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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?

STORIES FROM THE SADDLE

FEATURED HORSE RIDING HOLIDAYS

USA

5-6 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom $3,470 USD?Tour costs $3,470 USD which is approximately $4,786 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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May 23, 2022 LimitedFrom: $3,000 USD ?Tour costs $3,000 USD which is approximately $4,138 AUD
Jun 26, 2022 SOLD OUT!From: $3,590 USD ?Tour costs $3,590 USD which is approximately $4,952 AUD
Aug 7, 2022 SOLD OUT!From: $3,545 USD ?Tour costs $3,545 USD which is approximately $4,890 AUD
Aug 21, 2022 SOLD OUT!From: $3,545 USD ?Tour costs $3,545 USD which is approximately $4,890 AUD
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USA

6-13 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom $3,300 USD?Tour costs $3,300 USD which is approximately $4,552 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 $6,034 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 $9,268 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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Apr 1, 2022 Apr 11, 2022From: £4,900 GBP ?Tour costs £4,900 GBP which is approximately $9,268 AUD
Apr 19, 2022 Apr 29, 2022From: £4,900 GBP ?Tour costs £4,900 GBP which is approximately $9,268 AUD
May 26, 2022 Jun 5, 2022From: £4,900 GBP ?Tour costs £4,900 GBP which is approximately $9,268 AUD
Jul 19, 2022 Jul 29, 2022From: £4,900 GBP ?Tour costs £4,900 GBP which is approximately $9,268 AUD
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Botswana

5-10 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom £3,050 GBP?Tour costs £3,050 GBP which is approximately $5,769 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 $11,248 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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Feb 5, 2022 LimitedFrom: $8,155 USD ?Tour costs $8,155 USD which is approximately $11,248 AUD
Feb 12, 2022 AvailableFrom: $8,155 USD ?Tour costs $8,155 USD which is approximately $11,248 AUD
Mar 5, 2022 AvailableFrom: $8,155 USD ?Tour costs $8,155 USD which is approximately $11,248 AUD
Mar 12, 2022 AvailableFrom: $8,155 USD ?Tour costs $8,155 USD which is approximately $11,248 AUD
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Indonesia

4 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom $2,980 USD?Tour costs $2,980 USD which is approximately $4,111 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 $3,669 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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June 28 to July 16, 2022

8 spots leftFrom: $4,450 USD ?Tour costs $4,450 USD which is approximately $6,138 AUD

July 2 to 14, 2022

4 spots leftFrom: $2,660 USD ?Tour costs $2,660 USD which is approximately $3,669 AUD

Iceland

7 NightsStrong Intermediate to AdvancedFrom €4,200 EUR?Tour costs €4,200 EUR which is approximately $6,634 AUD

Wilderness Expedition

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

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Aug 14, 2022 AvailableFrom: €4,200 EUR ?Tour costs €4,200 EUR which is approximately $6,634 AUD

Iceland

6 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom €3,200 EUR?Tour costs €3,200 EUR which is approximately $5,054 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 SOLD OUT!From: €3,200 EUR ?Tour costs €3,200 EUR which is approximately $5,054 AUD
Jul 17, 2022 SOLD OUT!From: €3,200 EUR ?Tour costs €3,200 EUR which is approximately $5,054 AUD
Jul 31, 2022 SOLD OUT!From: €3,200 EUR ?Tour costs €3,200 EUR which is approximately $5,054 AUD

Scotland

6 NightsStrong Intermediate to AdvancedFrom £2,600 GBP?Tour costs £2,600 GBP which is approximately $4,918 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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May 5, 2022 SOLD OUT!From: £2,600 GBP ?Tour costs £2,600 GBP which is approximately $4,918 AUD
May 12, 2022 SOLD OUT!From: £2,600 GBP ?Tour costs £2,600 GBP which is approximately $4,918 AUD
May 19, 2022 Only 1 spot left!From: £2,600 GBP ?Tour costs £2,600 GBP which is approximately $4,918 AUD
Jun 2, 2022 Only 1 spot left!From: £2,600 GBP ?Tour costs £2,600 GBP which is approximately $4,918 AUD
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Ireland

