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Tanya McDermott is spearheading a new project by Harness Racing Victoria that aims to help Standardbreds transition to new lives and careers after retiring from the racetrack. Tanya very kindly took the time to answer some questions for us about her life by the track, the HERO project and some favourite memories. What is your […]

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Clare Dingle recently rode on The Grape Horse Adventure in the beautiful Barossa Valley, South Australia. Known for its world class wines, the Barossa is a haven for foodies and wine lovers with spectacular riding trails to boot. Clare enjoyed herself so much she’s hoping to do it all again next year! Read on to […]

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Breed name: Dongola, or Dongolawi. Country of origin: Sudan, Cameroon and Eritrea. Breed origin: The Dongola breed is believed to owe a lot to the Iberian horses that were brought to Egypt in the 13th century. Although this part of the Dongola’s ancestry is beyond doubt, the rest is up for contention. Some believe they […]

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Whether working with gauchos in Argentina, cowboys in America or stockmen in Australia, there’s something about working cattle from the back of a well-trained horse that truly feeds the soul. And getting a taste of life on a working cattle farm is at the top of many globetrotters’ bucket lists! So to help you find […]

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As a lover of the outdoors, I can’t think of anything more luxurious than the lingering beauty of an evening sky, or the dancing colours and camaraderie of a campfire. But sleeping in a tent or under the stars can come with some tricky comfort challenges not found in a deluxe five-star lodge. Let’s just […]

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A Chilean huaso is ‘an excellent horseman with gentlemanly ways who identifies with the hacienda’ (‘hacienda’ is a South American term for a large estate – think an estancia, but bigger). Heard of gauchos? Huasos are the Chilean equivalent. Until the 20th century, huasos were far from gentlemen. They started off as bandits in Chile’s […]

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The Guinness World Record for the highest jump by a horse was set by Captain Alberto Larraguibel and ‘Huaso’ in Chile, 1949. The pair jumped 2.47 metres! Formerly named Faithful, Huaso was born in Chile in 1933. After a failed racing career, a near-fatal injury crushing his new owner’s dressage aspirations and an unpromising start […]

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Breed name: Chilean Horse, or Chilean Corralero. Country of origin: Chile Breed origin: The Chilean Horse is the oldest South American horse breed and the oldest registered stock horse in the Western Hemisphere. It descends from the horses who travelled with the Spanish conquistadors from Peru to Chile in the 16th century. Many who set […]

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A ship the size of the Titanic needed some serious stopping gear! The anchor commissioned for the vessel weighed a whopping 16 tonnes, and was forged at Noah Hingley & Sons ironworks in Netherton, in England’s Midlands. In order to get the anchor to the Titanic, it needed to be transported from the Netherton ironworks […]

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**UPDATE November 2018 – Yasemin has recently changed roles at Flight Centre and no longer takes care of our Globetrotting bookings. If you’re looking for assistance with flights, travel insurance etc, please contact us and we’ll put you in touch with our new representative at Flight Centre. When it comes to organising flights, travel insurance, […]

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