Archive for Tag Archives: ' Horseback Riding'

4+ Adults-Oriented Must-Dos in Winchester, Virginia

Discover Winchester-Frederick County in the Shenandoah Valley. By Hope S. Philbrick My first impression of Winchester, Virginia: Don’t wait for a conference as an excuse to visit. You can’t really get to know a place while [...]

Roping and Ranch Skills

Red Reflet Ranch offers new “Roping and Ranch Skills” luxury retreat. Red Reflet Ranch in Ten Sleep, Wyoming is offering its inaugural “Roping and Ranch Skills” retreat September 23-28, 2016. Guests will spend five days learning roping [...]

Southern Cross Guest Ranch

Haven for horses and humans near Madison, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick Owned and operated by Inge Hartley Wendling and her family since 1991, Southern Cross Ranch in Madison, Ga., is a horse breeding and sales farm [...]

Door County, Wisconsin

Adventure for the unadventurous. By Sherri Telenko There are few activities more decadent than decompressing in a hot tub after a day of outdoor activity. I’m not really an outdoorsy person—unless my dog is with me, [...]

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction

It’s the North Pole versus the South Pole during Christmas season performances. By Hope S. Philbrick As the lights dim throughout the 35,000 square foot arena, signaling the show is about to begin, my host dining [...]

Quick Stop: Shelbyville, Kentucky

Make the most of a brief visit to “The American Saddlebred Capital of the World.” By Hope S. Philbrick We spent less than 24 hours in Shelbyville, Kentucky—eight of them asleep. Though a longer visit is [...]

Equine Adventures

Horsing Around in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. By Hope S. Philbrick “I can’t ask customers for their butt size,” said the trail guide about halfway through our route to the beach. “So the saddle you’re in [...]

Marsh Tacky Heritage Stables

Raising South Carolina’s state horse. By Hope S. Philbrick The state horse of South Carolina is small but mighty—some might say like the state itself. The horse and the state share a long history. “The Marsh [...]

Cowgirls & Cowboys in the West

Horseback riding in Amarillo, Texas. By Hope S. Philbrick When planning my Texas visit, one thing felt like a “must do”: horseback riding. It’s the quintessential Texan experience, right? Ok, so maybe it’s second to eating [...]

Mountain Cove Farms

Retreat to Chickamauga, Georgia By Hope S. Philbrick The night skies are dark and silent in Walker County, Georgia. It can be a shock if your eyes are accustomed to city lights and ears used to [...]

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