Horse Breed: Dutch Warmblood - Team Nijhof - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Dutch Warmblood

Name of breed: Dutch Warmblood, also known as the Dutch Sport Horse or KWPN Country of origin: Netherlands Breed origin: As the name suggests, the Dutch Warmblood comes from the Netherlands, where its development began just over a hundred years ago in the provinces of Gelderland and Groningen. Gelderland is an area with soft, sandy […]

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The Haflinger Horse Run

This may just be the cutest horse event you’ve never heard of, globetrotters! Nestled among the mountains of central Germany is Meura Stud Farm, the biggest Haflinger stud farm in Europe. Winters in Germany are harsh, and the stud keeps its herd safe and comfortable in barns throughout the coldest months. Then, when spring finally […]

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Globetrotting's Most Luxurious Rides

Globetrotting’s Most Luxurious Rides

Some globetrotters want a horse riding holiday that will get them back to the fundamentals of life – they dream of starting the day with a campfire breakfast before saddling their own horse and heading out for an intrepid day’s riding, then curling up in a tent beneath the stars. BUT, there are also globetrotters […]

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Horse Breed: Pony of the Americas - Cowgirl Magazine - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Pony of the Americas

Name of breed: Pony of the Americas Country of origin: United States of America Breed origin: The Pony of the Americas is a relatively modern breed that was developed as a calm, intelligent and versatile mid-sized pony with striking appaloosa markings. It all started in 1954, when a Shetland Pony breeder called Les Boomhower was […]

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You’re Never Too Old to Go Globetrotting

Are you over sixty and concerned that you’re too old to complete one of our horse riding holidays? Age is no barrier in signing up for a horse riding adventure. The majority of our globetrotters range in age from 35 right through to 72, so you’ll be in good company no matter which ride you decide […]

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Horse Breed: Welsh Pony and Cob - Bellingara Stud - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Welsh Pony & Cob

Name of breed: Welsh Pony and Cob Country of origin: Wales Breed origin: The Welsh Pony and Cob is technically four closely related breeds, all of which developed in Wales. There is evidence to suggest that a Welsh-type pony existed before 1600 BC, and these ponies were certainly well-established by the time the Romans reached […]

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Beezie Madden, Showjumping Legend

The showjumping world is full of hair-raising stories and legendary horses and riders – and Beezie Madden is one rider who has certainly had her fair share of unforgettable mounts and moments! The American show jumper was the first woman to earn over $1 million in show jumping, the first woman AND the first American […]

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Horse Breed: Timor Pony - AboutPets - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Timor Pony

Name of breed: Timor Pony Country of origin: Timor, Indonesia Breed origin: The Timor Pony is believed to have evolved in Indonesia over countless centuries. Horses of some kind have existed on the island since at least the 6th century, and were often traded with Thailand, Cambodia and Laos along the Tea Horse Road. In […]

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How to Get Saddle Fit for a Riding Holiday

If you’ve signed up for a horse riding holiday, you’re going to want to make sure that your body is saddle fit. Let’s face it: there is nothing worse than being saddle sore from day one of your much-anticipated trip. Of course, there is always a glass of wine and some ibuprofen that will soothe […]

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Horse Breed: Australian Pony - Tracey Bavinton - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Australian Pony

Name of breed: Australian Pony Country of origin: Australia Breed origin:This flashy little breed has a history that coincides with European settlement in Australia. When the First Fleet anchored off the Australian coast in 1788, nine horses were brought ashore. These, plus the horses in the fleets that followed, formed the basis of many of […]

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Saddle Up: Erin Harriott’s Okavango Delta Ride

For this latest installment of our Saddle Up, we’re lucky enough to have snuck a glimpse into a travel journal that will blow. your. mind. Erin Harriott has just returned from a horse riding safari in Botswana and her account of this adventure is immersive, inspiring, adrenaline-filled, otherworldly, and just downright jaw-dropping. Buckle up, globetrotters! […]

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Horse Breed: Menorquín - Illes Balears - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Menorquín

Name of breed: Menorquín, or Menorcan Country of origin: Menorca, an island of Spain Breed origin: The Menorquín is an Iberian breed indigenous to the island of Menorca, which lies east of mainland Spain. Like other Iberian breeds such as the Andalusian and the Lusitano, the Menorquín has a strong percentage of Barb blood and […]

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Is Your Partner a Non-Rider? Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Is Your Partner a Non-Rider?

Whether you have family members who don’t ride or you’re planning a trip with a non-riding friend, there are PLENTY of Globetrotting holidays that are just as rewarding for the non-rider as they are for the avid globetrotter. If you don’t believe us, check out this amazing testimonial from Jen and Keith Chiswell! It can […]

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Horse Breed: Warlander - Irene Hohe / Warlander-Franken - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Warlander

Name of breed: Warlander Country of origin: Many! Breed origin: The Warlander was developed by crossing Friesians with purebred Iberian horses – typically Andalusians, but Lusitano and Menorquín bloodlines are also allowed. Although the Warlander wasn’t recognised as a breed until the late 20th century, the crossing of Friesian and Iberian horses has a history […]

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Ride Like a Girl

In 2015, Michelle Payne became the first female jockey ever to win the coveted Melbourne Cup. Ride Like a Girl is her story.  Far more than a feel-good horsey flick, far more than a rags-to-riches Aussie battler tale, Ride Like a Girl is a story about family, equality, and sheer grit. I saw it with […]

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Horse Breed: Vyatka - Pinterest - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Vyatka

Name of breed: Vyatka, or Viatka Country of origin: Russia Breed origin: The Vyatka is named after the river of the same name that flows through the region of Kirov Oblast in western Russia. The Vyatka horse was developed in this area, which was once also known as the Vyatka region, between the 14th and […]

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Family Friendly Rides - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Family Friendly Rides

As a mother to three young globetrotters (Finn, Birdie and Poppy) I’m literally chomping at the bit to bundle up our wanderlust-filled family and take them on their first horse riding holiday. From a young age, our girls have been plonked on my reliable and dependable polo ponies or our two beautiful little ponies, Charlie […]

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Horse Breed: Nonius - Horse Breeds Pictures - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Nonius

Name of breed: Nonius Country of origin: Hungary Breed origin: This heavy-boned warmblood breed is named after its foundation stallion, Nonius, an Anglo-Norman horse who was captured in France during the Napoleonic Wars and brought back to the Hungarian State Stud. Nonius was either a plain-looking horse or a living collection of conformation faults, depending […]

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Globetrotting's Best Rides for Solo Globetrotters

Best Rides for Solo Globetrotters

Believe it or not, the majority of our globetrotters travel solo. And why wouldn’t they? You can pick the travel dates that fit within your holiday schedule rather than co-ordinating with a friend. You can choose a ride based on YOUR budget, time, interests and riding ability. You’ll meet like-minded folk who all share a […]

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Horse Breed: Tersk

Name of breed: Tersk Country of origin: Russia Breed origin: The Tersk horse was developed from the 1920s to 40s at the Tersk and Stavropol studs in the North Caucasus mountains in Russia. The Tersk Military Stud was established in 1921, in the aftermath of the Russian Civil War, in order to restore Russia’s much-depleted […]

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Hore breed: Fell pony - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Fell Pony

Name of breed: Fell Pony Country of origin: England Breed origin: The Fell Pony originally lived in the fells of northwest England, specifically Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmorland (Cumbria). The name ‘fell’ comes from the Norse word for hills, and these ponies’ ancestors lived in the area long before the Romans came to England in the […]

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