Travel

Kick the Cold

For a country known for being cold, the months of April and May are some of the best times to visit Moscow, Russia. As the spring evolves into summer, the people of Moscow emerge and fill the streets—making it a great time for tourists to experience the community. One way to get in touch with Moscow is by visiting the…

The Royal Treatment

Every now and again, we all deserve the royal treatment. This month’s travel destination is all about royalty as we check out London, England! The first step for our journey must, of course, start with the best of the best: a tour of the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace located in one of London’s southern boroughs, Westminster. Every horse enthusiast…

Unity in the Lone Star State

It’s rare to find a place that makes you feel a part of their community after a quick visit, but this month we explore a place that does exactly that. Just west of the largest Texan metropolis of Houston is the little city of Katy, which may ring a bell to equestrians and historians alike. Each spring, the town plays…

Rock On in Iceland

As the temperatures in the Northeast drop and we head into sweater weather, many of us may be looking for warmer places to visit. However, this October we recommend Iceland for your next travel destination. Traveling to Iceland in fall is ideal for prime viewing of the northern lights, for which we recommend taking an evening ride to get the…

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…