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?

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

We could NOT be more excited to see borders gradually opening up and our first post-COVID American globetrotters embarking on overseas vacations (in Iceland, no less)! 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 […]

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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

 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 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

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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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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Horse Breed: Eriskay Pony - image via Horse Breeds Pictures - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Eriskay Pony

Name of breed: Eriskay (known in Scottish Gaelic as Each Beag nan Eilean or Each Èirisgeach) Country of origin: Scotland Breed origin: The Eriskay pony is one of the oldest and most genetically distinct breeds in the British Isles. Its ancestors roamed the forests and hills of Scotland long before people lived there. Since domestication, […]

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Q&A with GT’s founder, Kate, on the love of globetrotting AND riding in Sumba, Indonesia!

Our friends at Shibui & Co., a digital magazine dedicated to the celebration of slow travel, have just published the most AMAZING interview with Kate, Globetrotting’s founder and head guide! Kate goes into the epic story of how she created Globetrotting, why there is NO better way to travel, what Globetrotting will look like post-COVID […]

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Horse Breed: Riwoche

Name of breed: Riwoche Country of origin: Tibet Breed origin: The Riwoche is a small, dun-coloured horse that lives in the Riwoqê County of northeastern Tibet. The breed first came to international attention in 1995, when a group of European explorers led by the French ethnologist Michel Peissel discovered Riwoche horses in an isolated valley […]

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Feedback on the Howqua River Ride

Like so many of our globetrotters, Liesa Tuchen embarked on her first-ever horse riding holiday as a solo traveller, only to find herself surrounded by new friends right from the get-go. That’s the magic of globetrotting: guests and hosts alike are instantly united by a shared passion for horses and travel. And after reading her […]

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