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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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Horse racing is a popular pastime in Japan, with top jockeys being revered culturally and reaching an almost celebrity-like status. So it’s no surprise that the Japanese have created a form of racing unique only to them – Ban’ei racing! An important part of Japanese culture, Ban’ei racing involves draft horses pulling weighted sleds up […]

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The saying “all good things come in small packages” has never rung so true when it comes to the Shetland Pony Grand National. Miniature ponies thundering over miniature fences with equally miniature jockeys, what’s not to love? It can turn your dark day upside down and have you grinning from ear to ear as you […]

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Looking to spice up your love life or perhaps you’re trying to get a kiss from that special someone? Well forget online dating, I’ve got the answer for you and it involves horses! Yes, I’m talking about dating, the Kazakh way. Kyz kuu, literally meaning ‘girl chasing’, is a popular and traditional sport in the […]

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The National Gallop is a grand equestrian festival in Hungary and is held in one of the most beautiful and majestic environments in Budapest – Heroes Square. First held in 2008, it’s a fairly recent addition to Hungary’s festival calendar but is nonetheless extremely popular with crowds filling every single square inch of space in […]

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