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GLOBETROTTING IS A TRAVEL AGENCY DEVOTED TO HORSE RIDING HOLIDAYS AND UNIQUE CULTURAL HORSE EXPERIENCES THE WORLD OVER. WE HAVE PERSONALLY TESTED EVERY RIDE WE OFFER, ENABLING US TO MATCH RIDES WITH RIDERS’ ABILITIES AND BUDGETS. YOU WON’T FIND THE SAME RIDING HOLIDAY AT A LOWER PRICE THROUGH ANOTHER AGENCY OR DIRECT WITH THE SUPPLIER: THIS WE SWEAR. BUT IF YOU DO, WE WILL REFUND THE DIFFERENCE – HOW IS THAT FOR PEACE OF MIND?

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FEATURED HORSE RIDING HOLIDAYS

USA

5-6 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom $3,470 USD?Tour costs $3,470 USD which is approximately $5,009 AUD

Big Horn Cattle Drive

If you’re up for an adventure and feel that you’ve completely missed your calling as a cowboy or cowgirl, then you need to sign up for the Big Horn Cattle Drive.

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Late August Open Range Cattle Drive 2023

*specific departure date TBC

LimitedFrom: $3,745 USD ?Tour costs $3,745 USD which is approximately $5,406 AUD

September Cattle Drive 2023

*specific departure date TBC

LimitedFrom: $3,840 USD ?Tour costs $3,840 USD which is approximately $5,543 AUD

Clean Up Cattle Drive October 2023

*specific departure date TBC

LimitedFrom: $3,670 USD ?Tour costs $3,670 USD which is approximately $5,298 AUD

USA

4-6 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom $1,887 USD?Tour costs $1,887 USD which is approximately $2,724 AUD

Montana

With its wide open spaces and tradition of exploring the undiscovered, Montana is the ultimate horse riding holiday destination for globetrotters from around the world.

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USA

6-13 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom $3,900 USD?Tour costs $3,900 USD which is approximately $5,630 AUD

Shell, Wyoming

Wide open spaces, Western traditions and mouth-wateringly good food are just a few of the reasons we love globetrotting in Wyoming, USA.

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Weekly departures available from April to November, with varying seasonal rates.

Canada

7 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom $4,375 USD?Tour costs $4,375 USD which is approximately $6,315 AUD

British Columbia

Canada and cowboys go together like maple syrup and bacon and grizzly bears and wild salmon. It’s easy to fall in love with this happy-go-lucky country and to explore it from the back of a horse is the icing on the cake.

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All lodge rides are from Sunday to Sunday, starting June 19, 2022 and ending October 16, 2022.

*Bear viewing season is from late August to early October.

Namibia

10 NightsStrong Intermediate to AdvancedFrom £4,900 GBP?Tour costs £4,900 GBP which is approximately $8,700 AUD

Namib Desert Safari

For those who thrive on a challenge, riding for 10 days across the expansive Namib Desert is a bucket list experience.

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Jul 19, 2022 Jul 29, 2022From: £4,900 GBP ?Tour costs £4,900 GBP which is approximately $8,700 AUD
Aug 8, 2022 Aug 18, 2022From: £4,900 GBP ?Tour costs £4,900 GBP which is approximately $8,700 AUD
Sep 13, 2022 Sep 23, 2022From: £4,900 GBP ?Tour costs £4,900 GBP which is approximately $8,700 AUD
Apr 1, 2023 Apr 11, 2023From: £5,350 GBP ?Tour costs £5,350 GBP which is approximately $9,499 AUD
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Botswana

5-10 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom £3,050 GBP?Tour costs £3,050 GBP which is approximately $5,415 AUD

Okavango Delta

Riding in the Okavango Delta may be considered the Holy Grail of horse riding safaris around the world.

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5, 7 & 10 night safaris available all year round, seasonal rates apply.

Kenya

7-8 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom $8,155 USD?Tour costs $8,155 USD which is approximately $11,771 AUD

Maasai Mara

Our all-time favourite riding safari, the Maasai Mara in Kenya, explores some of Africa’s best big game country.

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Jul 9, 2022 LimitedFrom: $8,155 USD ?Tour costs $8,155 USD which is approximately $11,771 AUD
Dec 10, 2022 AvailableFrom: $8,155 USD ?Tour costs $8,155 USD which is approximately $11,771 AUD
Jan 21, 2023 LimitedFrom: $8,970 USD ?Tour costs $8,970 USD which is approximately $12,948 AUD
Feb 11, 2023 AvailableFrom: $8,970 USD ?Tour costs $8,970 USD which is approximately $12,948 AUD
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Indonesia

4 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom $3,030 USD?Tour costs $3,030 USD which is approximately $4,374 AUD

The Sumba Ride

Sumba is a Globetrotting destination that has our hearts racing with excitement! Its thrilling, wild and colourful horse culture will leave you bug-eyed and gasping for more.

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Available all year round (subject to accommodation availability), with varying seasonal rates.

