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It’s where high society and high fashion mix with thrill-seekers and horse-racing enthusiasts. Throw in a big dose of royalty, and you’ve got yourself a cocktail of fun at one of the world’s most famous horse racing meets. Yes, we’re talking about Royal Ascot, where each year in June, the world’s best thoroughbreds meet for […]

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Name of breed: Camarillo White Horse Country of origin: USA Breed origin: This rare breed of horse developed in the early 20th century and can be traced to a single foundation sire named Sultan. Known as a ‘Stallion of a dream’, Sultan was of Spanish descent and bright white with brown eyes. Born in 1912, […]

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Horse racing is a popular pastime in Japan, with top jockeys being revered culturally and reaching an almost celebrity-like status. So it’s no surprise that the Japanese have created a form of racing unique only to them – Ban’ei racing! An important part of Japanese culture, Ban’ei racing involves draft horses pulling weighted sleds up […]

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Name of breed: Dales Pony Country of origin: United Kingdom Breed origin: A native mountain and moorland pony breed from the UK, the history of this breed is linked to the history of lead mining in the Dales area of England, with iron ore, fuel for smelting, and finished lead all being carried on pack […]

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It’s not every day that you’re blown away by the sight of a sprawling city nestled in the foothills of mountains, but that’s exactly what happens as you fly into Santiago, the capital city of Chile, on your way to your riding holiday in Torres del Paine or at Estancia Adelaida. A metropolis with a […]

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The saying “all good things come in small packages” has never rung so true when it comes to the Shetland Pony Grand National. Miniature ponies thundering over miniature fences with equally miniature jockeys, what’s not to love? It can turn your dark day upside down and have you grinning from ear to ear as you […]

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Name of breed: Black Forest Horse Country of origin: Germany Breed origin: As the name suggests, the Black Forest Horse developed in the Black Forest in Germany’s Baden-Wurttemberg region as far back as 600 years ago. Originally bred for working purposes (in the forestry regions and on farms), these horses were indispensable to generations of […]

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Here are Globetrotting HQ we love a bit of a play on words, so when our super duper video editor brought to our attention that there is such a thing as Palomino Pinot Grigio, we decided to investigate. And what we found had us not only licking our lips, but bent over in stitches laughing. […]

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Looking to spice up your love life or perhaps you’re trying to get a kiss from that special someone? Well forget online dating, I’ve got the answer for you and it involves horses! Yes, I’m talking about dating, the Kazakh way. Kyz kuu, literally meaning ‘girl chasing’, is a popular and traditional sport in the […]

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Glenda Johnston is a keen globetrotter with a yearning for the freedom and adventure that comes from exploring foreign places and lands on the back of a horse. Horses are Glenda’s life, she lives and breathes them (her husband is pretty certain she loves her horse more than him!) and spends every moment possible with […]

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