Articles Tagged 'Trail Riding'

Kentucky’s Shaker Village

Darley's Travel Blog — July 22, 2010
I had heard about the trails at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, a restored Shaker community in Kentucky, long before I set out for a ride with Don Pelly, a naturalist, and a group of local riders. The Shakers were a religious group who lived in a communal society, which… Read more »

Spain- Tapas on the Trail

Darley's Travel Blog — July 13, 2010
by Equitrekking host Darley Newman Andalucía is a part of Southern Spain where orange groves and olives trees are lit by year-round sunshine, historic haciendas greet guests with abundant food and a relaxed Spanish lifestyle, and the magical Andalusian horses await to whisk you away on a romantic journey. This was… Read more »

Equitrekking in “USA Today”

Darley's Travel Blog — May 1, 2010
I'm in Ireland, but had to interrupt my Ireland postings to show you an article that just came out in the Travel section of USA Today, 10 great places to go horseback riding. I was interviewed about my top picks for 10 great, accessible day rides in the United States.… Read more »

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 »

Horseback riding in Arizona’s Bradshaw Mountains Video

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Saddle up with Windwalker Expeditions in the Bradshaw Mountains outside of Phoenix. by Darley Newman With views of large, Lake Pleasant juxtaposed with the dry, high Sonoran desert, sprinkled with saguaro, cats claw, prickly pear, palo verde, jojoba, mesquite, hedgehog cactus, jumping cholla, ocotillo and vegetation and rolling mountains, this… 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 »

Belize- Medicinal Ride Video

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
by Darley Newman Ride horses into Belize's rainforest to discover rainforest remedies, including the Maya method of suturing cuts or wounds with cutter ants.  I never thought that I would find a big horse ranch in Belize, but Banana Bank Lodge is just that. With over 100 horses, the ranch… Read more »

Belize- Mountain Equestrian Trails Orientation

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
One of the original riding destinations in Belize, Mountain Equestrian Trails is in a remote location in the Cayo District. Visitors come here to be at one with nature. The cabanas have no electricity, so you sleep under mosquito nets and use kerosene lamps to see at night. This makes… Read more »

Costa Rica- Farm Ride

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Today was my first riding day in Costa Rica for the Equitrekking Travel Costa Rica vacation. We started at the farm and Esteban of Centaura helped me pick out the horse that I would be riding. The horses here are different breed mixes. Some have more Paso Fino in them… Read more »