Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Equestrian's Travel Guide: Top 5

Being an equestrian gives many people incentive to travel to many places they've never gone to before. My list of places to visit for equestrian purposes is massive, but I've narrowed it down to my top 5.

Number 5: Aiken, SC
One of the major hubs of eventing, Aiken is the winter home to many of the best riders in the discipline. I would love to get time to lesson with the best!
Photo of Paradise Farms in Aiken
Number 4: Foxhunting in Ireland
Ireland is famous for insane foxhunting. Like really insane. I would love to take a ride with some of the most fearless horses and riders in the world.
Photo from FoxhuntingIreland.com
Number 3: Mitsubishi Badminton Horse Trials
Badminton is a fantastic 4 Star course in London, England. It's beautiful and a classic venue. There are also plenty of historic places to visit, equestrian or otherwise.
Photo from Badminton-Horse.co.uk
Number 2: Ocala and Wellington, FL
Both cities in Florida are incredible for the hunter jumper scene, especially in winter, when many people "migrate" to warmer weather.
Photo from HitsShows.com
Number 1: Rolex Kentucky Horse Trials
Rolex is the place to go if you have a desire to visit someplace "horsey." It's beautiful, competitive, and the riders will inspire you. The trade fair is also full of things you'll want to buy, from trinkets to high-end saddles.
Photo from RK3DE.com
Go travel, smile, and have fun!

-UEquestrian

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