Quebec Horse and Carriage

November 19th, 2014|

It started on my first visit to Disneyland in Los Angeles, California. Not a typical place for a horse encounter, but a memorial experience, none the less. I was horse-crazy in my youth – still am crazy in love with horses! Anywhere that I am able to go horseback riding, or at least make friends […]

Charlevoix Horseback Riding

November 5th, 2014|

Who doesn’t love the fall colors of the Quebec region of Canada? Now imagine discovering the Canadian countryside on horseback. I was able to explore the hills and valleys of the Charlevoix region horseback riding in Quebec, Canada. Even better, I was riding on the back of a Canadian horse in mid-October when the leaves […]

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 […]

St-Hubert Derby, Carnival de Quebec, Canada

March 21st, 2012|

St-Hubert Derby

You can bet these racers aren’t going over the meadow and through the woods to Grand Mother’s house. These Canadian cowboys are racing one and two horse sleighs at St-Hubert sleigh races taking place during Carnival de Quebec in Canada.  The festivities are over for this year, but I just had to share these […]

Take horse and carriage ride with Abbeymoore Manor, Victoria BC

February 8th, 2012|

Horse and carriage vacation in Victoria
Abbeymoore Manor, a 1912 heritage mansion in Victoria, BC, has scooped TripAdvisor’s No 1 spot for the Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in Canada for the seventh time. With 700 reviews to date, the inn has carved out this bed & breakfast niche over ten years of hard work and […]

Passports with Purpose Takes Horseback Riding Vacation

November 29th, 2011|

Passports with Purpose 2011

Have you always wanted to go on a horseback riding vacation in British Columbia, Canada? Maybe you didn’t have the money to spend on a luxury resort and spa in Canada’s Southern Cariboo region? Do you have ten dollars to spare? Passports with Purpose  offers the easiest way to support a worthwhile […]

Horseback Riding Vacation at Echo Valley Ranch and Spa, British Columbia, Canada

July 6th, 2011|

Written by Nancy D. Brown

Echo Valley Ranch Horseback Riding Vacation

A mechanical engineer by trade, Echo Valley Ranch and Spa owner Norm Dove chuckled when I asked how a chap from England came to own a 160 acre Canadian guest ranch and spa.

“This place came with the cattle,” smiles Norm. “I like to build things, so […]

Horseback Riding Vacation Big Bar Ranch, British Columbia, Canada

June 29th, 2011|


Southern Cariboo horseback riding vacation at Big Bar Guest Ranch

Weaving our way through Aspen and Pine trees, our horses perked up as we broke through to the open Canadian grasslands in front of us. We were on a horseback riding vacation in the  Southern Cariboo region of British Columbia on the Big Bar Guest Ranch. […]

Timberline Tours Horseback Riding Vacation, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

September 15th, 2010|

Horseback Riding Vacation, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

Rain clouds hang overhead, poised to follow along on our horseback riding vacation in Lake Louise, Canada. A pack of tail-wagging Jack Russell Terriers greet us, along with a curious, yet shy, part wolf/part dog mixed breed, as we pull into Timberline Tours ranch. My husband and I are celebrating our 24 […]