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Missed out on the Kimberley? Book these rides instead! - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Missed out on The Kimberley Ride? Book these rides instead!

It’s no secret that our horse riding holidays in Western Australia’s Kimberley region sell out in mere HOURS. But if the stars didn’t align for you this year, never fear! We have heaps of other rides both in Australia and beyond that will set your soul alight. The following rides have been selected to sing […]

Horse Breed: Basuto - image by Fabian Plock / - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Basuto

Name of breed: Basuto, or Basotho Country of origin: Lesotho and South Africa Breed origin: The story of the Basuto pony begins with a shipment from the Dutch East India Trading Company that arrived on the shores of South Africa in 1653. On board were four ponies of mixed origins, probably with some Arabian, Barb […]

Okavango Delta Safari, Botswana - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback on the Okavango Delta Safari, Botswana

There is NO better way to celebrate a big birthday than a horse riding holiday, and Allison Goldberg started planning hers three years in advance! Little did she know she would be celebrating two years late thanks to COVID – but Botswana’s Okavango Delta was worth the wait a thousand times over. Check out Allison’s […]

Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback on the Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland

We’ve always known that the Castle & Estate Ride in Ireland is THE perfect ride for globetrotters looking to fast-track their horsemanship, especially beginners and those new to jumping. And Hope Towle is living proof! Earlier this year, Hope boosted her trail riding confidence on the Thirlestane Castle Ride in Scotland. Buoyed on by her […]

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback on the Scottish Borders Ride

Mike Barker kicked off his Globetrotting career with a safari ride in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. Now, anyone who’s experienced that ride will agree that it sets the bar pretty high! Here at Globetrotting HQ, we were more than a little curious about which holiday Mike would book next. But when he chose the Scottish Borders […]

Horse Breed: Newfoundland Pony - image by Rick Damboise - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Newfoundland Pony

Name of breed: Newfoundland Pony Country of origin: Canada Breed origin: The following information was compiled from notes by Tammy Webber of the Newfoundland Pony Society. When the island of Newfoundland was first colonised by Europeans, the settlers fished the open sea for codfish. They soon realised that ponies would make life on the rugged […]

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback on the Scottish Borders Ride

Since we first experienced Scotland’s unique Common Riding tradition and crafted The Scottish Borders Ride back in 2018, it’s been one of our all-time favourite horse riding holidays. And when the world opened up post-COVID, we headed straight for the Scottish Borders! So we were beyond thrilled when the first feedback we received from the […]

Low, Slow Travel on Horseback: Africa - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Low & Slow Travel on Horseback: Africa

Horse riding holidays foster a deep respect for the incredible landscapes, animals and people that we are fortunate to encounter. Travelling as globetrotters, we can rest easy knowing that we’re boosting the local economy and treading lightly on the land. But it’s up to us to ensure the rest of our trip is carried out […]

Horses For Hope - equine assisted therapy - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horses For Hope – Therapy Goes Both Ways

Equine-assisted therapy that helps the horses as much as the humans. Now THAT is a stroke of genius! And it’s exactly what Horses For Hope does. This charity based in regional Victoria, Australia uses a unique herd of horses in a nature-based therapy program in which participants work to heal the horses’ psychological trauma […]

Ranch ride in Shell, Wyoming, USA - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback on the Shell, Wyoming Ride

Have you ever wanted to run away to the Wild West and get a taste of ranch life? Sharon Rayne and her husband Alistair did just that on our ranch ride in Shell, Wyoming! Sharon’s glorious photos are matched only by her wonderful words, so read on to hear about this holiday from a globetrotter’s […]

Horse Breed: Wielkopolski - image by Zuzule/ - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Wielkopolski

Name of breed: Wielkopolski, sometimes called the Mazursko-Poznanski Country of origin: Poland Breed origin: Although the Wielkopolski is a fairly young breed, historically, Poland (or Prussia, as it was once known) was one of the leading European countries when it came to horse breeding. Having long-established trade routes with Turkey, Arabian horses were used for […]

