of Clydesdale Operations for Anheuser-Busch. Here he shares behind-the-scenes… Read more »

Colorado Dude Ranches Video Tour

Darley's Travel Blog — January 27, 2012
Saddle up on a horseback riding adventure through Colorado, as we explore Colorado dude ranches in this Equitrekking video. by Darley Newman In Colorado, we rode horses at a variety of working cattle ranches and dude ranches, getting to know the owners and their way of life, as well as… Read more »

Colorado: Hidden Treasure in Engineer Mountain

Equestrian Travel Articles — 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 »