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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.

 


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Eating Scottsdale

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | April 29, 2022

Eating Scottsdale I’m not always sure what drives trends — demand, I suppose — but I appreciate and benefit from the many fresh food offerings that are available almost as fast and furious as the more traditional fast-food outlets. I’ve been coming to the Scottsdale area for horse shows since 2007. I can honestly say…

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International Dark Sky Week

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | April 21, 2022

This year the International Dark Sky Week is April 22-30, 2022. According to the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) – founded in 1988 and based in Tucson, Arizona – light pollution is increasing at a rate two times that of population growth, and 83% of the global population lives under a light-polluted sky. That’s why the…

Ukrainian Riding Horses

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | April 10, 2022

Ukrainian Riding Horses Horse Industry Podcast hosts Dr. Regina Schinker and Lynn Cool talk about Ukrainian Riding Horses. It’s hard to even find the words to express the heart sickness felt over what has happened in Ukraine. Podcasters Lynn and Regina talk about a breed of horse called the Ukrainian Riding Horse. “Of course, first…

Ireland’s Forgotten Cowboys

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | April 10, 2022

Ireland’s Forgotten Cowboys Horse & Rider Living (HRL) is pleased to announce the publication of “Ireland’s Forgotten Cowboys,” a featured article authored by CuChullaine O’Reilly, founder of the Long Riders Guild.  Cowboys are as American as apple pie, but few of us know where that pie originated.  O’Reilly has enlightened HRL readers as to the…

How to find the right retirement home for your horse

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | April 10, 2022

How to find the right retirement home for your horse. This shared post is from StreamHorseTV’s Equine Business Series. Its author, Emily Cales, asks and seeks answers to three very good questions: Do you have a proper plan for your horse’s future? How do you responsibly retire your horse? Where do you even start? https://streamhorse.tv/blog/f/expert-advice-on-how-to-responsibly-retire-your-horse

Career: NRHA Seeks Sr. Director of Corporate Relations

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | April 10, 2022

Career: NRHA Seeks Sr. Director of Corporate Relations The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Executive Committee has hired Jim Harlan, President & CEO of MJM Global Search, Inc., to support its efforts in filling the full-time position of Sr. Director of Corporate Relations. Persons interested in the position may contact: Jim Harlan MJM Global Search,…

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Hello, Charlie! Our 2022 Araloosa foal.

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | March 31, 2022

Hello, Charlie! Our 2022 Araloosa foal. Yesterday, this sweetheart colt was up, dry and nursing when I went outdoors to do morning chores.  I spotted him right away and did a U-turn back to the house to notify my husband, Ian, and our newly arrived house guest, Heather Raulerson. Frankly, I wasn’t expecting him for…

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Book Review: “If I Ran the Horse Show”

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | February 7, 2022

Book Review: “If I Ran the Horse Show” by Bonnie Worth with illustrations by Aristides Ruiz and Joe Mathieu. This lovely 48-page children’s book – recommended for beginning readers ages 6-8 – is a wonderful overview of how a horse show is run, popular horse breeds, horse anatomy, tack, and horsemanship terminology. In fact, it’s…

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Chinese New Year aka Lunar New Year 2022 Year of the Tiger

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | January 28, 2022

Chinese New Year aka Lunar New Year 2022 Year of the Tiger Chinese New Year falls on Tuesday, February 1, and ends with a Lantern Festival on February 15.   I’ve always been a stargazer, loving anything to do with the heavens (planets & stars), and my interest extends to astrology too. Knowing that it…

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Sierra Vista Riding Club to sponsor a Natural Horsemanship Clinic

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | November 4, 2021

Sierra Vista Riding Club to sponsor a Natural Horsemanship Clinic The Sierra Vista Riding Club in Cochise County, Arizona, is proudly sponsoring a Natural Horsemanship Clinic by Jerry Bontrager of JB Horsemanship, to be held Saturday and Sunday November 13-14, 2021. Horse riders and horse lovers are invited to attend. Hailing from Mack, Colorado on…