Sumba, Indonesia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

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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Horse Breed: Rocky Mountain Horse - photo by Abbey Rocky Mountain Horses - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Rocky Mountain Horse

Name of breed: Rocky Mountain Horse Country of origin: United States of America. Breed origin: Despite its name, the Rocky Mountain Horse didn’t develop in the Rocky Mountains, but in the Appalachian Mountains in the state of Kentucky. According to legend, sometime around the late 19th or early 20th century, an anonymous traveller from the […]

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The Horse in Motion

Did you know that the first ever motion picture featured a horse and rider? In 1873, Leland Stanford, horse breeder and founder of Stanford University, commissioned Eadweard Muybridge to photograph his prized trotter, Occident. In doing so, Stanford wanted to settle a long-disputed question: does a horse have all four hooves off the ground at […]

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The River Valley Ride, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback (and photos!) from the River Valley Ride

‘One of the most freeing experiences I’ve ever had on a horse!‘ – That’s how Sharon Jeong described her eight-day ride through the heart of New Zealand’s North Island, and we couldn’t have put it better ourselves. The River Valley Ride is fast developing a reputation as one of Globetrotting’s most unique and memorable horse […]

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Horse Breed: Belgian Warmblood - image via Belgian Warmblood North American District - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Belgian Warmblood

Name of Breed: Belgian Warmblood, also known by the acronym BWP. Country of origin: Belgium Breed origin: The intriguing history of warmblood horse breeding in Belgium begins in 1937, when a studbook was founded by the rural cavalry. As well as being used in war, the horses were used to teach and entertain Belgium’s youth, […]

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Tales of the Trail: an epic ride around Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Tales of the Trail: an epic ride around Australia!

Let’s be honest: at one point or another, all of us have fantasised about abandoning our everyday lives in favour of a long-distance journey with our favourite people: our horses! (Oh, any maybe our family… maybe.) There’s something undeniably romantic about life on the road: living day-to-day, never knowing what’s around the next bend, and […]

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Horse Breed: Marwari - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Marwari

Name of breed: Marwari, or Malani Country of origin: India, specifically the Marwar (or Jodhpur) region Breed origin: Although there is some controversy surrounding the origins of the Marwari breed, its ancestors are generally believed to have been native Indian war horses, Arabians and Turkomans (today’s Akhal-Tekes), possibly with some Mongol influence as well. The […]

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Globetrotting's Best Jumping Holidays - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Globetrotting’s Best Jumping Holidays

Are you one of those riders who is constantly on the lookout for logs, fences and hedges to pop over? Then keep reading, because we’ve got a handful of horse riding holidays that offer superb jumping with horses that are happy to fly. From holidays with a focus on cross country to point-to-point rides with […]

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Horse Breed: American Paint Horse - photo by Holley Underhill Equine Photography - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: American Paint Horse

Name of breed: American Paint Horse Country of origin: United States Breed origin: The most popular ranch horses in America, the Quarter Horse and the Paint Horse, have a shared history. They were the result of crossing English Thoroughbreds with the horses brought to Central America by the Spanish, which had spread north and been […]

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Tassie Tiger Trail, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Travel During COVID: Insurance Update

Hey hey globetrotters, Those of you who have travelled or considered travelling since coronavirus hit will know that getting travel insurance that covers anything related to the virus has been all but impossible. Well one of the insurance companies we recommend for horse riding holidays, Cover-More, has just released some VERY exciting updates to their […]

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Horse Breed: Mecklenburger - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Mecklenburger

Name of breed:Mecklenburger, or Mecklenburg Country of origin: Germany Breed origin: In the 16th century, the northeast German region of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was under the rule of the House of Mecklenburg, and within this region a particular type of horse began to develop. It was not a draught horse, or a Thoroughbred, or an Arabian; it […]

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Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Saddle Up: Erica Neumann’s Craig’s Hut & High Country Ride

Get ready, globetrotters, you’re in for a real treat! The wonderfully talented Erica Neumann kept a journal of her horse riding holiday in the Victorian High Country of Australia and very kindly allowed us to share it with you all! Honestly, Erica’s in-depth account of this trip is perfect – I couldn’t have written it […]

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Horse Breed: Norman Cob - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Norman Cob

Name of breed: Norman Cob Country of origin: France Breed origin: The Norman Cob is named after the French region of Normandy where it was first developed. A light draught horse, it descends from the now-extinct Carrossier Normand, or Norman horse. The Carrossier Normand was a strong, hardy, big-boned horse with fantastic stamina and a […]

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The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Australian Globetrotters: This is Where You Can Ride

The world is slowly – at its own pace, stage by stage – reopening for globetrotters near and far. This article is dedicated to all of our Australian-based globetrotters as we navigate the recent state border openings. I wanted to give you a concise and to-the-point list of rides available to you in the next […]

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Horse Breed: Lusitano - image via Lusitano World - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Lusitano

Name of breed: Lusitano, also called the Pure Blood Lusitano or Puro Sangue Lusitano (PSL). Country of origin: Portugal Breed origin: The Iberian Peninsula, which now sits within Spain and Portugal, has been populated with horses since 20-30,000 BC. Known as Iberian horses, they were influenced by horses from many other parts of the world as civilisations […]

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10 Gift Ideas for Horse Loving Travel Addicts - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

10 Gift Ideas for Horse Loving Travel Addicts

It’s that time of year, globetrotters – amidst the anticipation of welcoming 2021 and kicking 2020 in the pants, everyone’s rushing around trying to find the perfect gifts for their nearest and dearest. And since so many of you have loved ones who LOVE travelling on horseback, we thought we’d give you some inspiration. And […]

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Horse Breed: Međimurje - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Međimurje

Name of breed: Međimurje Country of origin: Croatia Breed origin: The Međimurje is a coldblooded heavy horse named after the Međimurje County in what is now northern Croatia, where it was developed in the 18th century. In this region there were a great number of pure and cross-bred Arabian horses, which were brought to Međimurje […]

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Globetrotting's horse riding holidays for wine lovers - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Riding Holidays for Wine Lovers

‘Horses and wine – what more could you want?!’ This is a statement we hear ALL the time here at Globetrotting! And for good reason: life truly doesn’t get much better than trotting through beautiful scenery for days on end, stopping in at cellar doors and restaurants to wine and dine to your heart’s content. […]

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Horse Breed: Comtois - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Comtois

Name of breed: Comtois. Country of origin: France. Breed origin: The Comtois breed comes from the Jura Mountains on the French-Swiss border. In the 4th century, the Burgundians of northern Germany introduced a heavy type of horse known as the ‘German Breed’ to the French regions of Jura and Franche-Comte. Here they mixed with oriental […]

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