Believe it or not, the majority of our globetrotters travel solo. I started my career as a single globetrotter and have made life-long friendships born from hours upon hours of conversations in the saddle. Once you’ve completed one horse riding holiday as a single traveller, you’ll realise that it’s an absolute cinch and you’ll be signing up for the next ride (as a single) in a heartbeat. Here is why:
PRO’s to GLOBETROTTING ALONE
You can pick the travel dates that fit within your holiday schedule rather than co-ordinating with a friend.
You can select the PERFECT ride based on your budget, time and riding ability rather than down-grading your expectations to fit with a friend who may not be as confident in the saddle as you are. Or vice versa, you may be a beginner and would like to build confidence in the saddle and choose a entry-level ride to get your riding mojo on.
Typically when travelling alone, you’re in the position to meet more people and get out of your comfort-zone than if you were travelling with a friend or partner.
THE PEOPLE YOU MEET
The wonderful part of a horse riding holiday, is more often than not, everyone on the ride is a single traveller. I’ve been on rides where we’ve had riders from all over the world – Germany to England to France to Canada. You’ll meet like-minded folk who all share a common love of horses and travelling. You’ll enjoy endless hours of swapping riding stories around the campfire, that would normally bore a non-horse enthusiast to tears.
WE MAKE IT EASY
From the get-go, we make it super easy and hassle-free to be a solo globetrotter. If you’re going to a foreign country, we make sure that one of our representatives is at the airport with your name on a sign (yep – you’ll feel famous) to collect you, take you to an ATM to get the local currency and drive you back to your hotel.
Also, once you’ve booked on your globetrotting holiday we invite you to join our private Globetrotter’s Facebook group, which is a space for all of our globetrotters who have ridden with us in the past or about to embark on their first ride. It’s a great spot to ask any questions you might have and hear first hand advice from globetrotters who may have already completed the ride themselves. In this same group, you’ll also be able to meet other globetrotters who will be joining you on the same departure date and correspond in the lead up to departure so you have the ability to share transfer costs if required.
We’ll try our very best to secure your own room or tent (depending on the style of accommodation) without having to pay a hefty single supplement charge. If you have to share due to ride numbers, we’ll make sure you’re teamed with a rider of the same gender – who doesn’t snore!
So don’t put off your globetrotting career simply because you’re flying solo, life is WAY too short and their are FAR too many riding holidays to conquer.
Our well-travelled globetrotter Margaret Mooney has travelled solo on horse riding holidays in the past and met some great folk.