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Roz Beinke’s horse riding holiday in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, in June 2018 was like stepping into a different world – one filled with wildlife, brave horses, caring guides and endless adventure. But don’t take our word for it – read her trip notes below! Friday – Africa – on a bucket list ride I’ve […]

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In this series we will opening up the pages of our Globetrotters’ travel journals to learn about their experiences straight from the horse’s mouth. First up is a glimpse of the Glenorchy Back Country Ride, courtesy of globetrotter Sheryl Germany. Enjoy! The night before my epic adventure! I’m so excited! I’m getting ready to meet […]

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Name of breed: Gotland or Russ; sometimes Gotland Russ. Country of origin: Sweden. Breed origin: The Gotland pony, also known as the Russ, is the most common breed of pony in Sweden. The breed’s origins are subject to much speculation: there is evidence of horses living on the island of Gotland, on the south-eastern coast […]

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If you’re heading to Wales for one of our four amazing Welsh horse riding holidays, there’s a fair chance you’ll find yourself in Cardiff either before or after your ride. And if not, it’s well worth a detour to experience this thriving coastal city, the capital of Wales since 1955. With plenty on offer for […]

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Rebecca Dibbs is the travel agent of our dreams: always on the ball, friendly and helpful, with an incredible knack for finding our globetrotters the very best deals on flights, accommodation, insurance, and just about any other travel extras you could think of. It’s always nice to put a face to a name, so we’ve […]

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On the 20th of July, 1982, sixteen horses and soldiers of the Queen’s Household Cavalry were travelling through Hyde Park en route to the Changing of the Guard when a nail bomb exploded in a parked car. The bomb, planted by members of the Irish Republican Army, killed seven horses and four soldiers and injured […]

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Name of breed: Percheron Country of origin: France Breed origin: The Percheron is a breed of draught horse that originated in northern France, in the province of Le Perche, from which the breed takes its name. While the more ancient origins of the breed are subject to many differences of opinion, it is known that […]

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If you’re heading to Ireland for our magical Castle and Estate ride you’ll likely be planning some extra craic in the land of saints and scholars. There’s no better place than Dublin, the nation’s largest city, to savour a Guinness, set your feet tapping to some traditional Irish fiddle music and soak up some Emerald Isle […]

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Name of breed: Morgan Country of origin: United States. Breed origin: All Morgan horses trace back to a single foundation sire, a stallion named Figure, who was born in Massachusetts in 1789. As a three year old, Figure was given to a man named Justin Morgan as payment for a debt. A dark bay with […]

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Little Sorrel was a sorrel (chestnut) Morgan horse who became the favourite mount of General Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson in the American Civil War. Little Sorrel grew up in Connecticut and was purchased by the Northern government for use in the Civil War, but not far into his military career he found himself swapping sides. […]

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