Horse Breed: Akhal-Teke - 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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How to Avoid International Transaction Fees

Arguably, the two most irritating aspects of using a credit card overseas are ATM withdrawal fees (seriously, I only need €20 and you want to charge me €3 to access it?!) and checking your card statement to find a series of international transaction fees underlining every purchase. I end up looking about as cheerful as […]

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Coronavirus: Travelling Safely During the Outbreak

  We wanted to address the elephant in the room: coronavirus (COVID-19).If you’re booked on a Globetrotting ride within the next six months, you need to know ALL your options before making an informed decision regarding your travel plans. As of now (April 8th), we, our ride partners and our globetrotters are adapting on an […]

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Horse Breed: Aegidienberger

Name of breed: Aegidienberger Country of origin: Germany Breed origin: The Aegidienberger was developed in Germany by crossing the elegant Peruvian Paso with the the hardy Icelandic Horse. The first Aegidienberger was bred in the 1980s by a man named Walter Feldmann and his son, Walter Junior. The aim was to breed ‘a natural tölting […]

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Horse Breed: Florida Cracker - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Florida Cracker

Name of breed: Florida Cracker Country of origin: United States of America. Breed origin: The Florida Cracker’s ancestors were the horses brought to Florida by the Spanish in the 16th century. These Iberian horses were the foundation of many North and South American breeds, so the Florida Cracker is closely related to the Paso Fino, […]

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Planning for Bushfires with Horses - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Planning for Bushfires with Horses

As I write this, Australia is burning. The fires have already seared seven times the land that burnt during last year’s Amazon rainforest fires, and over a billion animals are estimated to have been killed. On our property in the hills above the Sunshine Coast, we have horses, ponies, dogs, guinea pigs and children. It’s […]

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Horse Breed: Nez Perce - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Breed: Nez Perce

Name of breed: Nez Perce Country of origin: United States of America Breed origin: The story of this breed is almost as old as the Nez Perce people, or the Nimiipu, as they are sometimes called. This tribe lived on the rich grasslands of the Palouse in North America and were known as the best […]

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Australia is on Fire: we need your help

It’s a very sombre start to the New Year here in Australia. It’s hard to have that twinkle of hope and fizz of excitement that a new decade brings when parts of our country are burning. Tears are constantly slipping down my face. The more I read, the more photos I see. I sit here […]

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Globetrotting's new rides in 2020

Globetrotting’s New Rides in 2020

If you’ve been keeping an eye on our website, you’ll know that we’ve added a lot of bucket list horse riding holidays to our portfolio lately. Some are brand new arrivals, and some have been public knowledge for a while – which is why many are already sold out! So here’s a bit of a […]

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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: 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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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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