Life With Horses

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    Equitrekking Q&A: Luxury Dude Ranches

    So you're ready to spring for a great equestrian vacation. Darley Newman tells you what you can expect from a luxury dude ranch.

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    Equitrekking Q & A: Traveling Solo?

    If you're traveling alone, don't worry. You’ll encounter other solo travelers and will definitely be traveling with people with the same interest ... in horses!

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    Pairing Up with the Right Horse

    Horses have different personalities, skills and physiques, just like people. EquitrekkingTravel.com's Darley Newman tells you how to choose the right match for your trail ride or riding vacation.

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Castle Leslie Riding Adventures in Ireland

Castle Leslie Estate in Ireland is an equestrian’s dream vacation destination, especially if you’re into cross country. By Darley Newman for Equitrekking.com ... MORE
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Equitrekking Launches Top20Ranches.com

Award-winning horseback riding travel experts reveal the best North American dude ranches on a new website. ... MORE
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Equitrekking Q&A: Luxury Dude Ranches

So you're ready to spring for a great equestrian vacation. Darley Newman tells you what you can expect from a luxury dude ranch. ... MORE
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Equitrekking Q & A: Can Non-Riders Go, Too?

Like in any family or group, people have different ideas about how they want to spend their time away. With many modern riding vacations and ranches, there are choices that the entire family can enjoy, even non-riders. ... MORE
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Equitrekking Q & A: Traveling Solo?

If you're traveling alone, don't worry. You’ll encounter other solo travelers and will definitely be traveling with people with the same interest ... in horses! ... MORE
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Video: Equitrekking Botswana–Behind the Scenes

Join Darley Newman for a behind-the-scenes look at Equitrekking’s film shoot in Botswana, Africa. ... MORE
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Video: Equitrekking’s 10 Great Places to Ride–#5 Iceland

Ride Icelandics in the Land of Fire and Ice, which comes in at #5 in our Top 10 Countdown. ... MORE
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Video: Equitrekking’s 10 Great Places to Ride–#4 Maui

Riding into the crater of a volcano on your list of crazy adventures? What about a rainforest? You can do both in Haleakala National Park on Maui. ... MORE
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Video: Equitrekking’s 10 Great Places to Ride–#3 Jordan

Jordan's Wadi Rum Desert, called The Valley of the Moon, tops our charts for its spectacular scenery, Bedouin culture and desert wildlife. ... MORE
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Video: Equitrekking’s 10 Great Places to Ride–#2 Costa Rica

Horse riding at the base of Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica is a once in a lifetime riding adventure. ... MORE
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Video: Equitrekking’s 10 Great Places to Ride–#1 Ireland

Ireland tops Equitrekking's list of great places to ride. See the video showcasing the Ring of Kerry, a beautiful destination combining mountains and beaches. ... MORE
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Video: Equitrekking’s 10 Great Places to Ride–#6 Canyon de Chelly, Arizona

Horseback riding in Canyon de Chelly with the Navajo ranks in at #6 in our countdown of great places to ride. ... MORE
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Video: Equitrekking’s 10 Great Places to Ride–#7 Donana National Park, Spain

You can't get much better than horseback riding on the beach in Southern Spain, which is why this beautiful national park ranks #7 in our Top 10 list. ... MORE
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Video: Equitrekking’s 10 Great Places to Ride–#8 Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey is one of the most fascinating destinations we've ever horse ridden and ranks at #8 in our countdown. ... MORE
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Video: Equitrekking’s 10 Great Places to Ride–#9 Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies are some of the most stunning mountains for horse riding and rank at #9 in our countdown. Watch this video from Banff and Kananaskis. ... MORE
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Video: Equitrekking’s 10 Great Places to Ride–#10 Waipi’o Valley in Hawaii

Explore waterfalls, wild horses and beautiful surroundings in the Waipi'o Valley, ranked #10 in Equitrekking's countdown of 10 Great Places to Ride. ... MORE
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Pony Trekking on the Gower Peninsula, Wales