Mongolia

12-18 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom $2,660 USD?Tour costs $2,660 USD which is approximately $3,840 AUD

Khovsgol & Arhangay Rides

If you’re an intrepid traveller and thrive on a good adventure then Mongolia is the destination for you.

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July 2 to 14, 2022

4 spots leftFrom: $2,660 USD ?Tour costs $2,660 USD which is approximately $3,840 AUD

Iceland

7 NightsStrong Intermediate to AdvancedFrom €4,200 EUR?Tour costs €4,200 EUR which is approximately $6,410 AUD

Wilderness Expedition

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

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Iceland

6 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom €3,200 EUR?Tour costs €3,200 EUR which is approximately $4,884 AUD

Touch of the Highlands Ride

Believe us when we say, once you’ve tölted under a midnight sun in Iceland there is no turning back. You’ll be transformed. FOREVER.

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Jul 3, 2022 LimitedFrom: €3,200 EUR ?Tour costs €3,200 EUR which is approximately $4,884 AUD

September 3 to 8, 2022

*one day shorter than original ride

LimitedFrom: €2,700 EUR ?Tour costs €2,700 EUR which is approximately $4,121 AUD

Scotland

6 NightsStrong Intermediate to AdvancedFrom £2,600 GBP?Tour costs £2,600 GBP which is approximately $4,617 AUD

The Scottish Borders Ride

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

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Jul 18, 2022 Only 1 spot left!From: £2,600 GBP ?Tour costs £2,600 GBP which is approximately $4,617 AUD
Jul 24, 2022 Only 1 spot left!From: £2,600 GBP ?Tour costs £2,600 GBP which is approximately $4,617 AUD
May 4, 2023 10 spots leftFrom: £3,050 GBP ?Tour costs £3,050 GBP which is approximately $5,415 AUD
May 11, 2023 9 spots leftFrom: £3,050 GBP ?Tour costs £3,050 GBP which is approximately $5,415 AUD
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Ireland

3-7 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom €1,570 EUR?Tour costs €1,570 EUR which is approximately $2,396 AUD

Castle & Estate Ride

Believe us when we say our Castle & Estate Ride in County Monaghan, Ireland is a fairytale wonderland for ANY equestrian enthusiast.

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Apr 12, 2023 3 spots leftFrom: €1,750 EUR ?Tour costs €1,750 EUR which is approximately $2,671 AUD
Apr 26, 2023 5 spots leftFrom: €1,750 EUR ?Tour costs €1,750 EUR which is approximately $2,671 AUD
May 10, 2023 5 spots leftFrom: €1,750 EUR ?Tour costs €1,750 EUR which is approximately $2,671 AUD
May 24, 2023 2 spots leftFrom: €1,750 EUR ?Tour costs €1,750 EUR which is approximately $2,671 AUD
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Ireland

6 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom €2,245 EUR?Tour costs €2,245 EUR which is approximately $3,426 AUD

Cross Country in Tipperary

Any equestrian worth their salt understands the significance of County Tipperary in Ireland, so what better backdrop to learn and improve your cross country riding skills, with top-level coaching on tap and a herd of schoolmaster Irish Sport Horses to choose from!

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Wales

Trans Wales Trail

TWO WORDS describe this ride: FAST & FURIOUS. We’re telling you now, don’t underestimate Wales as a premier riding destination.

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Jul 2, 2022 AvailableFrom: £1,900 GBP ?Tour costs £1,900 GBP which is approximately $3,374 AUD
Sep 17, 2022 LimitedFrom: £1,900 GBP ?Tour costs £1,900 GBP which is approximately $3,374 AUD

Morocco

7 NightsStrong Intermediate to AdvancedFrom €1,100 EUR?Tour costs €1,100 EUR which is approximately $1,679 AUD

The Sahara Ride

Forget the caravans of camels (they tend to spit, don’t they?), it will be while conquering the world’s largest desert – the Sahara – astride a finely balanced Barb mare that you’ll become spellbound by this colourful kingdom.

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Oct 23, 2022 10 spots leftFrom: €1,100 EUR ?Tour costs €1,100 EUR which is approximately $1,679 AUD
Oct 31, 2022 9 spots leftFrom: €1,100 EUR ?Tour costs €1,100 EUR which is approximately $1,679 AUD

Portugal

7 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom €1,530 EUR?Tour costs €1,530 EUR which is approximately $2,335 AUD

Costa Azul

Known as the Blue Coast, your riding holiday in Portugal will take you along the southern stretch of the country’s west coast, Costa Azul.

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Mar 5, 2023 AvailableFrom: €1,630 EUR ?Tour costs €1,630 EUR which is approximately $2,488 AUD
Jun 18, 2023 AvailableFrom: €1,630 EUR ?Tour costs €1,630 EUR which is approximately $2,488 AUD
Oct 8, 2023 AvailableFrom: €1,630 EUR ?Tour costs €1,630 EUR which is approximately $2,488 AUD
Oct 22, 2023 AvailableFrom: €1,630 EUR ?Tour costs €1,630 EUR which is approximately $2,488 AUD
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Spain

7 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom €2,375 EUR?Tour costs €2,375 EUR which is approximately $3,625 AUD

Andalusia

Let’s face it – Spain is the epicentre of horse culture and that’s why it excites us so.

