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The Golden Eagle Festival, Mongolia, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Stacey West – My Mongolia

Attention globetrotters! You’re in for a real treat. Our dear friend and globetrotter, Stacey West, joined us for the Golden Eagle Festival last year, and she has generously shared her love letter to Mongolia.  Her vivid descriptions will teleport you to Mongolia and make you feel as if you’re right there with Stacey, witnessing everything […]

Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback on the Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride

The Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride is the perfect ride to upskill and build your confidence in a safe and encouraging environment, with top-class creature comforts along the way. Kirsty Thys had such a great time she is already planning to do this ride again! Check out Kirsty’s feedback below. Which horse(s) did you […]

The Champagne Ride, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

The Champagne Ride in Pictures

Bonjour, beautiful globetrotters! We’re really excited to share with you some incredible images that globetrotter Jess Knight captured during her dreamy time on The Champagne Ride in France. Through her lens, Jess takes us on a magical journey and shares her experiences of one of the most unforgettable trips she’s ever been on. So sit […]

Chilko lake- Canada

The Chilko Lake Ride in Pictures

Caution! Enter blog post at your own risk! These images are very likely to cause you to spontaneously book a saddle seat on our Chilko Lake Ride! Globetrotter Emma Tomlin has kindly offered to peel back the curtain and share her dreamy Canadian adventure with you all. Captured so remarkably through her lens, these images […]

Missed out on the Kimberley? Book these rides instead! - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Missed out on The Kimberley Ride? Book these rides instead!

It’s no secret that our horse riding holidays in Western Australia’s Kimberley region sell out in mere HOURS. But if the stars didn’t align for you this year, never fear! We have heaps of other rides both in Australia and beyond that will set your soul alight. The following rides have been selected to sing […]

Horse Breed: Basuto - image by Fabian Plock / - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Basuto

Name of breed: Basuto, or Basotho Country of origin: Lesotho and South Africa Breed origin: The story of the Basuto pony begins with a shipment from the Dutch East India Trading Company that arrived on the shores of South Africa in 1653. On board were four ponies of mixed origins, probably with some Arabian, Barb […]

Okavango Delta Safari, Botswana - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback on the Okavango Delta Safari, Botswana

There is NO better way to celebrate a big birthday than a horse riding holiday, and Allison Goldberg started planning hers three years in advance! Little did she know she would be celebrating two years late thanks to COVID – but Botswana’s Okavango Delta was worth the wait a thousand times over. Check out Allison’s […]

Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback on the Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland

We’ve always known that the Castle & Estate Ride in Ireland is THE perfect ride for globetrotters looking to fast-track their horsemanship, especially beginners and those new to jumping. And Hope Towle is living proof! Earlier this year, Hope boosted her trail riding confidence on the Thirlestane Castle Ride in Scotland. Buoyed on by her […]

Horse Riding Holiday Etiquette - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Riding Holiday Etiquette

It may sound strange, but there is a unspoken code among riders on the trail that will stand you in good stead on your next horse riding adventure. Whether you’re a beginner rider or just haven’t ridden out as part of a group for a while, you may not be aware of the etiquette that […]

Horse Breed: Newfoundland Pony - image by Rick Damboise - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Newfoundland Pony

Name of breed: Newfoundland Pony Country of origin: Canada Breed origin: The following information was compiled from notes by Tammy Webber of the Newfoundland Pony Society. When the island of Newfoundland was first colonised by Europeans, the settlers fished the open sea for codfish. They soon realised that ponies would make life on the rugged […]

Horses For Hope - equine assisted therapy - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horses For Hope – Therapy Goes Both Ways

Equine-assisted therapy that helps the horses as much as the humans. Now THAT is a stroke of genius! And it’s exactly what Horses For Hope does. This charity based in regional Victoria, Australia uses a unique herd of horses in a nature-based therapy program in which participants work to heal the horses’ psychological trauma […]

