Articles Tagged 'Virginia'

Horseback Riding Graves Mountain in Syria, Virginia

Equestrian Travel Articles — May 7, 2017
Close to Skyline Drive and Luray Caverns, read about riding out from Graves Mountain Lodge in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. On an unusually warm spring weekend in late April, members of the Shenandoah Trail Riders and Horseman's Association ventured to Graves Mountain in Syria, VA to participate in a… Read more »

Horse Riding in the George Washington National Forest

Equestrian Travel Articles — April 18, 2017
Riding Down the Rabbit Trail and Memory Lane in Shenandoah County! by Susan St. Amand Recently, members of the Shenandoah Trail Riders and Horseman's Association enjoyed a beautiful spring day trail riding in Shenandoah County through a portion of the George Washington National Forest. Splashes of purple painted the forested landscape… Read more »

Ten Ranch Vacations for Cowgirls

Dude Ranch Blog — March 16, 2017
Gather up your female friends and family for these ladies-only ranch getaways. By Karen Braschayko Whether lifelong best friends, sisters or recently bonded coworkers, sharing a love of horses and a desire to retreat in nature is fertile ground for a great cowgirl getaway. These vacations are a chance to… Read more »

5 Things to Do in Middleburg in Virginia Hunt Country

Darley's Travel Blog — May 20, 2016
Learn about the horsey village of Middleburg in the heart of Virginia Hunt Country and the best things to do during your visit. by Darley Newman Middleburg is the unofficial capital of Virginia Hunt Country. This charming village is dotted with brick and stone stores, independent shops, and restaurants, many… Read more »

The Virginia Gold Cup: A Day at the Races

Equestrian Travel Articles — May 14, 2016
The Virginia Gold Cup has been around for nearly one hundred years. Learn more about this historic steeplechase and social gathering with hunt country roots. by Jocelyn Pierce More of a social event with horses in the background than a draw for die-hard equestrians, the Virginia Gold Cup is a… Read more »

Yoga on Horseback in Virginia

Darley's Travel Blog — April 20, 2016
Try yoga on horseback, starting with sunrise yoga in the stables and then moving to the round pen. This will help you communicate bette with horses and people. by Darley Newman I know that yoga is good for riders, but had never thought about trying yoga on a horse. At… Read more »

Trail Riding Shenandoah River State Park in Virginia

50 State Trail Riding Project — January 4, 2016
Members of the Shenandoah Trail Riders and Horseman's Association began the 2016 New Year on the right “hoof” by hitting the trails at one of Virginia's top-rated state parks and one of the best in the nation, Shenandoah River State Park, located eight miles south of Front Royal, Virginia. by Susan… Read more »

Horseback Riding the Bucktail Trail in West Virginia

50 State Trail Riding Project — November 17, 2015
Riding the Bucktail Trail in the George Washington National Forest in West Virginia, part of the 50 State Trail Riding Project. by Susan St. Amand On another late, crisp autumn day, the Shenandoah Trail Riders and Horseman's Assocation organized and sponsored another spectacular trail ride on the Bucktail Trail situated across… Read more »

Sky Meadows State Park Horseback Rides in Virginia

50 State Trail Riding Project — November 5, 2015
Riding amid the changing autumn leaves at this Virginia state park is a special experience. Susan St. Amand describes it in this 50 State Trail Riding Project article. by Susan St. Amand Recently on a seasonally beautiful autumn day, members of the Shenandoah Trail Riding and Horseman's Association sponsored and… Read more »

Trail Riding at Salamander Resort in Middleburg, Virginia

Darley's Travel Blog — September 3, 2015
My trail riding adventures at Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, where you can gain access to elite lands where American aristocracy has ridden throughout history. by Darley Newman As we rode along a trail lined with tall grass and colorful flowers on one side and a manicured lawn complete… Read more »