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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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: 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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Beezie Madden, Showjumping Legend

The showjumping world is full of hair-raising stories and legendary horses and riders – and Beezie Madden is one rider who has certainly had her fair share of unforgettable mounts and moments! The American show jumper was the first woman to earn over $1 million in show jumping, the first woman AND the first American […]

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Horse Breed: Timor Pony - AboutPets - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Timor Pony

Name of breed: Timor Pony Country of origin: Timor, Indonesia Breed origin: The Timor Pony is believed to have evolved in Indonesia over countless centuries. Horses of some kind have existed on the island since at least the 6th century, and were often traded with Thailand, Cambodia and Laos along the Tea Horse Road. In […]

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How to Get Saddle Fit for a Riding Holiday

If you’ve signed up for a horse riding holiday, you’re going to want to make sure that your body is saddle fit. Let’s face it: there is nothing worse than being saddle sore from day one of your much-anticipated trip. Of course, there is always a glass of wine and some ibuprofen that will soothe […]

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Saddle Up: Erin Harriott’s Okavango Delta Ride

For this latest installment of our Saddle Up, we’re lucky enough to have snuck a glimpse into a travel journal that will blow. your. mind. Erin Harriott has just returned from a horse riding safari in Botswana and her account of this adventure is immersive, inspiring, adrenaline-filled, otherworldly, and just downright jaw-dropping. Buckle up, globetrotters! […]

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Horse Breed: Menorquín - Illes Balears - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Menorquín

Name of breed: Menorquín, or Menorcan Country of origin: Menorca, an island of Spain Breed origin: The Menorquín is an Iberian breed indigenous to the island of Menorca, which lies east of mainland Spain. Like other Iberian breeds such as the Andalusian and the Lusitano, the Menorquín has a strong percentage of Barb blood and […]

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Is Your Partner a Non-Rider? Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Is Your Partner a Non-Rider?

Whether you have family members who don’t ride or you’re planning a trip with a non-riding friend, there are PLENTY of Globetrotting holidays that are just as rewarding for the non-rider as they are for the avid globetrotter. If you don’t believe us, check out this amazing testimonial from Jen and Keith Chiswell! It can […]

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Ride Like a Girl

In 2015, Michelle Payne became the first female jockey ever to win the coveted Melbourne Cup. Ride Like a Girl is her story.  Far more than a feel-good horsey flick, far more than a rags-to-riches Aussie battler tale, Ride Like a Girl is a story about family, equality, and sheer grit. I saw it with […]

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Globetrotting's Best Rides for Solo Globetrotters

Best Rides for Solo Globetrotters

Believe it or not, the majority of our globetrotters travel solo. And why wouldn’t they? You can pick the travel dates that fit within your holiday schedule rather than co-ordinating with a friend. You can choose a ride based on YOUR budget, time, interests and riding ability. You’ll meet like-minded folk who all share a […]

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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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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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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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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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