Picture yourself on a horseback riding vacation in Vermont at Mountain Top Inn Resort

Picture yourself on a horseback riding vacation in Chittenden, Vermont at Mountain Top Inn Resort

Horseback riding vacations for travelers

If you are reading this blog post, like me, you love horses and going on horseback riding vacations. As a travel writer, I decided to combine my love of horses with my professional travel writing career and the Writing Horseback blog was born.

The Equestrian Travel Association (ETA), an organization dedicated to establishing best practices in the equestrian travel industry, is launching a worldwide equestrian travel guide. Coinciding with the website launch, ETA is offering a chance to win one of three horseback riding vacations through their Facebook page.

Take a horseback riding vacation to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Take a horseback riding vacation to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Three horseback riding vacations

The Equestrian Travel Sweepstakes, running from March 15th through June 15th 2012, offers horse and travel lovers the opportunity to enter in one of three ways for a chance to win one of three equestrian holidays:

1.     A 2 ½ day immersive dressage experience for the winner and one guest at Charlotte Bredahl’s California Dressage Retreat on her ranch in Buellton, California.

2.    A Romantic Ride in the Green Mountains for two, including a 4 day/3 night stay at the Mountaintop Inn and Resort in Chittenden, Vermont (sponsored by Active Travel).

3.    A Buenos Aires Horse Adventure, featuring a 3 day/2 night personalized horse adventure for two in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

US Residents over the age of 18 may enter by simply submitting their equestrian vacation prize preference on Facebook, Twitter or the Equestrian Travel Guide website, where the official rules are posted.

Immerse yourself in dressage at Charlotte Bredahl’s ranch on a horseback riding vacation in Buellton, California

Immerse yourself in dressage at Charlotte Bredahl’s ranch on a horseback riding vacation in Buellton, California

How to enter the horseback riding vacation sweepstakes

You may enter the Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period in three ways: (1) visit the ETA Facebook page and click on the “Like” button to become a fan of ETA’s Facebook page, then click on the “Sweepstakes” tab and fill out the Entry Form, (2) visit the Equestrian Travel Guide and fill in the required entry form or (3) mention equinetravel on Twitter with one of the following hashtags: (1) #dressage (2) #romantic, or (3) #adventure, where the hashtag indicates your first choice of the corresponding Prizes. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON FOR THE DURATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES.

About The Equestrian Travel Guide

The Equestrian Travel Association (ETA), a professional association created to raise awareness of and promote the equestrian travel industry, recently launched an online guide to equestrian travel.  Created for horse lovers everywhere – no matter what level of skill or education – the new Equestrian Travel Guide offers information on a wide range of equestrian travel experiences worldwide. The mission of the guide, and its related social media outreach, is to raise awareness of horse-related travel businesses that abide by a set of standards regarding horse care and customer service.

With business members worldwide who offer a variety of getaways at multiple price points, visitors will be able to find an assortment of destinations and activities that cater to a variety of travel needs, including those of families, singles, couples or groups. The Equestrian Travel Guide serves as an educational resource for those wanting to learn more about equestrian travel and horseback riding vacations.

Equestrian Travel logo

About  Equestrian Travel Association (ETA)

Founded in 2011, the Equestrian Travel Association (ETA) is an international professional association representing equestrian travel vacations, outfitters, camps, and clinics. From guided horseback riding tours to equine transportation providers the ETA works with equestrian businesses around the world. The ETA has established the highest standards in the equestrian travel industry that require members to conduct business according to a set of professional guidelines; including superior horse care and exceptional customer service.

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