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Lesley and Jenna are a mother-daughter globetrotting force to be reckoned with. Hailing from New Zealand, they have always bonded over a shared love of horses and recently took this passion to the palm-lined beaches of Indonesia on The Sumba Ride. Lesley and Jenna have some truly beautiful stories to share from their lives with […]

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So you’ve booked yourself a spot on the Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland. I’m so excited for you. This ride is going to knock your tartan socks off! While you’re in Bonnie Scotland, it’s quite likely you’ll be wanting to spend some time in Edinburgh. There’s way more to see and do than we can list […]

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Name of breed: Barb. Also Berber or Barbary Country of origin: North Africa Breed origin: The Barb is a northern African horse known for its great hardiness and stamina. The exact origins of this breed are unknown, although it was written of in the second century BC and was certainly well-developed by the 8th century. […]

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Guests on our Iceland Ride might just be lucky enough to ride Moldi, a sweet gelding who is a favourite among all the staff and guides! We chatted with Gergö and Gracina to find out exactly what makes Moldi such a special horse. Horse’s name:  Moldi – at least now that he’s with us. His […]

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Name of breed: New Forest Pony Country of origin: England Breed origin: The ancestors of the New Forest pony roamed the woods and heath of the New Forest before the last Ice Age! The forest itself has been protected since William the Conqueror reserved it as his ‘new hunting forest’ in 1079, and the development […]

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Globetrotters Dave and Alison Sandy have been around horses for most of their lives and recently completed our ride in Catalonia, Spain. Like so many before them, they now have a long wish list of future Globetrotting rides. Read on to learn more about Dave and Alison’s horsey history, and why they love horse riding […]

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On the 31st of October, 1917, the Fourth Australian Light Horse Brigade charged the city of Beersheba in what was then Ottoman Palestine, storming through the Turkish defences. This is widely remembered as the last great cavalry charge. It resulted in the capture of Beersheba and, ultimately, victory for the British Empire’s allied forces in […]

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Name of breed: Icelandic horse Country of origin: Iceland Breed origin: The ancestors of the Icelandic horse were probably brought to Iceland by Norse settlers between 860 and 935 AD. Only the best horses were chosen to undertake the voyage and those that survived became indispensable to the settlers as they eked out a living […]

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Whiskey was a chestnut gelding who was quite unremarkable to look at, but possessed truly remarkable intelligence and a great talent for jumping. He became the adored mascot of the U.S. Army station at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. When he arrived at Fort Snelling as a ten-year-old in 1921, he was rebellious and wild. Those who […]

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In August this year, Sally Boardman traversed the steppes, valleys and mountains of Mongolia from the back of a tough little Mongol horse. If you want to learn more about this ride and the incredible kinds of people who are drawn to it, read on! What is your day job? I am an agricultural scientist. […]

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