Is your partner a beginner rider? Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Is Your Partner a Beginner Rider?

So you’re a confident rider ready to enjoy some windswept canters and ride a finely-tuned horse, but your partner is, well… not. Don’t worry, globetrotter, we’ve got you covered – we have a BIG selection of horse riding holidays that cater to riders of all abilities, from beginner to advanced. {Not sure what your ability […]

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American Globetrotters: this is where you can travel - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

American Globetrotters: This is where you can travel

We could NOT be more excited to see borders gradually opening up and our first post-COVID American globetrotters embarking on overseas vacations (in Iceland, no less)! January 2020 feels like decades ago and the cabin fever is REAL here at Globetrotting HQ. But while we champ at the bit waiting for Australia to give international […]

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Top 5 Noise-cancelling Headphones - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Top 5 Noise-cancelling Headphones

Noise-cancelling headphones are a brilliant addition to your carry-on rather than run-of-the-mill iPhone earphones or stock standard airline headphones. The ability to tune out from the bustle of your surroundings can be the difference between arriving at your destination ready for adventure or ready for a stiff drink! And back at home, you’ll be surprised […]

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Globetrotting's Edge of the World Rides - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Globetrotting’s Edge of the World Rides

 There are moments in life that call you to step towards the edge. And do something that scares you. Challenges you. Jolts you. Quite often, you’ll know when this type of journey is needed. You may have gone through a separation. Received a diagnosis. Said goodbye to a loved one. Marked a significant birthday. […]

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Fuller Fillies - Plus-sized riding gear our globetrotters love - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Fuller Fillies: Plus-Sized Apparel Our Globetrotters Love!

Recently, we collaborated with globetrotter Stacey West to share a blog post and a live video discussing what it’s like to be a plus-sized horse rider. Well, I am thrilled to say we were INUNDATED with comments and messages from globetrotters who connected with what we were saying, and more than a few recommendations for […]

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Plus-sized riding apparel - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Plus-sized Riding Apparel

We’ve heard firsthand the trials and tribulations of curvy globetrotters trying to find plus-sized equestrian clothing that actually fits and makes them look and feel good. Recently we hosted a live video about globetrotting as a plus-sized rider and invited our beautiful friend Stacey West to write a blog post on the topic. Combined with […]

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Horse Breed: Megruli - photo by Zhanna Fort - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Megruli

Name of breed: Megruli, also known as the Megrel, Megrelian or Mingrelian Country of origin: Georgia Breed origin: One of three native Georgian horse breeds, the Megruli is found in western Georgia, from the lowlands near the Black Sea to the soaring Caucasus Mountains. It is descended from the horse of the Colchians, a group […]

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Concrete Cowboy - film review by Globetrotting - poster via IMDB.

Concrete Cowboy

 Netflix lovers, there’s a new horse movie for you to check out – ‘Concrete Cowboy’, a moving, true-to-life impression of Philadelphia’s Black urban horse riding community. We first became aware of the existence of ‘urban cowboys’ in America’s cities during the Black Lives Matter protests last year. Alongside Bri Noble and her horse Dapper […]

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Globetrotting as a plus-sized rider - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Globetrotting as a Plus-Sized Rider

Hi, I’m Stacey! I’m 35 years old, and I’ve been riding horses on and off since I was about four. My absolute favourite thing to do with a horse is trail ride, but I’ve tried my hand at driving, dressage, and mounted archery in the past. I also happen to be a plus-sized Globetrotter. I […]

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Horse Breed: Losino - image via Gorritxiki2 on Wikimedia Commons- Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Losino

Name of breed: Losino Country of origin: Spain Breed origin: The Losino horse is an ancient breed believed to be the last remaining representative of the Castilian horse, a sub-type of the Iberian horse named after the medieval kingdom of Castile where it originated. Horses have roamed the land now encompassed by Spain and Portugal […]

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The Sahara Ride, Morocco - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

