Cowboys & Cowgirls at Penn Valley Rodeo

May 31st, 2017|

Pick up trucks flanked the side of Spencerville Road, wheels turned into the dirt and dry grass like hoof marks left in ridges of dried mud. Last year the rodeo was postponed due to mother nature’s wrath, but this year’s Penn Valley Rodeo proved a perfect blend of spring sunshine, athletic livestock and friendly cowboys […]

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo in Texas

May 19th, 2017|

Originally known as the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has grown in popularity faster than a barrel racer blazing down the home stretch. One of the most prestigious events in the city of San Antonio, Texas, the rodeo is family-friendly and attracts horse lovers, 4-H and FFA (Future Farmers of […]

Horseback Riding Vacation in Lapland

May 3rd, 2017|

I was a bit reluctant to leave sunny Paris behind and swap plus 20° to minus 10° in Lapland but the taxi was waiting and I was eager to discover the Great North. During my comfortable SAS flight to Kiruna, a town in the far north of Swedish Lapland, my seat neighbors kept telling me […]

Connemara Horse Riding at The Point

April 26th, 2017|

If you’re considering horse riding in Connemara, I have the place for you. Horse crazy as a young girl, I grew up reading horse books like Misty of Chincoteague. I have always wanted to ride a Connemara pony. My deam came true at The Point Pony Trekking & Horse Riding Centre.

I found this place to […]

Horse Riding at Castle Leslie in Ireland

April 19th, 2017|

When we first pulled into the driveway of Castle Leslie Estate, I spied the sign for Castle Leslie Equestrian Centre. I was giddy with excitement. Even though my husband is not an equestrian, he was able to accommodate my desires for a horseback riding vacation without compromising his holiday. That’s why Castle Leslie is the […]

Irish National Stud in Kildare Ireland

April 13th, 2017|

Irish National Stud isn’t a headline ripped from the pages of People Magazine. It’s a horse-lovers dream come true in County Kildare, Ireland. Irish National Stud & Gardens, just 30 miles from Dublin, is a must visit for the equestrian, horse-crazy girls and, believe it or not, garden lovers. That’s right, this Irish Stallion playground, […]

Horse Riding Ballyhannon House, Ireland

April 5th, 2017|

There’s something magical about taking a horseback riding vacation in Ireland. When my husband and I drove up to Dromoland Castle we couldn’t believe that we would actually be spending the night in this fairytale castle hotel. Then when a horse and carriage pulled up front I actually looked at my husband and started giggling. […]

Horseback Riding at Mount Juliet in Ireland

March 29th, 2017|

Rebekah Power has one of the best jobs in the world. The Waterford, Ireland resident gets to take guests of Mount Juliet horse riding on trails and bridle paths meandering through the 1,500 acre estate.

“I’ve ridden in Alberta, Canada and all over Ireland,” said Power. “What I like about riding in Mount Juliet is that […]

Magical Winter Ride on the Icelandic Horse

March 22nd, 2017|

One of the most fantastic activities to do while in Iceland is to complete a horse riding tour on the majestic Icelandic Horse.

Driving through the Icelandic countryside you will see pastures full of wild Icelandic horses. Tourists often stop to admire and take pictures of these absolutely beautiful creatures as they drive to see the […]