Articles Tagged 'Iceland'

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 »

10 Great Places to Horse Ride- #5 Iceland

Darley's Travel Blog — April 4, 2012
Ride Icelandics in the Land of Fire and Ice, which comes in at #5 in our Top 10 Countdown. by Darley Newman Iceland is located in the North Atlantic Ocean, just South of the Artic Circle. Called the land of fire and ice, Iceland is home to spewing geysers, roaring… Read more »

Horse Breeds from Around the World Quiz

Expert Equestrian Articles — February 9, 2012
One of the fascinating things about travel is meeting the wide variety of horse breeds all around the world. Many of these wonderful breeds can be found here at home in the USA. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the wonderful world of horse breeds. by… Read more »

YQA - Top 5 Most Extreme Horse Rides

Darley's Travel Blog — April 25, 2011
Five Thrilling Horse Rides That Will Earn You Bragging Rights by Darley Newman We've taken and filmed a few "extreme" horse rides with Equitrekking. Here's my top five most extreme horse rides. Want to challenge us to try an exciting horse ride? Email us and let us know about it… Read more »

Iceland Pylsur- I Tried It & Liked It Video

Darley's Travel Blog — April 6, 2011
Did it beat the American hot dog!?! by Darley Newman Victoria Haschka, a food and travel writer for the Huffington Post, recently wrote about the psylur in Is This the Best Hot Dog in the World? I ate this particular dog in Equitrekking's Iceland episode and I really liked it! Not… Read more »

Icelandic Horses Video - the Tolt and Horse Trekking

Darley's Travel Blog — January 12, 2011
An Icelander Explains the Icelandic Horses' Special Ways of Moving by Darley Newman In working to explain the Icelandic horse's special gait or way of moving to travelers who hoped to go riding in Iceland or ride Icelandics in Vermont, I recently went straight to the source. I had my Icelandic… Read more »

Iceland- Horse Drive

Darley's Travel Blog — June 4, 2010
“Go fast,” is the advice that Asa, an Icelandic farmer, gave me as we took off with fifty horses, running parallel to a giant glacier in the distance alongside the Ring Road, the main highway in Iceland. During the summer when it is light for most of each day, these… Read more »

Short Equestrian Vacations Can Actually Increase Your Happiness

Darley's Travel Blog — April 16, 2010
by: Equitrekking host Darley Newman Can't get away for a whole week to take a riding vacation? There are lots of new flexible horse riding trips that allow you a shorter time in the saddle in Vermont, Ireland, Virginia, North Carolina, Alaska, Colorado and beyond. Shorter vacations are ideal for… Read more »

Iceland- Hoofbeats in the Land of Fire and Ice

Equestrian Travel Articles — February 26, 2010
By Judie Framan Photography by Elliot Framan We heard the sound first; the TAKA TAKA TAKA TAKA of hoofbeats along the road. Then we saw them, 90 horses in every color imaginable; blacks, bays, duns, browns, cremelos, palominos, even a pinto. Necks arched high, long tails floating, manes waving, Icelandic… Read more »

The Icelandic Horse

Horse Breed Guide — February 25, 2010
By Judie Framan Photography by Elliot Framan The horse is an integral part of the Icelandic nation. They came to Iceland with the Vikings around 900 AD. It is thought that they were descendents of the Mongolian ponies that were imported to Scandinavia. The story of the settling of the… Read more »