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Breed name: Dartmoor Country of origin: England Breed origin: Named after its ancient habitat, the moors of Dartmoor in southwest England, the Dartmoor pony pre-dates modern Britain by a long shot. The bones of their prehistoric ancestors have been discovered in tombs in southern Britain dating back to around 3500 BC. At that point in […]

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Meet Globetrotter Leanne. Leanne is relatively new to travelling but since she discovered Globetrotting there’s been no stopping her. In 2018 Leanne completed The Grape Horse Adventure, Barossa Valley, and the Icelandic Wilderness Expedition, and she’s already booked in for The Kimberley Ride next year. Read on to learn why Leanne has found her new […]

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Lee Powrie has come to riding late in life but she’s hell bent on making up for lost time. In just one year, Lee has already completed The Margaret River Ride, The Craig’s Hut and the High Country, and The Goomboorian Campdraft Ride, with more booked in. We love Lee’s go-get-em attitude to riding and to […]

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This is Frank, a veteran of the American Civil War. Frank was assigned to Isaac R. Swartout, a private in Battery D of the 1st New York Artillery in the 5th Army Corps. “Ike” Swartout and his trusty horse were local legends in Pennsylvania, and no wonder: together they fought in 15 battles throughout the […]

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Marengo was the favourite mount of Napoleon, a white stallion known for his courage and toughness. When he was depicted in the above painting by Jacques Louis David, Marengo became a symbol of the French revolution, shaping Napoleon’s public image across Europe. However idealised the painting may be, perhaps the most unrealistic element is Napoleon […]

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The FEI World Equestrian Games are held every four years, in the middle of the Olympic cycle. It is one of the biggest events on the global equestrian calendar, with eight disciplines included in the programme and over 700 riders set to compete this year. The 2018 Games will be held from the 11th to […]

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Name of breed: Campeiro, or Marchador das Araucárias. Country of Origin: Brazil. Breed origin: The Campeiro horse originated from Spanish and Portuguese stock that was brought to Brazil by Captain Alveres Nunes in the 1540s. Some of these horses were lost during the expedition and formed a feral population in the area encompassing Rio Grande, the Paraná plains and […]

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If you’re travelling out of your home country for a holiday, it’s always a good idea to take a travel money card for your everyday transactions and cash withdrawals. The main benefit of travel money cards (also called cash cards, cash passports or currency cards) is that they are not directly connected to your bank account. […]

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For those intrepid adventurers who have taken the plunge and booked our Icelandic Wilderness Adventure, your first port of call in this land of fire and ice will be Reykjavik. This city would have to be one of the most delightful capitals you’ll ever have the privilege to visit. It’s as charming, quirky, and friendly […]

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Most of us know the story of Seabiscuit, the underdog who went on to become a legendary racehorse. No? Then read this first! One very important character in Seabiscuit’s life was Pumpkin, a palomino gelding who was introduced to Seabiscuit by his trainer, Tom Smith. Pumpkin was an experienced lead pony, having calmed the nerves […]

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