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When it comes to organising flights, travel insurance, accommodation or any extras for your horse riding holiday, Yasemin Kochi is our secret weapon! Yasemin, or Yas, as we call her, works for Flight Centre. When you tick ‘yes’ to receiving a quote on flights, she finds the very best quotes so that we can offer […]

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Lyndal Mellefont is a Tassie-based globetrotter who discovered horses at the age of three and learned to ride together with her mum. We were honoured to hear some of her beautiful childhood memories of this journey with her mum and their beloved horses. Lyndal was a self-described ‘lurker’ on the Globetrotting website until she finally […]

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Jeans make great travel companions, even better if they’ll hold up to a day in the saddle but still look good enough to wear out to dinner or a day’s sightseeing. The trick to horseback travel is to make our luggage work hard for us, and when there’s riding gear taking up precious space and weight, […]

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We couldn’t keep this one to ourselves, globetrotters! Anne Cowell recently had the experience of a lifetime on her horse riding holiday in Shell, Wyoming. From the very first moment she met the ranch staff, Anne knew this would be a trip to remember. And although her husband had taken a little convincing, not being […]

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Name of breed: Hucul Pony, or Carpathian Pony. Country of origin: The Carpathian Mountains. In modern times, the area where they originated lies within Ukraine, Romania, Slovakia and Poland. Breed origin: The Hucul pony is a very old breed, believed to have been developed in the 13th century by crossing the now-extinct wild Tarpan horse […]

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Long-haired horses have been revered throughout history. The first famous long-haired horse was a Percheron called Prince Imperial. First owned by Napoleon’s nephew, Emperor Charles Louis Napoleon Bonaparte III, Prince Imperial was bought by Jacob Howser, who took him to the USA to improve local bloodlines. Credited with having the longest forelock and mane in […]

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The Kaimanawa Horse Muster is a biennial muster that takes place in the Kaimanawa Ranges on New Zealand’s North Island. The purpose of the muster is to maintain a population of around 300 wild Kaimanawa horses, which are not native to the Ranges but are allowed to remain because of their cultural significance. Kaimanawa horses […]

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As a mother to three young globetrotters (Finn, 6, Birdie, 4, and the newest arrival, Poppy) I’m literally chomping at the bit to bundle up our wanderlust-filled family and take them on their first horse riding holiday. Our girls haven’t had a choice: from a young age, they’ve been plonked on my reliable and dependable […]

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Name of breed: French Trotter. Country of origin: France. Breed origin: The French Trotter was developed in Normandy in the 1800s as trotting races increased in popularity. Breeders crossed Norman stock with Thoroughbred, American Standardbred, Norfolk Roadster and hunter-type bloodlines to create a breed with incredible speed, strength and stamina. Initially, the breed closely resembled […]

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Booked a ride in Catalonia? Nice one! You’re in for a real treat, both on and off the horse. Whichever route you take to get there, it’s likely you’ll go through Barcelona, a city so packed with unforgettable sights, sounds, tastes and experiences that you might not want to leave! I’m sure the thought of […]

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