Jean-François Pignon, Horseman Extraordinaire - image via Horse and Hound - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jean-François Pignon, Horseman Extraordinaire

 Jean-François Pignon is a famous horseman, often called a horse whisperer, whose liberty training and performances have made him a household name among European equestrians. We wanted to share the above video with you all, globetrotters, because it reminded us exactly why we love these animals so very much – and why there really […]

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The IATA Coronavirus Travel Regulations Map

Here at Globetrotting HQ, we’ve had our eyes peeled for the very best resources we can arm you with as you prepare to travel in the aftermath of COVID-19. There is certainly plenty of information out there – to the point that it can actually be very difficult to pinpoint the info you’re looking for. […]

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Virtual Windsor – The Royal Windsor Goes Online

The Royal Windsor Horse Show was scheduled to take over the grounds of Windsor Castle from the 13th to the 17th of May, but due to COVID-19, it had to be cancelled. It’s a familiar story to equestrians all over the globe, with competitions and shows cancelled across all disciplines and horses and riders left […]

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Horse Breed: Spiti

Name of breed: Spiti, also called Chamurti Country of origin: India Breed origin: Where the Himalayan mountains meet the vast Tibetan Plateau, there is a small, hardy native horse called the Spiti. Named after the Spiti River, this breed is incredibly well-adapted to high altitudes. For centuries, Spiti horses were used to transport goods between […]

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Feedback on the River Valley Ride, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback on The River Valley Ride

Well, the first season of The River Valley Ride is done and dusted! Over three departures, 24 very lucky guests have experienced the thrills of this epic ride in New Zealand’s North Island – and while all of the feedback we received made us glow with pride, Helen Down’s feedback was the icing on the […]

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Horse Breed: Danish Warmblood - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Danish Warmblood

Name of breed: Danish Warmblood Country of origin: Denmark Breed origin: The Danish Warmblood was dreamed up by breeders in Denmark to fill a gap in the nation’s horse breeding efforts. Denmark had two fantastic driving breeds, the Frederiksborg and the Knabstrupper, but no purpose-bred riding horse. So in 1962, the Danish Warmblood association and […]

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18 of the Best Horse Travel Books

2020 is shaping up to be the unofficial Year of the Armchair Traveller, so with that in mind, we asked our globetrotters for their recommendations on horse travel books to help tide us over until we can get back in the saddle on another horse riding holiday. The following true stories all come highly recommended, […]

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Working from Home Globetrotting Style!

For all of us here at Globetrotting, working from home is nothing new – it’s how we roll. But that’s not to say that coronavirus hasn’t changed a few things! Check out how we’re #workingfromhome and {in some cases literally} riding out COVID-19. Kate: ‘This is me – working from home! Quite often I have […]

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COVID-19 Information for Globetrotting Destinations

With the COVID-19 situation evolving more or less on a daily basis and so much variation in the accompanying rules and restrictions, we decided to create this article as a resource for those of you who are considering (or have booked) a Globetrotting ride in the future. Here you’ll find all the relevant information and […]

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Feedback on the Craig’s Hut & High Country Ride

That there is the smile of a man who just completed his first ever horse riding holiday – a ride he’d been dreaming about since he was a kid – with just THREE HOURS of riding experience under his belt! Needless to say, Scott Wilson is our new Globetrotting idol. Having dreamed of riding through […]

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Equestrian Workouts You Can Do At Home

So you’re stuck at home for a while, huh? It sucks, we know – but why not use this time to improve your saddle fitness with rider-specific workouts? Both you and your horse will feel the benefits – and you don’t even need a saddle, let alone a horse! The following online resources will guide […]

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Feedback on the Glenorchy Back Country Ride

Grace Pitts recently completed the famous Glenorchy Back Country Ride in New Zealand’s South Island and her feedback tells us that this ride more than lives up to the hype! Read what she had to say below – but be warned, you might not be able to resist booking yourself a spot for the upcoming […]

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Together We Ride

We’re slowly finding our new normal in this sea of uncertainty. There are moments when I disentangle myself from my inbox, switch off my mobile, and seek solidarity in nature; it’s like air for me at the moment. I feel like I’m holding my breath during the day, suffocated with fear, sadness and unknowing. Like […]

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Litang Horse Racing Festival, Sichuan Province, China - photo by Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Litang Horse Racing Festival

For the Tibetan people, horses are a significant part of their daily lives and culture. Multiple breeds (including the Tibetan pony and the Riwoche) have been developed to suit the various needs of the people, including food, riding, racing and load-bearing. For the Khampas, a nomadic group of Tibetans who still live more or less […]

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How to Avoid International Transaction Fees

Arguably, the two most irritating aspects of using a credit card overseas are ATM withdrawal fees (seriously, I only need €20 and you want to charge me €3 to access it?!) and checking your card statement to find a series of international transaction fees underlining every purchase. I end up looking about as cheerful as […]

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Coronavirus: Travelling Safely During the Outbreak

  We wanted to address the elephant in the room: coronavirus (COVID-19).If you’re booked on a Globetrotting ride within the next six months, you need to know ALL your options before making an informed decision regarding your travel plans. As of now (April 8th), we, our ride partners and our globetrotters are adapting on an […]

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Feedback on The Patagonia Trail, Argentina - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback on The Patagonia Trail, Argentina

In December 2019, we (Kate and Laura) were honoured to guide The Patagonia Trail along with our Argentinean guide, Jakob, and his amazing team of gauchos. With us came a select group of beautiful globetrotters, among them Kate Gordon. This incredible Aussie woman is a mother, wife and horse breeder, to name just a few […]

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