National Charro Championships

January 21st, 2015|


What’s the difference between a charro and a cowboy? A charro is a horseman from Mexican, while vaquero is the Mexican term for cowboy. A charro wears clothing unique to this equestrian sport, including boots, riding pants, shirt and sombrero. His saddle has a much larger horn than the traditional Western saddle and he carries […]

Rancho Pitaya horseback riding vacation in Oaxaca, Mexico

January 16th, 2013|

Have you always wanted to try horseback riding again, but haven’t ridden since you were a kid and now it’s a little intimidating?

Have no fear. My friend Leslie Drate recently traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico and went horseback riding. It was the highlight of her trip!

Here’s what she had to share about her horseback riding vacation […]

Horseback riding vacation, Casa de Sierra Nevada, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

February 29th, 2012|

Casa de Sierra Nevada is calling y’all to embrace the authentic culture of San Miguel de Allende with the  “Classy Cowboy & Cowgirl” horseback riding vacation package. While enjoying a three-night stay in luxury accommodations, as well as customized excursions, experiential travelers will be transported to a time when  man, horse and nature formed a […]

Rancho Capomo Puerto Vallarta Horseback Riding Vacation

October 5th, 2011|

Horseback Riding Vacation, Rancho Capomo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Remember when Mary Poppins rides through the park on a Merry-Go-Round carousel horse with Bert, the Chimney Sweep? It is a magical horseback riding vacation with chirping birds, sunny skies and colorful butterflies.

El Salto Waterfall in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Imagine my surprise when I found myself having a Julie […]

Horseback Riding Vacation in Los Cabos, Mexico

April 27th, 2011|

Horseback Riding Vacation with Cuadra in Los Cabos, Mexico

Do you often worry about the health and welfare of the horses you see running on the beach with riders clad in shorts and flip flops, holding onto the saddle horn for dear life? Pack your worries away in the saddle bag during a horseback riding vacation […]

Horseback Riding Vacation at Hacienda Andalucia, Riviera Maya, Mexico

September 29th, 2010|

Horseback Riding Vacation at Hacienda Andalucia

While  guests of Hacienda Tres Rios resort in the Riviera Maya, Mexico we were treated to an afternoon of horseback riding at Hacienda Andalucia Equestrian and Polo Club and a visit to the stables of  Hacienda La Esperanza.  Hacienda Andalucia is not a tourist’s horseback riding vacation on the beach experience. This […]

A Horseback Riding Vacation at Holkan Kingdom, Cancun, Mexico

December 25th, 2009|

If you are looking for an authentic horseback riding vacation in Cancun, Mexico, hook up with a vaquero. No, I’m not recommending that you date a Mexican cowboy. But the vaqueros in Mexico make great horseback riding companions out in the Mayan jungle.

I had a chance to go on a horseback riding vacation on the Riviera […]

A Horseback Riding Vacation in Cancun, Mexico

December 17th, 2009|

Horses, or caballos, as they are called by their Spanish name in Mexico, have served an important part in Spanish history.

While I’m staying at the JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa, I noticed the beautiful bronze statues in the lobby of the hotel. Next door the CasaMagna Cancun Resort had an oil painting of a […]

Cozumel, Mexico – a horseback riding vacation that wasn’t

November 19th, 2009|


My first cruise to the western Caribbean and I was looking forward to a return visit to Cozumel, Mexico. What does a cruise have to do with a horseback riding vacation? Each day the Princess Cruises Crown Princess docked in port, I was fortunate to take a shore excursion. During my day in Cozumel, Mexico, I […]