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!

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 Park 

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...

Endurance Riding by Moonlight in Vermont

Horses and runners take on Vermont trails during an endurance race and run by moonlight. by Stacey Stearns For the last 30 years, a 100-mile endurance ride and a 100-mile endurance run have taken place concurrently in West Windsor, Vermont. Steve Rojek was out at the Western States Trail Ride (als...

Riding England’s Yorkshire Dales to the Pub and Middleham Gallops

Stacey rides the Middleham Gallops and to the pub with Kilnsey Trekking riding stables in heart of the North Yorkshire Dales National Park near Skipton, Malham, Bolton Abbey and Harrogate, in the United Kingdom. by Stacey Stearns Kilnsey Trekking is owned by Jane and Howard Pighills, and locat...

Exploring Utah on Horseback with Almosta Ranch Horse Adventures

Equitrekking contributor Stacey Stearns shares her experience trail riding through scenic Utah with Almosta Ranch Horse Adventures.  There were 7,000 people at the Qualtrics Conference in Salt Lake City in March. That’s a lot of people in one place for someone who is used to wide open...

The English Cowgirl Visits the 63 Ranch in Montana

Ceri Howard, author of The English Cowgirl, fulfills her lifelong dream of visiting an authentic dude ranch with a vacation at 63 Ranch in Montana.  I’ve always dreamed of Montana. I can’t say with any certainty how or why it came about, especially since many people in Britain h...