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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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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Roy Rogers' Horse, Trigger - Leo Boudreau / Sunset in the West - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Roy Rogers and Trigger

Roy Rogers was an American singer and cowboy actor who was one of the most popular Western stars of his era. He appeared in over 100 films and numerous radio and television episodes of The Roy Rogers Show, which ran on radio for nine years before moving to television from 1951 to 1957. His productions […]

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Horse Breed: Misaki

Name of breed: Misaki Country of origin: Japan Breed origin: The Misaki horse is one of eight native Japanese breeds of horse. Although it is quite short, it is always described as a small horse rather than a pony. The Misaki comes from the Miyazaki Province, and remains dating back to 1185-1333 have been found […]

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How to Choose the Perfect Horse Riding Holiday - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

How to Choose the Perfect Riding Holiday

In this day and age, time is precious and holidays are like gold dust. Especially if you only have a couple of weeks a year away from your desk, you want to choose the very best holiday to invest your time and money in. It’s a no-brainer for me: if you love to ride, you’ll […]

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Horse breed: Haflinger - Big Black Horse LLC - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse breed: Haflinger

Name of breed: Haflinger, also known as the Avelignese Country of origin: Austria and northern Italy Breed origin: The Haflinger is a breed of horse that developed in Austria and northern Italy (namely the South Tyrolean mountains) during the late nineteenth century. The breed’s ancestry traces back to the Middle Ages. Writings from the era describe […]

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Nate Hubbard's Wild Ride - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Nate Hubbard’s Wild Ride

At California’s Golden Gate Fields in February 1989, when jockey Nate Hubbard was just a 19 year old apprentice, his race aboard a filly called Sweetwater Oak took an unexpected turn just several lengths from the finish line. As the field galloped down the home stretch, Sweetwater Oak came flying up on the outside of […]

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Horse Breed: Bardigiano

Name of breed: Bardigiano Country of origin: Italy Breed origin: The Bardigiano is a small breed of horse named after the town of Bardi in Italy’s Emilia Romagna region. It is thought to be descended from horses ridden by Belgian Gauls who invaded Italy during the Roman era. The horse of the Gauls is also […]

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Globetrotting's Best Horsemanship Rides - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Globetrotting’s Best Horsemanship Rides

There’s nothing in this life as spiritually uplifting as the connection between horse and rider, globetrotters – I believe this wholeheartedly. This beautiful quote sums it up best: “At its finest, rider and horse are joined not by tack, but by trust. Each is totally reliant upon the other. Each is the selfless guardian of […]

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Horse Breed: Auxois

Name of breed: Auxois, or Trait Auxois Country of origin: France Breed origin: The Auxois is a draught horse breed from the Auxois region of eastern France. It is a direct descendant of the now-extinct Bourguignon horse, a stout, robust and hardy breed from the Burgundy region that was ridden by knights in the Middle […]

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La Route du Poisson – The Fish Road

Bonjour Madame and Monsieur and welcome to the Route du Poisson (say that in your best French accent)! Also known as the Fish Road, this 300-kilometre cart horse race through the French countryside is a popular event that occurs every two years along the route from Mareyeuses de Boulogne to Compiègne. It is not a […]

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Horse Breed: Boulonnais - Horses-World - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Boulonnais

Name of breed: Boulonnais Country of origin: France Breed origin: Also known as the ‘White Marble Horse’, the Boulonnais is a French draught horse. The breed’s origins predate the Crusades, but the details are the subject of much debate. What is known is that during the Crusades, a strong, fast and agile war horse was […]

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Saddle Up: Roz Beinke’s Camargue Ride

Having cut her teeth on a safari ride in the Okavango Delta in June 2018, globetrotter Roz Beinke joined us on our guided exploratory ride in the Camargue, France, four months later. She later gave us some amazing feedback on the ride, saying, ‘I loved this ride! The accommodation, food, service, and fellow riders just […]

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Horse Breed: American Saddlebred - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: American Saddlebred

Name of breed: American Saddlebred Country of origin: United States Breed origin: The American Saddlebred is known as ‘The Horse History Made’ because its development has been so closely tied to the needs of the nation over the centuries. Its story begins at the beginning of the 18th century, when Thoroughbreds were imported to the […]

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Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jen & Keith Chiswell’s Irish Adventure

Jen Chiswell and her husband, Keith, just completed the Castle & Estate Ride in Ireland – well, Jen did the ride, anyway. Keith, meanwhile, made the most of the fantastic range of activities available for non-riding guests! They also got some incredible footage and photos, and sent in some great feedback, too. We thought we’d […]

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Maddi’s Journey in the Kimberley

WARNING: globetrotters proceed at their own risk. Globetrotting can not be held liable for any sudden bookings for The Kimberley Ride or associated purchases that may occur as a direct result of drooling over the following words and images. Globetrotter Maddi Haussegger has shared these aspects of her once-in-a-lifetime experience with us and while we […]

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Horse Breed: Caspian - Dick Kearley - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Caspian

Name of breed: Caspian Country of origin: Iran Breed origin: The Caspian is believed to be one of the oldest horse breeds in the world. Persian art and artifacts from as early as 3,000 BC depict small, refined horses, often ridden or driven by nobles and kings. The oldest known specimen of Caspian horse was […]

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I Wanted to Share this Video…

 This beautiful video was filmed on our pea green property on the Sunshine Coast hinterland in Australia. If you watch carefully you’ll see our cheeky pony Minty Magic roaming free, and our rescue dog, Clifford. If we haven’t met yet, this video will give you some clarity on the who, what, when and why […]

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Shell, Wyoming - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback on the Shell, Wyoming Ride

Alright, so now that we’ve come down off our warm, fuzzy, feel-good cloud of Globetrotting elation… We NEED to share this most incredible review of our ranch ride in Shell, Wyoming that we received from Amy Van Court, who spent a week blissing out on this holiday last month (June 2019). Off her own bat, […]

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Horse Breed: Frederiksborg

Name of breed: Frederiksborg, or Frederiksborger Country of origin: Denmark Breed origin: The Frederiksborg’s claim to fame is that it is Denmark’s oldest breed of horse, and the world’s oldest pedigree domestic animal breed! This is all thanks to King Frederik II, who opened the Royal Frederiskborg Stud (named after the town where it was […]

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