March 2012 ? Dude ranch vacations don?t have to mean blowing the budget. Top50 Ranches has found 10 unbeatable ranches where you can live the western dream and still have some left over for those cowboy boots you?ve been hankering after.
February 2012--With Valentine?s Day just around the corner, Top50 Ranches offers idea-stumped guys the ultimate guide to choosing the perfect Valentine?s gift (the one she really wants).
Learn about Big Island horseback riding and the history of cattle drives and paniolos, Hawaiian cowboys, with Emmy-winning Equitrekking. Explore Parker Ranch and Kahua Ranch in Waimea. Learn more about great dude ranches, guest ranches, cattle drives and horse riding holidays.
Equitrekking's outfitter has been exploring Utah on horseback for over 30 years. She takes riders on multi-day camping and inn-to-inn rides through national parks and other areas that are excellent for viewing wildlife and wild horses--Capital Reef National Park, Capitol Reef, the San Rafael Swell or Escalante Canyons.
December 1, 2011--Scarlett Oak Equestrian Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand is now offering opportunities to have a true adventure on horseback. The new ?treks? offer riding at Mt. Stanford Farm, a 1300-acre sheep and cow farm nestled in the breathtaking scenery of the Waipura wine country in the Hurunui Valley.
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.
Climbing on-board a living, breathing animal that has a mind of its own, and asking it to carry you through the countryside ? and even move cattle ? is extreme enough in itself when you think about it. But if you're looking for even more adventure and a once in a lifetime experience, we highlight the most extreme to really get the adrenaline pumping.
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.
Darley Newman of EquitrekkingTravel offers a Western riding experience for all ability levels at Virginia's Marriott Ranch.