Articles Tagged 'Equestrian Vacations'

North Carolina- Rock Climbing and Asheville

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Today, I took a break from the saddle to explore downtown Asheville's arts, restaurants and shopping and spend the afternoon rock climbing at Chimney Rock Park. No, I have never gone rock climbing before, and yes, I am still in one piece. It was a lot of fun and certainly… Read more »

Quebec City Old Port Market

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
I ventured to the old port market, which is a farmers market of regional products from throughout Quebec, located down by the St. Lawrence River. The neat thing about this market is that local people from Quebec City actually do shop here. I basically ate my way through the market,… Read more »

Quebec, Ranch du Fjord, Charlevoix

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
I couldn’t see very far in front of me this morning. A low mist covered the wonderful views of the St. Lawrence River, as we drove to Ranch du Fjord, located on the coast in Charlevoix. This ranch raises Haflinger horses, a strong breed originally from Austria. I was aboard… Read more »

Quebec, St. Fabien

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Today I rode Canadian horses with Melissa at Ranch CR in St. Fabien, Quebec. This is a diverse farm with 66 horses, cows and crops, plus an old mine and a high spot with views of the surrounding farms and the village of St. Fabien. Every village that I have… Read more »

Quebec- Dog sledding Video from Mont Tremblant

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Dogsledding is hard work. Who knew! I stood on the back of the sled with my guide, from Adventures Banquise, who was commanding the dogs. You have to balance yourself on these boards on the back of the sled and really shift your weight as you travel, especially around the… Read more »

Quebec Mont Tremblant Skiing & Poutine Video

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Ski through the snow and try poutine in the charming ski area of Mont Tremblant in Quebec  by Darley Newman   I haven’t been skiing in years. As a child, we used to go every winter, but I definitely did not have confidence in my abilities going out today at… Read more »

Quebec- North Hatley Riding

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Today we went horseback riding in an area of Quebec known as the Eastern Townships. This part of Quebec is close to the U.S. border and many of the townships were originally settled by Loyalists to the crown, who sympathizing with Britain, fled the Northern most colonies. The town of… Read more »

Quebec- Montreal

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
In Montreal, we had the opportunity to visit the mounted police in Quebec’s Mount Royal Park, which is like New York’s Central Park. There are twenty Canadian horses that the park police use when patrolling, not only the park, but the entire city. The horses and their stables are well… Read more »

Quebec- North Hatley, Driving a Horse Drawn Sleigh Video

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Learn to drive a horse drawn sleigh in Quebec's Eastern Townships  by Darley Newman     Jacques Robidas got Mimi and Jackie, two Belgian Draft horses, ready for my driving lesson. I would be learning to drive a horse drawn sleigh- so nice in the winter snow! We took off… Read more »

Horse Riding Quebec’s Appalachian Mountains Video

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Ride horses with Danny at Ranch Massif du Sud in the Appalachian Mountains about an hour from Quebec City.  by Darley Newman   The ranch offers riding vacations lasting from one to five days through mountain trails. It is simply beautiful here this time of year, because the leaves are… Read more »