Category archives for: Travel

Mustang Eco-Resort an Idyllic Getaway


Madeleine Pickens has been a horse advocate her entire life, fighting to protect the 30,000 Mustangs designated by Congress as “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West.” Now she’s put her hospitality where her heart is, creating the Mustang Monument Wild Horse Eco-Resort in Wells, Nevada. Spanning over 900 square miles, the facility offers […]

Kraut Tops Wiesbaden

Laura Kraut and her great grey Cedric

The USA’s Laura Kraut and her incredible 16-year-old gelding Cedric catapulted to the top of the Longines Global Champions Tour ranking with three flawless rounds at the Grand Prix of Wiesbaden, Germany, May 18. After three shows in the 13-city GCT circuit, wrapping Nov. 23 in Doha, Kraut now leads the tour standings with 77 […]

Riding New Zealand


New Zealand was never on the list of places I absolutely had to visit. It’s rather remote, and for me—a German-born dressage trainer who has been living and working in Southern California for the past 20 years—it always seemed kind of remote, and in no way a nexus of equestrian sport. But when an international […]

Packing with Rock Creek

Packing Rock Creek

Opportunities to pass on something you love to your children can be hard to come by in the digital age. So when I heard about Rock Creek Pack Station’s three-day Parent-Child Ride in California’s Eastern Sierra, I knew it was just the thing for me and my 11-year-old son, Teo. Friends from the L.A. Equestrian […]

Journey to Santa Ynez

Photographer Kimerlee Curyl riding in Santa Ynez

I often hear, “So what brought you to Santa Ynez?” My response: “It’s a long story, but the short answer is…my mare.” I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t want a horse. As a child I cried, begged, pleaded and prayed that one day I’d have a horse of my own. […]

California’s Eastern Sierras by Horseback


Since 1947 Rock Creek Pack Station has led first-time and experienced riders alike on wilderness trips through California’s southeastern Sierra Nevada mountains. There are horse drives through the Owens Valley and expeditions to see one of the last remaining ungathered bands of Mustangs as well as parent/child rides through the John Muir Wilderness that take […]

‘Best of America by Horseback’ Rides into Norco

'Best of America by Horseback' visits Norco Calif.

Trail fans are invited to join the “Best of America by Horseback” cast as they film an episode for RFD-TV in Norco, aka “Horsetown USA,” May 6–8. There’ll be three days of riding through the Hidden Valley Wildlife Preserve, past the historic Lake Norconian and Norconian Hotel, and over the scenic hills of western Riverside […]

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