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Elyne Mitchell is best known as the author of the much-loved children’s book series, The Silver Brumby. I’m sure I am not the only globetrotter who can say that the silver brumby galloped through my childhood dreams! But there was far more to Elyne’s life than children’s books. Born in Melbourne in 1913, Elyne Mitchell […]

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Like her namesake, Opal is a desert jewel, a mare who spent most of her life on a remote station before being bought by Globetrotting guides, Jen and Jeremy, who run both the Tassie Tiger Trail and The Grape Horse Adventure. Whether she’s crossing Tasmanian forests or South Australian vineyards, Opal is as beloved by […]

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Golegã Horse Fair happens every November in the town of Golegã, known as the horse capital of Portugal. Overnight, the normally sleepy town is transformed into a buzzing hub of Portuguese horse enthusiasts converging to celebrate their much-loved native breed, the Lusitano. Guests on our ride in Portugal are blessed with absolutely perfect timing for […]

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Name of breed: Mustang Origin: United States of America Breed origin: America’s wild horse, the mustang, is not in fact native to America. When Spanish explorers brought the breed’s ancestors to the New World in the 16th century, horses had been extinct in North America for almost 10,000 years. These Spanish or Iberian horses that […]

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Lesley and Jenna are a mother-daughter globetrotting force to be reckoned with. Hailing from New Zealand, they have always bonded over a shared love of horses and recently took this passion to the palm-lined beaches of Indonesia on The Sumba Ride. Lesley and Jenna have some truly beautiful stories to share from their lives with […]

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So you’ve booked yourself a spot on the Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland. I’m so excited for you. This ride is going to knock your tartan socks off! While you’re in Bonnie Scotland, it’s quite likely you’ll be wanting to spend some time in Edinburgh. There’s way more to see and do than we can list […]

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Name of breed: Barb. Also Berber or Barbary Country of origin: North Africa Breed origin: The Barb is a northern African horse known for its great hardiness and stamina. The exact origins of this breed are unknown, although it was written of in the second century BC and was certainly well-developed by the 8th century. […]

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Guests on our Iceland Ride might just be lucky enough to ride Moldi, a sweet gelding who is a favourite among all the staff and guides! We chatted with Gergö and Gracina to find out exactly what makes Moldi such a special horse. Horse’s name:  Moldi – at least now that he’s with us. His […]

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Name of breed: New Forest Pony Country of origin: England Breed origin: The ancestors of the New Forest pony roamed the woods and heath of the New Forest before the last Ice Age! The forest itself has been protected since William the Conqueror reserved it as his ‘new hunting forest’ in 1079, and the development […]

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Globetrotters Dave and Alison Sandy have been around horses for most of their lives and recently completed our ride in Catalonia, Spain. Like so many before them, they now have a long wish list of future Globetrotting rides. Read on to learn more about Dave and Alison’s horsey history, and why they love horse riding […]

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