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First time Globetrotter – Caitlin Bourchier

Caitlin Bourchier has always wanted to travel to Mongolia, but never even entertained the idea of seeing the country from horseback until she came across Globetrotting. Now she has booked her first trip – the Khovsgol ride in Mongolia – and heads off in June! Read about how she came to this decision below. What […]

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Equine Artist – Roslyn Nolen

Despite spending her early years surrounded by horses, Roslyn Nolen never really embraced the experience of riding, her fear getting the better of her. It wasn’t until her nephew, Luke Nolen, was given the opportunity to ride Black Caviar that she rekindled her connection with horses and began to paint them. In her Equine series, […]

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Native American Horse Masks - image via Minneapolis Institute of Art on Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Native American Horse Masks

“The horse is an icon of Plains Indian culture – an indispensable companion in times of peace, and a fearless ally in times of war.” – taken from the book ‘A Song for the Horse Nation’. At the beginning of the 14th century, during the Spanish conquest of North America, horses were introduced into the […]

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Equine Artist – Lew Brennan

Meet Lew Brennan, an artist who lives and breathes life in rural Australia. His art reflects the landscape and the people that surround him each day. What is your earliest memory of horses? There was a new invention that captured everyone’s attention when I was a little kid…it was television. I can remember putting my […]

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riding in british columbia, canada

Monday musing:

This right here is the picnic lunch locale on day 3 of our 7 night lodge trip in British Columbia, Canada. Not too shabby?

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Victoria Agguire

Behind the Lens – Victoria Aguirre

Meet Victoria Aguirre, an Argentinean married to an Australian, who has found a way to live harmoniously in both countries by photographing the animals of her childhood – horses. What is your earliest {childhood} memory of horses? Looking at photos always brings back so many memories, but the first memory that comes to my mind […]

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A golden opportunity awaits…

For the first time in the history of Globetrotting we’re offering ONE lucky globetrotter an opportunity to become part of our team. We’re on the hunt for an intern who shares our love of travelling the world from the back of a horse. If you have an appetite for adventure, curious by nature, driven, social […]

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travelling solo on a horse riding holiday

Are you a solo globetrotter?

Believe it or not, the majority of our globetrotters travel solo. I started my career as a single globetrotter and have made lifelong 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 […]

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Monday musing:

This image was captured on my most recent trip to the High Country in Victoria of our two guides, Lou and Swampy. The snow gums had been burnt in the 2006 bush fires that rushed through this mountainous region and now they stand burnt and silvered providing a startling backdrop for riding. We’re pretty excited […]

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horse riding holiday brazil

Monday musing:

A perfect quote to start 2016. Oh yes, 2016, I’m ready for you, lock, stock and barrel. *This sunset blushed image was taken on my ALL-TIME favourite beach ride in Brazil, check it out here.

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How to Take Better Photos on your Horse Riding Holiday - Globetrotting horse riding vacations

How to Take Better Photos on your Horse Riding Holiday

It’s only after snapping BILLIONS of images one-handed astride a horse that I’ve been able to master horse riding holiday photography. It’s undeniably hard to take focused, well-framed images when you’re in the saddle. But it’s not impossible! First, it comes down to your choice of camera. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a lover of […]

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touch and go

“I’m not going to lie to you Kate, this doesn’t look good.” These words hit me like a punch to the stomach. My vet, Tom Duggan, is a realist and at the time I was thankful for his honesty but completely taken by surprise that the situation was so grim. I was standing in a […]

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horse riding safari kenya

Monday musing:

I’m literally peeing my pants with excitement as it’s now less than a week until Buster and I will be whisking away 8 of our most dedicated globetrotters to globetrot the Maasai Mara, Kenya.

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Monday musing

For all of the globetrotters who have travelled to Africa you’ll understand that no truer words have been spoken than these by Mr Hemingway himself. This image was taken on our Maasai Mara ride in Kenya of our guide, Jakob Von Plessen.

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perfect watch for a riding holiday

Fashion Friday – The Horse watch

Do you wear a watch? Ever since having children, I unfortunately have to keep a keen eye on the time every minute of the day. I’m SO in love with my watch which was a gift from my lovely sister. I’ve been admiring the classic and elegant design of The Horse time pieces on friends and strangers for quite […]

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Five reasons polo players go ga-ga over riding in Kenya

A horse riding safari through the Maasai Mara in Kenya is the most exhilarating off-the-field encounter a polo player could ask for. To shamelessly name drop, high goal polo player Eduardo Novillo Astrada is one of the many polo players who has galloped with the wildebeest in the Maasai Mara. #1 – Riding guests are […]

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what to wear on a horse riding holiday

FASHION FRIDAY – THE GAUCHO BELT

I feel completely lost when I don’t have a belt on when riding.  For me, I’m in love with these Argentinean gaucho belts. I discovered them when I first visited South America over ten years ago now and my original belt is still going strong. I now have a hefty collection of these gaucho belts in black […]

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Fashion Friday – The MomenT hat

Hold onto your hats globetrotters! I’m so, so excited about this particular Fashion Friday recommendation. I’m a huge lover of hats and have a mighty collection that I’ve collected all over the world. My go-to Akubra has recently become too small for my head, go figure right? We’ve shared some wonderful adventures together but it’s […]

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Don’t leave home without… a universal travel adapter

Universal travel adapters are nifty little gadgets that are a must-have for any globetrotter who has caught the travel bug and is jet-setting between time zones on a regular basis. From Kenya to Argentina to Japan, you’ll need a different power adapter for each country. For the savvy frequent flyers you’ll know all about this […]

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