Articles Tagged 'Virginia'

Dude Ranch Blog

Special Ranch Vacation Weeks in May and June 2018

From night sky viewing to western cattle drives, join these special weeks at ranches in May and June. Shangrila Guest Ranch, Virginia- Mother – Daughter Retreats in May and June Ladies and young ladies, come join us at Shangrila Guest Ranch for a 5 day / 4 night mother – daughte...

Meet Your Host- Classicus Farm in Virginia

Classical dressage trainer and instructor Linda Bertschinger runs a training barn and farm that welcomes equestrians to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia for dressage vacations. Linda studied classical dressage with Dominique Barbier. She was a working student at the Barbier fa...

8 Reasons to Enjoy Christmas at a Guest Ranch

Why not live out a bit of the horsey holiday dream? Experience Christmas on a dude ranch. by Karen Braschayko I confess that I have a deep weakness for Christmas movies, especially the kind with snowy forests in the background and storylines that wrap up neatly with a sparkly bow. Festive deco...

Equestrian Travel Articles

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...

Equestrian Travel Articles

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...

Dude Ranch Blog

Ten Ranch Vacations for Cowgirls

Gather up your female friends and family for these ladies-only ranch getaways. By Karen Braschayko Whether lifelong best friends, sisters or recently bonded coworkers, sharing a love of horses and a desire to retreat in nature is fertile ground for a great cowgirl getaway. These vacations are ...

Darley’s Travel Blog

5 Things to Do in Middleburg in Virginia Hunt Country

Learn about the horsey village of Middleburg in the heart of Virginia Hunt Country and the best things to do during your visit. by Darley Newman Middleburg is the unofficial capital of Virginia Hunt Country. This charming village is dotted with brick and stone stores, independent shops, and re...

Equestrian Travel Articles

The Virginia Gold Cup: A Day at the Races

The Virginia Gold Cup has been around for nearly one hundred years. Learn more about this historic steeplechase and social gathering with hunt country roots. by Jocelyn Pierce More of a social event with horses in the background than a draw for die-hard equestrians, the Virginia Gold Cup is a ...

Darley’s Travel Blog

Yoga on Horseback in Virginia

Try yoga on horseback, starting with sunrise yoga in the stables and then moving to the round pen. This will help you communicate bette with horses and people. by Darley Newman I know that yoga is good for riders, but had never thought about trying yoga on a horse. At Salamander Resort in Midd...

50 State Trail Riding Project

Trail Riding Shenandoah River State Park in Virginia

Members of the Shenandoah Trail Riders and Horseman's Association began the 2016 New Year on the right “hoof” by hitting the trails at one of Virginia's top-rated state parks and one of the best in the nation, Shenandoah River State Park, located eight miles south of Front...