Globetrotting as a plus-sized rider - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Globetrotting as a Plus-Sized Rider

Hi, I’m Stacey! I’m 35 years old, and I’ve been riding horses on and off since I was about four. My absolute favourite thing to do with a horse is trail ride, but I’ve tried my hand at driving, dressage, and mounted archery in the past. I also happen to be a plus-sized Globetrotter. I […]

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Horse Breed: Eriskay Pony - image via Horse Breeds Pictures - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Eriskay Pony

Name of breed: Eriskay (known in Scottish Gaelic as Each Beag nan Eilean or Each Èirisgeach) Country of origin: Scotland Breed origin: The Eriskay pony is one of the oldest and most genetically distinct breeds in the British Isles. Its ancestors roamed the forests and hills of Scotland long before people lived there. Since domestication, […]

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The Sahara Ride, Morocco - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

He’s ‘JUST’ a Trail Horse

We found this beautiful piece of writing on Facebook and HAD to share it with you all! An ode to the trail horse, so often looked down upon, yet so highly prized by those who ride beyond the arena and the show ring. If anyone knows the author, please leave a comment so we can […]

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Q&A with GT’s founder, Kate, on the love of globetrotting AND riding in Sumba, Indonesia!

Our friends at Shibui & Co., a digital magazine dedicated to the celebration of slow travel, have just published the most AMAZING interview with Kate, Globetrotting’s founder and head guide! Kate goes into the epic story of how she created Globetrotting, why there is NO better way to travel, what Globetrotting will look like post-COVID […]

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Horse Breed: Belgian Warmblood - image via Belgian Warmblood North American District - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Belgian Warmblood

Name of Breed: Belgian Warmblood, also known by the acronym BWP. Country of origin: Belgium Breed origin: The intriguing history of warmblood horse breeding in Belgium begins in 1937, when a studbook was founded by the rural cavalry. As well as being used in war, the horses were used to teach and entertain Belgium’s youth, […]

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Tales of the Trail: an epic ride around Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Tales of the Trail: an epic ride around Australia!

Let’s be honest: at one point or another, all of us have fantasised about abandoning our everyday lives in favour of a long-distance journey with our favourite people: our horses! (Oh, any maybe our family… maybe.) There’s something undeniably romantic about life on the road: living day-to-day, never knowing what’s around the next bend, and […]

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Globetrotting's Best Jumping Holidays - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Globetrotting’s Best Jumping Holidays

Are you one of those riders who is constantly on the lookout for logs, fences and hedges to pop over? Then keep reading, because we’ve got a handful of horse riding holidays that offer superb jumping with horses that are happy to fly. From holidays with a focus on cross country to point-to-point rides with […]

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Horse Breed: American Paint Horse - photo by Holley Underhill Equine Photography - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: American Paint Horse

Name of breed: American Paint Horse Country of origin: United States Breed origin: The most popular ranch horses in America, the Quarter Horse and the Paint Horse, have a shared history. They were the result of crossing English Thoroughbreds with the horses brought to Central America by the Spanish, which had spread north and been […]

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Tassie Tiger Trail, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Travel During COVID: Insurance Update

Hey hey globetrotters, Those of you who have travelled or considered travelling since coronavirus hit will know that getting travel insurance that covers anything related to the virus has been all but impossible. Well one of the insurance companies we recommend for horse riding holidays, Cover-More, has just released some VERY exciting updates to their […]

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Horse Breed: Mecklenburger - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Mecklenburger

Name of breed:Mecklenburger, or Mecklenburg Country of origin: Germany Breed origin: In the 16th century, the northeast German region of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was under the rule of the House of Mecklenburg, and within this region a particular type of horse began to develop. It was not a draught horse, or a Thoroughbred, or an Arabian; it […]

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Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Saddle Up: Erica Neumann’s Craig’s Hut & High Country Ride

Get ready, globetrotters, you’re in for a real treat! The wonderfully talented Erica Neumann kept a journal of her horse riding holiday in the Victorian High Country of Australia and very kindly allowed us to share it with you all! Honestly, Erica’s in-depth account of this trip is perfect – I couldn’t have written it […]

