Articles Tagged 'Iceland'

Horseback Riding in Iceland: The Viidalstungurett Horse Roundup

You might not have thought to put Iceland at the top of your list for a horseback riding vacation, but it’s worth considering. In a lava-strewn landscape reminiscent of Vikings and a rugged, bygone era, Iceland’s unique five-gaited horses furnish deep pride to the local community. By Su...

Riding Iceland in Your 80’s

What Fun Looks Like at 89 What do you do for fun when you’re 89? Go horseback riding of course! That’s what mom did on our recent trip to Iceland. One might think it’s a risky hobby for a senior citizen, but it’s not as crazy as it sounds. Getting older has meant that mom...

Darley’s Travel Blog

Iceland- Icelandic Horses & Culture Video

  In Iceland, I had the honor and privildge of riding with Diddi, one of Iceland’s top riders. Diddi is the nickname for Sigurbjörn Bárðarson. Diddi means the Golden Rider and I can see why Diddi is called this. Not only is he a great rider (I also saw him compete a...

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Riding Icelandic Horses in Vermont

See what the world looks like riding an Icelandic horse in Vermont at the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm. In Vermont's Green Mountains, you can take a unique nature tour of mountains, meadows, forests and country roads on one of the oldest horse breeds in the world. Located in the Mad Riv...

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The Mongol Derby Girls Ride in Iceland

From bling'd out bridles to shaggy steeds, Canadian endurance rider Sarah Cuthbertson rides in Iceland! If you have been following for a while, you probably already know that this year’s adventure for me was to go to Iceland and ride. I was doing this with veterans from the Mongol...

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Where to Ride in 2016- Up and Coming Equestrian Destinations

Your equestrian vacation bucket list for 2016 just got a whole lot more exotic! From classic stand-bys in Ireland and wildlife in Wyoming to unusual and remote escapes in Africa and Romania, take a look at these five great up and coming destinations for 2016 riding vacations. by Darley Newman ...

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Thingvellir Viking Trail Riding Vacation in Iceland

Want to gain confidence in the saddle and in life? Equitrekking Travel's Julie Snyder did on the Thingvellir Viking Trail Riding Vacation in Iceland. Read about her adventure and journey! by Julie Snyder Iceland stretched me as a rider and made me a stronger person. Although the Icelandic ...

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Equitrekking Travel in Iceland on the Viking Riding Vacation

Equitrekking Travel's Julie Snyder sets this week off on an Iceland riding adventure, trekking the Thingvellir area, a centuries old central meeting point for those travelling Iceland on horseback. With stunning lava landscapes, tough and fun Icelandic horses and a unique Viking history...

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Iceland Horseback Riding Vacation Photo Journey

Want to ride the Land of Fire and Ice? Check out captivating photos from Iceland horse riding vacations to see what it's like! by Darley Newman Photos by Ishestar Called the land of fire and ice, Iceland is home to spewing geysers, roaring waterfalls, giant glaciers and pure nature w...

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Dream Jobs: Icelandic Horse Trainer and Equestrian Performer

Gudmar Petursson shares his experiences riding with the Knights of Iceland and how he became a respected trainer of Icelandic Horses. by Karen Braschayko You may have seen Gudmar Petursson presenting at equine expos, conducting clinics or performing with his show team Knights of Iceland. He ...