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Jun 17, 2023 Only 1 spot left!From: €2,875 EUR ?Tour costs €2,875 EUR which is approximately $4,388 AUD
Sep 23, 2023 3 spots leftFrom: €2,875 EUR ?Tour costs €2,875 EUR which is approximately $4,388 AUD
Oct 21, 2023 4 spots leftFrom: €2,875 EUR ?Tour costs €2,875 EUR which is approximately $4,388 AUD

Spain

3-6 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom €780 EUR?Tour costs €780 EUR which is approximately $1,191 AUD

Dressage Ride

Learn to dance to the majestic rhythm of the Andalusian horse on one of these dressage-based itineraries in Spain!

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There are four different itineraries to choose from, depending on your dressage desires and the depth to which you wish to immerse yourself in the High School movements.

Spain

6 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom €1,390 EUR?Tour costs €1,390 EUR which is approximately $2,122 AUD

Catalonia

Riding from the unruly Lower Pyrenees to the wild coast of the Mediterranean, you’ll live and breathe the region of Catalonia from the back of a proud Spanish horse.

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Jun 25, 2023 AvailableFrom: €1,590 EUR ?Tour costs €1,590 EUR which is approximately $2,427 AUD
Jul 16, 2023 AvailableFrom: €1,590 EUR ?Tour costs €1,590 EUR which is approximately $2,427 AUD

France

7 NightsStrong Intermediate to AdvancedFrom €1,945 EUR?Tour costs €1,945 EUR which is approximately $2,969 AUD

Bordeaux Wine Trail

Get ready to trot and canter over rolling hills and endless rows of grape-laden vines, admiring the beautiful scenery this part of France has to offer. Whatever your taste, Bordeaux does not disappoint. Allez!

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Apr 29, 2023 AvailableFrom: €2,150 EUR ?Tour costs €2,150 EUR which is approximately $3,281 AUD
May 20, 2023 AvailableFrom: €2,150 EUR ?Tour costs €2,150 EUR which is approximately $3,281 AUD
Sep 23, 2023 AvailableFrom: €2,150 EUR ?Tour costs €2,150 EUR which is approximately $3,281 AUD
Oct 1, 2023 AvailableFrom: €2,150 EUR ?Tour costs €2,150 EUR which is approximately $3,281 AUD
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ABOUT US
IN A NUTSHELL

I started Globetrotting a bit over a decade ago, thanks to a quarter-life crisis. You see, I had turned 25 and went on a 10-day horse riding safari in the Maasai Mara, Kenya, where my mind was blown by witnessing the wildebeest migration astride a safari horse. It was THIS crazy, colourful, life-changing experience that led me to step away from my business (Salt magazine), my boyfriend (now husband – thankfully Steven is a very patient man), mortgage and flee to a remote 100,000 acre estancia in Patagonia only accessible via horse.

For the next nine months I jumped from saddle to saddle, driven by an unquenchable thirst to explore horse cultures in South America and Africa. When I finally returned home, Globetrotting took form alongside my business at the time, Salt magazine.

You see, I fell in love with this form of travel – Globetrotting – where the pace is slower and the experience richer.

Rather than travelling in a tour bus (conveyor-belt travel, I like to call it), when you’re astride a horse, you climb under the skin of a country, absorbing every nuance it has to offer.

I knew it was the only way for me to travel, and I was determined to share this passion with other horse folk and I have.

This is a true calling for me.

I get so much satisfaction from sending Globetrotters on their own horse riding holiday, learning of the joy they get from building a bond with their horse and having their eyes widened and hearts filled to overflowing by their experience. It makes me smile inside.

Globetrotters see places, encounter cultures and meet people revealed only to those willing to travel off the beaten track on the back of a horse. They see the world through a horse’s eyes and ears, and discover travel that is slower and more enriching**.

Now more about the rides, we believe the rides featured in our colourful portfolio are the bees’ knees of horse riding safaris globally and each is unique. But they all feature intelligent horses, cultural spice, shifting and challenging landscapes, colourful characters, gobsmacking foreign wildlife and a pinch (ok, sometimes it is a handful) of adrenalin. They are remarkable horse properties run by passionate people who truly understand what horse people look for in a riding holiday.

Please note that we specialise in these countries because we know them inside and out. Because we are still afflicted with wanderlust, the country list continues to grow. While we have formed close relationships with the hosts who offer the horse rides, we also remain independent and will give you honest and impartial advice about which ride will suit you best. Since we don’t run the horse rides ourselves, we’re free to share an unbiased, genuine opinion of each.

We can also book flights, travel insurance that covers horse riding, visas, accommodation and suggest itineraries for before or after your horse riding holiday.

So that’s us. We just love what we do.

And whether a horse riding holiday is on the radar for the end of the year or in a decade, we don’t mind! We hope our website will feed your wanderlust, inspiring you to take the leap and become a Globetrotter.

When that day comes, we will welcome you warmly.

Kate Pilcher
Founder & Guide of Globetrotting

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