Ranch ride in Shell, Wyoming, USA - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback on the Shell, Wyoming Ride

Have you ever wanted to run away to the Wild West and get a taste of ranch life? Sharon Rayne and her husband Alistair did just that on our ranch ride in Shell, Wyoming! Sharon’s glorious photos are matched only by her wonderful words, so read on to hear about this holiday from a globetrotter’s […]

Horse Breed: Wielkopolski - image by Zuzule/ - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Wielkopolski

Name of breed: Wielkopolski, sometimes called the Mazursko-Poznanski Country of origin: Poland Breed origin: Although the Wielkopolski is a fairly young breed, historically, Poland (or Prussia, as it was once known) was one of the leading European countries when it came to horse breeding. Having long-established trade routes with Turkey, Arabian horses were used for […]

UNICEF & VaccinAid - Give the World a Shot campaign

Give the World a Shot with UNICEF

Worldwide travel is back on its feet post-COVID – hurrah! But in many countries, infection rates are still rising dramatically, hospitals are overwhelmed, and new variants are forming. Really, we’ll only ever be safe if everyone is safe. To this end, we’re supporting UNICEF’s Give the World a Shot campaign. If you’re fortunate enough to be […]

Horse Shepherd Equine Sanctuary - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Shepherd Equine Sanctuary

Some of you may remember the horrifying footage of the ‘Bulla horse rescue‘ that made Australian headlines back in 2016: skeletal horses standing spiritlessly in barren yards, receiving emergency veterinary care, and being loaded onto trucks bound for Horse Shepherd Equine Sanctuary. The 20 surviving Bulla horses have lived out their lives in well-deserved peace […]

Why I Globetrot by Susan Parminter - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

‘Why I Globetrot’ by Susan Parminter

Susan Parminter sent us this wonderful testament to her love of globetrotting after completing her third horse riding holiday with us. It speaks so beautifully to our values and our community that we had to share it. Why I Globetrot I have just returned from my third Globetrotting holiday and have another booked, with several […]

Maasai Mara Horseback Safari, Kenya - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback on the Maasai Mara Safari, Kenya

A horse riding safari in some of Africa’s best big game country has to be THE polar opposite of Covid lockdowns! It’s just one of the many reasons we’re busting to get back to the Maasai Mara. But globetrotter Elliott Sumers beat us to it! And going by his feedback, it was the trip of […]

COVID-19 information for Globetrotting destinations - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

COVID-19 Information for Globetrotting Destinations

With the COVID-19 situation evolving on a daily basis and so much variation in countries’ travel rules and restrictions, we decided to create this article as a resource for those who are considering (or have booked) a horse riding holiday. Here you’ll find all the relevant information and updates on COVID-19 in all of our […]

Equestrian Fitness with Kelly from Western Workouts - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Equestrian Fitness with Kelly from Western Workouts

Globetrotters, we are SO EXCITED to present this video with Kelly Altschwager – horsewoman, personal trainer, nutrition coach, equestrian fitness guru and founder of Western Workouts. Prepare to have your mind BLOWN as Kelly talks through everything you need to know to get saddle fit for your horse riding holiday and beyond. Oh – […]

American Globetrotters: this is where you can travel - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

American Globetrotters: This is where you can travel

We could NOT be more excited to see borders gradually opening up and our first post-COVID American globetrotters embarking on overseas vacations! January 2020 feels like decades ago and the cabin fever is REAL here at Globetrotting HQ. But while we champ at the bit waiting for Australia to give international travel the go-ahead, our […]

Andrew Hoy, Eventing Legend - photo by Thomas Le Floc'H on Flickr - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Andrew Hoy, Eventing Legend

At this point, Andrew Hoy is a record-breaking machine: after winning silver as part of the Australian eventing team and individual eventing bronze at this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games, he’s become Australia’s oldest Olympic medallist at age 62; he’s won more Olympic gold than any other event rider; and with six medals to his name, […]