Castles, ancient tombs and beautiful beaches! Ride Welsh ponies with me from a Victorian hunting lodge in Wales. Darley Newman for Equitrekking.com. ... MORE
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Colorado Dude Ranches with Equitrekking

Learn about Colorado Cattle Company, Wilderness Trails Ranch in Durango and what it's like to run a dude ranch in this Equitrekking video clip with host Darley Newman. ... MORE
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Video: Riding Lessons, Dressage Training and Polo at Scotland’s Gleneagles Resort

The Gleneagles Equestrian School is the perfect place to spend time improving your equestrian skills, and enjoying yourself in world class, luxurious, surroundings. From EquitrekkingTravel.com ... MORE
Video: Equitrekking Travel -- Ring of Kerry

Video: Equitrekking Travel — Ring of Kerry

December 2011--This Ireland equestrian vacation was featured in the February issue of Horse & Rider magazine's 50 Great Escapes! From EquitrekkingTravel.com ... MORE
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Video: Equitrekking in Southern Utah

Equitrekking's outfitter, who has been exploring Utah on horseback for more than 30 years, takes riders on camping and inn-to-inn rides through national parks and other areas for viewing wildlife and wild horses. ... MORE
Video: Switch to Western Riding for Your Next Vacation

Video: Switch to Western Riding for Your Next Vacation

Taking a dude ranch vacation? Learn about Western riding and hear a beginner's take on what it's like to ride Western. ... MORE
Video: Tour San Carlos, Costa Rica on Horseback

Video: Tour San Carlos, Costa Rica on Horseback

Tour San Carlos, Costa Rica, an area made famous by Arenal Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. This is a beautiful area to explore with the locals on horseback. Ride the pineapple fields and into the Platanar RIver with host Darley Newman and the Emmy-winning Equitrekking TV show. ... MORE
Video: Charlevoix Horse Riding Quebec

Video: Charlevoix Horse Riding Quebec

In this video view the changing leaves while horseback riding at Ranch du Fjord, located a few hours from Quebec City and Montreal in the Charlevoix region of Quebec. From Equitrekking.com ... MORE
Limpopo Valley Horse Safari in Botswana’s Tuli

Limpopo Valley Horse Safari in Botswana’s Tuli

Read Darley Newman's travel blog on her first visit on safari to the "Land of the Giants" in Botswana, Africa. ... MORE
Video: Equitrekking Goes Riding in Alaska in Cooper Landing

Video: Equitrekking Goes Riding in Alaska in Cooper Landing

June 2011--Darley Newman from Equitrekkingtravel.com went horseback riding at Cooper Landing with Alaska Horsemen Adventures. On the Kenai Peninsula, Cooper Landing is a beautiful area of mountains and glacier fed lakes, well known for its wonderful fishing. ... MORE
Video: Equitrekking Vacation at Virginia's Marriott Ranch

Video: Equitrekking Vacation at Virginia’s Marriott Ranch

Darley Newman of EquitrekkingTravel offers a Western riding experience for all ability levels at Virginia's Marriott Ranch. ... MORE
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The Mustangs at McCullough Peaks–History and Legend

Darley Newman of Equitrekking.com tracks wild mustangs in Wyoming. ... MORE
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Colorado Cattle 101

Darley Newman of Equitrekking.com tells us that cattle work can be fun, even for an English rider! Saddle up at a ranch and give it a try. ... MORE
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Wild Horses on Cumberland Island, Georgia

Darley Newman of Equitrekking.com tours Georgia's Cumberland Island with a naturalist and meets the island's "wild" horses. ... MORE
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Mountain Top Inn Trail Riding in Vermont

Darley Newman of Equitrekking.com enjoys a horseback riding vacation at the Mountain Top Inn in Vermont's Green Mountains. ... MORE
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Equitrekking in Utah’s Bryce Canyon

Equitrekking's Darley Newman explores Bryce Canyon National Park and confirms that it is one of the finest parks in America. ... MORE
Spain's Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art

Spain’s Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art

On our travels for Equitrekking, I was able to visit the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art to see a performance and film several interviews with riders for the Equitrekking Spain episode. ... MORE
Riding Among Wild Horses in Wyoming

