You’re Never Too Old to Go Globetrotting

Life as a Globetrotter

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Are you over sixty and concerned that you’re too old to complete one of our horse riding holidays?

Age is no barrier in signing up for a horse riding adventure. And to be honest, the majority of our globetrotters range in age from 35 right through to 72, so you’ll be in good company no matter which ride you decide to join.

If you’re looking at completing one of our riding holidays and and you haven’t stopped riding throughout your adult life, you’ll be MORE than fine to conquer a huge percentage of our rides.

And to be honest, if you’re in your sixties and lucky enough to be riding regularly,  you should be taking advantage of this time in your life – leave the cruise ships and the New York shopping trips for when you’re 80 and need a zimmer frame!

For those who haven’t been in the saddle for a couple of years and are concerned about whether your body will handle the riding hours each day, I recommend looking into our entry-level rides. Click here to read about our recommend rides for first-time globetrotters. And if you’re needing to get your body riding fit for your next holiday, this blog post will give you some tips.

If you’re in good health and have a desire to grasp life with both hands and go on a wildly exciting adventure that will blow your socks off, then one of our riding holidays is for you.

Meet some of our globetrotters who are over sixty

I wanted to introduce you to a handful of globetrotters over sixty who have completed our riding holidays.


Meet Cheryl Warwick who completed our 5 day, 4 night Cherry Blossom ride in Japan with her daughter, Georgie.
“Japan was a wonderful experience for both of us. Bridle paths through forests, spectacular scenery, cherry blossom, lessons and insights into the Japanese culture were amazing. Very well mannered, fit horses. Altogether a great trip.”


And how about Margaret Mooney, who has notched up three riding holidays with Globetrotting: our Maasai Mara ride in Kenya, our 13-day trek in Mongolia and more recently our Tassie Tiger Trail (pictured above with her best mate, Erica). This is what Margaret thought of her guided ride in the Maasai Mara:
“If you want to give yourself the experience of a lifetime, do this ride! In 47 years of riding and trips in several wonderful places around the world, this one is unrivalled! Kate and Steve are top notch in organising, managing and looking after their guests… I’m hooked! Thank you both SO MUCH!”


And how about husband and wife riding duo, Colin & Anne Baldock, who completed the 7 night Maasai Mara ride in Kenya.
“Anne and I enjoyed every moment of our adventure (and I do mean adventure) with Globetrotting. Our experience in Kenya was exceptional from arrival to exit.”


And finally, Globetrotting royalty, Elaine Barbeler, who completed our guided ride in Patagonia in 2012, and more recently our Craig’s Hut & High Country Ride and The Kimberley Ride.
“The Craig’s Hut & High Country Ride was amazing. Christian was just the best leader.  His knowledge of horses, people and this country made this an exemplary ride.  I am looking forward in doing more rides in the future as I felt safe, cared for and was riding amazing horses.  The team providing back up for us riders gave great meals and made sure everything went smoothly. Five stars.”

At sixty, gone are the days of riding young horses that prance on the spot, am I right?  You want to relax and enjoy the experience, knowing that you’re riding safe, responsive horses, that your creature comforts on and off the horse are delivered, and that you’re surrounded by like-minded people.

THIS I can guarantee, and that’s the true benefit of booking with Globetrotting: we offer impartial advice as an agent that specialises in horse riding holidays. We can steer you in the right direction as to which horse riding holiday suits your riding fitness level and budget.

So there you have it, globetrotters – age is absolutely no barrier to a riding holiday! And with the risk of sounding too melodramatic, let me tell you, this is the golden time to put yourself first; babysitting your grandchildren can wait.