3-7 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom €1,570 EUR?Tour costs €1,570 EUR which is approximately $2,480 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 13, 2022 2 spots leftFrom: €1,570 EUR ?Tour costs €1,570 EUR which is approximately $2,480 AUD
Apr 28, 2022 Only 1 spot left!From: €1,570 EUR ?Tour costs €1,570 EUR which is approximately $2,480 AUD
May 18, 2022 SOLD OUT!From: €1,570 EUR ?Tour costs €1,570 EUR which is approximately $2,480 AUD
May 26, 2022 SOLD OUT!From: €1,570 EUR ?Tour costs €1,570 EUR which is approximately $2,480 AUD
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Ireland

6 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom €2,245 EUR?Tour costs €2,245 EUR which is approximately $3,546 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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Sep 12, 2022 3 spots leftFrom: €2,245 EUR ?Tour costs €2,245 EUR which is approximately $3,546 AUD
Sep 26, 2022 3 spots leftFrom: €2,245 EUR ?Tour costs €2,245 EUR which is approximately $3,546 AUD
Oct 3, 2022 8 spots leftFrom: €2,245 EUR ?Tour costs €2,245 EUR which is approximately $3,546 AUD

Morocco

7 NightsStrong Intermediate to AdvancedFrom €1,100 EUR?Tour costs €1,100 EUR which is approximately $1,738 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 $1,738 AUD
Oct 31, 2022 9 spots leftFrom: €1,100 EUR ?Tour costs €1,100 EUR which is approximately $1,738 AUD

Portugal

7 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom €1,530 EUR?Tour costs €1,530 EUR which is approximately $2,417 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 6, 2022 AvailableFrom: €1,580 EUR ?Tour costs €1,580 EUR which is approximately $2,496 AUD
Jun 19, 2022 AvailableFrom: €1,580 EUR ?Tour costs €1,580 EUR which is approximately $2,496 AUD
Oct 9, 2022 SOLD OUT!From: €1,580 EUR ?Tour costs €1,580 EUR which is approximately $2,496 AUD
Oct 23, 2022 AvailableFrom: €1,580 EUR ?Tour costs €1,580 EUR which is approximately $2,496 AUD
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Spain

7 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom €2,375 EUR?Tour costs €2,375 EUR which is approximately $3,751 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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Apr 9, 2022 Only 1 spot left!From: €2,375 EUR ?Tour costs €2,375 EUR which is approximately $3,751 AUD
May 31, 2022 Only 1 spot left!From: €2,375 EUR ?Tour costs €2,375 EUR which is approximately $3,751 AUD
Aug 27, 2022 2 spots leftFrom: €2,375 EUR ?Tour costs €2,375 EUR which is approximately $3,751 AUD
Oct 8, 2022 4 spots leftFrom: €2,375 EUR ?Tour costs €2,375 EUR which is approximately $3,751 AUD

Spain

3-6 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom €780 EUR?Tour costs €780 EUR which is approximately $1,232 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 $2,196 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 5, 2022 Jul 11, 2022From: €1,390 EUR ?Tour costs €1,390 EUR which is approximately $2,196 AUD
Jun 11, 2022 Jun 17, 2022From: €1,390 EUR ?Tour costs €1,390 EUR which is approximately $2,196 AUD
Jun 26, 2022 Jul 2, 2022From: €1,390 EUR ?Tour costs €1,390 EUR which is approximately $2,196 AUD
Jul 2, 2022 Jul 8, 2022From: €1,390 EUR ?Tour costs €1,390 EUR which is approximately $2,196 AUD
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France

7 NightsStrong Intermediate to AdvancedFrom €1,945 EUR?Tour costs €1,945 EUR which is approximately $3,072 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 30, 2022 LimitedFrom: €1,995 EUR ?Tour costs €1,995 EUR which is approximately $3,151 AUD
May 21, 2022 LimitedFrom: €1,995 EUR ?Tour costs €1,995 EUR which is approximately $3,151 AUD
Sep 24, 2022 SOLD OUT!From: €1,995 EUR ?Tour costs €1,995 EUR which is approximately $3,151 AUD
Oct 2, 2022 SOLD OUT!From: €1,995 EUR ?Tour costs €1,995 EUR which is approximately $3,151 AUD
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France

4 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom €2,420 EUR?Tour costs €2,420 EUR which is approximately $3,822 AUD

The Camargue Ride

A timeless wetland checkered with silver salt pans, waterlogged rice paddies and movie-style cowboys: nothing excites us more than galloping the free-spirited, silver Camargue horses through their native habitat.

