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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 $4,495 USD?Tour costs $4,495 USD which is approximately $6,763 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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Globetrotting Exclusive Departure

September 3 to 9, 2025

10 spots leftFrom: $6,500 USD ?Tour costs $6,500 USD which is approximately $9,779 AUDGuided RideGuided Ride! Click to learn more.

USA

6-13 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom $4,130 USD?Tour costs $4,130 USD which is approximately $6,214 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 $4,890 USD?Tour costs $4,890 USD which is approximately $7,357 AUD

Chilko Lake Ride, BC

Canada and cowboys go together like maple syrup and bacon. 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 pancakes.

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All lodge rides are from Sunday to Sunday, starting June 23, 2024 and ending October 6, 2024.

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

Namibia

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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Namib Desert Safari

July 3 to 13, 2024

AvailableFrom: £5,800 GBP ?Tour costs £5,800 GBP which is approximately $11,129 AUD

Damara Elephant Safari

July 24 to August 3, 2024

LimitedFrom: £5,800 GBP ?Tour costs £5,800 GBP which is approximately $11,129 AUD

Namib Desert Safari

August 14 to 24, 2024

AvailableFrom: £5,800 GBP ?Tour costs £5,800 GBP which is approximately $11,129 AUD

Damara Elephant Safari

September 4 to 14, 2024

LimitedFrom: £5,800 GBP ?Tour costs £5,800 GBP which is approximately $11,129 AUD
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Botswana

5-10 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom £3,500 GBP?Tour costs £3,500 GBP which is approximately $6,716 AUD

The Okavango Delta Ride

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 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom $9,870 USD?Tour costs $9,870 USD which is approximately $14,849 AUD

The Maasai Mara Ride

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

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Jun 15, 2024 LimitedFrom: $9,870 USD ?Tour costs $9,870 USD which is approximately $14,849 AUD
Jun 22, 2024 LimitedFrom: $9,870 USD ?Tour costs $9,870 USD which is approximately $14,849 AUD
Jun 29, 2024 AvailableFrom: $9,870 USD ?Tour costs $9,870 USD which is approximately $14,849 AUD
Jul 6, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: $9,870 USD ?Tour costs $9,870 USD which is approximately $14,849 AUD
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Indonesia

4 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom $4,694 USD?Tour costs $4,694 USD which is approximately $7,062 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 $3,110 USD?Tour costs $3,110 USD which is approximately $4,679 AUD

Khovsgol & Arhangay Rides

If you’re an intrepid traveller and thrive on a good adventure, then Mongolia is the destination for you. These itineraries include a unique, local Naadam festival.

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19-Day Khovsgol Ride with Naadam Festival & Reindeer People

June 28 to July 16, 2024

$4550 USD per person for minimum 2 guests
$4110 USD per person for 3-5 guests
$3920 USD per person for 6+ guests

*Please note, this price includes an internal flight price of $400 USD per person.

7 spots leftFrom: $4,110 USD ?Tour costs $4,110 USD which is approximately $6,184 AUD

13-Day Arhangay Ride with Naadam Festival

July 2 to 14, 2024

$3110 USD per person for minimum 2 guests
$2870 USD per person for 3-5 guests
$2670 USD per person for 6+ guests

12 spots leftFrom: $3,110 USD ?Tour costs $3,110 USD which is approximately $4,679 AUD

Iceland

7 NightsStrong Intermediate to AdvancedFrom €6,500 EUR?Tour costs €6,500 EUR which is approximately $10,601 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 €4,970 EUR?Tour costs €4,970 EUR which is approximately $8,106 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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Jun 29, 2025 3 spots leftFrom: €4,970 EUR ?Tour costs €4,970 EUR which is approximately $8,106 AUD
Jul 13, 2025 10 spots leftFrom: €4,970 EUR ?Tour costs €4,970 EUR which is approximately $8,106 AUD
Jul 27, 2025 3 spots leftFrom: €4,970 EUR ?Tour costs €4,970 EUR which is approximately $8,106 AUD
Aug 10, 2025 5 spots leftFrom: €4,970 EUR ?Tour costs €4,970 EUR which is approximately $8,106 AUD
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Scotland

6 NightsStrong Intermediate to AdvancedFrom £3,500 GBP?Tour costs £3,500 GBP which is approximately $6,716 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 30, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: £3,500 GBP ?Tour costs £3,500 GBP which is approximately $6,716 AUD
Jun 16, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: £3,500 GBP ?Tour costs £3,500 GBP which is approximately $6,716 AUD
Jul 7, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: £3,500 GBP ?Tour costs £3,500 GBP which is approximately $6,716 AUD
Jul 15, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: £3,500 GBP ?Tour costs £3,500 GBP which is approximately $6,716 AUD
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Ireland

3-7 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom €1,950 EUR?Tour costs €1,950 EUR which is approximately $3,181 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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Custom departure dates are available year-round on request and subject to availability. Minimum 3-night stay required.

3-night stays begin at €1200 EURO per person twin share.

