Guided Rides - Horse Riding Holidays and Safaris

Guided Rides

Globetrotting guided rides take the guesswork out of travelling, allowing globetrotters to truly relax as we ride alongside, taking care of every detail.

Many of our guests are solo female riders who love that we do the hard work for them. For example, when you fly into a far-flung country, we’re there from the get-go. We meet you at a central location, fresh off your international flight, so that you can start your trip right.

Before setting off on our ride, we like to spend a night in the capital city. We find boutique hotels in charming suburbs that give a real taste of a place, and because we have limited time in the city, we take you to the very best restaurants, artisans and authentic cultural experiences that trademark that country.

What if your transfer doesn’t arrive on time? What regional airport do you need to arrive into? Where can you find an ATM? Don’t worry about it: we take care of all this and more.

We’re also experienced horseback photographers. With us holding the camera, you can enjoy the moment rather than fiddling around with your own. When you get home, we send through an online album of images and a video clip of your journey. This part of the package is priceless.

We make sure you’re thrilled with your horse, the pace of the ride and your saddle.

It’s our job to know what drink you yearn for after seven hours in the saddle, if you have milk in your tea, and to make sure your dietary requirements are met.

It’s our aim to ensure you become intimate with the country’s culture and experience every facet of its people, food, landscape, history and horses – warts and all.

You’ll be with a group of like-minded travellers, who share a love of horses, travelling and adventure and are looking for an experience that is out-of-the-box. It warms my heart when globetrotters who meet as strangers become firm friends through the ride. It’s a common story.

Those are the reasons you’ll love our guided Globetrotting holidays.

Now without further ado, here is a list of our upcoming GT Guided Rides.

We can’t WAIT to ride alongside you.


Kate Pilcher
Founder & Guide of Globetrotting

Scheduled 2024 guided rides

France

10 NightsStrong Intermediate to Advanced$10,750 AUD

Paris Olympics & Champagne Ride

News flash – Globetrotting is heading to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France and YOU are invited to join!

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Jul 20, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: $10,750 AUD
Jul 26, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: $10,750 AUD

July 26 to 30, 2024

Olympics tickets & accommodation package only (no riding).

SOLD OUT!From: $7,025 AUD

Scotland

6 NightsStrong Intermediate to Advanced£3,500 GBP?Tour costs £3,500 GBP which is approximately $6,649 AUD

The Scottish Borders Ride

{CUE} Bagpipe fanfare. Hey Outlander tragics: listen UP! We’re proud to present The Scottish Borders Ride, designed exclusively for Globetrotting. You won’t find this ride anywhere else in the WORLD.

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Jul 7, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: £3,500 GBP ?Tour costs £3,500 GBP which is approximately $6,649 AUD
Jul 15, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: £3,500 GBP ?Tour costs £3,500 GBP which is approximately $6,649 AUD

July 21, 2024

*Only 1x Common Ride on this departure.

Only 1 spot left!From: £3,500 GBP ?Tour costs £3,500 GBP which is approximately $6,649 AUD
Jul 29, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: £3,500 GBP ?Tour costs £3,500 GBP which is approximately $6,649 AUD
Aug 4, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: £3,500 GBP ?Tour costs £3,500 GBP which is approximately $6,649 AUD

Iceland

7 NightsStrong Intermediate to Advanced€6,500 EUR?Tour costs €6,500 EUR which is approximately $10,441 AUD

Wilderness Expedition

Right, we’ve made an executive decision: Iceland should now be referred to as WOW-land.

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Aug 9, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: €6,500 EUR ?Tour costs €6,500 EUR which is approximately $10,441 AUD

Kyrgyzstan

13 NightsIntermediate to Advanced€5,650 EUR?Tour costs €5,650 EUR which is approximately $9,076 AUD

Exploratory Mountains of Heaven Ride

Kyrgyzstan is a land of breathtaking landscapes, rich nomadic culture, fascinating history, and friendly locals who will invite you into their world.

