Articles Tagged 'Equitrekking Travel'

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California- Equine Affaire in Pomona

I just returned from Equine Affaire, just in time for the DC blizzard. There were at least five large buildings filled with horsey things at Equine Affaire. I saw everything from the “mucking fantastic” shake’n rake to a massager for a horse that’s shaped like a horse&rsquo...

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California- Northern Cali Beach Ride

After touring around downtown Sonoma this morning, we headed out with Rafael Hernandez of Rafael Hernandez of Wine Country Trailrides for a beach ride. In this California Wine Country episode, we are definitely seeing the diversity of Sonoma, traveling from the Redwoods to the coast. Rafael is a g...

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California- Sonoma Bike Tour

Today we traded in the horses for two wheels on a bike tour with Goodtime Touring Company. Doug McKesson, who owns and runs the business with his wife Penny, is like a local celebrity. The former mayor of Sonoma, Doug knows everybody. When you ride with him, you get an insiders tour of Sonoma, whi...

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California- Sonoma Vineyard Ride

Today we went out with Rafael Hernandez of Wine Country Trailrides for a horseback ride through Larson Family Winery in Sonoma. The vineyard is known for award-winning Cabernets, and its relaxed, family friendly atmosphere. It’s also the only vineyard that I found in wine country, which has ...

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California- Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

I met up with Erin and her husband Dominic of Triple Creek Horse Outfit at their stables in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. One of my girlfriends actually rode with Erin a couple of weeks before and highly recommended her rides. She did the ride in Bothe-Napa State Park, another one of Triple Creek&rs...

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Colorado- Cutting Horse Dream Week

At the Colorado Cattle Company in Northern Colorado on a ranch vacation, I participated in a special clinic called Cutting Horse Dream Week. This is an intensive week of training with cutting horse champion, judge and trainer Teddy Johnson, as well as Tina and Eddie Johnson, top notch trainer...

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Connecticut Trail Riding: Reflections on our Open Spaces

There is not much that is better than heading out on a cool fall day on a trail ride. That's what I did over the weekend. When I am not traveling and riding, I am home in New York City and riding on the Greenwich Trail System in the great state of Connecticut. Our small group took one of ou...

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Costa Rica-  Beach Ride

Today, we took a sunset beach ride on the Central Pacific Coast, which was beautiful. Monica and Sebastian and I headed off through flat marshland and pastures on the way to the beach. I was on Pinata and Monica rode Perla. The Pacific beaches are a bit more calm and less rocky than the Caribbean ...

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Colorado Cattle 101

Cattle work can be fun, even for an English rider! Saddle up at a ranch and give it a try. by Darley Newman It was time to cowgirl up at Wilderness Trails, a dude ranch outside of Durango, Colorado. Being an East Coast hunter jumper, I was excited to get some practice with the cattle in a...

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Costa Rica- Farm Ride

Today was my first riding day in Costa Rica for the Equitrekking Travel Costa Rica vacation. We started at the farm and Esteban of Centaura helped me pick out the horse that I would be riding. The horses here are different breed mixes. Some have more Paso Fino in them then others, meaning that the...