Trail Riding at Salamander Resort in Middleburg, Virginia

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 comp...

Viewing Wild Horses on Assateague Island in Maryland

At first we didn’t see them, but then they were everywhere. On Assateague Island, a barrier island off the coast of Maryland and Virginia, pony-sized horses roam free. by Darley Newman I was on the Maryland side of the island on a quest to find them with national park ranger Nick Clemons...

5 Things to Know about the Dublin Horse Show

Surprising facts about the Dublin Horse Show, Ireland's largest equestrian event and a big draw for horse lovers from around the world. by Darley Newman This year's Dublin Horse Show runs August 5-9, 2015, showcasing the top equestrians in international show jumping and some of the bes...

Must Love Ranch Cats- Cute, Curious & Cool Kitties

Anyone who rides horses knows that barn cats are a thing! What about ranch cats!?!? Check out some of the cutest, most curious and coolest cats at these USA dude ranches. by Darley Newman Sometimes a name says it all... like Raucous, the cat at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Colorado that hangs ou...

5 Great Places to Horseback Ride Across the USA

If the Kentucky Derby has you itching to get in the saddle or you think you’d enjoy horseback riding on your next vacation, check out these five great places to go horseback riding in the USA. by Darley Newman Whether you never ridden a horse before or you’re an expert equestrian, ...

Touring Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky

Stand beside million dollar horses at Claiborne Farm, which has been a top Thoroughbred horse farm for over a century. by Darley Newman Once the home of Secretariat, Claiborne Farm, located in Paris, Kentucky is one of the most beautiful horse farms I’ve visited and home to some of the m...

Retro Dude Ranch Fashions Video- What would (or will) you wear!?!?

Often while packing for a ranch vacation, I enjoy deciding what to wear, as it's sometimes items I don't necessarily sport in the city. When headed to a dude ranch, I'll bring my cowboy hat, boots and figure out some shirts with a bit of Western flair. When I came across this video on ...

Dog Stars of Equitrekking Quiz

Take this TV trivia quiz and see if you can remember what episode these dogs starred in on Emmy winning Equitrekking   Many a viewer has asked us about the cool dogs who run along with us on the trails during the filming of Equitrekking. See if you can recognize the episodes in which these...

The Valley of the Enigmas in Mexico

Thought to be the site of ancient rituals, feel the energy on a ride through this special valley outside of the Magical Village of Tapalpa. by Darley Newman In Central Western Mexico’s Sierra Madre Mountains, about a two-hour drive south of Guadalajara, the lesser-visited Pueblo Má...

Meeting Retired Thoroughbreds at Old Friends in Kentucky

Meet legendary Thoroughbreds and some unlikely residents of Old Friends Farm, which you can tour on a visit to Kentucky. by Darley Newman I recommend any horse lover take a trip through Lexington, just to drive past the impressive horse farms. Lush rolling bluegrass, white and black picket fen...