Articles Tagged 'Tuscon, Arizona'

9 Great Ranches for Thanksgiving Celebrations

Dude Ranch Blog — November 5, 2017
Leave work and worrries behind, and let a guest ranch take care of the Thanksgiving holiday magic. by Karen Braschayko With Halloween frolics past us and leaves falling rapidly, our thoughts turn to family time around cozy fires and glorious Thanksgiving feasts. Of course, Thanksgiving can be a lot of… Read more »

Riding Mules at Grand Canyon National Park

Equestrian Travel Articles — September 27, 2017
Sure, you can see the Grand Canyon by foot or bus, but why not experience this must see National Park from the back of a mule? by Jocelyn Pierce Grand Canyon National Park is a destination on many bucket lists. Expansive and awe-inspiring, the iconic park attracts nearly five million… Read more »

A Spectacular Arizona Horse Drive at Sprucedale Guest Ranch

Equestrian Travel Articles — September 25, 2017
Some things just surprise you. That's the best part about life. Being around something so much, and somehow it can still give you an experience you never saw coming... “It's the way you ride the trail that counts” - Dale Evans Going on a horse drive, I didn't realize it… Read more »

3 Most Surprising National Parks for Horseback Riding

Darley's Travel Blog — August 24, 2017
From giant sand dunes to volcanic landscapes, unusual national parks for horseback riding from Arizona to California. We know a ton of great parks to ride horses around the world, but the below national parks surprised even us! Check out these diverse national parks in the USA to saddle up. … Read more »

Five Cowgirls Who Changed History

Equestrian Travel Articles — July 2, 2017
Remarkable women from my visit to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. by Karen Braschayko At the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, you can learn about cowgirls who were famous and those who were not so famous. Even if you know their names,… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch, Arizona

Meet Your Host — June 25, 2017
At just two hours from Las Vegas, Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch is a popular family retreat in the desert of Arizona. Owned by JP and Tricia McCormick work to make guests that visit feel like family, offering a plethora of activities ranging from riding horses to ATVing to lounging by the… Read more »

Horseback Riding Arizona’s Tonto National Forest

50 State Trail Riding Project — June 22, 2017
Trading in Chicago winters for Arizona sunshine was a no-brainer. Instead of slogging through slush in downtown Chicago, I explored the canyons, washes and rugged trails of the Tonto National Forest on horseback. The fifth-largest national forest in the United States, Tonto boasts nearly 900 miles of trails. For several… Read more »

Historic Rancho de la Osa Guest Ranch Re-Opens Feb 1st

Darley's Travel Blog — December 23, 2016
Several years ago, we had the opportunity to visit Rancho de la Osa and film there for Equitrekking, our Emmy-winning series on PBS and networks around the world. This three hundred year old, hacienda style ranch in the high Sonoran desert has a rich history and beautiful architecture. Located on… Read more »

White Stallion Ranch Honored as a Member of Historic Hotels of America

Equestrian Travel Articles — June 22, 2016
White Stallion Ranch, one of our Top 20 Ranches and in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide, has been selected for membership by Historic Hotels of America. To be nominated and selected for membership into this prestigious program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old, been designated by the U.S.… Read more »

Sunshine, Wild Horses and My Nikon- the Salt River Wild Horses

Equestrian Travel Articles — May 29, 2016
What's the recipe for this professional horse photographer's perfect day? Take one sunny day, some wild horses, a professional horse photographer in search of a great horse photo and meet me at the lake! That's precisely what it was like for me. The Salt River wild horses did not disappoint!… Read more »