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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

6 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom $6,200 USD?Tour costs $6,200 USD which is approximately $8,915 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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Jul 4, 2021 3 spots leftFrom: $6,200 USD ?Tour costs $6,200 USD which is approximately $8,915 AUDGuided RideGuided Ride! Click to learn more.

USA

4-6 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom $1,882 USD?Tour costs $1,882 USD which is approximately $2,707 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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Aug 30, 2020 LimitedFrom: $2,542 USD ?Tour costs $2,542 USD which is approximately $3,656 AUD
Sep 6, 2020 LimitedFrom: $1,882 USD ?Tour costs $1,882 USD which is approximately $2,707 AUD

USA

6-13 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom $2,925 USD?Tour costs $2,925 USD which is approximately $4,206 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 $3,645 USD?Tour costs $3,645 USD which is approximately $5,242 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.
The 2020 riding season starts from June 21, 2020 and ends October 18, 2020.

Namibia

10 NightsStrong Intermediate to AdvancedFrom £4,740 GBP?Tour costs £4,740 GBP which is approximately $8,562 AUD

Namib Desert Safari

For those who thrive on a challenge, then riding across the Namib Desert is for you.

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Aug 14, 2020 Aug 24, 2020From: £4,740 GBP ?Tour costs £4,740 GBP which is approximately $8,562 AUD
Sep 1, 2020 Sep 11, 2020From: £4,740 GBP ?Tour costs £4,740 GBP which is approximately $8,562 AUD
Apr 2, 2021 Apr 12, 2021From: £4,900 GBP ?Tour costs £4,900 GBP which is approximately $8,851 AUD
Apr 20, 2021 Apr 30, 2021From: £4,900 GBP ?Tour costs £4,900 GBP which is approximately $8,851 AUD
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Botswana

5-10 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom £3,050 GBP?Tour costs £3,050 GBP which is approximately $5,510 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 $7,665 USD?Tour costs $7,665 USD which is approximately $11,022 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 18, 2020 LimitedFrom: $7,665 USD ?Tour costs $7,665 USD which is approximately $11,022 AUD
Aug 8, 2020 SOLD OUT!From: $7,665 USD ?Tour costs $7,665 USD which is approximately $11,022 AUD
Aug 15, 2020 LimitedFrom: $7,665 USD ?Tour costs $7,665 USD which is approximately $11,022 AUD
Sep 5, 2020 SOLD OUT!From: $7,665 USD ?Tour costs $7,665 USD which is approximately $11,022 AUD
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Indonesia

4 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom $2,980 USD?Tour costs $2,980 USD which is approximately $4,285 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.

Japan

3-4 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom ¥311,000 JPY?Tour costs ¥311,000 JPY which is approximately $4,168 AUD

Kobuchizawa

This ride incorporates the Japanese culture, landscape and cuisine perfectly within the riding itinerary.

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Custom departure dates are available, based on a minimum 2 guests.

Mongolia

12-18 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom $2,660 USD?Tour costs $2,660 USD which is approximately $3,825 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, 2021

8 spots leftFrom: $4,450 USD ?Tour costs $4,450 USD which is approximately $6,399 AUD

July 2 to 14, 2021

10 spots leftFrom: $2,660 USD ?Tour costs $2,660 USD which is approximately $3,825 AUD

Iceland

7 NightsStrong Intermediate to AdvancedFrom €3,950 EUR?Tour costs €3,950 EUR which is approximately $6,420 AUD

Wilderness Expedition

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

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Aug 6, 2020 Aug 13, 2020From: €3,950 EUR ?Tour costs €3,950 EUR which is approximately $6,420 AUD
Aug 15, 2021 Aug 22, 2021From: €3,950 EUR ?Tour costs €3,950 EUR which is approximately $6,420 AUD

Iceland

6 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom €2,980 EUR?Tour costs €2,980 EUR which is approximately $4,844 AUD

Touch of the Highlands Ride

Believe me 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 29, 2020 LimitedFrom: €2,980 EUR ?Tour costs €2,980 EUR which is approximately $4,844 AUD
Aug 15, 2020 AvailableFrom: €2,980 EUR ?Tour costs €2,980 EUR which is approximately $4,844 AUD
Jul 4, 2021 AvailableFrom: €2,980 EUR ?Tour costs €2,980 EUR which is approximately $4,844 AUD
Jul 18, 2021 AvailableFrom: €2,980 EUR ?Tour costs €2,980 EUR which is approximately $4,844 AUD
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Scotland

6 NightsStrong Intermediate to AdvancedFrom £2,425 GBP?Tour costs £2,425 GBP which is approximately $4,381 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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Apr 26, 2021 SOLD OUT!From: £2,425 GBP ?Tour costs £2,425 GBP which is approximately $4,381 AUD
May 6, 2021 SOLD OUT!From: £2,425 GBP ?Tour costs £2,425 GBP which is approximately $4,381 AUD
May 13, 2021 SOLD OUT!From: £2,425 GBP ?Tour costs £2,425 GBP which is approximately $4,381 AUD
May 20, 2021 Only 1 spot left!From: £2,425 GBP ?Tour costs £2,425 GBP which is approximately $4,381 AUD
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Ireland