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Aug 19, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: €5,650 EUR ?Tour costs €5,650 EUR which is approximately $9,076 AUD

USA

5 NightsIntermediate to Advanced

Exploratory Grand Tetons Ride

This is not just a horse riding adventure; it’s a rendezvous with the wild, each day unfolding against the spectacular backdrop of the Teton mountains.

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Aug 26, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: $5,995 USD ?Tour costs $5,995 USD which is approximately $8,997 AUD

Argentina

8 NightsIntermediate to Advanced$3,900 USD?Tour costs $3,900 USD which is approximately $5,853 AUD

Exploratory Ride in Corrientes

This ride combines estancia-based luxury, authentic cattle work AND a point-to-point adventure. Pack your poncho, we’re going to the land of the gaucho!

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Dec 1, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: $3,900 USD ?Tour costs $3,900 USD which is approximately $5,853 AUD

Scheduled 2025 guided rides

USA

5-6 NightsBeginner to Advanced$4,495 USD?Tour costs $4,495 USD which is approximately $6,746 AUD

Big Horn Cattle Drive

If you’re up for an adventure and feel that you’ve missed your calling as a cowboy or cowgirl, you MUST experience the Big Horn Cattle Drive.

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July Cattle Drive 2025

**exact dates TBC

SOLD OUT!From: $5,140 USD ?Tour costs $5,140 USD which is approximately $7,714 AUD

Early August Open Range Cattle Drive 2025

**exact dates TBC

SOLD OUT!From: $4,795 USD ?Tour costs $4,795 USD which is approximately $7,196 AUD

Late August Open Range Cattle Drive 2025

**exact dates TBC

SOLD OUT!From: $4,795 USD ?Tour costs $4,795 USD which is approximately $7,196 AUD

Globetrotting Exclusive Departure

September 3 to 9, 2025

5 spots leftFrom: $6,500 USD ?Tour costs $6,500 USD which is approximately $9,754 AUD

September Cattle Drive 2025

**exact dates TBC

SOLD OUT!From: $5,190 USD ?Tour costs $5,190 USD which is approximately $7,789 AUD

The Namibia Safari

For those who thrive on a challenge, riding across the expansive, ever-changing Namib Desert is a bucket list experience.

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Skeleton Coast Safari

March 20 to 29, 2025

AvailableFrom: £6,200 GBP ?Tour costs £6,200 GBP which is approximately $11,777 AUD

Namib Desert Safari

April 11 to 21, 2025

LimitedFrom: £6,200 GBP ?Tour costs £6,200 GBP which is approximately $11,777 AUD

Namib Desert Safari

June 18 to 28, 2025

AvailableFrom: £6,200 GBP ?Tour costs £6,200 GBP which is approximately $11,777 AUD

Damara Elephant Safari

July 30 to August 9, 2025

SOLD OUT!From: £6,200 GBP ?Tour costs £6,200 GBP which is approximately $11,777 AUD

Namib Desert Safari

August 20 to 30, 2025

AvailableFrom: £6,200 GBP ?Tour costs £6,200 GBP which is approximately $11,777 AUD

Namib Desert Safari

September 10 to 20, 2025

SOLD OUT!From: £6,700 GBP ?Tour costs £6,700 GBP which is approximately $12,727 AUD

Namib Desert Safari

October 1 to 11, 2025

SOLD OUT!From: £6,200 GBP ?Tour costs £6,200 GBP which is approximately $11,777 AUD

Skeleton Coast Safari

October 23 to November 1, 2025

AvailableFrom: £6,200 GBP ?Tour costs £6,200 GBP which is approximately $11,777 AUD

Skeleton Coast Safari

November 13 to 22, 2025

AvailableFrom: £6,200 GBP ?Tour costs £6,200 GBP which is approximately $11,777 AUD

MEET OUR GUIDES

  • KATE PILCHER

    our founder, has been roaming the globe on horseback for a third of her life. Before Globetrotting was born, she worked as a horse-riding guide in Kenya and Argentina, and speaks conversational Kiswahili and Spanish. She has an intimate knowledge of the destinations in the Globetrotting portfolio. Globetrotting is Kate’s life calling and she is passionate about sharing this mode of travel.