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Oct 29, 2022 6 spots leftFrom: €2,420 EUR ?Tour costs €2,420 EUR which is approximately $3,822 AUD

Argentina

7 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom $5,600 USD?Tour costs $5,600 USD which is approximately $7,724 AUD

The Patagonia Trail

Two words come to mind when describing The Patagonia Trail: authentic & adventurous.

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Jan 25, 2022 AvailableFrom: $5,600 USD ?Tour costs $5,600 USD which is approximately $7,724 AUD
Feb 1, 2022 SOLD OUT!From: $5,600 USD ?Tour costs $5,600 USD which is approximately $7,724 AUD
Feb 9, 2022 AvailableFrom: $5,600 USD ?Tour costs $5,600 USD which is approximately $7,724 AUD
Feb 15, 2022 AvailableFrom: $5,600 USD ?Tour costs $5,600 USD which is approximately $7,724 AUD
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Stories from the saddle

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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

** Warning: highly addictive. Apply at your own risk.

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Can non-riders come on your riding holidays?

Yes, we offer a variety of riding destinations that cater to both riders and non-riders. On each individual ride page we’ll specify whether non-riders can be catered for.

We’ve also made a list of the best Globetrotting holidays that cater for non-riders – check it out here.

If you’re still unsure, feel free to check in with us, and we’ll confirm whether the ride you’re interested in is suitable for non-riders.

Do I pay extra if I book my horse riding holiday through Globetrotting?

No, you most certainly do not. Globetrotting is a booking agency specialising in horse riding holidays and it is no more expensive to book through us as compared to going directly to the outfitter. In fact, we guarantee that you won’t get your trip cheaper anywhere else. We are so confident of this claim that if you happened to stumble on a unicorn and find the same ride for less, we will refund you the difference. How is that for peace of mind?

Can I bring my own horse?

The answer is no (unless you have the cash flow to fly your horse to Kenya!) The portfolio of rides that Globetrotting recommends to clients involves riding the horses provided by the outfitter. A lot of riders prefer to ride their own horses as they know them inside out, however we can assure you that you’ll be truly satisfied with the type of horse that you’ll ride on each and every ride that we recommend.

Before you arrive the outfitter will have a globetrotting information sheet on your riding ability and the type of horse that you prefer to ride. Horses will be matched according to your ability and there is always the option to swap horses if need be.

Since we personally road-test each and every ride {and thus their string of horses} here is a list of the characteristics and traits that we’re looking for in a guest horse.

Get up close and personal with some of our globetrotters’ favourite mounts, who are now legendary in status, here.

Do I need travel insurance even if I’m travelling domestically?

The short answer – yes. Travel insurance is compulsory on all Globetrotting rides and is a condition of booking with Globetrotting, regardless if you’re travelling within your home country or abroad. When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for horse riding as an activity, and medical expenses, including emergency repatriation.

When looking for a travel insurance policy make sure it covers personal liability, loss of luggage and personal effects and most importantly cancellation insurance. This will cover cancellation penalties in certain circumstances if you have to cancel your trip unexpectedly due to illness, injury or unforeseen circumstances. Unfortunately cancellation insurance will not cover you if you change your mind (unless you take the ‘cancel for any reason’ insurance – which we recommend.)

Your insurance policy including the specific name of your insurance company, policy number and emergency insurance contact number MUST be provided before you start your ride. You’ll be able to upload your travel insurance details within your Globetrotter profile.

For more information on the long and short of travel insurance read this article.

Our colleague, Rebecca Dibbs can provide a non-obligation travel insurance quote that specifically covers horse riding.

When completing your booking form, please indicate if you would like a quote for competitive travel insurance that specifically covers horse riding to be provided.