In 1984, Hilary Bradt, co-founder of Bradt Travel Guides, was in a major transition in life. Her marriage had recently ended and she wanted to prove to herself that she could travel on her own again. Combining an ongoing love of adventure with a passion for horses since childhood, she decided to take a journey through rural Ireland on horseback. CONNEMARA MOLLIE (Bradt Travel Guides, 2012, paperback) and DINGLE PEGGY (Bradt Travel Guides, 2013, paperback) recount that trip, which was shattered midway by tragedy, and formed the story of an epic ride of over 1,000 miles.
Most of us have been blessed with fully functional, healthy children and grandchildren. However, there are very few of us who aren't touched by a relative or friend challenged with a truly special need. PATH International's mission for more than 40 years has been to create miracles where there seems to be no hope... all via the unexplainable healing bond between human and horse. Independence, pride and bravery not being the least of the miracles!
Parelli Natural Horsemanship, a people-training program focused on the study of horse behavior and horsemanship skills, has announced the debut of one of the most highly anticipated equine events of 2014 – The Future of HorseManShip Tour.
For the first time ever, Master Gasser will be bringing his world-renowned equestrian tour to North America beginning February of 2014. Following in the family footsteps of seven generations, Gasser has recreated a show for this tour only previously seen at the famous riding schools in Vienna and Spain.
The Carolina Cup Racing Association will honor Tuskegee Airman Dr. Leroy Bowman, Lt USAF (Ret) at the 44th Annual Marion du Pont Scott Colonial Cup on Saturday November 23, 2013 in Camden. Bowman, who lives in Sumter, served in World War II as one of the Tuskeegee Airmen, a group of “dedicated, determined young men who enlisted to become America's first black military airmen."
From November 1st, 2013 to April 4th, 2014, the Federal Stud Piber in West Styria offers daily stud tours for visitors at 11:00 hrs and 14:00 hrs (also on holidays). During the one-hour tour you will visit the Lipizzaners in their stables, the farrier as well as the stud's inner courtyard and the carriage house. After the tour feel free to browse the souvenir shop or visit the cinema. Meeting point and ticket sale in the souvenir shop also on weekends.
It’s not just area children who dress up in costumes for Halloween. In Kentucky, horses do, too! On Saturday, Oct. 26, at 2:00 pm, the Kentucky Horse Park will present its annual Halloween Show where park horses and their riders are likely to show up in just about anything – from a scary headless horseman, cranky wicked witch, hip 60s chick, swashbuckling pirates, genie with a bottle, Phantom of the Opera – it’s different every year.
The beauty and flair of Spain’s Andalucía, the picturesque countryside and villages of Italy’s Tuscany, and the green rolling hills and historic landmarks of England’s Gloucestershire are the backdrops for ideal vacations when combined with lessons. These unique riding vacations immerse travelers in the highlights and character of a destination, often from the back of a horse, while setting up the opportunity to enhance the experience with riding or driving lessons.
HorseShow.com's Youth Festivals have been wildly popular with young equestrians across the country, and now the Fall edition is back! Want to know what the judge is really thinking? Ever wonder why another rider placed above you at the last show? HorseShow.com is here to help you learn new skills to claim that blue ribbon! And it's FREE!
Cutler Farm Dressage in Medfield, Massachusetts is poised to establish itself as the number one destination for dressage in New England. With Pan American Team Gold Medalist and Olympic Reserve Rider Heather Blitz as the resident head trainer and a full schedule of clinics and educational events, Cutler is ready to welcome dressage enthusiasts to its beautifully appointed facility for an unforgettable and inspiring educational experience.
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