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The Golden Eagle Festival, Mongolia, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Stacey West – My Mongolia

Attention globetrotters! You’re in for a real treat. Our dear friend and globetrotter, Stacey West, joined us for the Golden Eagle Festival last year, and she has generously shared her love letter to Mongolia.  Her vivid descriptions will teleport you to Mongolia and make you feel as if you’re right there with Stacey, witnessing everything […]

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

Feedback on the Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride

The Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride is the perfect ride to upskill and build your confidence in a safe and encouraging environment, with top-class creature comforts along the way. Kirsty Thys had such a great time she is already planning to do this ride again! Check out Kirsty’s feedback below. Which horse(s) did you […]

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Baroque Horse Festival at Kryal Castle, Leigh Creek, Victoria, Australia - images with permission of Kryal Castle - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Baroque Horse Festival

The Baroque Horse festival is a two-day event that occurs annually in the small town of Leigh Creek in Victoria, Australia, at Kryal Castle. Being based in a castle (a rarity in Australia!), this medieval festival is definitely one to behold! The festival celebrates the noble equine breeds from the Baroque period. Which breeds are […]

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The Champagne Ride, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

The Champagne Ride in Pictures

Bonjour, beautiful globetrotters! We’re really excited to share with you some incredible images that globetrotter Jess Knight captured during her dreamy time on The Champagne Ride in France. Through her lens, Jess takes us on a magical journey and shares her experiences of one of the most unforgettable trips she’s ever been on. So sit […]

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Chilko lake- Canada

The Chilko Lake Ride in Pictures

Caution! Enter blog post at your own risk! These images are very likely to cause you to spontaneously book a saddle seat on our Chilko Lake Ride! Globetrotter Emma Tomlin has kindly offered to peel back the curtain and share her dreamy Canadian adventure with you all. Captured so remarkably through her lens, these images […]

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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 […]

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Horse Breed: Basuto - image by Fabian Plock / Shutterstock.com - 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Horse Riding Holiday Etiquette - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Riding Holiday Etiquette

It may sound strange, but there is a unspoken code among riders on the trail that will stand you in good stead on your next horse riding adventure. Whether you’re a beginner rider or just haven’t ridden out as part of a group for a while, you may not be aware of the etiquette that […]

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The Calgary Stampede - image by steve estvanik/Shutterstock.com - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

The Calgary Stampede

Is it a rodeo? An exhibition? A festival? Or all three? More than just midway rides, bucking broncos and fireworks, the Calgary Stampede is a ten day celebration of Western heritage. It’s a gathering place for horse enthusiasts from all over the world – hosting, educating and entertaining over a million visitors each year. Known […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Horse Breed: Wielkopolski - image by Zuzule/Shutterstock.com - 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 […]

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Horse Breed: Gypsy Horse - image by AnetaZabranska/Shutterstock.com - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Gypsy Horse

Name of breed: Gypsy Horse (also called the Gypsy Cob, Gypsy Vanner, Irish Cob, Romany Tinker and Traditional Cob) Origin: Great Britain and Ireland Breed origin: The Gypsy Horse was originally bred by Irish Travellers and Great Britain’s Romani Travellers to pull the wagons in which they lived and travelled. These wagons, often known as […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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