Articles Tagged 'Horseback Riding Vacations'

Darley’s Travel Blog

Uruguay Eco-Friendly Estancia Ride

I enjoy finding hidden gems, places where I can ride that make me feel like I am stepping back to a simpler, more natural time. At La Salamora, a family-run lodge powered entirely by wind power in the rocky, rolling grasslands of Lavalleja not too far from the resort area of Punta del Este, I di...

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Utah’s Capital Reef

by Darley Newman It’s amazing that on a ride in Utah of all places, I can be reminded of my home on the east coast. While sitting atop Sawdust, my eight-year-old buckskin mount for this trip, I starred at the towering white rock cliffs of Capitol Reef National Park, which look remarkab...

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Spain- Tapas on the Trail

by Equitrekking host Darley Newman Andalucía is a part of Southern Spain where orange groves and olives trees are lit by year-round sunshine, historic haciendas greet guests with abundant food and a relaxed Spanish lifestyle, and the magical Andalusian horses await to whisk you awa...

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Spain- Dressage in Andalucia

by Equitrekking host Darley Newman As I watched Napoleon, a beautiful white Andalusian, prancing around, agitated at having to stand for a moment, I felt sure that this was not the horse that I would be riding for my dressage lesson. It was. Vivi Garcia, who has been studying dressage he...

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Turkey- Guzelyurt

Güzelyurt is a village in Cappadocia in Central Turkey, which has not been totally discovered by tourists or the modern world, allowing travelers who do make it here to see Turks living a traditional lifestyle. Traveling through the village on horseback, I felt more in touch with the peop...

Equestrian Travel Articles

Uruguay- Eco-friendly Estancias

Travel to an eco-friendly estancia in Uruguay in South America by Equitrekking host Darley Newman I enjoy finding hidden gems when I travel and places where I can ride that make me feel like I am stepping back to a simpler, more natural time. The estancias that I visited in Uruguay, a small...

Equestrian Travel Articles

Virginia- Marriott Ranch

Learn about a historic Virginia ranch where you can saddle up and play cowboy only an hour's drive from Washington, DC. By Rich Van Haste Ask your average American to picture a ranch and they will likely recall wide-open spaces somewhere out west, far from northeastern cities. Certainly t...

Travel Tips

Pairing up with the Right Horse

by Darley Newman Taking a horseback ride on your next vacation? Ever thought about the horse you’ll be riding? Horses have different personalities, skills and physiques, just like people. You’ll want to convey specific information about yourself and your riding level in order to get...

Travel Tips

Riding on a Budget

by Darley Newman Horseback riding can be expensive hobby, especially if you are a horse owner. However there are ways to enjoy your equine friends and ride on a budget. Volunteer: Help out at your local stables. Even if you are new to the equestrian world, a therapeutic riding program at you...

Travel Tips

Ride Green: Eco-friendly Trail Riding

by Darley Newman. Originally published in True West magazine. Don’t consider yourself an environmentalist? If you’re a trail rider, you’re more eco-friendly than you realize. Horseback riding is an environmentally friendly way to discover a destination. Horses may make nois...