Riding Among Wild Horses in Wyoming

Photographer Shawn Hamilton describes her thrilling encounters with wild horses for The Trail Rider magazine. ... MORE
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Video: Horse Riding in Turkey’s Cavusin Village

March 25, 2011-- Go with Darley Newman of Equitrekking.com as she rides horses into the authentic Turkish village of Cavusin. ... MORE
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Exploring Little Petra on Horseback

Darley Newman of Equitrekking.com visits Jordan's ancient city, Petra, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. ... MORE
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Eco-friendly Estancia in Uruguay

Darley Newman from Equitrekking.com says, "I enjoy finding hidden gems when I travel and places where I can ride that make me feel like I am stepping back to a simpler, more natural time. The estancias that I visited in Uruguay, a small, rural country in South America, were some of these." ... MORE
Exploring Alberta's Sheep River Gorge on Horseback

Exploring Alberta’s Sheep River Gorge on Horseback

It might seem like a crazy idea-- riding horses twenty miles into the mountains of Southwestern Alberta with a TV production crew and all their high definition equipment-- but we like to get off the beaten path while filming Equitrekking. ... MORE
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Winter Riding Tips

Darley Newman of EquitrekkingTravel.com and Equitrekking.com gives some great advice on getting ready for a winter ride. ... MORE
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Snowy Winter Riding Vacations

Darley Newman of Equitrekking.com describes some great winter riding vacations. ... MORE
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Video: Horse Holiday in Ireland

Enjoy an equestrian adventure at Horse Holiday Farm in Sligo, Ireland ... MORE
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Video: Ranch Vacation Packing Tips

Get tips on packing for your ranch vacation from equestrian travel expert Darley Newman, who's visited ranches in Alberta, Hawaii, Texas, Wyoming, Colorado, Uruguay, Quebec and beyond. Learn more about Equitrekking and ranch vacations at http://www.equitrekking.com and http://www.equitrekkingtravel.com ... MORE
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Video: Dude Ranch History

Learn about the history of dude ranches in America, including the Eaton brothers first ranch and the original "dudes." Equitrekking.com host Darley Newman narrates this educational look at the U.S. legacy of guest ranches and Western history, including interviews with modern ranchers. ... MORE
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Video: Quebec – North Hatley Riding in the Snow

Join Equitrekking host Darley Newman and Jacques Robidas to horse ride through the snowy trails in North Hatley in Quebec's Eastern Townships. ... MORE
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Video: Horseback Riding in Snowy Mont Tremblant

Dash through the snowy trails on horseback in Mont Tremblant, Quebec with Equitrekking host Darley Newman. Darley rides horses with Daniel Locas from Ranch Mont Tremblant. ... MORE
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Video: Visiting Quebec and the Mounted Police at Mount Royal Park

In Montreal, Darley Newman from EquitrekkingTravel.com had the opportunity to visit the mounted police in Quebec’s Mount Royal Park, which is like New York’s Central Park. ... MORE
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Video: Driving a Horse Drawn Sleigh in Quebec

Darley Newman from EquitrekkingTravel.com shares her experiences learning to drive a horse drawn sleigh behind two Belgian draft horses. ... MORE
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Video: Explore Great American Ranches with Equitrekking

This is a video preview for Equitrekking's new high definition special "Equitrekking Great American Ranches." Host Darley Newman interviews ranch owners and cowboys who have chosen to hold fast to their traditions and Western culture, and rides through the beautiful wild terrain where these ranches lie. ... MORE
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Video: Chariot Racing in Jordan with Equitrekking

Join host Darley Newman as she rides in a horse-drawn chariot during RACE, the Roman Army and Chariot Experience in Jerash, Jordan, for her Equitrekking television series. ... MORE
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Video: In Jordan, Wadi Rum Horseback Riding on Equitrekking

Join host Darley Newman as she horseback rides through the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan with Bedouin guide Atallah Swalhen. Riding Arabian horses as part of the filming for the Emmy winning PBS series, Equitrekking, Darley takes in the beauty of the "Valley of the Moon," whose landscapes were made famous by the epic film "Lawrence of Arabia." ... MORE
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