3-7 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom €1,570 EUR?Tour costs €1,570 EUR which is approximately $2,552 AUD

Castle & Estate Ride

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

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Aug 10, 2020 SOLD OUT!From: €1,570 EUR ?Tour costs €1,570 EUR which is approximately $2,552 AUD
Sep 7, 2020 SOLD OUT!From: €1,570 EUR ?Tour costs €1,570 EUR which is approximately $2,552 AUD
Apr 19, 2021 3 spots leftFrom: €1,570 EUR ?Tour costs €1,570 EUR which is approximately $2,552 AUD
May 17, 2021 Only 1 spot left!From: €1,570 EUR ?Tour costs €1,570 EUR which is approximately $2,552 AUD
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Ireland

6 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom €1,910 EUR?Tour costs €1,910 EUR which is approximately $3,105 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 28, 2020 7 spots leftFrom: €1,910 EUR ?Tour costs €1,910 EUR which is approximately $3,105 AUD
Sep 27, 2021 SOLD OUT!From: €1,910 EUR ?Tour costs €1,910 EUR which is approximately $3,105 AUD
Oct 4, 2021 9 spots leftFrom: €1,910 EUR ?Tour costs €1,910 EUR which is approximately $3,105 AUD

Wales

Trans Wales Trail

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

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Aug 8, 2020 SOLD OUT!From: £1,400 GBP ?Tour costs £1,400 GBP which is approximately $2,529 AUD
Aug 22, 2020 SOLD OUT!From: £1,400 GBP ?Tour costs £1,400 GBP which is approximately $2,529 AUD
Sep 19, 2020 SOLD OUT!From: £1,400 GBP ?Tour costs £1,400 GBP which is approximately $2,529 AUD
Sep 26, 2020 LimitedFrom: £1,400 GBP ?Tour costs £1,400 GBP which is approximately $2,529 AUD
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Wales

6 NightsStrong Intermediate to AdvancedFrom £1,200 GBP?Tour costs £1,200 GBP which is approximately $2,168 AUD

National Park Trail

The National Park Trail is the IDEAL amount of time to fall in love with all things Wales.

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Aug 1, 2020 Aug 7, 2020From: £1,200 GBP ?Tour costs £1,200 GBP which is approximately $2,168 AUD
Jun 26, 2021 Jul 2, 2021From: £1,250 GBP ?Tour costs £1,250 GBP which is approximately $2,258 AUD
Aug 14, 2021 Aug 20, 2021From: £1,250 GBP ?Tour costs £1,250 GBP which is approximately $2,258 AUD

Wales

6 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom £880 GBP?Tour costs £880 GBP which is approximately $1,590 AUD

Black Mountain Explorer

Are you keen to improve your riding ability or confidence in the saddle? Do you have a partner who is a beginner rider or a non-rider? THIS is the ride for you!

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Oct 11, 2020 Oct 16, 2020From: £800 GBP ?Tour costs £800 GBP which is approximately $1,446 AUD
Oct 18, 2020 Oct 23, 2020From: £800 GBP ?Tour costs £800 GBP which is approximately $1,446 AUD
Jun 12, 2021 Jun 18, 2021From: £930 GBP ?Tour costs £930 GBP which is approximately $1,680 AUD
Jul 17, 2021 Jul 23, 2021From: £930 GBP ?Tour costs £930 GBP which is approximately $1,680 AUD
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Wales

2-5 NightsStrong Intermediate to AdvancedFrom £600 GBP?Tour costs £600 GBP which is approximately $1,084 AUD

Hay Triangle

If you’re time poor, on a budget or travelling to Europe for work, The Hay Triangle ride in Wales is THE perfect Globetrotting minibreak.

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Sep 1, 2020 Sep 3, 2020From: £600 GBP ?Tour costs £600 GBP which is approximately $1,084 AUD
Sep 15, 2020 Sep 17, 2020From: £600 GBP ?Tour costs £600 GBP which is approximately $1,084 AUD
Apr 18, 2021 Apr 23, 2021From: £920 GBP ?Tour costs £920 GBP which is approximately $1,662 AUD
Apr 20, 2021 Apr 22, 2021From: £600 GBP ?Tour costs £600 GBP which is approximately $1,084 AUD
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Morocco

7 NightsStrong Intermediate to AdvancedFrom €1,100 EUR?Tour costs €1,100 EUR which is approximately $1,788 AUD

The Sahara Ride

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

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Nov 29, 2020 3 spots leftFrom: €1,100 EUR ?Tour costs €1,100 EUR which is approximately $1,788 AUD

Portugal

7 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom €1,450 EUR?Tour costs €1,450 EUR which is approximately $2,357 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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Sep 27, 2020 LimitedFrom: €1,450 EUR ?Tour costs €1,450 EUR which is approximately $2,357 AUD
Oct 4, 2020 SOLD OUT!From: €1,450 EUR ?Tour costs €1,450 EUR which is approximately $2,357 AUD
Oct 18, 2020 SOLD OUT!From: €1,450 EUR ?Tour costs €1,450 EUR which is approximately $2,357 AUD
Oct 25, 2020 LimitedFrom: €1,450 EUR ?Tour costs €1,450 EUR which is approximately $2,357 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

** 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.