Top 5 Ranches to Visit this 4th of July

Do you ever dream of spending your holidays on horseback? Wish you could see 4th of July fireworks from an unparalleled perspective? At these ranches, you can do all that and more (horseback riding, fireworks, and concerts, oh my!). From Vermont to California, Montana to Colorado, you are bound...

Colorado Adventure at C Lazy U Ranch

At C Lazy U Guest Ranch in Granby, Colorado, I truly stepped out of my comfort zone: Taking a leap of faith on their challenge course, throwing hatchets, trying archery, country line dancing, and topping it all off at the nature-inspired spa with a classic massage and soak in a big copper tub. ...

Smithsonian PBS Debut: Hong Kong and Macao

On August 1st, I'll be presenting our never-before-seen Hong Kong and Macao PBS episode with Smithsonian Associates at the Ripley Center in Washington, DC. This is a ticketed event that will sell out! I really enjoy connecting with people live and getting to debut our new PBS episode at the Smit...

The Natural Connection at The Marriott Ranch

Jean French is the owner and creator of The Natural Connection INC., a program dedicated to working with and healing horses in need, then providing a loving home for them to thrive. Using a natural connection, to “read” a horse’s body language, a horse’s physical and emotiona...

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...