Horseback riding in Lubuskie, Poland, at Palac Mierzęcin

November 6th, 2013|

The Lubuskie region of Poland (located about halfway between Warsaw and Berlin) isn’t on the radar of many American tourists. But for those looking for a horseback riding vacation in Central Europe, there’s plenty of appeal, particularly at the Palac Mierzęcin (Mierzęcin Palace), a restored palace set on 200 acres of rolling hills, farmland, and […]

Pine Butte Ranch; Nature Conservancy in Montana

July 31st, 2013|

Dude ranch vacations – the phrase conjures up images of cowboys on horseback, dressed from head to toe in straw hats, western styled shirts, denim jeans hidden underneath leather chaps and the required cowboy boots with spurs that jingle when they touch the ground.


Many types of horse riding holidays
There are many types of horse riding […]

Sao Miguel Horse Riding, Azores, Portugal

June 19th, 2013|

As we round the bend of the Lake of Seven Cities, the Porshe picks up speed. Only this Porshe is not a German manufactured sports car. I’m riding in a top-of-the-line, five person carriage made in Poland and pulled by a magnificent purebred Lusitano horse named Safira. The owner of the horse and carriage company, […]

Castellare di Tonda Horseback Riding Holiday in Tuscany, Italy

December 19th, 2012|

Italy is one of the most romantically beautiful countries in the world, and there is no doubt, that after one visit you will be well and truly in love. Add horses to your itinerary mix, and your vacation will be a spectacular riding adventure.

Nestled in the Tuscan Hills, some 40-minute drive from Pisa is the […]

Jandana Ranch horseback riding vacation near Kamloops, Canada

December 5th, 2012|

A Natural Way to Ride at Jandana Ranch

Driving through the gentle winding roads just outside of Kamloops,  Canada I couldn’t help but think this is a horse riders haven. The scenery changes from flat desert to rolling hills filled with blackberries and wilderness to green fir trees and lakes.

Turning up the driveway to Jandana Guest […]

Win Rancho de los Caballeros horseback riding, Passports with Purpose 2012

November 27th, 2012|

Have you ever gone horseback riding in the Arizona desert where Saguaro cactus touch the sky?  Perhaps you’d rather wake up in a cozy bed with an ocean view, listening to the sounds of the Pacific Ocean in Northern California?

Imagine if you had a chance at either of these prizes for only $10 dollars?  That’s […]

Garrod Farms, Horseback Riding in Saratoga, California

November 7th, 2012|

For those of us who grew up horseback riding through fruit orchards, vineyards, rolling hills, forests and miles of open space, the times of running horses on the beach and trotting on dirt bridle paths are becoming fewer and farther in between.  With that in mind, I was thrilled to learn of Garrod Farms, located […]

Horseback Riding Vacation Auberge Le Baluchon, Québec, Canada

October 31st, 2012|

As our car pulled into the driveway at Auberge Le Baluchon, I could see the pair of draft horses and their driver waiting to take us on a carriage tour of the property. I was chomping at the bit to see this 192 acre property in Québec, Canada. With its unique landscape, situated on an […]

Horseback riding vacation in Patagonia, Chile

October 17th, 2012|

Living the gaucho life on horseback in Patagonia, Chile

For five days and four nights, the newest horseback riding programs at explora Patagonia and explora Atacama let guests live the gaucho lifestyle and discover two of the world’s most pristine and wild landscapes: the Torres del Paine National Park and the Atacama Desert. Over a century […]