About Equitrekking’s Top 20 Horse Camps


Equitrekking’s Top 20 Horse Camps is an online guidebook featuring the best horse camps and children’s residential riding holidays for horse crazy kids and their parents. USA dude ranches, Ireland riding stables, American summer horse camps and other stables where children may be immersed with horseback riding lessons, trail rides and learn horsemanship are part of this guide.

While some places offer family camps where parents and kids travel together, many of the horse camps featured are overnight horse camps, unaccompanied child’s pony camps or equestrian sleepaway camps, where kids may spend one week or more with their peers.

As we travel the world searching for the best places to horseback ride for the award-winning Equitrekking TV show, we meet wonderful equestrian coaches and trainers and visit top stables, ranches and equestrian vacation destinations, where adults and kids can learn to ride or better their skills in Dressage, Cross Country, Show Jumping, Flatwork and Horse Care. This guide sheds light on some of these great global stables, where you can vacation and horseback ride.

Enjoy perusing Equitrekking’s Top 20 Horse Camps to find the ideal horse camp riding holiday for yourself or your child or grandchild! We are excited to promote all of the wonderful pony camps and ranches with children’s programs that are helping kids learn to ride.

Equitrekking has been featured in the world’s top publications, websites, radio shows and television series, including the following:

Top 20 Ranches Media Coverage

It’s our mission to be the very best and find the very best, which is why in 2004, we launched the Equitrekking Vacation Guide and Equitrekking.com, to inspire experienced horse riders and those with no horse experience at all to saddle up and travel the world. We also created more great riding resources, including EquitrekkingTravel.com, where you can speak with an equestrian travel specialist to get matched with a riding tour, Top20Ranches.com, dedicated to the best guest ranches in North America, and Equitrekking.com’s Travel Deals, featuring exclusive discounts at ranches and riding destinations.

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About Equitrekking

Equitrekking is the Emmy Award-winning equestrian travel television series that takes viewers on global horseback riding vacations to experience culture, cuisine, history and adventure– all with local people. Hosted by travel expert and producer Darley Newman, Equitrekking broadcasts in high definition on PBS in North America and on international networks in over 83 countries, including Horse & Country TV in the UK and Ireland and networks in New Zealand, France, Scandinavia, Japan, Italy and beyond. The show’s companion website Equitrekking.com features everything visitors need to research and plan their travels, including video clips, expert tips, travel articles and the Equitrekking.com Vacation Guide, a searchable guide to dude ranches, guest ranches, cattle drives and worldwide riding holidays.


  • Three Daytime Emmy Awards
  • Eight Daytime Emmy Award nominations
  • Two Telly Awards
  • Best Travel Broadcast and Merit Award for Best Travel Book–– North American Travel Journalist Association

Equitrekking Horseback Riding Vacation Resources

Equitrekking Vacation Guide – Search for dude ranches, guest ranches, cattle drives and worldwide riding holidays.

Equitrekking Horse Camps Guide – Searchable online guidebook to great horse camps and ranches with top children’s riding programs.

Equitrekking Travel Deals – Exclusive bargains and special equestrian vacation and dude ranch discounts.

Equitrekking Travel Tips – Ranch and riding vacation preparation. What to pack and how to plan.

Equitrekking Horse Breed Guide – Learn about the wonderful world of horse breeds.

TV Host Darley Newman’s Blog – Join this award-winning writer and globetrotting TV host as she rides the world.

Equestrian Travel Articles – Read first-hand journals and articles from ranch and riding vacation travels.

Top20Ranches.com – The best North American dude ranches, guest ranches and family ranch vacation destinations.

EquitrekkingTravel.com – Global riding holidays and an equestrian travel agent who can help plan the trip for you!

Learn about Western horse riding, the history of dude ranches and the first dude ranch travelers in the below Equitrekking videos from our PBS TV Special Equitrekking: Great American Dude Ranches.