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If you’ve nabbed a spot on the Goomboorian Campdraft Ride in southern Queensland, Australia, you might just be lucky enough to round up cattle, traverse mountainsides and learn to campdraft from the back of one of Andrew McCarthy’s favourite horses, Flint. Keep reading to find out what makes him so special! Horse’s name: Glendower Flint. […]

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Margie Baldock fell in love with horses as a child but wasn’t able to pursue her passion until later in life. Now she’s making up for lost time, riding as much as she can, getting into polo and planning as many Globetrotting trips as her schedule allows! With three already under her belt, read on […]

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Name of breed: Ardennes, or Ardennais. Country of origin: France, Belgium, Luxembourg Breed origin: One of the oldest documented draught horse breeds, the Ardennes horse originates from the Ardennes area (funny that!) which stretches between Belgium, Luxembourg and France. The rough terrain and harsh climates made for a very strong, hardy, low-maintenance breed. The Ardennes […]

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Back in 2008, with just the local crowd and a handful of unwavering supporters to witness, twelve-year-old Angus Paradice proved his mettle in a race against the children of the Mongolian steppe. Angus and his family had visited Mongolia two years prior, their travels coinciding with a local Naadam festival. At these festivals, competitors test […]

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In 1952, women won the right to compete in dressage at the Olympics and four female riders tried their luck. As if to prove the natural absence of gender bias in dressage, the silver medal went to Lis Hartel, a Danish woman riding her family’s Thoroughbred x Oldenburg mare, Jubilee. But Lis’s gender was hardly […]

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We’ve all been there: several hours in the saddle and a few too many gulps of coffee and you find yourself silently praying that someone will shout the words ‘toilet break!’ before things get squirmy. It’s a tad awkward to discuss, but in this blog we’re going to cut the crap – so to speak […]

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Name of breed: Camargue. Country of origin: The Camargue region in France.  Breed origin: The Camargue horse’s origins remain relatively unknown, although it is generally considered one of the oldest breeds of horse in the world. For centuries, possibly thousands of years, these small horses have lived wild in the harsh environment of the Camargue marshes and wetlands […]

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Monica Foster is a die-hard globetrotter who never misses a chance to explore a stunning part of the world from the back of a well-trained horse. Her most recent Globetrotting adventure saw her discovering one of Australia’s most remote and beautiful regions on The Kimberley Ride. Keen to find out more? Check out her testimonial […]

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Name of breed: Quarter Horse, or American Quarter Horse. Country of origin: United States of America. Breed origins: The foundations for the Quarter Horse’s bloodlines were laid when North American settlers’ Thoroughbreds met the horses brought to Central America by the Spanish, which had spread north and been developed into distinct ‘types’ by Native Americans […]

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Alana Dyer is adamant that the Goomboorian Campdraft Ride in Queensland, Australia was the best holiday she has ever had! It’s feedback like this that keeps us going, globetrotters, and we just had to share it with you all. If you’ve been thinking about signing up for this ride, or if you haven’t yet been […]

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