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 […]

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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 […]

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Horse Breed: Selle Français - image by Alain Laurioux via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0) - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Selle Français

Name of breed: Selle Français, also known as the Cheval de Selle Français Country of origin: France Breed origin: Like most warmblood horse breeds, the Selle Français was developed with a diverse mixture of bloodlines. In the 19th century, Norman breeders imported Thoroughbreds and Norfolk Trotters, crossing them with their native stock (now known as […]

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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. […]

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Horse Breed: American Curly - image by SunnyMoon/Shutterstock.com - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Curly

Name of breed: Curly, also known as the Bashkir Curly or the American Curly Country of origin: North America Breed origin: The origins of the Curly horse are a mystery, with many theories but no clear answers. When the Curly started to gain recognition as a breed in the 20th century, it was called the […]

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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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British Columbia, Canada - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback on British Columbia, Canada

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 […]

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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 […]

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Equestrian Fitness with Kelly from Western Workouts - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Equestrian Fitness with Kelly from Western Workouts

 Globetrotters, we are SO EXCITED to present this video with Kelly Altschwager – horsewoman, personal trainer, nutrition coach, equestrian fitness guru and founder of Western Workouts. Prepare to have your mind BLOWN as Kelly talks through everything you need to know to get saddle fit for your horse riding holiday and beyond. Oh – […]

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Horse Breed: Exmoor Pony - photo by Paul Steven/Shutterstock.com - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Exmoor Pony

Name of breed: Exmoor Pony (also known as the Celtic pony) Country of origin: United Kingdom Breed origin: Horses have been present in Britain since 700,000 BC and fossil remains have been found in the area of Exmoor dating back to about 50,000 BC. Some people claim the Exmoor pony has been purebred since the […]

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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! 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 travel the go-ahead, our […]

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Andrew Hoy, Eventing Legend - photo by Thomas Le Floc'H on Flickr - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Andrew Hoy, Eventing Legend

At this point, Andrew Hoy is a record-breaking machine: after winning silver as part of the Australian eventing team and individual eventing bronze at this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games, he’s become Australia’s oldest Olympic medallist at age 62; he’s won more Olympic gold than any other event rider; and with six medals to his name, […]

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Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Dressage Champion - photo by WDM - World Dressage Masters on Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0) - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl – Tokyo 2020 Dressage Champion!

 I don’t know about you, globetrotters, but I was glued to the TV for this year’s Individual Dressage Grand Prix. Freestyle routines are such a pleasure to watch, especially when the horses and riders are at the top of their game. And WOW – what a competition! The title of Olympic Dressage champion passed […]

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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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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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Tassie Tiger Trail, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Travel During COVID: Insurance Update

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

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Horse Breed: Kabarda - photo by Alexia Khruscheva/Shutterstock.com - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Kabarda

Name of breed: Kabarda, or Kabardin Country of origin: Former USSR (Russia and Georgia) Breed origin: The Kabarda horse has been known for at least 500 years, but its origins are quite possibly as old as the Hittite civilisation, which existed from – wait for it – 1680 to 1178 BC! The mountain tribesmen in […]

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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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Horse Breed: Akhal-Teke - photo by Artur Baboev on Wikimedia Commons - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Akhal-Teke

Name of breed: Akhal-Teke Country of origin: Turkmenistan Breed origin: One of the oldest living breeds of horse, the precise ancestry of the Akhal-Teke is difficult to trace. The breed is very similar to, and possibly the direct descendant of an ancient horse known as the Turkoman, or Nisaean, horse. This horse was one of […]

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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. 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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