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If you’re heading to Ireland for our magical Castle and Estate ride you’ll likely be planning some extra craic in the land of saints and scholars. There’s no better place than Dublin, the nation’s largest city, to savour a Guinness, set your feet tapping to some traditional Irish fiddle music and soak up some Emerald Isle […]

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Name of breed: Morgan Country of origin: United States. Breed origin: All Morgan horses trace back to a single foundation sire, a stallion named Figure, who was born in Massachusetts in 1789. As a three year old, Figure was given to a man named Justin Morgan as payment for a debt. A dark bay with […]

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Little Sorrel was a sorrel (chestnut) Morgan horse who became the favourite mount of General Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson in the American Civil War. Little Sorrel grew up in Connecticut and was purchased by the Northern government for use in the Civil War, but not far into his military career he found himself swapping sides. […]

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Name of breed: Friesian Country of origin: The Netherlands Breed origin: The Friesian horse originated in the province of Friesland, a northern province of the Netherlands. Despite having the confirmation of a light draught horse, Friesians are graceful and athletic, with a natural elegance that gives them great presence whether under saddle or in harness. […]

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If you’ve nabbed a spot on the Goomboorian Campdraft Ride in southern Queensland, Australia, you might just be lucky enough to round up cattle, traverse mountainsides and learn to campdraft from the back of one of Andrew McCarthy’s favourite horses, Flint. Keep reading to find out what makes him so special! Horse’s name: Glendower Flint. […]

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Margie Baldock fell in love with horses as a child but wasn’t able to pursue her passion until later in life. Now she’s making up for lost time, riding as much as she can, getting into polo and planning as many Globetrotting trips as her schedule allows! With three already under her belt, read on […]

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Name of breed: Ardennes, or Ardennais. Country of origin: France, Belgium, Luxembourg Breed origin: One of the oldest documented draught horse breeds, the Ardennes horse originates from the Ardennes area (funny that!) which stretches between Belgium, Luxembourg and France. The rough terrain and harsh climates made for a very strong, hardy, low-maintenance breed. The Ardennes […]

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Back in 2008, with just the local crowd and a handful of unwavering supporters to witness, twelve-year-old Angus Paradice proved his mettle in a race against the children of the Mongolian steppe. Angus and his family had visited Mongolia two years prior, their travels coinciding with a local Naadam festival. At these festivals, competitors test […]

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In 1952, women won the right to compete in dressage at the Olympics and four female riders tried their luck. As if to prove the natural absence of gender bias in dressage, the silver medal went to Lis Hartel, a Danish woman riding her family’s Thoroughbred x Oldenburg mare, Jubilee. But Lis’s gender was hardly […]

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We’ve all been there: several hours in the saddle and a few too many gulps of coffee and you find yourself silently praying that someone will shout the words ‘toilet break!’ before things get squirmy. It’s a tad awkward to discuss, but in this blog we’re going to cut the crap – so to speak […]

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