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 […]

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Horse Breed: Wielkopolski - image by Zuzule/Shutterstock.com - 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 – […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Dressage Champion - photo by WDM - World Dressage Masters on Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0) - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl – Tokyo 2020 Dressage Champion!

 I don’t know about you, globetrotters, but I was glued to the TV for this year’s Individual Dressage Grand Prix. Freestyle routines are such a pleasure to watch, especially when the horses and riders are at the top of their game. And WOW – what a competition! The title of Olympic Dressage champion passed […]

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Is your partner a beginner rider? Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Is Your Partner a Beginner Rider?

So you’re a confident rider ready to enjoy some windswept canters and ride a finely-tuned horse, but your partner is, well… not. Don’t worry, globetrotter, we’ve got you covered – we have a BIG selection of horse riding holidays that cater to riders of all abilities, from beginner to advanced. {Not sure what your ability […]

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Top 5 Noise-cancelling Headphones

Noise-cancelling headphones are a brilliant addition to your carry-on rather than run-of-the-mill iPhone earphones or stock standard airline headphones. The ability to tune out from the bustle of your surroundings can be the difference between arriving at your destination ready for adventure or ready for a stiff drink! And back at home, you’ll be surprised […]

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Tassie Tiger Trail, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Travel During COVID: Insurance Update

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

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Globetrotting's Edge of the World Rides - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Globetrotting’s Edge of the World Rides

 There are moments in life that call you to step towards the edge. And do something that scares you. Challenges you. Jolts you. Quite often, you’ll know when this type of journey is needed. You may have gone through a separation. Received a diagnosis. Said goodbye to a loved one. Marked a significant birthday. […]

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Fuller Fillies - Plus-sized riding gear our globetrotters love - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Fuller Fillies: Plus-Sized Apparel Our Globetrotters Love!

Recently, we collaborated with globetrotter Stacey West to share a blog post and a live video discussing what it’s like to be a plus-sized horse rider. Well, I am thrilled to say we were INUNDATED with comments and messages from globetrotters who connected with what we were saying, and more than a few recommendations for […]

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Horse Breed: Akhal-Teke - photo by Artur Baboev on Wikimedia Commons - 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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The IATA Coronavirus Travel Regulations Map

Here at Globetrotting HQ, we’ve had our eyes peeled for the very best resources we can arm you with as you prepare to travel in the aftermath of COVID. There is certainly plenty of information out there – to the point that it can actually be very difficult to pinpoint the info you’re looking for. […]

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Best Compact Cameras for a Horse Riding Holiday

So you’ve signed up for a horse riding holiday and you’re wanting to buy or upgrade your camera to make sure you capture every single moment from dusk to dawn. Yes, you could just take your smartphone, but there are a few drawbacks with this option. Smartphones are not ideal for photography on a moving […]

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Plus-sized riding apparel - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Plus-sized Riding Apparel

We’ve heard firsthand the trials and tribulations of curvy globetrotters trying to find plus-sized equestrian clothing that actually fits and makes them look and feel good. Recently we hosted a live video about globetrotting as a plus-sized rider and invited our beautiful friend Stacey West to write a blog post on the topic. Combined with […]

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Horse Breed: Megruli - photo by Zhanna Fort - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Megruli

Name of breed: Megruli, also known as the Megrel, Megrelian or Mingrelian Country of origin: Georgia Breed origin: One of three native Georgian horse breeds, the Megruli is found in western Georgia, from the lowlands near the Black Sea to the soaring Caucasus Mountains. It is descended from the horse of the Colchians, a group […]

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