by Annie Lambert
Pat North Ommert has ridden all types of horses in many disciplines, but trick and fancy riding was her love.
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!
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.
Find yourself immersed in the rich history of Colorado Springs where the past comes to life in this region nestled at the base of breathtaking Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain. Founded as a resort town in 1871 by Civil War hero General William Jackson Palmer, Colorado Springs is home to spectacular natural beauty like Garden of the Gods Park, Seven Falls and North Cheyenne Canyon. The area is also home of patriotic icons like the U. S. Air Force Academy and the U. S. Olympic Training Center. With more than 300 days of annual sunshine, a mild climate and more than 55 attractions and activities, it is an ideal escape.
Looking for an unspoiled, authentic “American vacation”? Does the call of the wild, world-class fly fishing, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hiking and breathtaking scenery, appeal? If so, Rawah Ranch (www.rawahranch.com) is calling your name.
Looking for an equine getaway? We've compiled a list of resorts and spas that have horse facilities and/or prominent equine communities. Whether you want to be a Cowboy for a Day or you just want to Horse Around, you can find the perfect package for you and your love for horses.
The long-anticipated, luxurious resort in the storied village of Middleburg is the newest addition to Virginia’s fabled horse and wine country. Salamander Resort & Spa, one of the most eagerly anticipated hospitality projects in recent memory, opens on August 29, 2013, in the storied village of Middleburg, VA.
It was a shout heard around the world when Dan James and Guy McLean won the coveted World Championship of Colt Starting title for Team Australia in March 2012.
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