Articles Tagged 'Europe'

Iceland- Icelandic Horses & Culture Video

Darley's Travel Blog — November 16, 2016
  In Iceland, I had the honor and privildge of riding with Diddi, one of Iceland’s top riders. Diddi is the nickname for Sigurbjörn Bárðarson. Diddi means the Golden Rider and I can see why Diddi is called this. Not only is he a great rider (I also saw him… Read more »

Horse Riding the Ring of Kerry in Ireland, Part 1

Darley's Travel Blog — August 19, 2016
Ride on strong Irish horses on Ireland's beautiful Ring of Kerry by Darley Newman With beautiful sunny skies, our crew headed to Killarney Riding Stables right outside of the center of Killarney. There’s a reason why so many tourists flock to this part of County Kerry, it’s absolutely gorgeous. There’s… Read more »

Horse Riding the Ring of Kerry in Ireland Part 2

Darley's Travel Blog — August 19, 2016
I continue my trek along the Ring of Kerry, where Irish mountains meet the sea. by Darley Newman After a picnic lunch on the trails, we continued our trek up towards Windy Gap with Aoife, my Killarney Riding Stables' guide. We rode towards a picturesque spot to see that a multitude… Read more »

Clonshire Equestrian Training in Ireland & Adare Village

Darley's Travel Blog — December 1, 2015
Our visit to Adare, Ireland's "prettiest village," and Clonshire Equestrian Center, where you can take a riding vacation combining horseback riding lessons, summer horse camps for kids and training in cross country, dressage, show jumping and flatwork. by Equitrekking host Darley Newman The last time I visited Clonshire, we were filming… Read more »

Shrimp Fishing on Horseback in Oostduinkerke, Belgium

Equestrian Travel Articles — January 31, 2015
Learn about this UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage kept alive by twelve families in North Belgium. by Yulia Frolova I’m quite a contradictory person. On the one hand, I hate nothing more than leaving my comfort zone; on the other hand, I’m constantly finding myself in situations when my comfort zone… Read more »

Carreg Cennen Castle- Taking in the Views in Wales

Darley's Travel Blog — May 29, 2014
For stunning Welsh countryside views and an eerie step back in time, climb up to Carreg Cennen Castle, one of the most photographed castles in Wales. by Darley Newman One of Great Britain's great castles, Carreg Cennen is one of the most photographed castles in Wales. This fortress sits on a high limestone… Read more »

Scotland- Blair Castle Pony Trekking Video

Darley's Travel Blog — August 15, 2012
Pony Trek through Scotland's Highlands at Blair Castle by Darley Newman At Blair Castle in Blair Atholl, I took off with guides Vicki and Hamish on an all day ride in the rugged and romantic Highlands.  I rode Gorm, which means blue in Gaelic, an eleven-year-old Highland Pony. Gorm is… Read more »

Iceland Cliff Ride

Darley's Travel Blog — July 20, 2012
Do you trust your mount? You’ll want to be sure that you do on a windy cliff ride in Iceland. by Darley Newman On a horse trek in Iceland, my bubbly guide Asa wanted to take me on a different route on the way home, so we drove the herd… Read more »

Summer Reading for Iceland Vacations

Darley's Travel Blog — June 23, 2012
Recommended reading for your Iceland riding vacation and travels, including horse books, guidebooks, fiction and more! by Darley Newman Summer is approaching, and we are getting ready to travel again. That means that I am reading up on horses around the world and great travel destinations, particularly at this point,… Read more »

Austria- Behind the Scenes: Spanish Riding School in Vienna

Equestrian Travel Articles — June 11, 2012
Tradition, history and grandeur reign supreme at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna–– home to the world famous Lipizzaner Stallions. By Susan Seligman Photo Credit Spanish Riding School, Vienna It's not every day one goes to an Imperial Palace for a horse show. But in Vienna life is on a grand… Read more »