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At Arabian Horse Travel my goal is to be the ultimate guide to various popular horse show city destinations frequented by the active Arabian horse showing community and by their friends and family within the United States and Canada. For some joie de vivre I plan to learn about places that are not as close to home and share what discover with you. #thinkBeijing.

In 2019, I’ll be sharing info on the latest obsessions and behind the scene glimpses at the big shows. You can look forward to posts about:

  • Product Reviews
  • Seasonal collections
  • Rider’s fashion
  • Educational posts
  • Equine author discoveries, interviews and book reviews

Anything related to horses, really.

Click the PDF to read an article I wrote in 2018 for Arabian Horse Life magazine's issue 6, about vacationing on dude ranches, in US or Canadian National Parks, and international horseback riding vacations.


Equine Vacations

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Art of the Cowgirl 2020

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | September 10, 2019

Celebrate the Influence of Western Women from Easel to Arena at Art of the Cowgirl A cowgirl is more than the boots, hats, saddles, and spurs she wears; it’s a spirit, mindset, and lifestyle that resonates within women of all walks of life and nationalities. Tammy Pate, a lifelong horsewoman, bootmaker and artist from Montana…

Memoir: A Riding Life: Memories, Dreams, Art and Love by Shelley Groom Trevor

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | September 10, 2019

A Riding Life: Memories, Dreams, Art, and Love — A New Memoir by Shelley Groom  (coauthored by Tobi Lopez Taylor) by Tobi Lopez Taylor | Aug 2, 2019 Shelley Groom Trevor, a lifelong horsewoman, successfully showed Arabian horses throughout the U.S. and in Canada for her grandfather Ed Tweed’s Brusally Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz. Shelley is known today…

Orzel: Scottsdale’s Legendary Arabian Stallion

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | September 10, 2019

In 1967, Scottsdale’s longtime Arabian horse breeder Ed Tweed embarked on a mission to race the horses he bred. He imported a chestnut Arabian stallion from Poland named Orzel, or “Eagle” in English, that flew past competitors to become the first U.S. National Racing Champion. Among other wins in halter and performance, Orzel was the…

Well Scents Patience Prine-Carr Competition Blend

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | July 20, 2019

Follow my blog with Bloglovin The scent of real lavender makes me swoon. I fell in love with it when I lived in Paris and was introduced to a handmade sachet brimming with dried lavender from the south of France. So many of our deepest held memories are tied to smell. For me lavender conjures…

Memoir: Always Hope by Hope Ellis Ashburn

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | June 27, 2019

I just love author Hope Ellis-Ashburn, who I met at the 2019 American Horse Publications annual conference in Albuquerque. Hope and I are both members of this professional organization of people in the equine media industry. As we sat chatting during a conference lunch I found Hope to be genuine, even and I hesitate to…

Luxury Horse Property Dream: 15419 E RIO VERDE DR SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85262

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | June 26, 2019

This luxury horse property is a dream for the serious horse lover and businessperson. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, Out West Stallion Station is set on a privately gated picturesque 27.35 acres with sweeping views of the Rio Verde Valley and the Four Peaks. I’m suggesting you take some time, have some fun and dream some…

Equine authors

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | June 20, 2018

Let’s preview, review, and talk about and to good equine authors. My introduction to this genre were through writers like Marguerite Henry and Walter Farley. Who is writing horse adventures today? Who do you like? Recently, I attended the 2018 annual conference for American Horse Publications members, held this year in Hunt Valley, Maryland. After…

Charlotte Dujardin’s The Girl on the Dancing Horse

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | March 15, 2018

Trafalgar Square Books is pleased to announce the release of Charlotte Dujardin’s autobiography, THE GIRL ON THE DANCING HORSE in the United States.  Charlotte Dujardin and her charismatic horse Valegro burst onto the international sports scene with their record–breaking performance at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The world was captivated by the young woman with the dazzling smile…

United States Tent Pegging Federation USTPF

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | March 13, 2018

The United States Tent Pegging Federation, Inc. (USTPF) ® is a Not-For-Profit 501(c)(3) charity performing for the safety and welfare of equine and for the safety of the riders. USTPF serves as the national governing body for Tent Pegging, which is an ancient equestrian sport. USTPF promotes Tent Pegging as an equestrian sport in the…

Arabhorse Farm Tour

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | December 29, 2017

The annual Arabhorse Farm Tour is “must do” when ringing in the New Year in Arizona As the New Year arrives, you’re invited to enjoy three exciting days of Arabian horse industry festivities over an extended holiday weekend. Scottsdale-based, Arabian horse training & breeding barns host special two-hour presentations – open to the public, free…