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!

The Natural Connection at The Marriott Ranch

Jean French is the owner and creator of The Natural Connection INC., a program dedicated to working with and healing horses in need, then providing a loving home for them to thrive. Using a natural connection, to “read” a horse’s body language, a horse’s physical and emotiona...

The Hardy Quarter Horses of Namibia Breed Profile

Versatile, intelligent, and even-tempered, the American Quarter Horse is one of the world's most beloved breeds and a symbol of the American West. Globetrotting equestrian, Janine Whyte, travels to Africa to learn how a new breed, the Hardy Quarter Horse, is bringing a little bit of th...

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...