Articles Tagged 'Kentucky'

Darley’s Travel Blog

Kentucky’s Shaker Village

I had heard about the trails at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, a restored Shaker community in Kentucky, long before I set out for a ride with Don Pelly, a naturalist, and a group of local riders. The Shakers were a religious group who lived in a communal society, which peaked during the 180...

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Kentucky- International Museum of the Horse

Bill Cooke at the Kentucky Horse Park’s International Museum of the Horse knows his horse history. I interviewed him for upcoming Equitrekking episodes on the history of various horse breeds around the world, including the Criollo, Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, Arabian, Connemara, Welsh Co...

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Horse Rescues: Helping Unwanted Horses

Learn about Unwanted Horses in America, spotlighting Days End Horse Farm and Kentucky's Secretariat Center By Equitrekking host Darley Newman Lately, more and more people are talking about the unwanted horse problem in America. It seems to be everywhere I turn, and not just in the news. I&...

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Is Your Competition Venue Protected From Development?

By Deb Balliet, CEO, Equestrian Land Conservation Resource The excitement builds as you travel to the competition or show. You (or your equestrian) have been training diligently. Your steed is finely tuned and all “spiffed up.” You are ready to go! However, not all is as rosy as it...

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The Equine Land Conservation Resource

Sustaining the Equestrian Community through Education and Advocacy by Deb Balliet, CEO, Equine Land Conservation Resource In 1997, four co-founders incorporated the Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (the name has been changed to Equine Land Conservation Resource) in Pennsylvania. The forma...

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Kentucky- Great Trail Rides Video

In Kentucky, Equitrekking host and equestrian travel expert Darley Newman goes trail riding at Shaker Village, the Big Red Stables, Land Between the Lakes and Barren River State Park as a part of the Equitrekking Kentucky half hour episode on PBS. Darley Newman is the host of the Emmy Award-w...

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Kentucky- Barren River State Park

Today we rode with Lisa Deavers, a naturalist at Barren River State Park in Western Kentucky. Lisa pointed out the myriad of wildflowers, like the pretty blue phlox, as she explained the history of this area. We would normally get to ride down to the lake, but because of rain, the lake was too hig...

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Kentucky- Rolex Three Day

I just left the Rolex Three-Day, one of the most exciting equestrian sporting events in the world. The horses and riders in this competition, especially Karen O'Connor and her horse, Theodore O'Conner, are truly amazing. I can't imagine the exhilaration they must feel as they take on w...

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Kentucky- Land Between the Lakes

Today, I rode Lisa Darnell’s 12-year-old mare, Misty, at Land Between the Lakes, a popular recreation area in Kentucky. The land is literally a peninsula surrounded by a lake. Randall Mitchell, the park naturalist, led us out to learn about the history of the area, along with Lisa and her cr...