Horse Ranches & Equestrian Centers

Looking out to Big Sky, Montana from Big Horn Peak near the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park from between my horse, Essie's ears.

Dude Ranch Montana: Covered Wagon Ranch Review

  On a cool Sunday afternoon in late September, I arrived at Covered Wagon Ranch in the Gallatin Valley. Big Sky country was beginning to experience the fall color change in western Montana. Nelly, the teacup pig, worked the grounds of the ranch like a Hoover vacuum cleaner, eating the grass around her. Cowgirls walked […]

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Horse Riding in Donegal County, Ireland

A horseback riding vacation in County Donegal, along the Wild Atlantic Way, is an experience that will delight the heart of every equestrian.  Beach riding in California is dying due to high insurance premiums forced on public riding stables and the closures of many equestrian centers. Thank goodness there are plenty of horse trekking opportunities

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Equestrian travel expert Nancy D. Brown on her roan quarter horse, Essie, looking out to Meadow Lake in Gallatin National Forest, Montana

Best Horseback Riding Vacations for Single Travelers

I’m often asked for the best horseback riding vacations for single travelers. I had the opportunity to write about solo riding tips on Horse Rookie, an equestrian blog for rookie and experienced riders. Have you ever wanted to go on a horseback riding vacation by yourself? I provided some of my favorite horse ranches to

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Iceland by Horse is More than Bucket List Fun — It will make you a better rider!

Iceland by Horse With glacier-cut fjords, hot rivers, northern lights, and more than 100 volcanoes (dormant and active), it’s no wonder that Iceland is a favorite among adventurous travelers. But for equestrians, there’s an additional, perhaps more powerful draw: the island nation’s roughly 80,000 horses, all descended from Viking steeds and evolved over more than

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Brecon Beacons National Park Horse Riding

Ellesmere Riding Center in Brecon Beacons National Park Tucked on the edge of Llangorse Lake is a little piece of Welsh heaven that is more commonly known as Ellesmere Riding Center. We had a particularly windy day for our Brecon Beacons National Park horse riding holiday, but the horses were ready to explore. Llangorse village

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Horse Riding in Pembrokeshire, Wales

Horse riding in Pembrokeshire, Wales Horse riding in Pembrokeshire, Wales is an incredibly popular sport. I know this to be true because the Bed & Breakfast owner where my husband and I stayed, arranged for our trail ride the day we arrived in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Technically speaking, Marros Riding Centre is just outside

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Snowdonia National Park Horseback Riding

Snowdonia National Park on horseback On a horse, you can immerse yourself in the smells and scenery of Snowdonia National Park. With miles of traffic-free bridle paths Snowdonia National Park horseback riding is a treat for your senses and your soul. I’m often heard saying that I enjoy seeing the world from the back of

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