Articles Tagged 'Kentucky'

YQA -  Where to Horse Ride Amid Wildflowers

Darley's Travel Blog — March 20, 2017
In honor of the first day of spring, check out these destinations to ride horses amid wildflowers. Alaska, Kentucky, Hawaii's Big Island and Ireland trail riding. by Darley Newman Spring is finally here! After a long winter, hopefully everyone is finally digging out. Besides where to view changing leaves on horseback… Read more »

Through the Ears at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

Equestrian Travel Articles — May 30, 2016
Sure, walking the Rolex Kentucky cross-country course is all well and good, but why walk when you can ride? by Jocelyn Pierce While covering the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event for Practical Horseman, I had the unique opportunity to take part in the Rolex Ride the Course, a leisurely ride around… Read more »

Combine Horseback Riding with Bourbon Tasting on Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail

Equestrian Travel Articles — May 7, 2016
Plan your Kentucky Bourbon Trail trip around all things horsey in the Bluegrass State! by Jocelyn Pierce Kentucky culture is big on horses. The Bluegrass State has sprawling and immaculate Thoroughbred farms, Keeneland and Churchill Downs racetracks, beautiful spaces for trail riding, the Kentucky Horse Park, and yes, the state’s… Read more »

Mammoth Cave National Park’s First Creek Trail in Kentucky

50 State Trail Riding Project — February 4, 2016
A passionate trail rider who volunteers with the Mammoth chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen describes a trail riding experience we all might hope to enjoy in Kentucky's Cave Country. by Doris Dorsey How does one begin to tell tales of a trail when living adjacent to it most of their life? Mammoth… Read more »

Meeting Retired Thoroughbreds at Old Friends in Kentucky

Darley's Travel Blog — February 19, 2015
Meet legendary Thoroughbreds and some unlikely residents of Old Friends Farm, which you can tour on a visit to Kentucky. by Darley Newman I recommend any horse lover take a trip through Lexington, just to drive past the impressive horse farms. Lush rolling bluegrass, white and black picket fences, old… Read more »

A Beginner’s Guide to the Kentucky Horse Park

Equestrian Travel Articles — November 16, 2014
What to see and do at this Lexington working horse farm and educational theme park that's been open since 1978. by Sara Clendenin Hello again, friends! I am bringing you back to Lexington, Kentucky in this article, and several others to come, as you will see. While I do live in… Read more »

5 Vacation Stops for Horse Lovers- Where You Don’t Have to Ride

Darley's Travel Blog — May 1, 2014
Great cities, towns and villages where equestrian culture and activities abound for horse lovers. by Darley Newman Many modern day horse lovers don’t regularly ride, whether it’s because they are urban-bound, don’t have the time or are suffering from a past injury. Whatever the reason, there are many great places… Read more »

Lexington, Kentucky for Horse Lovers

Darley's Travel Blog — May 1, 2014
Touted as the “Horse Capital of the World,” Lexington, Kentucky is a great place for singles, families and groups to enjoy a variety of horsey excursions. by Darley Newman I've traveled to Lexington more than a few times to enjoy great equestrian sporting events like the Rolex Three Day, for… Read more »

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 »

Dream Jobs: Icelandic Horse Trainer and Equestrian Performer

Expert Equestrian Articles — November 1, 2012
Gudmar Petursson shares his experiences riding with the Knights of Iceland and how he became a respected trainer of Icelandic Horses. by Karen Braschayko You may have seen Gudmar Petursson presenting at equine expos, conducting clinics or performing with his show team Knights of Iceland. He has also toured with… Read more »