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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 […]

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 […]

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback on the Scottish Borders Ride

Mike Barker kicked off his Globetrotting career with a safari ride in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. Now, anyone who’s experienced that ride will agree that it sets the bar pretty high! Here at Globetrotting HQ, we were more than a little curious about which holiday Mike would book next. But when he chose the Scottish Borders […]

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback on the Scottish Borders Ride

Since we first experienced Scotland’s unique Common Riding tradition and crafted The Scottish Borders Ride back in 2018, it’s been one of our all-time favourite horse riding holidays. And when the world opened up post-COVID, we headed straight for the Scottish Borders! So we were beyond thrilled when the first feedback we received from the […]

Low, Slow Travel on Horseback: Africa - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Low & Slow Travel on Horseback: Africa

Horse riding holidays foster a deep respect for the incredible landscapes, animals and people that we are fortunate to encounter. Travelling as globetrotters, we can rest easy knowing that we’re boosting the local economy and treading lightly on the land. But it’s up to us to ensure the rest of our trip is carried out […]

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 […]

Low, Slow Travel on Horseback: Europe - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Low & Slow Travel on Horseback: Europe

Covid has opened humanity’s eyes to the beauty of slow travel. We’ve realised the importance of valuing the quality of our experiences far more than the quantity. Multi-ride vacations are a growing trend. And horse riding holidays are the ultimate form of low, slow travel: they’re immersive, sustainable, deeply rewarding AND if you plan your […]

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 […]

The Grape Horse Adventure, Barossa Valley, South Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Saddle Up: Sam Rees’s Grape Horse Adventure

If riding through a world famous wine region on a bitless, barefoot Arabian sounds like your idea of a perfect horseback holiday, then consider this edition of Saddle Up a must-read! Globetrotter Sam Rees was kind enough to share the write-up she penned for her local Pony Club and it is seriously drool-worthy. Check it […]

Low, Slow Travel on Horseback: Australia & New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Low & Slow Travel on Horseback: Australia & New Zealand

What do you picture when you think of post-Covid travel, globetrotters? If you’re anything like us, this pandemic has opened your eyes to the beauty of slow travel – the kind of trip that’s less about seeing as much as possible and more about experiencing as deeply as possible. Truly being right where you are. […]

British Columbia, Canada - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Feedback on the Chilko Lake Ride, BC

Kyrsten Olson was one of the first globetrotters to experience our horse riding holiday in British Columbia, Canada post-covid and her feedback made us want to jump on the next flight to Canada! Check it out below. Were there any stand-out experiences (good or bad) with the accommodation that you would like to mention? Karen […]

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

The Yarra Valley Ride in Pictures

WARNING: the images in this post may cause spontaneous and irresistible urges to book a place on the Yarra Valley Ride. Globetrotting cannot be held liable for any horse riding holidays that may occur as a result, and we advise viewers to hide their bank cards before proceeding! Hannelie Van Der Klashorst recently shared her […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]