Equestrian Living readers love to travel, especially to destinations with riding or equestrian and country style. Here are some of our readers’ top picks.

Favorite Inns and Hotels

  • Winner: The Red Fox Inn -Middleburg, VA
  • Bronze: Equestrian Hotel – Ocala, FL

The RED FOX INN is located in the heart of Middleburg, VA, a charming town known for its horse country lifestyle. It has been welcoming guests since 1728 to its 22 guest rooms, suites, and cottages, each with its own unique character. 

Favorite Dream Escapes

  • Winner: Castle Leslie, Ireland
  • Silver: Giraffe Manor, Kenya
  • Bronze: Royal Ascot, UK

A repeat favorite, CASTLE LESLIE is a 19th-century castle located on a 1,000-acre estate in County Monaghan, Ireland. It has been in the Leslie family for over 350 years and offers a variety of accommodations, including 21 bedrooms in the castle, 50 bedrooms in the adjoining lodge, and 10 cottages. It is a popular wedding venue and has hosted weddings for celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. The estate is also home to a world-class equestrian center, which offers a variety of activities for horse lovers, including polo, show jumping, and carriage driving. It also has a spa, a gold course, and a shooting range.

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