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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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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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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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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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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Best Compact Cameras for a Horse Riding Holiday

So you’ve signed up for a horse riding holiday and you’re wanting to buy or upgrade your camera to make sure you capture every single moment from dusk to dawn. Yes, you could just take your smartphone, but there are a few drawbacks with this option. Smartphones are not ideal for photography on a moving […]

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Plus-sized riding apparel - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Plus-sized Riding Apparel

We’ve heard firsthand the trials and tribulations of curvy globetrotters trying to find plus-sized equestrian clothing that actually fits and makes them look and feel good. Recently we hosted a live video about globetrotting as a plus-sized rider and invited our beautiful friend Stacey West to write a blog post on the topic. Combined with […]

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Horse Breed: Arabian - image via Aislinn Brander on Pixabay - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Arabian

Name of breed: Arabian, or Arab Country of origin: This is a much-disputed point! There are arguments to support the breed’s development in northern Syria, southern Turkey, the Piedmont region in northern Italy, the Fertile Crescent running from Iraq to the coast of Egypt, and southwestern Arabia. Breed origin: The prototype for the modern Arabian […]

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Bill the Bastard - image via The War Horse Memorial - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Bill the Bastard

Bill the Bastard was a big, fiery, cranky chestnut gelding famous for his buck… but he was one of Australia’s greatest war horses and became a legend, famed for his incredible stamina and for saving many soldiers’ lives. An Australian-bred Waler, Bill earned his not-so-illustrious nickname thanks to his incredible bucks, unseating rider after rider. […]

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Horse Breed: Megruli - photo by Zhanna Fort - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Megruli

Name of breed: Megruli, also known as the Megrel, Megrelian or Mingrelian Country of origin: Georgia Breed origin: One of three native Georgian horse breeds, the Megruli is found in western Georgia, from the lowlands near the Black Sea to the soaring Caucasus Mountains. It is descended from the horse of the Colchians, a group […]

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Concrete Cowboy - film review by Globetrotting - poster via IMDB.

Concrete Cowboy

 Netflix lovers, there’s a new horse movie for you to check out – ‘Concrete Cowboy’, a moving, true-to-life impression of Philadelphia’s Black urban horse riding community. We first became aware of the existence of ‘urban cowboys’ in America’s cities during the Black Lives Matter protests last year. Alongside Bri Noble and her horse Dapper […]

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Globetrotting as a plus-sized rider - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Globetrotting as a Plus-Sized Rider

Hi, I’m Stacey! I’m 35 years old, and I’ve been riding horses on and off since I was about four. My absolute favourite thing to do with a horse is trail ride, but I’ve tried my hand at driving, dressage, and mounted archery in the past. I also happen to be a plus-sized Globetrotter. I […]

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Horse Breed: Losino - image via Gorritxiki2 on Wikimedia Commons- Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Losino

Name of breed: Losino Country of origin: Spain Breed origin: The Losino horse is an ancient breed believed to be the last remaining representative of the Castilian horse, a sub-type of the Iberian horse named after the medieval kingdom of Castile where it originated. Horses have roamed the land now encompassed by Spain and Portugal […]

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The Sahara Ride, Morocco - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

He’s ‘JUST’ a Trail Horse

We found this beautiful piece of writing on Facebook and HAD to share it with you all! An ode to the trail horse, so often looked down upon, yet so highly prized by those who ride beyond the arena and the show ring. If anyone knows the author, please leave a comment so we can […]

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