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Is your partner a beginner rider? Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Is Your Partner a Beginner Rider?

So you’re a confident rider ready to enjoy some windswept canters and ride a finely-tuned horse, but your partner is, well… not. Don’t worry, globetrotter, we’ve got you covered – we have a BIG selection of horse riding holidays that cater to riders of all abilities, from beginner to advanced. {Not sure what your ability […]

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Getting Fit for the Scottish Borders Ride - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Getting Fit for the Scottish Borders Ride

So you’ve managed to secure yourself a saddle seat on our hugely popular Scottish Borders Ride – well done, that’s half the battle won! But before the adventure begins, you’ll need to ensure you’re fit enough to not just take part in, but wholeheartedly enjoy this ride of EPIC proportions. Ask anyone who’s completed The […]

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Globetrotting as a plus-sized rider - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Globetrotting as a Plus-sized Rider

Hi, I’m Stacey! I’m 35 years old, and I’ve been riding horses on and off since I was about four. My absolute favourite thing to do with a horse is trail ride, but I’ve tried my hand at driving, dressage, and mounted archery in the past. I also happen to be a plus-sized Globetrotter. I […]

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Globetrotting's Best Jumping Holidays - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Globetrotting’s Best Jumping Holidays

Are you one of those riders who is constantly on the lookout for logs, fences and hedges to pop over? Then keep reading, because we’ve got a handful of horse riding holidays that offer superb jumping with horses that are happy to fly. From holidays with a focus on cross country to point-to-point rides with […]

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Globetrotting's Best Beach Rides - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Globetrotting’s Best Beach Rides

There’s something about the image of galloping wild and free down an empty beach that sets our globetrotting hearts ablaze. Sun, sand, surf and a willing steed – life doesn’t get much better than that. It’s why we’ve carefully amassed such a varied collection of coastal horse riding holidays in destinations all around the world. […]

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Globetrotting's horse riding holidays for wine lovers - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Horse Riding Holidays for Wine Lovers

‘Horses and wine – what more could you want?!’ This is a statement we hear ALL the time here at Globetrotting! And for good reason: life truly doesn’t get much better than trotting through beautiful scenery for days on end, stopping in at cellar doors and restaurants to wine and dine to your heart’s content. […]

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Best horse riding holidays minibreaks Globetrotting

Best Horse Riding Minibreaks

Here at Globetrotting, we believe that to get the most out of a horse riding holiday, you NEED to devote at least three days to the experience. Think about it: between getting to the ride base, settling in, and packing up on the last day, any less than three days would seriously cut into your […]

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Globetrotting's Most Luxurious Rides

Globetrotting’s Most Luxurious Rides

Some globetrotters want a horse riding holiday that will get them back to the fundamentals of life – they dream of starting the day with a campfire breakfast before saddling their own horse and heading out for an intrepid ride, then curling up in a tent beneath the stars. BUT there are also globetrotters who […]

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You're Never Too Old to Go Globetrotting - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

You’re Never Too Old to Go Globetrotting

Are you over sixty and concerned that you’re too old to complete one of our horse riding holidays? Age is no barrier in signing up for a horse riding adventure. The majority of our globetrotters range in age from 35 right through to 72, so you’ll be in good company no matter which ride you […]

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Is Your Partner a Non-Rider? Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Is Your Partner a Non-Rider?

Whether you have family members who don’t ride or you’re planning a trip with a non-riding friend, there are PLENTY of Globetrotting holidays that are just as rewarding for the non-rider as they are for the avid globetrotter. If you don’t believe us, check out this amazing testimonial from Jen and Keith Chiswell! It can […]

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Family Friendly Rides - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Family Friendly Rides

As a mother to three young globetrotters (Finn, Birdie and Poppy) I’m literally chomping at the bit to bundle up our wanderlust-filled family and take them on their first horse riding holiday. From a young age, our girls have been plonked on my reliable and dependable polo ponies or our two beautiful little ponies, Charlie […]

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Globetrotting's Best Rides for Solo Globetrotters

Best Rides for Solo Globetrotters

 Believe it or not, the majority of our globetrotters travel solo. And why wouldn’t they? You can pick the travel dates that fit within your holiday schedule rather than co-ordinating with a friend. You can choose a ride based on YOUR budget, time, interests and riding ability. You’ll meet like-minded folk who all share […]

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Do I need a visa? - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Do I need a Visa?

**We will try to continually update this post to ensure all the information is accurate and up to date. However, since visa information can change at short notice, we do advise you to confirm the entry/exit requirements with your local embassy prior to your departure.**  Do I need a visa? What type of visa do […]

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How to Choose the Perfect Horse Riding Holiday - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

How to Choose the Perfect Riding Holiday

  In this day and age, time is precious and holidays are like gold dust. Especially if you only have a couple of weeks a year away from your desk, you want to choose the very best holiday to invest your time and money in. It’s a no-brainer for me: if you love to ride, […]

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Globetrotting's Best Horsemanship Rides - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Globetrotting’s Best Horsemanship Rides

There’s nothing in this life as spiritually uplifting as the connection between horse and rider, globetrotters – I believe this wholeheartedly. This beautiful quote sums it up best: “At its finest, rider and horse are joined not by tack, but by trust. Each is totally reliant upon the other. Each is the selfless guardian of […]

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What's your riding ability? - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

What’s Your Riding Ability?

  You may have noticed that all of our horse riding holidays mention the riding ability globetrotters need to have before they embark on the ride. We divide riding ability into four levels: beginner, intermediate, strong intermediate and advanced. But what exactly do these mean, and which category do you fit into? Check out the […]

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budgeting for a horse riding holiday - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Budgeting for a Horse Riding Holiday

Recently, a prospective globetrotter sent us the following question: ‘I’m dying to take an equestrian vacation!! But how do people afford it!? Any tips on budgeting for a trip of a lifetime like this?’ Now, we’re sure she was far from the first globetrotter to wonder how on earth to go about planning and saving […]

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Globetrotting's Holidays for All Riding Abilities - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Globetrotting’s Holidays for All Riding Abilities

It’s our belief that horse riding holidays should be accessible to riders of all abilities, from beginner right through to advanced. And while there are some Globetrotting rides that are only suitable for intermediate or advanced riders, there are PLENTY that cater for everyone. On these rides, beginners go at their own pace while more […]

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Globetrotting's Most Intrepid Rides - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Globetrotting’s Most Intrepid Rides

If you’re looking for an adventure that will get you out of your comfort zone and into the unknown, we’ve got plenty of horse riding holidays for you to choose from! Whether you want to scale the Patagonian mountains or get lost in the vast Namib Desert, whether you fancy face-to-face encounters with Africa’s Big […]

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Why choose a guided Globetrotting horse riding holiday

Why Choose a Guided Globetrotting Ride?

A lot of our globetrotters are solo female riders who may not have the confidence to travel by themselves. They prefer to join us on a guided ride, letting us take the guesswork out of travelling to a unknown country so they can relax. Our guests love that we take the hard work out of […]

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how to be a responsible globetrotter - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

How to be a Responsible Globetrotter

Whether you’re travelling in your own backyard or in a far-flung corner of the globe, it can be challenging to ensure that you leave a positive impact on the people and places you visit. After decades of travelling the world, here’s our best advice. Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints. This rule is […]

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