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!

Horse Lover’s Vacation at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Equitrekking filmed an episode of their PBS series at Shaker Village back in 2013, wherein Darley rode through the village’s nature preserve and learned about the historic legacy of the Shakers and their unique and fascinating utopian lifestyle. This past October, I had the opportunity to visi...

Cincinnati’s Bed and Breakfast with Horses

Ride and Rest at First Farm Inn in Ohio. Visitors to the Bluegrass State interested in equestrian culture are known to flock toward Louisville and Lexington, the respective homes of Thoroughbred breeding and racing. However, some of the friendliest, coziest, and most interesting places can be found...

Race the Wild Coast-Part 3

By Katy Willings. Read Part 2 & Part 3 of this series.  Equestrian adventurer and endurance rider, Katy Willings shares the lessons learned during Race the Wild Coast, a 350-kilometer horseback riding endurance race along the eastern seaboard of South Africa, from Port Edward to Kei M...

Race the Wild Coast 2018-Part 2

By Katy Willings. Read Part 1 & Part 3 of this series.  Equestrian adventurer and endurance rider, Katy Willings shares her wild ride with Race the Wild Coast, a 350-kilometer endurance race on horseback along the eastern seaboard of South Africa, from Port Edward to Kei Mouth. Swim train...

Race the Wild Coast 2018- Part 1

Text by Katy Willings. Read Part 2 & Part 3 of this series.  Equestrian adventurer and endurance rider, Katy Willings shares her wild ride with Race the Wild Coast, a 350-kilometer horseback riding endurance race along the eastern seaboard of South Africa, from Port Edward to Kei Mouth. I...

Horseback Riding The Pacific Crest Trail… Twice!

Why one thru-ride on the Pacific Crest Trail wasn’t enough for Gillian Larson “Are you crazy?  Didn’t you just ride the whole trail?  Why in the world would you do that again?” This was the typical reaction when I told people I was going to attempt ...

Warrior for a Day: Mounted Archery Lessons

Take up a bow and arrow and find a new passion on your next equestrian vacation.  Horse people are not just horse people. We are musicians, parents, athletes, history buffs, collectors, hobbyists of every interest imaginable and, if we are very lucky, we will occasionally find ourselves with t...

Horseback Riding on the Beach in North Carolina

The McCools hit the beach on horseback and discover that being in the saddle is a great way to experience the Outer Banks of North Carolina! Enjoy the ride! After far too many years without riding, my husband and I enjoyed two horseback rides in Ireland—a walk in the woods of Leslie Estate, a...

Exploring Virginia’s Grayson Highlands State Park

Equitrekking contributor and trail riding enthusiast Susan St. Amand shares her adventure horseback riding with the wild ponies of Grayson Highlands State Park.  Located near the Mount Rogers National Recreation area in the Jefferson National Forest region, is Virginia's Grayson Highlands ...

Saddling Up at 91

What's it like to ride horses into your 90's? Mara Krausz of Vacations with Mom shares an adorable interview with her mom, an avid horsewoman who has kept riding even in her nineties! My mom is 91-years-old and has been an avid horsewoman since before I was born. You would think t...