UNICEF & VaccinAid - Give the World a Shot campaign

Give the World a Shot with UNICEF

Worldwide travel is back on its feet post-COVID – hurrah! But in many countries, infection rates are still rising dramatically, hospitals are overwhelmed, and new variants are forming. Really, we’ll only ever be safe if everyone is safe. To this end, we’re supporting UNICEF’s Give the World a Shot campaign. If you’re fortunate enough to be […]

Horse Shepherd Equine Sanctuary - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Shepherd Equine Sanctuary

Some of you may remember the horrifying footage of the ‘Bulla horse rescue‘ that made Australian headlines back in 2016: skeletal horses standing spiritlessly in barren yards, receiving emergency veterinary care, and being loaded onto trucks bound for Horse Shepherd Equine Sanctuary. The 20 surviving Bulla horses have lived out their lives in well-deserved peace […]

Low, Slow Travel on Horseback: Europe - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Low & Slow Travel on Horseback: Europe

Covid has opened humanity’s eyes to the beauty of slow travel. We’ve realised the importance of valuing the quality of our experiences far more than the quantity. Multi-ride vacations are a growing trend. And horse riding holidays are the ultimate form of low, slow travel: they’re immersive, sustainable, deeply rewarding AND if you plan your […]

Why I Globetrot by Susan Parminter - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

‘Why I Globetrot’ by Susan Parminter

Susan Parminter sent us this wonderful testament to her love of globetrotting after completing her third horse riding holiday with us. It speaks so beautifully to our values and our community that we had to share it. Why I Globetrot I have just returned from my third Globetrotting holiday and have another booked, with several […]

Maasai Mara Horseback Safari, Kenya - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback on the Maasai Mara Safari, Kenya

A horse riding safari in some of Africa’s best big game country has to be THE polar opposite of Covid lockdowns! It’s just one of the many reasons we’re busting to get back to the Maasai Mara. But globetrotter Elliott Sumers beat us to it! And going by his feedback, it was the trip of […]

The Grape Horse Adventure, Barossa Valley, South Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Saddle Up: Sam Rees’s Grape Horse Adventure

If riding through a world famous wine region on a bitless, barefoot Arabian sounds like your idea of a perfect horseback holiday, then consider this edition of Saddle Up a must-read! Globetrotter Sam Rees was kind enough to share the write-up she penned for her local Pony Club and it is seriously drool-worthy. Check it […]

Low, Slow Travel on Horseback: Australia & New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Low & Slow Travel on Horseback: Australia & New Zealand

What do you picture when you think of post-Covid travel, globetrotters? If you’re anything like us, this pandemic has opened your eyes to the beauty of slow travel – the kind of trip that’s less about seeing as much as possible and more about experiencing as deeply as possible. Truly being right where you are. […]

COVID-19 information for Globetrotting destinations - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

COVID-19 Information for Globetrotting Destinations

With the COVID-19 situation evolving on a daily basis and so much variation in countries’ travel rules and restrictions, we decided to create this article as a resource for those who are considering (or have booked) a horse riding holiday. Here you’ll find all the relevant information and updates on COVID-19 in all of our […]

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Feedback on the Chilko Lake Ride, BC

Kyrsten Olson was one of the first globetrotters to experience our horse riding holiday in British Columbia, Canada post-covid and her feedback made us want to jump on the next flight to Canada! Check it out below. Were there any stand-out experiences (good or bad) with the accommodation that you would like to mention? Karen […]

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

The Yarra Valley Ride in Pictures

WARNING: the images in this post may cause spontaneous and irresistible urges to book a place on the Yarra Valley Ride. Globetrotting cannot be held liable for any horse riding holidays that may occur as a result, and we advise viewers to hide their bank cards before proceeding! Hannelie Van Der Klashorst recently shared her […]