How to Choose the Perfect Horse Riding Holiday - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

How to Choose the Perfect Riding Holiday

In this day and age, time is precious and holidays are like gold dust. Especially if you only have a couple of weeks a year away from your desk, you want to choose the very best holiday to invest your time and money in. It’s a no-brainer for me: if you love to ride, you’ll […]

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Horse Breed: Auxois

Name of breed: Auxois, or Trait Auxois Country of origin: France Breed origin: The Auxois is a draught horse breed from the Auxois region of eastern France. It is a direct descendant of the now-extinct Bourguignon horse, a stout, robust and hardy breed from the Burgundy region that was ridden by knights in the Middle […]

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The Camargue Ride, France - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Saddle Up: Roz Beinke’s Camargue Ride

Having cut her teeth on a safari ride in the Okavango Delta in June 2018, globetrotter Roz Beinke joined us on our guided exploratory ride in the Camargue, France, four months later. She later gave us some amazing feedback on the ride, saying, ‘I loved this ride! The accommodation, food, service, and fellow riders just […]

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Horse Breed: American Saddlebred - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: American Saddlebred

Name of breed: American Saddlebred Country of origin: United States Breed origin: The American Saddlebred is known as ‘The Horse History Made’ because its development has been so closely tied to the needs of the nation over the centuries. Its story begins at the beginning of the 18th century, when Thoroughbreds were imported to the […]

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Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jen & Keith Chiswell’s Irish Adventure

Jen Chiswell and her husband, Keith, just completed the Castle & Estate Ride in Ireland – well, Jen did the ride, anyway. Keith, meanwhile, made the most of the fantastic range of activities available for non-riding guests! They also got some incredible footage and photos, and sent in some great feedback, too. We thought we’d […]

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I Wanted to Share this Video…

 This beautiful video was filmed on our pea green property on the Sunshine Coast hinterland in Australia. If you watch carefully you’ll see our cheeky pony Minty Magic roaming free, and our rescue dog, Clifford. If we haven’t met yet, this video will give you some clarity on the who, what, when and why […]

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Nathan Harvey, Para Equestrian - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Nathan Harvey, Para Equestrian

Nathan Harvey is a para equestrian who has everything going for him, having just returned from the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi with two gold medals for dressage and a bronze for show jumping! At age two, Nathan was diagnosed with autism, and he never said a word until he was given a […]

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Is your partner a beginner rider? - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Is your partner a beginner rider?

Okay, so you’ve been riding since you were a tot, you consider yourself an intermediate to advanced rider, and you’re desperate to sign up for a horse riding holiday. Except you have ONE problem: your partner either doesn’t ride or is a beginner rider who can barely post to the trot. You have three options […]

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The Globetrotting Cowgirl

Janine Whyte, the self-proclaimed Globetrotting Cowgirl, was bitten by the travel bug in 2007 while backpacking around the world on a year-long sabbatical from work. In 2009 she stumbled across the world of equitourism and discovered that she could combine her two greatest passions in life, horses and travel. Since her first horseback safari in […]

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Emma Massingale - Mole Valley Farmers

Euro-Trike: Cycling 1000km with Two Ponies

Emma Massingale is on a mission to bring smiles to everyone she meets this year. And the best way to do that, she’s decided, is load two of her ponies into a purpose-built tricycle and cycle 1,000 kilometres across six European countries. Emma is a well-known adventurer and horse whisperer whose YouTube clips depicting her […]

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Goomboorian Campdraft Ride

Saddle Up: Lee Powrie’s Goomboorian Campdraft Ride

In this edition of Saddle Up, we’re following thoroughly addicted repeat globetrotter Lee Powrie to Queensland, Australia, to go cattle mustering and campdrafting on the Goomboorian Campdraft Ride! Read on to get an inside peek at what it’s really like to experience this amazing horse riding holiday. The adverts were amazing: mustering cattle, campdrafting, (suitable […]

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Jess Liston Walers rescue

Race Against Time to save Australia’s War Horses

Jess Liston is on a mission to save the horses whose ancestors carried Australian troops through both the Boer War and World War I: the resilient, loyal , old bloodline Walers. Walers were developed in Australia’s colonial days by crossing a huge number of breeds to create a strong, hardy and willing horse that was […]

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Saddle Up: Brielle Hallett’s Glenorchy Ride

If you can’t get enough of the Glenorchy Back Country ride, don’t worry, you’re certainly not alone! And thanks to Brielle Hallett, who recently completed this sell-out ride, you can quench your appetite for all things New Zealand with this glimpse into life as a globetrotter! Day 1: Arrive at High Country Horses Getting off […]

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Saddle Up: Roz Beinke’s Okavango Delta Ride

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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Saddle Up: Sheryl Germany’s Glenorchy Ride

In this series we will opening up the pages of our Globetrotters’ travel journals to learn about their experiences straight from the horse’s mouth. First up is a glimpse of the Glenorchy Back Country Ride, courtesy of globetrotter Sheryl Germany. Enjoy! The night before my epic adventure! I’m so excited! I’m getting ready to meet […]

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Toilet Talk

We’ve all been there: several hours in the saddle and a few too many gulps of coffee and you find yourself silently praying that someone will shout the words ‘toilet break!’ before things get squirmy. It’s a tad awkward to discuss, but in this blog we’re going to cut the crap – so to speak […]

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Horse Breed: Peruvian Paso

Name of breed: Peruvian Paso Country of origin: Peru Breed origin: The Peruvian Paso is a light saddle horse known for its natural four-beat, lateral gait, the paso llano. Peruvian Paso foals can be seen gaiting alongside their dams within a few hours of birth. The breed has been protected by the Peruvian government since 1992 and […]

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Jump Off

If you’re a horse person living in Australia and haven’t yet tuned in to Jump Off, I have two words for you: WATCH IT!! Jump Off is a new reality series being broadcast on Seven Network and Racing.com. As the series progresses, we watch as five teams of trainers, riders and off-the-track Thoroughbreds compete to […]

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Be Still My Aching Boobs! Best Bras for Horse Riding

Our Globetrotting horse riding holidays are an adventure of the senses. From the tantalising tastes of regional food and wine on our Margaret River Ride in Australia, to the rush of adrenaline and wind in your hair on top of an Andean mountain on The Patagonia Trail, Argentina, it’s all about feeling good. But for […]

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Top 4 Working Cattle Experiences

Whether working with gauchos in Argentina, cowboys in America or stockmen in Australia, there’s something about working cattle from the back of a well-trained horse that truly feeds the soul. And getting a taste of life on a working cattle farm is at the top of many globetrotters’ bucket lists! So to help you find […]

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Top 5 Riding Jeans as Voted by our Globetrotters!

Jeans make great travel companions, even better if they’ll hold up to a day in the saddle but still look good enough to wear out to dinner or a day’s sightseeing. The trick to horseback travel is to make our luggage work hard for us, and when there’s riding gear taking up precious space and weight, […]

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