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The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Australian Globetrotters: This is Where You Can Ride

The world is slowly – at its own pace, stage by stage – reopening for globetrotters near and far. This article is dedicated to all of our Australian-based globetrotters as we navigate the recent state border openings. I wanted to give you a concise and to-the-point list of rides available to you in the next […]

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10 Gift Ideas for Horse Loving Travel Addicts - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

10 Gift Ideas for Horse Loving Travel Addicts

It’s that time of year, globetrotters – amidst the anticipation of welcoming 2021 and kicking 2020 in the pants, everyone’s rushing around trying to find the perfect gifts for their nearest and dearest. And since so many of you have loved ones who LOVE travelling on horseback, we thought we’d give you some inspiration. And […]

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Horse Breed: Međimurje - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Međimurje

Name of breed: Međimurje Country of origin: Croatia Breed origin: The Međimurje is a coldblooded heavy horse named after the Međimurje County in what is now northern Croatia, where it was developed in the 18th century. In this region there were a great number of pure and cross-bred Arabian horses, which were brought to Međimurje […]

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Globetrotting's horse riding holidays for wine lovers - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Riding Holidays for Wine Lovers

‘Horses and wine – what more could you want?!’ This is a statement we hear ALL the time here at Globetrotting! And for good reason: life truly doesn’t get much better than trotting through beautiful scenery for days on end, stopping in at cellar doors and restaurants to wine and dine to your heart’s content. […]

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Horse Breed: Yakutian - image via Yakutia Today - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Yakutian

Name of breed: Yakutian, or Yakut Country of origin: Siberia, Russia Breed origin: In the 13th century, Genghis Khan’s army forced the Yakut people to flee Mongolia. They took their horses and headed north to the frozen wilderness of Siberia, where they relied on their tough steeds for survival. But what is remarkable is what […]

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Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

The Glenorchy Back Country Ride in Pictures

Apologies in advance if the loading time for this post is a little bit crazy, globetrotters, but when you’re given a treasure chest full of phenomenal photos from the Glenorchy Back Country Ride, choosing a handful to share is just about impossible! Genelle Bevan is a globetrotter and photographer extraordinaire. That’s her riding the beautiful […]

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Heels Down, Fists Up: Bri Noble and Black Lives Matter - photo by Noah Berger - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Heels Down, Fists Up: Bri Noble & Black Lives Matter

It’s become an iconic image in the 2020 Black Lives Matter movement: Bri Noble astride her Appaloosa, Dapper Dan, leading a protest with her fist high in the air after the murder of George Floyd. With Dapper Dan standing 17 hands high, Bri was literally someone to look up to at the Oakland protest and […]

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The Gaucho Derby - Q&A with our Guide, Jakob von Plessen - photo by Richard Dunwoody - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

The Gaucho Derby: Q&A with our Guide, Jakob

For globetrotters who have ridden The Patagonia Trail in Argentina or our safari ride in Kenya’s Maasai Mara, it’s common knowledge that guide Jakob von Plessen is a force of nature – a human whirlwind of charisma and courage with a penchant for sniffing out adventure. So it will come as no surprise to hear […]

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Horse Breed: Finnhorse - image via Suomen Hippos - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Finnhorse

Name of breed: Finnhorse, or Finnish Horse (Finnish: suomenhevonen, which literally means ‘horse of Finland’) Country of origin: Finland Breed origin: Finland’s official breed, the Finnhorse has been a fixture in its native country for many centuries. However, it has only been ‘official’ since 1907, when the studbook was established and pure breeding became the […]

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Stay Wild and Free: Selina and Vispo - Globetrotting horse riding holidays - image via @selina_and_vispo

Stay Wild and Free: Selina and Vispo

Selina Micòl Wendt is an equestrian based in Liguria, Italy, whose Instagram account @selina_vispo celebrates the unique joy and freedom of riding in nature. ‘Stay wild and free’ is her motto, and we say AMEN to that! Selina kindly took the time to give us some insight into her life with horses – and more […]

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