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Every September, the Dartmoor Derby takes small groups of riders through their unique riding challenge through the moors in the south of Devon, England. This three to five day ‘glamping’ trek has only been happening for a few years and yet it’s already drawing famous people to come ride! The reason I use the term […]

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Every year at the end of April to the first weeks of May, the Badminton Horse Trials take place at its namesake, Badminton House in Gloucestershire. This three-day event is one of only six annual Concours Complet International (CCI) Four Star **** events as classified by the FEI. Top riders from all over the world come to […]

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Yeehaw! The Wild West era of history was filled with daring feats of horsemanship and the Pony Express was known for this! What on earth am I talking about I hear you ask? Well, the Pony Express was a mail service relay team that ran across a 2,000 mile route (!!!) through cities such as […]

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A highlight of Queenstown, New Zealand’s social calendar, the Glenorchy races are held annually on the first Saturday of January. Locals see it as a true southern Kiwi experience where anyone with a horse can enter! Be warned though, these races are not for the faint-hearted as local stockmen and women are keen to take […]

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Jamie Hocking is a 21yr old Australian sheep farmer from the Barossa Valley in South Australia, yet there is more to this farmer than meets the eye. Jamie is a competitive vaulter who this year, managed to achieve what no other Australian has done before. In November he flew to Paris where he represented Australia […]

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The Wilson Sisters are well-known names in the equestrian world, having competed successfully at the highest levels in show jumping for many years. Vicki, Kelly and Amanda have extended their influence in the horse world over to wild horses after advocating and taming New Zealand’s wild Kaimanawas, American mustangs and the Australian Brumbies. These Kiwi […]

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The Tissa Horse Festival in Morocco is held each year in October in honour of a 15th century local saint, Sidi Muhammed ben Lahcen and attracts hundreds of horse breeders and owners who come to show off their beautifully groomed horses. These horses are some of the finest of their breeds and range from Arab-Berbers […]

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Hello wee lads and lasses! Today we are delving into the Scottish Borders and looking into their annual summer festival called Common Ridings. This tradition takes part in eleven towns in Borders and dates back to the 13th and 14th Centuries, making it one of the oldest equestrian festivals in the world! The Scottish Borders, […]

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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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