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

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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The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Australian Globetrotters: This is Where You Can Ride

The world is slowly – at its own pace, stage by stage – reopening for globetrotters near and far. This article is dedicated to all of our Australian-based globetrotters as we navigate the recent state border openings. I wanted to give you a concise and to-the-point list of rides available to you in the next […]

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10 Gift Ideas for Horse Loving Travel Addicts - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

10 Gift Ideas for Horse Loving Travel Addicts

It’s that time of year, globetrotters – amidst the anticipation of welcoming 2021 and kicking 2020 in the pants, everyone’s rushing around trying to find the perfect gifts for their nearest and dearest. And since so many of you have loved ones who LOVE travelling on horseback, we thought we’d give you some inspiration. And […]

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Horse Breed: Međimurje - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Međimurje

Name of breed: Međimurje Country of origin: Croatia Breed origin: The Međimurje is a coldblooded heavy horse named after the Međimurje County in what is now northern Croatia, where it was developed in the 18th century. In this region there were a great number of pure and cross-bred Arabian horses, which were brought to Međimurje […]

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Globetrotting's horse riding holidays for wine lovers - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Riding Holidays for Wine Lovers

‘Horses and wine – what more could you want?!’ This is a statement we hear ALL the time here at Globetrotting! And for good reason: life truly doesn’t get much better than trotting through beautiful scenery for days on end, stopping in at cellar doors and restaurants to wine and dine to your heart’s content. […]

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Horse Breed: Yakutian - image by Stereo Lights/Shutterstock.com - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Yakutian

Name of breed: Yakutian, or Yakut Country of origin: Siberia, Russia Breed origin: In the 13th century, Genghis Khan’s army forced the Yakut people to flee Mongolia. They took their horses and headed north to the frozen wilderness of Siberia, where they relied on their tough steeds for survival. But what is remarkable is what […]

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Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback on the Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride

Talk about making a splash! Jennifer Colditz was one of our first globetrotters to embark on a horse riding holiday post-COVID. Without even leaving her home state of Queensland, she found herself in Globetrotting paradise in the form of the Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride. And going by her feedback, this ride is back […]

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Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

The Glenorchy Back Country Ride in Pictures

Apologies in advance if the loading time for this post is a little bit crazy, globetrotters, but when you’re given a treasure chest full of phenomenal photos from the Glenorchy Back Country Ride, choosing a handful to share is just about impossible! Genelle Bevan is a globetrotter and photographer extraordinaire. That’s her riding the beautiful […]

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Heels Down, Fists Up: Bri Noble and Black Lives Matter - photo by Noah Berger - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Heels Down, Fists Up: Bri Noble & Black Lives Matter

It’s become an iconic image in the 2020 Black Lives Matter movement: Bri Noble astride her Appaloosa, Dapper Dan, leading a protest with her fist high in the air after the murder of George Floyd. With Dapper Dan standing 17 hands high, Bri was literally someone to look up to at the Oakland protest and […]

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The Gaucho Derby - Q&A with our Guide, Jakob von Plessen - photo by Richard Dunwoody - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

The Gaucho Derby: Q&A with our Guide, Jakob

For globetrotters who have ridden The Patagonia Trail in Argentina or our safari ride in Kenya’s Maasai Mara, it’s common knowledge that guide Jakob von Plessen is a force of nature – a human whirlwind of charisma and courage with a penchant for sniffing out adventure. So it will come as no surprise to hear […]

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The Sumba Ride, Indonesia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback on the Sumba Ride

Jenny Bright is one of a handful of globetrotters who have been lucky enough to visit the island of Sumba, Indonesia for the Pasola Festival and enjoy the many delights of this slice of paradise. Afterwards, she shared such brilliant feedback with us that we HAD to share it with you! Check it out below. […]

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Horse Breed: Finnhorse - image via Suomen Hippos - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Finnhorse

Name of breed: Finnhorse, or Finnish Horse (Finnish: suomenhevonen, which literally means ‘horse of Finland’) Country of origin: Finland Breed origin: Finland’s official breed, the Finnhorse has been a fixture in its native country for many centuries. However, it has only been ‘official’ since 1907, when the studbook was established and pure breeding became the […]

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Stay Wild and Free: Selina and Vispo - Globetrotting horse riding holidays - image via @selina_and_vispo

Stay Wild and Free: Selina and Vispo

Selina Micòl Wendt is an equestrian based in Liguria, Italy, whose Instagram account @selina_vispo celebrates the unique joy and freedom of riding in nature. ‘Stay wild and free’ is her motto, and we say AMEN to that! Selina kindly took the time to give us some insight into her life with horses – and more […]

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Horse Breed: Retuerta - image via Juan Carlos Muños Robredo/Rewilding Europe - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Retuerta

Name of breed: Retuerta (Spanish: Caballo de las Retuertas) Country of origin: Spain Breed origin: The Retuerta horse is named after the ‘retuertas’, flooded, sandy areas where animals come to drink in what is now Doñana National Park. This region of Spain is the homeland of the Retuerta, but it is believed to have roamed […]

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23 Incredibly Creative Horse Jumps

So we’ve been trawling the interwebs lately and working on our aesthetic equestrian Pinterest boards, and we couldn’t help noticing how many ridiculously creative horse jumps are out there! Seriously – from mythical creatures to Western saloons, it’s crazy what the cross country course creators (and DIY enthusiasts!) have been up to lately. Here are […]

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Horse Breed: Budyonny

Name of breed: Budyonny, or Budenny Country of origin: Russia Breed origin: The Budyonny is named after Marshall Semyon Budyonny, a famous Bolshevik cavalry commander who was responsible for developing the breed in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution. World War I and the Russian Civil War left Russia’s stocks of cavalry horses severely depleted, […]

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