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!

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...

Dartmoor Derby UK Horse Riding Weekend

Riding the Dartmoor Derby has been a dream three years in the making for me. Some dreams are worth the wait. I finally rode the Dartmoor Derby from September 21-23rd and it lived up to all of the hype and expectations that I had for it. by Stacey Stearns First, a little background; the Dartmo...

Three Magical Days at World Equestrian Games in Tryon

They say that Walt Disney World is the happiest place on earth. For equestrians, I think the answer may really be the World Equestrian Games (WEG). Where else can you see world class horses and competition, and be surrounded by a group of horse people as crazy as you are?  photos and article b...

Nebraska Endurance Riding at Indian Cave State ParkĀ 

Indian Cave State Park welcomes the Nebraska Endurance and Competitive Trail Ride Association every fall.  Story and photos by Jenny Wheatley/NEBRASKAland Magazine “This story was originally published in the October 2015 issue of NEBRASKAland Magazine.”  Competitive trail ri...

Riding Off the Grid in British Columbia

Equestrian traveler and author Linda Ballou shares her rugged off the grid experience horseback riding through Tyslos Park Lodge in British Columbia.  I awoke to a loon’s haunting call floating over the still waters of Chilko Lagoon mirroring granite spires sporting snow in Jul...

Discovering Horses in Their Homeland

Alyssa Mathews is traveling the world to ride every breed of horse. Here are five equestrian experiences of breeds in their country of origin.  I am on a quest to ride every breed of horse in the world. One of my favorite ways to learn about a breed is to ride them in their country of origin. ...

Under the Tuscan Sun On Horseback in Italy

We all have our bucket lists (or we should!) and smack at the top of many is riding in Tuscany. Who hasn’t watched (or read) “Under the Tuscan Sun” and not wanted to drop everything and journey to this enchanted land? Ann Jamieson did it! Keep reading! by Ann Jamieson The iconic ...

Horseback Riding on the Oregon Coast

A horse-loving wanderer and author of The Modern Traveler takes a ride along the scenic Oregon coast with Green Acres Beach & Trail Rides.  Photo courtesy The Modern Traveler.  Horseback riding on the beach is a thrill. Horseback riding at all is a thrill to me, but there is just s...