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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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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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Processions on horseback are traditional in many rural regions of Bavaria, Germany. At these festivals, the horses are all blessed in memory of the important contribution they made to agriculture in past times. Perhaps one of the most well known processions of its kind is Traunstein’s Easter horseback parade, the Georgiritt (St. George’s Day Horse […]

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When it comes to pomp and ceremony, the Brits know how to do it right. The Royal Windsor Horse Show is one such display of grandeur and takes place in May each year in the Queen’s own backyard, Windsor Castle! First starting in 1943 to help raise funds for the war effort, the show has […]

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“Let us introduce you to Mongolia” is the slogan for the Gobi Desert Cup, and although we here at Globetrotting HQ feel as though the epic riding holidays we offer in this beautiful country do that (and more), we’ve got to admit, a 480km multi-stage endurance ride across the Gobi Desert sounds like a hell […]

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Close your eyes and picture this globetrotters: a long stretch of white, sandy beach, a spectacular backdrop of Pacific Ocean and Whitsunday Islands, and the thundering of hooves as Clydesdales race along the sandy shores. It’s a canvas that can’t be replicated at any racecourse in the world and it’s in tropical North Queensland. Welcome […]

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Road to the Horse is an annual colt-starting competition held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. But it’s not just your usual horse training competition where anyone can enter. Nope, this is essentially the World Championship of Colt Starting where you’ve got to be SELECTED to compete and only three, sometimes four, places […]

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Let’s get real for a moment. Where else can you see sports involving horseback wrestling, mounted archery, long-distance racing and eagle hunting all in the one place? You can’t! Unless of course you attend the World Nomad Games, a biennial event showcasing nomadic sports, culture and lifestyle. With promises of all the epic nomadic action […]

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It’s what Wimbledon is to tennis, and what Wembley is to football. I guess you could say Aachen is the equestrian sport’s World Cup. Apart from the Olympics, for the equestrian world, CHIO Aachen is what everyone works towards. Every year across ten days in July, the World Equestrian Festival is held in the beautiful […]

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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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