Since 1990, the Shumbashaba Community Trust program has been carrying out some amazing work in one of the most difficult parts of the world, Johannesburg, South Africa. Their ‘Horses Helping People’ initiative is striving to improve the spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing of the young people who live there, by introducing them to horses and […]
Mister Ed was a hugely popular American television sitcom in the 1950s and 60s, whose title character was a talking horse. The concept was derived from a series of short stories by children’s author Walter R. Brooks, which began with ‘The Talking Horse’ in the September 18, 1937 issue of Liberty magazine. It is believed […]
Monday Musing: “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man” The words of Sir Winston Churchill ring true to us Globetrotters. Nothing could make your adventure greater than completing it on horseback. What better way to discover the bushland, beaches, the world famous food of […]
Monday Musing: Don’t wait for a good time to start. Rain, storm or shine you’ll love the immense Maasai Mara in Kenya. Inhale the heady scent of dust and rain as the storm brews on the horizon and be ready for the ride of a lifetime.
“Living tradition – the values of the past blending with the passion of the present.” That’s the motto for Vienna’s infamous Spanish Riding School, an institution demonstrating the Renaissance tradition of Haute Ecole (high school of classical dressage) that has existed for more than 450 years! Also known as the ‘dancing horses’, these Lipizzaner stallions […]
Name of breed: Bashkir Horse Country of origin: Russia Breed origin: The Bashkir is a horse breed of the Bashkir people, although its origins are not known. In the 19th century, breeding centres were set up in order to increase both its working abilities and its traditional qualities as a producer of milk and meat. […]
One of the fastest growing equine sports, the Extreme Cowboy Race has become an international phenomenon. It is the brainchild of true cowboy Craig Cameron, a member of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and one of the finest horsemen in the United States, who wanted to offer equestrians of all ages and skill levels […]
Monday Musing: The mountains will call you to Torres del Paine, Chile’s most prized national park. It’s 180,000 hectares of diverse scenery and wild landscape on the edge of the southern ice fields and is one of the largest sources of temperate-zone glaciers in the world.
Monday Musing: The raw and rugged beauty of The High Country and Craig’s Hut Ride will take your breath away at every turn… as will your sure-footed mountain-bred horse.
Annie Oakley, (born Phoebe Ann Moses Butler), was one of America’s greatest sharpshooters and stars of the Wild West. Born into poverty in Ohio, Annie taught herself to shoot to help feed her family, selling the game to local shops and restaurants. Rumour has it she could shoot the head off a running quail when […]
Monday Musing: Are you ready for the adventure of your lifetime? It only takes one small step to book with us and we will take care of the rest. Soon you will be on horseback, maybe crossing the Namib Desert in Nambia.
Three Paralympic debutants will join Beijing 2008 Paralympian, Sharon Jarvis in Rio this month, to compete for Australia in the 2016 Paralympics. Jarvis will lead teammates Emma Booth, Katie Umback and Lisa Martin on the equestrian arena at Deodoro Stadium. Australia has enjoyed great success in the para-equestrian competition since it was introduced in Atlanta […]
In 1956, a mare named Dandy Doll (just imagine saying that in a southern US drawl!) delivered a gorgeous little chestnut foal on a ranch in Arizona, US. That little foal, named Doc Bar, was destined to grow up and change the course of his breed’s history. When Doc Bar was two, his owner Tom […]
As one of the largest outdoor horse shows in the US, located near some of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast, amidst the fashionable Hamptons summer scene…(phew, I got it all in there!)…the Hampton Classic is in a league all of its own. It is a much-anticipated stop for horse people on the […]
Monday Musing: Some of our riding adventures may look unreal, a little crazy to some, until its been done! We can honestly assure you of the best possible memories you could ever hope to ask for. If you’ve always wanted to explore the ancient lands of the Kimberley, sign up for this ride.
Mounted shooting is an equestrian event in America which is growing in popularity at an exponential rate. Combining the speed and agility of barrel racing, mounted shooting adds a bit of excitement by including guns, real guns! Single action .45 revolvers similar to those used in the late 1800s/early 1900s by the American cowboy to […]
Monday Musing: You can worry less and ride more with our tried and tested rides. Go globetrotting in Japan with a ride that has been tailored specifically to guests who love riding and exploring different cultures on horseback paired with traditional Japanese food, accommodation and culture.
Monday Musing: You’ll enjoy the journey with exclusive access to over 100,000 acres of pristine wilderness on the Glenorchy Back Country ride.
There’s a lot to be said about the bond between man and beast, and it seems the inmates at Florence Prison in Arizona, USA are being rehabilitated through their work with horses. Most of the mustangs who become part of the Florence Prison Wild Horse Inmate Program have never been domesticated. Their first interactions with […]
Named by TIME Magazine as one of the top ten toughest endurance events in the world, the Tevis Cup is not a race for the faint hearted! Also known as The Western States Trail Ride, this 100-mile (160km) trek through California’s scenic mountains is a test of physical and mental fitness. Most years only half […]
“He is my best friend, my horse of a lifetime, and I love him more than words can say.” – Charlotte Dujardin There was a social media campaign launched in the months leading up to the 2016 Olympic Games using the hashtag #TwoHearts in an attempt to illustrate the special partnership shared between every rider […]