Travel

It’s Showtime in Saugerties, NY

Home of many major horse events in the Northeast, HITS-on-the-Hudson is one of the four U.S. locations that brand the HITS name, and equestrians can visit the gorgeous facility in Saugerties, NY, throughout the show season. The HITS Saugerties Show Series, usually held from May through September, includes events such as a United States Hunter Jumper Association International Hunter Derby,…

Trot Around Town in Tryon, NC

Who wouldn’t want to visit a town that highlights both horses and wine? Tryon, NC, and the surrounding areas are packed with rolling hills of vineyards, the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), and some delicious food—does it get any better than that? Most horse enthusiasts are familiar with the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), located just outside the center of…

Bridle Trail Adventures in Kirkland, WA

Washington has some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States. With the constant rain, everything is lush and beautiful, especially to those who love trail riding. In the town of Kirkland, people gather to escape life in the city and enjoy their state’s beauty at the Bridle Trails State Park. The 482-acre park has 28 miles of trails…

Roaming Romania

Though Romania may not be at the top of most equestrians’ bucket lists, this beautiful country has a lot of respect for horses. Many residents still use horses for farm and labor; perhaps this is because of the need for work, or perhaps it is due to the pride of their very own workhorse. The Hucul pony goes by many…

Artistic Allentown—Allentown, NJ

The little town of Allentown may not be recognized by the average person, but for us horse people, we will surely recognize the name. Home to many large events, including the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event, The Horse Park of New Jersey is a big event location for those on the eastern side of the country. Jersey Fresh International is…

The Greenest Pastures in Ireland

Ireland, the land of rolling greens, historic castles, freckles, and dark beer is a dreamy holiday destination. The country has diverse options for cities. You have Dublin, Galway, Cork, Derry-Londonderry, and Belfast, for starters. Each city gives a sense of history, but has a backyard for those who want open spaces and the shore. Towns like Kilkenny and Antrim give…

Kicking it with Kangaroos in Australia

G’day mates! This month we are taking a look at the great Outback! From the water to the desert, Australians live life to the fullest, and on the edge. Be ready for an adventure when you make it to Australia! Australia has quite a bit of land to it. However, there are thrills in each of the six sections; Western…

Horses and History in Leesburg, VA

The state of Virginia holds a lot of history and its little town of Leesburg is no different. Located just 33 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., Leesburg is significant for its soil once was the battlegrounds of the Civil War. Many who visit the town enjoy having a tour of Ball’s Bluff Battlefield and Cemetery on Route 15. The park…

Spruced Up—Calgary, Canada

The city of Calgary, a providence of Alberta, right near the Canadian Rockies, is one of the largest metropolitan cities in Canada. Exploring the city may seem overwhelming at times, however there are many hidden and not so hidden gems that cannot be missed. Though the skyscrapers may give off a business-oriented feel, there are many multicultural districts in Calgary….