Ireland

6 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom €3,230 EUR?Tour costs €3,230 EUR which is approximately $5,268 AUD

Cross Country in Tipperary

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

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Sep 2, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: €3,230 EUR ?Tour costs €3,230 EUR which is approximately $5,268 AUD
Sep 16, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: €3,230 EUR ?Tour costs €3,230 EUR which is approximately $5,268 AUD
Sep 30, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: €3,230 EUR ?Tour costs €3,230 EUR which is approximately $5,268 AUD
Oct 14, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: €3,230 EUR ?Tour costs €3,230 EUR which is approximately $5,268 AUD

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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Jun 8, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: £2,250 GBP ?Tour costs £2,250 GBP which is approximately $4,318 AUD
Jun 22, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: £2,250 GBP ?Tour costs £2,250 GBP which is approximately $4,318 AUD
Jul 6, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: £2,250 GBP ?Tour costs £2,250 GBP which is approximately $4,318 AUD
Aug 3, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: £2,250 GBP ?Tour costs £2,250 GBP which is approximately $4,318 AUD
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Portugal

7 NightsStrong Intermediate to AdvancedFrom €1,710 EUR?Tour costs €1,710 EUR which is approximately $2,789 AUD

The Costa Azul Ride

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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Jun 16, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: €1,890 EUR ?Tour costs €1,890 EUR which is approximately $3,083 AUD
Jun 23, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: €1,890 EUR ?Tour costs €1,890 EUR which is approximately $3,083 AUD
Jul 7, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: €1,890 EUR ?Tour costs €1,890 EUR which is approximately $3,083 AUD
Aug 18, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: €1,890 EUR ?Tour costs €1,890 EUR which is approximately $3,083 AUD
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Spain

7 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom €3,200 EUR?Tour costs €3,200 EUR which is approximately $5,219 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 3, 2025 4 spots leftFrom: €3,200 EUR ?Tour costs €3,200 EUR which is approximately $5,219 AUD
Oct 11, 2025 4 spots leftFrom: €3,200 EUR ?Tour costs €3,200 EUR which is approximately $5,219 AUD
Oct 28, 2025 4 spots leftFrom: €3,200 EUR ?Tour costs €3,200 EUR which is approximately $5,219 AUD

Spain

4-6 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom €1,255 EUR?Tour costs €1,255 EUR which is approximately $2,047 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 €1,790 EUR?Tour costs €1,790 EUR which is approximately $2,920 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 2, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: €1,790 EUR ?Tour costs €1,790 EUR which is approximately $2,920 AUD
Jun 24, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: €1,790 EUR ?Tour costs €1,790 EUR which is approximately $2,920 AUD
Jul 15, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: €1,790 EUR ?Tour costs €1,790 EUR which is approximately $2,920 AUD
Aug 11, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: €1,790 EUR ?Tour costs €1,790 EUR which is approximately $2,920 AUD
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France

7 NightsStrong Intermediate to AdvancedFrom €2,285 EUR?Tour costs €2,285 EUR which is approximately $3,727 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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Oct 6, 2024 LimitedFrom: €2,285 EUR ?Tour costs €2,285 EUR which is approximately $3,727 AUD
May 3, 2025 5 spots leftFrom: €2,545 EUR ?Tour costs €2,545 EUR which is approximately $4,151 AUD
May 11, 2025 LimitedFrom: €2,545 EUR ?Tour costs €2,545 EUR which is approximately $4,151 AUD
Oct 11, 2025 LimitedFrom: €2,545 EUR ?Tour costs €2,545 EUR which is approximately $4,151 AUD
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France

4 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom €2,420 EUR?Tour costs €2,420 EUR which is approximately $3,947 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, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: €2,420 EUR ?Tour costs €2,420 EUR which is approximately $3,947 AUD

Argentina

7 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom $7,000 USD?Tour costs $7,000 USD which is approximately $10,531 AUD

The Patagonia Trail

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

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Dec 16, 2024 SOLD OUT!From: $7,000 USD ?Tour costs $7,000 USD which is approximately $10,531 AUD
Dec 16, 2025 SOLD OUT!From: $7,175 USD ?Tour costs $7,175 USD which is approximately $10,795 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 specify whether non-riders are welcome.

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 than it is to go 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 happen 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 to fly your horse to Kenya!) Our portfolio of holidays involve riding the horses provided by the ride outfitter. A lot of riders prefer to ride their own horses as they know them inside out, but we can assure you that you’ll be truly satisfied with the horses on each and every Globetrotting holiday. They are truly top class – our globetrotters often tell us they wish they could bring their steeds home!

Before you arrive, we send the outfitter information about your riding ability, riding history and the type of horse that you prefer. This enables the outfitter to match you with the perfect horse according to your ability and preferences. In the unlikely event that you’re not happy with your pairing, there is always the option to swap horses if need be.

We personally road test each and every ride {and thus each herd of horses}. Here are the characteristics and traits that we look for in a guest horse.

Get to know some of our Globetrotting guest horses 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 of whether 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 COVID-related changes and cancellations, 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 can upload your travel insurance details in your member portal.

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

Our personal independent travel agents can provide no-obligation travel insurance quotes that specifically cover horse riding.

When completing your booking form, please indicate if you would like to receive a quote for competitive travel insurance that specifically includes horse riding as an activity.