Horseback Riding Graves Mountain in Syria, Virginia

Close to Skyline Drive and Luray Caverns, read about riding out from Graves Mountain Lodge in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. On an unusually warm spring weekend in late April, members of the Shenandoah Trail Riders and Horseman's Association ventured to Graves Mountain in S...

Riding Alberta Parks with Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies

A rider from Georgia recounts her summer horseback riding vacation in Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks with Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies by Jeanne Barsanti Each summer some of my friends and I try to do an equestrian vacation. In early 2016, one friend, who lives in Canada, disc...

Why Viñales, Cuba is the Perfect Backdrop for Horseback Riders

Travel expert Jeannette Ceja rides horses in Viñales, Cuba, just two hours from Havana through tobacco fields and lush forests. Cubans frequently told me that I had to make time to visit one town during my stay in Cuba. To really know Cuba, I have learned to always listen to what the loca...

Horse Riding in the George Washington National Forest

Riding Down the Rabbit Trail and Memory Lane in Shenandoah County! by Susan St. Amand Recently, members of the Shenandoah Trail Riders and Horseman's Association enjoyed a beautiful spring day trail riding in Shenandoah County through a portion of the George Washington National Forest...

Join an AQHA Trail Ride in 2017

The American Quarter Horse Association's Trail Ride Program began in 1997 and annually hosts nearly 80 rides around the world. If you have a horse, you're welcome to participate! Trail riding is a great way to see a new place and on AQHA's organized rides, travelers have the chance to ...

A Ride through the Hill Country in Texas

On a recent trip to the Hill Country in central Texas, I was able to ride with Cross-G-Ranch Trailrides, a local outfitter located near the Cowboy Capital of the World – Bandera, Texas. Cross-G-Ranch works with a variety of local ranchers and landowners to provide different riding opportunit...

Sicily Riding Vacation: Mt. Etna and National Parks on Horseback

"September found me returning to Italy, after thirteen years, to enjoy Sicily on horseback..." by Alice Fisher The first week I wandered Rome for three days beginning with Sunday mass in St. Peter's Square given by Pope Frances from the steps - a glorious and unexpected event. After my fi...

A Carriage Driving Vacation in Vermont Near Woodstock

A review of a carriage driving vacation in Vermont near Woodstock with Susan Rogers Carriage Driving at Land's End Farm. by Lynne Slater Having just returned from a fantastic experience at Sue Rogers Driving School in Vermont this past weekend, I wanted to pass along my feedback....

EQUUS Film Festival Camden Screens Films for Horse Lovers

Camden, South Carolina, has a storied history filled with its love for horses. Home to the annual Carolina Cup steeplechase, which draws more than 70,000 spectators today, the Camden area became increasingly popular in the mid-1880s for wealthy families to spend the winter, and with them they brou...

Seven Guest Ranches for Snowy Winter Adventures

De-stress from the holidays with horses, mountain views and winter fun at a guest ranch. By Karen Braschayko If the post-holiday doldrums have you wishing for secluded, cozy log cabins and hearty home-cooked food, it’s a great time to plan a winter ranch vacation. Winter is just beginn...