Saddling Up at 91

What's it like to ride horses into your 90's? Mara Krausz of Vacations with Mom shares an adorable interview with her mom, an avid horsewoman who has kept riding even in her nineties! My mom is 91-years-old and has been an avid horsewoman since before I was born. You would think t...

Dartmoor Derby UK Horse Riding Weekend

Riding the Dartmoor Derby has been a dream three years in the making for me. Some dreams are worth the wait. I finally rode the Dartmoor Derby from September 21-23rd and it lived up to all of the hype and expectations that I had for it. by Stacey Stearns First, a little background; the Dartmo...

Nebraska’s Top State Parks for Horseback Riding

With miles of rolling hills and endless plains, Nebraska’s state parks serve as perfect weekend getaways for equestrians looking for a small break from reality. Check out some of Nebraska’s best trail riding and camping areas for equestrian use below! Danish Alps State Recreation Area ...

Horseback Riding in the Nebraska National Forest to Support 4-H

Horses have long been a part of Nebraska’s landscape and culture. The state’s 4-H Horse Program aims to bring along young riders who are responsible, self-disciplined, thoughtful and caring. Kids and adults participate in the fundraising trail ride in the Nebraska National...

Three Magical Days at World Equestrian Games in Tryon

They say that Walt Disney World is the happiest place on earth. For equestrians, I think the answer may really be the World Equestrian Games (WEG). Where else can you see world class horses and competition, and be surrounded by a group of horse people as crazy as you are?  photos and article b...

Nebraska Endurance Riding at Indian Cave State ParkĀ 

Indian Cave State Park welcomes the Nebraska Endurance and Competitive Trail Ride Association every fall.  Story and photos by Jenny Wheatley/NEBRASKAland Magazine “This story was originally published in the October 2015 issue of NEBRASKAland Magazine.”  Competitive trail ri...

Riding Off the Grid in British Columbia

Equestrian traveler and author Linda Ballou shares her rugged off the grid experience horseback riding through Tyslos Park Lodge in British Columbia.  I awoke to a loon’s haunting call floating over the still waters of Chilko Lagoon mirroring granite spires sporting snow in Jul...

Discovering Horses in Their Homeland

Alyssa Mathews is traveling the world to ride every breed of horse. Here are five equestrian experiences of breeds in their country of origin.  I am on a quest to ride every breed of horse in the world. One of my favorite ways to learn about a breed is to ride them in their country of origin. ...

Fall Dude Ranch Photos- Changing Leaves, Snowfalls and Round-ups

Want to know what happens when the weather starts to turn a little colder at American dude ranches... a lot! Check out the below photo journey of diverse happenings–– from cattle drives to trail rides–– amid the changing leaves this autumn. by Darley Newman We checked in wi...

View Fall Colors on Horseback on Ranch and Riding Vacations

As summer winds down, we have another great thing to which we can look forward... fall colors! Check out these great ranches and horseback riding vacations where you can view the changing leaves from on horseback.  by Darley Newman A beautiful rural scene from the Mad River Valley with the ...