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Here at Globetrotting HQ we were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of equestrian eventing legend, Gillian Rolton, over the weekend, who lost her battle with endometrial cancer at the age of 61. Gill was a legend in our sport. She is one of the most distinguished riders Australia has ever produced, winning Olympic […]

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Name of breed: Murgese Country of origin: Italy Breed origin: The Murgese horse originated in the Murge, Apulia area of Italy during the period of Spanish rule. It is thought that the breed developed by crossing imported Barb and Arabian horses with native horses, including the famous Neapolitan horse. The breed was extremely popular as […]

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Are you heading to Equitana Auckland next week? We (Kate and her trusty side-kick Laura) will be there too and we would LOVE to meet you! Make sure your swing past our stand to say hello and pick up one of our MOOKs (a fancy name for a brochure) that is coffee-table worthy, jam-packed with […]

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We fell in love with Olivia the moment she contacted us to help organise her horse riding holiday in the Margaret River region of WA. She was so genuine, lovely and just a pleasure to talk to, and I just knew I needed to introduce you to her. I think the Margaret River Ride is […]

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Name of breed: Groningen Country of origin: The Netherlands Breed origin: A Dutch horse breed developed for light draft and agricultural work, the Groningen is closely related to heavier warmblood breeds including the Friesian, East Friesian and Alt-Oldenburger. Horses like England’s Cleveland Bay were also used during the breed’s initial foundation, ultimately producing a horse […]

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“Hell YES!” is what Monica Foster wrote in response to our question asking whether she was happy with the ride that was recommended to her, and a huge grin spread across my face. Monica has just returned from 5 days on our Margaret River Ride and I just HAD to share her wonderful words with […]

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In the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, a landlocked country in southern Africa completely surrounded by South Africa, horse racing is a major social occasion. Once a month races are hosted here during the winter period, with the two most prestigious days marking King Letsi III’s birthday in July and Independence Day in October. And as […]

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Name of breed: Pottok or Pottoka Country of origin: Basque Country in France and Spain Breed origin: Considered an ancient breed of horse, the Pottok is now endangered, due mainly to habitat loss, increasing mechanisation and cross breeding. Considered iconic by the Basque people in France and Spain, there are many differing accounts on the […]

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They’re the four-legged ambassadors for an international brewery giant and have been carting beer along the streets of the Danish capital of Copenhagen every day for the past one hundred and sixty-six years. I’m talking about the beautiful and rare Jutland horses who are essentially, Carlsberg beer’s most faithful business partner. At a time when […]

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Well globetrotters, it’s time to introduce you to the amazing woman who helps us out by providing quotes on flights, travel insurance, accommodation and any extras you desire to add on when you book a horse riding holiday with us. Meet Melissa Carr from Flight Centre, or as we like to call her, Lissy! When […]

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