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Equitrekking Launches

The company's award-winning equestrian travel experts describe the best North American dude ranches on a new website.

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Sanctuary Belize Equestrian Center

One of the only five-ecosystem developments in the world, Sanctuary Belize now has an equestrian center and riding trails.

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The Best Girls' Dude Ranch Vacations

Top50 Ranches has come up with all of their ranches? women-only weeks for 2012, so you can find the girls? vacation to suit you.


Vacation on a Budget: 10 Best Bargain Vacations

Here are10 unbeatable all-inclusive ranch-style vacations where you can live the western dream and still have some left over for those cowboy boots you?ve been hankering after.

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Ranching on a Budget: Top50 Ranches? 10 Best Bargain Western Vacations

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.

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Pony Trekking on the Gower Peninsula, Wales

Castles, ancient tombs and beautiful beaches! Ride Welsh ponies with me from a Victorian hunting lodge in Wales. Darley Newman for

Echo Valley Ranch and Spa

Romantic Ranch Vacations: A Man?s Guide to Valentine?s Day

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).

Video: Hawaii Horseback Riding and Cowboy History

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.

Video: Equitrekking Travel -- Ring of Kerry

December 2011--This Ireland equestrian vacation was featured in the February issue of Horse & Rider magazine's 50 Great Escapes! From

Video: Equitrekking in Southern Utah

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.

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Scarlett Oak Equestrian Centre Expands Riding Holiday Offerings To Include Trekking

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.

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Riding in the Grand Canyon

America may lack Europe?s cathedrals and castles, but we have the Grand Canyon. And a ride into the Canyon is an experience that should be on everyone's life list. From American Cowboy magazine

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Winter Vacation Travel Ideas

Check out these winter ranch destinations recommended by

Video: Tour San Carlos, Costa Rica on Horseback

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.

Video: Charlevoix Horse Riding Quebec

View the changing leaves horseback riding horses at Ranch du Fjord, located a few hours from Quebec City and Montreal in the Charlevoix region of Quebec in this Equitrekking travel video clip. From

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Once in a Lifetime Extreme Vacations--Not for the Faint of Heart

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.

Yellowstone Pack Trip. Photo Mark Bedor

Horseback Riding: Yellowstone National Park

A great way to explore the park's wild side is on a guided pack trip.

Video: Equitrekking Goes Riding in Alaska in Cooper Landing

June 2011--Darley Newman from 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.

Video: Equitrekking Vacation at Virginia's Marriott Ranch

Darley Newman of EquitrekkingTravel offers a Western riding experience for all ability levels at Virginia's Marriott Ranch.


Unleash Your Inner Cowboy

April 2011--Top50Ranches, specialists in western ranch vacations, can help you find just that with their selection of Ranching First western riding holidays.