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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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Book Reviews Needed

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | March 19, 2020

Hi. It’s Janet. Do you love to read books about horses and their lives with humans? Do you like to tell your friends, family, and social media buddies about what you’re reading? I’m searching for people to read horse-themed books – both nonfiction or fiction – and write book reviews for this blog. Arabian Horse…

Six Amazing Cochise County Arizona Trail Rides, Hikes and Towns

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | March 18, 2020

Cochise County Arizona Trail Rides, Hikes and Towns I live in Arizona in its most southeastern county of Cochise. This county is home to many famous locations: Tombstone of OK Corral gunfight fame; Bisbee with its mining history and ghost tour delights; Fort Huachuca, a major military installation in Arizona with its rich Buffalo Soldiers…

BOOK REVIEW: Arabian Horses At Play I Could Watch Them Every Day

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | March 4, 2020

This is the sweetest children’s book! Arabian Horses At Play, I Could Watch Them Every Day is a fun read for any horse lover. For readers not familiar with lingo commonly used in Arabian horse circles, author Michelle Laucke provides a handy vocabulary list of definitions with pronunciations that gives another level of insight, and…

Nae reviews: Barefoot Pastures – Book Two by Lili Mahoney

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | March 1, 2020

This is a book review of Lili Mahoney’s Barefoot Pastures, book 2. Lili Mahony lives in a rural area of Texas Hill Country, where her husband, three kiddos, dogs, and miscellaneous other critters. Once again, Lili has put the emotions and attitudes of a teenager into a well written and captivating story. Both Barefoot Pastures books…

The Sunny 2020 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | February 18, 2020

Finally! Mother Nature smiled on the WestWorld showgrounds, home to the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show! Gone are the memories of sleet and vendor umbrellas sailing across the rained-soaked Wendell Arena like unmoored tumbleweed. As this week’s sun rose, bringing with it 70s and mild southerly breezes, off went the hats, jackets, gloves and other winter…

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…