He’s ‘JUST’ a Trail Horse

We found this beautiful piece of writing on Facebook and HAD to share it with you all! An ode to the trail horse, so often looked down upon, yet so highly prized by those who ride beyond the arena and the show ring. If anyone knows the author, please leave a comment so we can […]

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Horse Breed: Eriskay Pony - image via Horse Breeds Pictures - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Eriskay Pony

Name of breed: Eriskay (known in Scottish Gaelic as Each Beag nan Eilean or Each Èirisgeach) Country of origin: Scotland Breed origin: The Eriskay pony is one of the oldest and most genetically distinct breeds in the British Isles. Its ancestors roamed the forests and hills of Scotland long before people lived there. Since domestication, […]

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Sumba, Indonesia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Q&A with GT’s founder, Kate, on the love of globetrotting AND riding in Sumba, Indonesia!

Our friends at Shibui & Co., a digital magazine dedicated to the celebration of slow travel, have just published the most AMAZING interview with Kate, Globetrotting’s founder and head guide! Kate goes into the epic story of how she created Globetrotting, why there is NO better way to travel, what Globetrotting will look like post-COVID […]

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Feedback on the Howqua River Ride

Like so many of our globetrotters, Liesa Tuchen embarked on her first-ever horse riding holiday as a solo traveller, only to find herself surrounded by new friends right from the get-go. That’s the magic of globetrotting: guests and hosts alike are instantly united by a shared passion for horses and travel. And after reading her […]

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The River Valley Ride, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback (and photos!) from the River Valley Ride

‘One of the most freeing experiences I’ve ever had on a horse!‘ – That’s how Sharon Jeong described her eight-day ride through the heart of New Zealand’s North Island, and we couldn’t have put it better ourselves. The River Valley Ride is fast developing a reputation as one of Globetrotting’s most unique and memorable horse […]

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Horse Breed: Belgian Warmblood - image via Belgian Warmblood North American District - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Belgian Warmblood

Name of Breed: Belgian Warmblood, also known by the acronym BWP. Country of origin: Belgium Breed origin: The intriguing history of warmblood horse breeding in Belgium begins in 1937, when a studbook was founded by the rural cavalry. As well as being used in war, the horses were used to teach and entertain Belgium’s youth, […]

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Tales of the Trail: an epic ride around Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Tales of the Trail: an epic ride around Australia!

Let’s be honest: at one point or another, all of us have fantasised about abandoning our everyday lives in favour of a long-distance journey with our favourite people: our horses! (Oh, any maybe our family… maybe.) There’s something undeniably romantic about life on the road: living day-to-day, never knowing what’s around the next bend, and […]

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Globetrotting's Best Jumping Holidays - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Globetrotting’s Best Jumping Holidays

Are you one of those riders who is constantly on the lookout for logs, fences and hedges to pop over? Then keep reading, because we’ve got a handful of horse riding holidays that offer superb jumping with horses that are happy to fly. From holidays with a focus on cross country to point-to-point rides with […]

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Horse Breed: American Paint Horse - photo by Holley Underhill Equine Photography - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: American Paint Horse

Name of breed: American Paint Horse Country of origin: United States Breed origin: The most popular ranch horses in America, the Quarter Horse and the Paint Horse, have a shared history. They were the result of crossing English Thoroughbreds with the horses brought to Central America by the Spanish, which had spread north and been […]

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Tassie Tiger Trail, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Travel During COVID: Insurance Update

Hey hey globetrotters, Those of you who have travelled or considered travelling since coronavirus hit will know that getting travel insurance that covers anything related to the virus has been all but impossible. Well one of the insurance companies we recommend for horse riding holidays, Cover-More, has just released some VERY exciting updates to their […]

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Horse Breed: Mecklenburger - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Mecklenburger

Name of breed:Mecklenburger, or Mecklenburg Country of origin: Germany Breed origin: In the 16th century, the northeast German region of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was under the rule of the House of Mecklenburg, and within this region a particular type of horse began to develop. It was not a draught horse, or a Thoroughbred, or an Arabian; it […]

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