  • LAURA RAE

    is the jewel in our Globetrotting crown! We discovered Laura through an internship in 2016 where she opted to learn the Globetrotting ropes with a trip around Canada and America. Laura grew up on a sheep property near Mudgee in country New South Wales and has been closely connected to equines her entire life. She rides like a BOSS, she’s a 3* eventer and connects with ALL of our globetrotters. We’re super proud to have her in our GT family and she’s an expert at finding your perfect-match riding holiday.

  • KATY WILLINGS

    conjures ecstatic and life-enhancing riding experiences for our British and European globetrotters. She tends to laugh in the face of people doing only two things at once, and has the unusual distinction of having represented Great Britain as both a dressage rider and an endurance rider. Katy spent 9 years running the Mongol Derby for the Adventurists, alongside a host of other ambitious events in far flung locales. She has led safaris in Malawi, and horse treks in Mongolia and Kazakhstan. She also has a philosophy degree from Oxford. Needless to say, her campfire chat is off the charts.

  • STEVEN PILCHER

    began his Globetrotting career in Kenya and has since notched up countless rides from Iceland to Morocco. Steven learnt to ride as a child on the dusty plains of Nindigully in western Queensland. When Steven isn’t in the saddle he’s trigger-finger-ready to capture the amazingness of rides via camera and drone. He sometimes does all this while also wrangling three spirited daughters.

  • ANTONY SPIELVOGEL

    learned to navigate the world on horseback after being thrown on his uncle’s farm as a teen, and deems the back of a horse his happy place. In between fulfilling his passion for riding, Antony has managed to fit in over 30 years of financial and commercial experience across a range of industries and enjoys the planning and tactics involved in delivering strategic outcomes to an organisation. With decades of executive leadership and as part of the Globetrotting team, Ant seamlessly blends his corporate expertise with an unwavering passion for travel and horse riding adventures.

WHAT OUR GLOBETROTTERS SAY ABOUT OUR GUIDED RIDES

Tricia Huerta

‘Riding through the Bordeaux region with the Globetrotting crew, every day is a surprise. You’ll think ‘It can’t get better,’ and then it does. Miles and miles of grapevines, with incredible light filtering through the trees and amazing wine by the barrel – probably what you’re expecting when you hear the word ‘Bordeaux’ – but now imagine you’re on a horse. TEN MILLION TIMES BETTER. From riding through centuries-old fortresses and hand-walking your horse onto a ferry deck, to galloping through dense forest and picking grapes straight off the vines as you ride by, this ride will have you looking for real estate in the south of France before the week is out. Our hosts were beyond accommodating and ran the trip like a well-oiled machine, without making it feel like they were at work. The horses were extremely well cared for and had plenty of personality to keep the ride interesting, with amazing boldness – they didn’t put a hoof wrong. I recommend this trip not just for its delightful scenery and divine food and wine, but mostly for its hosts, as they have incredible stories to tell, care about their team – human and animal – and clearly love what they do.’

The Sahara Ride, Morocco - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jacqueline Hogan

‘How privileged I was as a solo traveller to join Kate, Steve and Laura in my choice of destinations, Morocco! The Globetrotting team excelled on all levels, and never missed crossing the Ts and dotting the Is. They are all such genuine, honest horse enthusiasts, and so passionate about what they do. Words can’t describe the exhilaration, fun times, great laughs and memories that I took away from that trip and it’s all thanks to an amazing team who are doing what they love and have an innate ability to leave a lasting impression on the hearts of all their globetrotters.’

Niki Zubrzycki

‘The Scottish Borders Ride was amazing. Our horses were so honest and solid and looked after us all so well. It has been the most liberating thing I have ever done. Huge thanks to Kate for creating such a magical experience and for being there with us for all the fun. And to my Globetrotting companions on this mad adventure, who made it so incredible and full of joy!’

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