Articles Tagged 'Spain'

Horse Breed Guide

The Andalusian and Lusitano Breed Profile

"For ages, Andalusians and Lusitanos have been prized for their athleticism, intelligence and beauty." by Raina Paucar  You may have spotted these horses in famous works of art or present day Hollywood films, including The Lord of the Rings and Braveheart. Their beauty, intelligence and ...

Darley’s Travel Blog

Dreamy Inn to Inn Riding Vacations in Europe

Europe is home to dreamy places to saddle up, including Irish castles, Tuscan farmhouses and beautiful beaches. One great way to see Europe on a riding vacation is an inn-to-inn riding tour. Here are a few of the best. 1. Connemara with Willie Leahy We keep telling folks to take this vacati...

Equestrian Travel Articles

Catalonia Spain Horseback Riding Photo Journey

Ride Andalusian horses and become immersed in the beauty of Catalonia on this riding holiday! Located in the northeast part of Spain, Catalonia is close to the cosmopolitan capital, Barcelona, and has an identity and language all its own. The Catalonia region has diverse landscapes, all within c...

Equestrian Travel Articles

Gourmet Trail Riding Vacation in Catalonia, Spain

If you’ve got the time, go! Bonny Herman writes about her amazing gourmet riding vacation in Catalonia, Spain. It had been about 20 degrees or less for a couple days in Northern Georgia, January 2014, unusually cold for the area and I was blanketing my horses for the first time since I mov...

Equestrian Travel Articles

Dressage Training Vacations for the Equestrian

Have you ever wanted to come home from your riding vacation with improved abilities and a greater understanding of riding principles? We look at dressage training vacations in Portugal and Spain to inspire your next holiday. by Jocelyn Pierce Every level of rider, from beginner to advanced, ca...

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A Radio Show Host’s Spain Riding Vacation

After filming in Spain twice–– riding the beaches of Donana National Park, taking lessons in dressage with the Garcia family and eating and drinking great Spanish culinary delights, I was so excited to hear that Jamie Jennings from the Horse Radio Network's Horses in the Morning sh...

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The Pura Raza EspaƱola Breed Profile

Did you know that Pure Spanish Horses are good at fetching? Or that gray or white horses are born black or very dark brown and change color over time? Learn more interesting facts about the Pura Raza Española breed and find out if this is the right horse for you! Equitrekking intervi...

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Horse Riding the Alpujarras in Spain

Horse ride with me into a fragrant, mountainous area of tiny white washed villages, backed by the snow capped Sierra Nevada Mountains. by Darley Newman I love horse riding in the mountains, especially climbing up high to take in wide open views. Amazing scenery abounds in the Alpujarras, a ru...

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10 Great Places to Horse Ride- #7 Donana National Park, Spain

You can't get much better than horseback riding on the beach in Southern Spain, which is why this beautiful national park ranks #7 in our Top 10 list. by Darley Newman Doñana National Park is another destination that I've been priviledged to ride horses in twice! These are some ...

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My Top Three Romantic Horse Riding Vacations: Spain

Spain's mountains, beaches and beautiful Andalusians make for a hot, romantic combo. by Darley Newman Riding Andalusians on beaches and through meadows of sunflowers is a fantasy ride for many. Combine all of that with amazing food, wine and flamenco dancing and you've got one romantic...