Articles Tagged 'Ranch'

Arizona- Bellota Ranch

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
I have been off the map this past week partici- pating in Women of the West at Bellota Ranch in the high desert of Arizona outside of Tucson. Bellota Ranch is a real working cattle ranch on over 60,000 acres in the Coronado National Forest. The area is rugged and… Read more »

Arizona- Cave Creek

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Today, I rode a beautiful horse named Pressley, a Missouri Foxtrotter owned by Terry Smith, a Cave Creek local who is an avid horse trail preservationist. In fact, a lot of Cave Creek residents are into preserving trails and making life in their town horse friendly, including Don and Cathy… Read more »

Arizona- Tanque Verde Ranch

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Before we traveled to Bellota Ranch, we spent some time exploring Tucson and stayed at Tanque Verde Ranch in Arizona. We shopped on historic 4th Avenue near the university. With shops like the Salt Crystal Palace, where you can buy salt crystals that have healing powers, and the Hippie Gypsy,… Read more »

Belize- Banana Bank Lodge

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Today we rode out with John Carr to explore the jungle and his farm. Carr owns a lot of land, having purchased it years ago in the 1970’s. He grows corn, black eyed peas and teak trees, among other things. It was hot, as we slouched through the muddy woods… Read more »

Belize- Jungle Ride

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
The jungle here in the Slate Creek Preserve was one of the most untouched and beautiful of the places that we have ridden in Belize. It is vast. We rode through streams and hilly areas of dense vegetation and wild flowers to an open field where we could gallop a… 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 »

Colorado- Cutting Horse Dream Week

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
At the Colorado Cattle Company in Northern Colorado on a ranch vacation, I participated in a special clinic called Cutting Horse Dream Week. This is an intensive week of training with cutting horse champion, judge and trainer Teddy Johnson, as well as Tina and Eddie Johnson, top notch trainers who have… Read more »

Connecticut Trail Riding: Reflections on our Open Spaces

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
There is not much that is better than heading out on a cool fall day on a trail ride. That's what I did over the weekend. When I am not traveling and riding, I am home in New York City and riding on the Greenwich Trail System in the great… Read more »

Colorado Cattle 101

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Cattle work can be fun, even for an English rider! Saddle up at a ranch and give it a try. by Darley Newman It was time to cowgirl up at Wilderness Trails, a dude ranch outside of Durango, Colorado. Being an East Coast hunter jumper, I was excited to get some… Read more »