The Hardy Quarter Horses of Namibia Breed Profile

Versatile, intelligent, and even-tempered, the American Quarter Horse is one of the world's most beloved breeds and a symbol of the American West. Globetrotting equestrian, Janine Whyte, travels to Africa to learn how a new breed, the Hardy Quarter Horse, is bringing a little bit of th...

Where to Ride in 2019: Droolworthy Riding Vacations

Let's face it. There are lots of great places to horseback ride around the world, so as we look to 2019, we had a hard time picking just a few to steer you towards. So this year, we're working to inspire you with bucket list destinations and fabulous photos so you can dream, plan and le...

Horse Lover’s Vacation at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Equitrekking filmed an episode of their PBS series at Shaker Village back in 2013, wherein Darley rode through the village’s nature preserve and learned about the historic legacy of the Shakers and their unique and fascinating utopian lifestyle. This past October, I had the opportunity to visi...

Cincinnati’s Bed and Breakfast with Horses

Ride and Rest at First Farm Inn in Ohio. Visitors to the Bluegrass State interested in equestrian culture are known to flock toward Louisville and Lexington, the respective homes of Thoroughbred breeding and racing. However, some of the friendliest, coziest, and most interesting places can be found...

Race the Wild Coast-Part 3

By Katy Willings. Read Part 2 & Part 3 of this series.  Equestrian adventurer and endurance rider, Katy Willings shares the lessons learned during Race the Wild Coast, a 350-kilometer horseback riding endurance race along the eastern seaboard of South Africa, from Port Edward to Kei M...

Race the Wild Coast 2018-Part 2

By Katy Willings. Read Part 1 & Part 3 of this series.  Equestrian adventurer and endurance rider, Katy Willings shares her wild ride with Race the Wild Coast, a 350-kilometer endurance race on horseback along the eastern seaboard of South Africa, from Port Edward to Kei Mouth. Swim train...

Race the Wild Coast 2018- Part 1

Text by Katy Willings. Read Part 2 & Part 3 of this series.  Equestrian adventurer and endurance rider, Katy Willings shares her wild ride with Race the Wild Coast, a 350-kilometer horseback riding endurance race along the eastern seaboard of South Africa, from Port Edward to Kei Mouth. I...

Horseback Riding The Pacific Crest Trail… Twice!

Why one thru-ride on the Pacific Crest Trail wasn’t enough for Gillian Larson “Are you crazy?  Didn’t you just ride the whole trail?  Why in the world would you do that again?” This was the typical reaction when I told people I was going to attempt ...

Conserving Land for Equine Use

What would happen if horse trails ceased to exist, facilities to board your horse disappeared, and hayfields were replaced with shopping malls? Learn about Equine Land Conservation Resource, an organization working to ensure that land for equine use remains part of our communities. by Jocelyn Pierc...

Warrior for a Day: Mounted Archery Lessons

Take up a bow and arrow and find a new passion on your next equestrian vacation.  Horse people are not just horse people. We are musicians, parents, athletes, history buffs, collectors, hobbyists of every interest imaginable and, if we are very lucky, we will occasionally find ourselves with t...