Horse Breed: Danish Warmblood - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Danish Warmblood

Name of breed: Danish Warmblood Country of origin: Denmark Breed origin: The Danish Warmblood was dreamed up by breeders in Denmark to fill a gap in the nation’s horse breeding efforts. Denmark had two fantastic driving breeds, the Frederiksborg and the Knabstrupper, but no purpose-bred riding horse. So in 1962, the Danish Warmblood association and […]

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18 of the Best Horse Travel Books - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

18 of the Best Horse Travel Books

2020 is shaping up to be the unofficial Year of the Armchair Traveller, so with that in mind, we asked our globetrotters for their recommendations on horse travel books to help tide us over until we can get back in the saddle on another horse riding holiday. The following true stories all come highly recommended, […]

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Working from Home Globetrotting Style!

For all of us here at Globetrotting, working from home is nothing new – it’s how we roll. But that’s not to say that coronavirus hasn’t changed a few things! Check out how we’re #workingfromhome and {in some cases literally} riding out COVID-19. Kate: ‘This is me – working from home! Quite often I have […]

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COVID-19 Information for Globetrotting Destinations

With the COVID-19 situation evolving more or less on a daily basis and so much variation in the accompanying rules and restrictions, we decided to create this article as a resource for those of you who are considering (or have booked) a Globetrotting ride in the future. Here you’ll find all the relevant information and […]

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Feedback on the Craig’s Hut & High Country Ride

That there is the smile of a man who just completed his first ever horse riding holiday – a ride he’d been dreaming about since he was a kid – with just THREE HOURS of riding experience under his belt! Needless to say, Scott Wilson is our new Globetrotting idol. Having dreamed of riding through […]

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Equestrian Workouts You Can Do at Home - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Equestrian Workouts You Can Do At Home

So you’re stuck at home for a while, huh? It sucks, we know – but why not use this time to improve your saddle fitness with rider-specific workouts? Both you and your horse will feel the benefits – and you don’t even need a saddle, let alone a horse! The following online resources will guide […]

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Feedback on the Glenorchy Back Country Ride

Grace Pitts recently completed the famous Glenorchy Back Country Ride in New Zealand’s South Island and her feedback tells us that this ride more than lives up to the hype! Read what she had to say below – but be warned, you might not be able to resist booking yourself a spot for the upcoming […]

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Together We Ride

We’re slowly finding our new normal in this sea of uncertainty. There are moments when I disentangle myself from my inbox, switch off my mobile, and seek solidarity in nature; it’s like air for me at the moment. I feel like I’m holding my breath during the day, suffocated with fear, sadness and unknowing. Like […]

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Eight Horse Documentaries You Can Watch Online

With many of us getting ready to spend a lot more time at home, we thought it would be timely to share some documentaries that will satisfy your horse cravings and make this somewhat mandatory ‘couch time’ a little more enjoyable! So here are eight beautiful videos that you can watch for free on YouTube: […]

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Horse Breed: Akhal-Teke - 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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How to Avoid International Transaction Fees

Arguably, the two most irritating aspects of using a credit card overseas are ATM withdrawal fees (seriously, I only need €20 and you want to charge me €3 to access it?!) and checking your card statement to find a series of international transaction fees underlining every purchase. I end up looking about as cheerful as […]

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Coronavirus: Travelling Safely During the Outbreak

  We wanted to address the elephant in the room: coronavirus (COVID-19).If you’re booked on a Globetrotting ride within the next six months, you need to know ALL your options before making an informed decision regarding your travel plans. As of now (April 8th), we, our ride partners and our globetrotters are adapting on an […]

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Horse Breed: Aegidienberger

Name of breed: Aegidienberger Country of origin: Germany Breed origin: The Aegidienberger was developed in Germany by crossing the elegant Peruvian Paso with the the hardy Icelandic Horse. The first Aegidienberger was bred in the 1980s by a man named Walter Feldmann and his son, Walter Junior. The aim was to breed ‘a natural tölting […]

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Horse Breed: Florida Cracker - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Florida Cracker

Name of breed: Florida Cracker Country of origin: United States of America. Breed origin: The Florida Cracker’s ancestors were the horses brought to Florida by the Spanish in the 16th century. These Iberian horses were the foundation of many North and South American breeds, so the Florida Cracker is closely related to the Paso Fino, […]

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Planning for Bushfires with Horses

As I write this, Australia is burning. The fires have already seared seven times the land that burnt during last year’s Amazon rainforest fires, and over a billion animals are estimated to have been killed. On our property in the hills above the Sunshine Coast, we have horses, ponies, dogs, guinea pigs and children. It’s […]

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Horse Breed: Nez Perce - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Nez Perce

Name of breed: Nez Perce Country of origin: United States of America Breed origin: The story of this breed is almost as old as the Nez Perce people, or the Nimiipu, as they are sometimes called. This tribe lived on the rich grasslands of the Palouse in North America and were known as the best […]

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Australia is on Fire: we need your help

It’s a very sombre start to the New Year here in Australia. It’s hard to have that twinkle of hope and fizz of excitement that a new decade brings when parts of our country are burning. Tears are constantly slipping down my face. The more I read, the more photos I see. I sit here […]

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Globetrotting's new rides in 2020

Globetrotting’s New Rides in 2020

If you’ve been keeping an eye on our website, you’ll know that we’ve added a lot of bucket list horse riding holidays to our portfolio lately. Some are brand new arrivals, and some have been public knowledge for a while – which is why many are already sold out! So here’s a bit of a […]

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The Haflinger Horse Run

This may just be the cutest horse event you’ve never heard of, globetrotters! Nestled among the mountains of central Germany is Meura Stud Farm, the biggest Haflinger stud farm in Europe. Winters in Germany are harsh, and the stud keeps its herd safe and comfortable in barns throughout the coldest months. Then, when spring finally […]

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Horse Breed: Dutch Warmblood - Team Nijhof - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Dutch Warmblood

Name of breed: Dutch Warmblood, also known as the Dutch Sport Horse or KWPN Country of origin: Netherlands Breed origin: As the name suggests, the Dutch Warmblood comes from the Netherlands, where its development began just over a hundred years ago in the provinces of Gelderland and Groningen. Gelderland is an area with soft, sandy […]

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Horse Breed: Pony of the Americas - Cowgirl Magazine - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Pony of the Americas

Name of breed: Pony of the Americas Country of origin: United States of America Breed origin: The Pony of the Americas is a relatively modern breed that was developed as a calm, intelligent and versatile mid-sized pony with striking appaloosa markings. It all started in 1954, when a Shetland Pony breeder called Les Boomhower was […]

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