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Castle Leslie Riding Adventures in Ireland

Castle Leslie Estate in Ireland is an equestrian?s dream vacation destination, especially if you're into cross country.

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Equitrekking Launches Top20Ranches.com

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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Equitrekking Q&A: Luxury Dude Ranches

So you're ready to spring for a great equestrian vacation. Darley Newman tells you what you can expect from a luxury dude ranch.

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Equitrekking Q & A: Can Non-Riders Go, Too?

Like in any family or group, people have different ideas about how they want to spend their time away. With many modern riding vacations and ranches, there are choices that the entire family can enjoy, even non-riders.

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Equitrekking Q & A: Traveling Solo?

If you're traveling alone, don't fear. You?ll encounter other solo travelers and will definitely be traveling with people with the same interest... in horses!

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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.

Video: Equitrekking Botswana--Behind the Scenes

Join Equitrekking for a behind the scenes look at Equitrekking?s film shoot in Botswana, Africa.

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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.

Video: Equitrekking's 10 Great Places to Ride--#4 Maui

Riding into the crater of a volcano on your list of crazy adventures? What about a rainforest? You can do both in Haleakala National Park on Maui.

Video: Equitrekking's 10 Great Places to Ride--#3 Jordan

Jordan's Wadi Rum Desert, called The Valley of the Moon, tops our charts for its spectacular scenery, Bedouin culture and desert wildlife.

Video: Equitrekking's 10 Great Places to Ride--#2 Costa Rica

Horse riding at the base of Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica is a once in a lifetime riding adventure.

Video: Equitrekking's 10 Great Places to Ride--#1 Ireland

Ireland tops Equitrekking's list of great places to ride. See the video showcasing the Ring of Kerry, a beautiful destination combining mountains and beaches.

Video: Equitrekking's 10 Great Places to Ride--#6 Canyon de Chelly, Arizona

Horseback riding in Canyon de Chelly with the Navajo ranks in at #6 in our countdown of great places to ride.

Video: Equitrekking's 10 Great Places to Ride--#7 Donana National Park, Spain

You can't get much better than horseback riding on the beach in Southern Spain, which is why this beautiful national park ranks #7 in our Top 10 list.

Video: Equitrekking's 10 Great Places to Ride--#8 Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey is one of the most fascinating destinations we've ever horse ridden and ranks at #8 in our countdown.

Video: Equitrekking's 10 Great Places to Ride--#9 Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies are some of the most stunning mountains for horse riding and rank at #9 in our countdown. Watch this video from Banff and Kananaskis.

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Cowboy Bucket List

American Cowboy editors canvassed dyed-in-the-wool Westerners for their favorite travel destinations and activities to get the "bucket list" started.

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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).

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Protecting Your Horse from Outbreaks

All horses, whether they are competing or staying on the farm, should be vaccinated against the core diseases, including tetanus, eastern and western equine encephalomyelitis, West Nile virus and rabies.

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.