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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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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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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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Back in 2008, with just the local crowd and a handful of unwavering supporters to witness, twelve-year-old Angus Paradice proved his mettle in a race against the children of the Mongolian steppe. Angus and his family had visited Mongolia two years prior, their travels coinciding with a local Naadam festival. At these festivals, competitors test […]

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In 1952, women won the right to compete in dressage at the Olympics and four female riders tried their luck. As if to prove the natural absence of gender bias in dressage, the silver medal went to Lis Hartel, a Danish woman riding her family’s Thoroughbred x Oldenburg mare, Jubilee. But Lis’s gender was hardly […]

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Elyne Mitchell is best known as the author of the much-loved children’s book series, The Silver Brumby. I’m sure I am not the only globetrotter who can say that the silver brumby galloped through my childhood dreams! But there was far more to Elyne’s life than children’s books. Born in Melbourne in 1913, Elyne Mitchell […]

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On the 31st of October, 1917, the Fourth Australian Light Horse Brigade charged the city of Beersheba in what was then Ottoman Palestine, storming through the Turkish defences. This is widely remembered as the last great cavalry charge. It resulted in the capture of Beersheba and, ultimately, victory for the British Empire’s allied forces in […]

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Whiskey was a chestnut gelding who was quite unremarkable to look at, but possessed truly remarkable intelligence and a great talent for jumping. He became the adored mascot of the U.S. Army station at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. When he arrived at Fort Snelling as a ten-year-old in 1921, he was rebellious and wild. Those who […]

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Man o’ War is widely considered one of the best racehorses in history. He won 20 races out of 21 starts, his winnings equating to $3,047,000 USD in today’s economy. He set three world records, two American records and three track records in his two-year racing career. His stride, measured at 28 feet, is believed […]

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Tony the Wonder Horse was a equine movie star of epic proportions. Silent film actor Tom Mix purchased the horse for $600 after his mainstay horse, Old Blue, died, and Tony had his screen debut in the 1917 film, ‘The Heart of Texas Ryan’. Tony took to the screen well with his bold blaze and white socks, […]

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