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Saddle Up: Erin Harriott’s Okavango Delta Ride

For this latest installment of our Saddle Up, we’re lucky enough to have snuck a glimpse into a travel journal that will blow. your. mind. Erin Harriott has just returned from a horse riding safari in the Okavango Delta, Botswana and her account of this adventure is immersive, inspiring, adrenaline-filled, otherworldly, and just downright jaw-dropping. […]

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Is Your Partner a Non-Rider? Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Is Your Partner a Non-Rider?

Whether you have family members who don’t ride or you’re planning a trip with a non-riding friend, there are PLENTY of Globetrotting holidays that are just as rewarding for the non-rider as they are for the avid globetrotter. If you don’t believe us, check out this amazing testimonial from Jen and Keith Chiswell! It can […]

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Horse Breed: Warlander

Name of breed: Warlander Country of origin: Many! Breed origin: The Warlander was developed by crossing Friesians with purebred Iberian horses – typically Andalusians, but Lusitano and Menorquín bloodlines are also allowed. Although the Warlander wasn’t recognised as a breed until the late 20th century, the crossing of Friesian and Iberian horses has a history […]

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Ride Like a Girl

In 2015, Michelle Payne became the first female jockey ever to win the coveted Melbourne Cup. Ride Like a Girl is her story.  Far more than a feel-good horsey flick, far more than a rags-to-riches Aussie battler tale, Ride Like a Girl is a story about family, equality, and sheer grit. I saw it with […]

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Horse Breed: Vyatka

Name of breed: Vyatka, or Viatka Country of origin: Russia Breed origin: The Vyatka is named after the river of the same name that flows through the region of Kirov Oblast in western Russia. The Vyatka horse was developed in this area, which was once also known as the Vyatka region, between the 14th and […]

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Family Friendly Rides - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Family Friendly Rides

As a mother to three young globetrotters (Finn, Birdie and Poppy), nothing gives me more joy and pride than bundling up our wanderlust-filled family and taking them globetrotting. From a young age, our girls have been plonked on my reliable and dependable polo ponies or our two beautiful little ponies, Charlie Bubbles and Minty Magic. […]

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Globetrotting's Best Rides for Solo Globetrotters

Best Rides for Solo Globetrotters

Believe it or not, the majority of our globetrotters travel solo. And why wouldn’t they? You can pick the travel dates that fit within your holiday schedule rather than co-ordinating with a friend. You can choose a ride based on YOUR budget, time, interests and riding ability. You’ll meet like-minded folk who all share a […]

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Horse Breed: Tersk

Name of breed: Tersk Country of origin: Russia Breed origin: The Tersk horse was developed from the 1920s to 40s at the Tersk and Stavropol studs in the North Caucasus mountains in Russia. The Tersk Military Stud was established in 1921, in the aftermath of the Russian Civil War, in order to restore Russia’s much-depleted […]

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Horse Breed: Fell Pony - image by ARG_Flickr/Andrew via Flickr (CC BY 2.0) - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Fell Pony

Name of breed: Fell Pony Country of origin: England Breed origin: The Fell Pony originally lived in the fells of northwest England, specifically Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmorland (Cumbria). The name ‘fell’ comes from the Norse word for hills, and these ponies’ ancestors lived in the area long before the Romans came to England in the […]

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Horse Breed: Misaki

Name of breed: Misaki Country of origin: Japan Breed origin: The Misaki horse is one of eight native Japanese breeds of horse. Although it is quite short, it is always described as a small horse rather than a pony. The Misaki comes from the Miyazaki Province, and remains dating back to 1185-1333 have been found […]

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How to Choose the Perfect Riding Holiday

  In this day and age, time is precious and holidays are like gold dust. Especially if you only have a couple of weeks a year away from your desk, you want to choose the very best holiday to invest your time and money in. It’s a no-brainer for me: if you love to ride, […]

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Horse Breed: Haflinger - photo by by Bärbel Bauer on Pixabay - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse breed: Haflinger

Name of breed: Haflinger, also known as the Avelignese Country of origin: Austria and northern Italy Breed origin: The Haflinger is a breed of horse that developed in Austria and northern Italy (namely the South Tyrolean mountains) during the late nineteenth century. The breed’s ancestry traces back to the Middle Ages. Writings from the era describe […]

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Globetrotting's Best Horsemanship Rides - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Globetrotting’s Best Horsemanship Rides

There’s nothing in this life as spiritually uplifting as the connection between horse and rider, globetrotters – I believe this wholeheartedly. This beautiful quote sums it up best: “At its finest, rider and horse are joined not by tack, but by trust. Each is totally reliant upon the other. Each is the selfless guardian of […]

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Saddle Up: Roz Beinke’s Camargue Ride

Having cut her teeth on a safari ride in the Okavango Delta in June 2018, globetrotter Roz Beinke joined us on our guided exploratory ride in the Camargue, France, four months later. She later gave us some amazing feedback on the ride, saying, ‘I loved this ride! The accommodation, food, service, and fellow riders just […]

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Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jen & Keith Chiswell’s Irish Adventure

Jen Chiswell and her husband, Keith, just completed the Castle & Estate Ride in Ireland – well, Jen did the ride, anyway. Keith, meanwhile, made the most of the fantastic range of activities available for non-riding guests! They also got some incredible footage and photos, and sent in some great feedback, too. We thought we’d […]

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Maddi’s Journey in the Kimberley

WARNING: globetrotters proceed at their own risk. Globetrotting can not be held liable for any sudden bookings for The Kimberley Ride or associated purchases that may occur as a direct result of drooling over the following words and images. Globetrotter Maddi Haussegger has shared these aspects of her once-in-a-lifetime experience with us and while we […]

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I Wanted to Share this Video…

 This beautiful video was filmed on our pea green property on the Sunshine Coast hinterland in Australia. If you watch carefully you’ll see our cheeky pony Minty Magic roaming free, and our rescue dog, Clifford. If we haven’t met yet, this video will give you some clarity on the who, what, when and why […]

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Shell, Wyoming - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback on the Shell, Wyoming Ride

Alright, so now that we’ve come down off our warm, fuzzy, feel-good cloud of Globetrotting elation… We NEED to share this most incredible review of our ranch ride in Shell, Wyoming that we received from Amy Van Court, who spent a week blissing out on this holiday last month (June 2019). Off her own bat, […]

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Nathan Harvey, Para Equestrian - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Nathan Harvey, Para Equestrian

Nathan Harvey is a para equestrian who has everything going for him, having just returned from the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi with two gold medals for dressage and a bronze for show jumping! At age two, Nathan was diagnosed with autism, and he never said a word until he was given a […]

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I Ran Away to Scotland…

Did you hear? I ran away. YEP, I managed to sneak away, travel 24 hours, and land in the borders of Scotland to escort nine of my wonderful globetrotters on our inaugural Scottish Borders Ride. What a team we were! Three American ladies, one Canadian, one New Zealander, and four Australians – joined together to […]

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Horse Breed: Connemara - photo by Sophiesl via Wikimedia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Connemara

Name of breed: Connemara Country of origin: Ireland Breed origin: Named after the Connemara region in County Galway, western Ireland, this pony is versatile and athletic, yet as tough and sound as its home is rugged and wild. There are a number of theories as to how the breed came to be: some believe it […]

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