Equestrian Travel Articles

First-hand articles and blogs about horseback riding around the world, equestrian travels, dude ranches, horseback riding vacations, great horse trails and horse festivals!


 


How to Choose the Perfect Horseback Riding Holiday

April 22, 2018
Thinking of booking your first horseback riding vacation? Here are a few expert tips from globetrotting equestrian, Janine Whyte, that will help you pick the perfect equestrian holiday for you.  It was 2009, and I was searching furiously on the internet to find the perfect and most authentic Cattle Ranch… Read more »

An Epic Equestrian Safari through Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

April 7, 2018
Janine Whyte of Globetrotting Cowgirl discovers a hidden paradise in Botswana's best-kept secret, the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.  The Okavango Delta has long been synonymous with Botswana. Its vast, pulsating wetland is home to an abundance of wildlife, making it a perfect haven for all safari aficionados. However, Botswana has many… Read more »

Horseback Riding in Madagascar: The Land that Time Forgot

April 2, 2018
Janine Whyte shares her transformative experience exploring Madagascar on horseback with equestrian safari outfit, Faka Ranch.  In 2005 animation giant DreamWorks unleashed Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, Gloria the hippo, and the infamous ring-tailed lemur King Julien onto the world. Madagascar became a household name overnight,… Read more »

A Wilderness Photography Workshop on Horseback

March 27, 2018
By Michael W. Church Why you should consider a wilderness photography workshop. Why take a photography workshop during a horseback riding wilderness adventure? The answer is simple: Those of us who take horseback riding vacations not only love riding horses in the wilderness, we also love to take pictures of… Read more »

Photographing the Heber Wild Horses

March 12, 2018
Photographer PJ Kaszas shares her experience with the Heber horses in Arizona, as well as a few helpful tips for photographing them in the wild.  By PJ Kaszas Heber stallion peaking out through the ponderosa pines. Photo by PJ Kaszas. High up along the Mogollon Rim in Arizona’s Apache-Sitgreaves National… Read more »

Equestrian Dream Job: Life at the Haig Point Equestrian Center

March 6, 2018
A childhood fantasy of working with horses became a reality for Haig Point Equestrian Center Director Rachel Allen.  By Rachel Allen.  I used to daydream a lot as a young girl- and those daydreams were always about one thing: horses. Even today, if you ever catch me staring into space,… Read more »

Easter Weekend Ranch Vacations

March 1, 2018
Hop in the saddle for Spring! This Easter weekend, why not treat the family to a fun-filled ranch riding vacation?  With Easter right around the corner, we thought it was a good idea to share some of the great family friendly guest ranch destinations that are planning special celebrations for… Read more »

Horseback Riding in Egypt: Valley of the Kings New Year Celebration with Ride Egypt

February 28, 2018
Equestrian adventurer Felicia Quon shares her personal experience of horseback riding through the land of the pharaohs with Ride Egypt. “Are you mad?” “Is it safe?” These were just a few of the comments I received when I booked a solo riding holiday to Egypt. I’ll be candid, there were… Read more »

Horseback Riding in Iceland: The Viðidalstungurétt Horse Roundup

February 24, 2018
You might not have thought to put Iceland at the top of your list for a horseback riding vacation, but it’s worth considering. In a lava-strewn landscape reminiscent of Vikings and a rugged, bygone era, Iceland’s unique five-gaited horses furnish deep pride to the local community. By Susanna Baxter Crossing… Read more »

St. Patrick’s Day Equestrian Vacations

February 17, 2018
Celebrate St. Paddy's in the saddle with an Irish horseback riding vacation. Renowned the world over for its affinity with the horse, Ireland is a country with a long and storied equestrian culture dating back to ancient times. This St. Patrick's Day, what better way to celebrate the Irish spirit… Read more »