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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

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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The Perfect Birthday

 So I’ve noticed a Globetrotting trend that I think you should seriously consider: gifting yourself a horse riding holiday to mark a significant birthday! It so happens to be MY birthday today (May 8th) and I’m off to Bonnie Scotland to take part in our DEBUT Scottish Borders Ride. Happy Birthday to ME! And […]

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Best Return to the Saddle Rides

 Let me ask you this. Did you grow up riding horses? Are your childhood memories peppered with double-dinking bareback on your pony? Or Sunday mornings in your beige jodhpurs at Pony Club? Being bold and fearless on your horse… carefree… deliriously happy. But then life happened. Adulting happened. And sometimes adulting is SO tedious […]

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How to Get Saddle Fit for a Riding Holiday

If you’ve signed up for a horse riding holiday, you’re going to want to make sure that your body is saddle fit. Let’s face it: there’s nothing worse than being saddle sore from day one of your much-anticipated trip. Of course, there is always a glass of wine and some ibuprofen to soothe the aches […]

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Our Top Rides for Entry-level Globetrotters

If you’re considering dipping your toe into the world of horse riding holidays, you may want to consider one of our entry-level rides to see if discovering new landscapes from the back of a horse is your cup of tea. Pssst: we know it will be, but you might be wondering if you’re riding fitness […]

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Meet Laura Rae, Our Globetrotting Expert

I wanted to introduce you to a kindred spirit that happened to fall into my lap {thanks to our internship} and is now the missing link to our boutique travel business – Globetrotting. Some of you may have already encountered our lovely Laura via email or phone or FB as she beavers away at all […]

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Horse Riding Holiday Ètiquette

It may sound strange, but there is a unspoken code among riders on the trail that will stand you in good stead on your next horse riding adventure. Whether you’re a beginner rider or just haven’t ridden out as part of a group for a while, you may not be aware of the etiquette that […]

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Using a GoPro on Horseback

For many years now, years Buster and I have been GoPro-ing our Globetrotting adventures to add another dimension to our videography and we love it. When our clients are considering a riding adventure, video footage makes it a lot easier for them to get a feel for the landscape, pace and horses. GoPros offer an […]

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Mongolia: the Final Frontier

July 2014 I have a tribe of globetrotters travelling to Mongolia in August, some have been before and others it’s their first time. Safe to say, I love organising their trips and I would be lying if I didn’t mention I’m a shade of green that I’m not accompanying them – especially in my rotund […]

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Our Guide to Travel Insurance for Horse Riding Holidays

Travel insurance is compulsory on all Globetrotting rides, regardless of whether you’re travelling within your home country or abroad. It’s absolutely imperative to be covered by travel insurance so that you have a safety net in case unexpected circumstances arise. Travel insurance can cover you for financial losses caused by a wide range of events […]

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Best Language Learning Apps

Speak like a local with these handy apps You’ll always get a thumbs up from a country’s native people if you have a go at speaking their language. Whether you pronounce the words appallingly badly or string a sentence together that has absolutely no meaning, you get a tick of approval and ten points for […]

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Best Compact Cameras for a Horse Riding Holiday

So you’ve signed up for a horse riding holiday and you’re wanting to buy or upgrade your camera to make sure you capture every single moment from dusk to dawn. Yes, you could just take your smartphone, but there are a few drawbacks with this option. Smartphones are not ideal for photography on a moving […]

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How to Take Better Photos on your Horse Riding Holiday - Globetrotting horse riding vacations

How to Take Better Photos on your Horse Riding Holiday

It’s only after snapping BILLIONS of images one-handed astride a horse that I’ve been able to master horse riding holiday photography. It’s undeniably hard to take focused, well-framed images when you’re in the saddle. But it’s not impossible! First, it comes down to your choice of camera. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a lover of […]

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Looking for Somewhere to Ride near Sydney?

Hey Globetrotters, I wanted to introduce you to the wonderful Jess Chapman who runs Chapman Valley Horse Riding just north of Sydney in the Hunter Valley. We met Jess at Equitana Auckland late last year and were blown away with her enthusiasm and excitement about her horse riding business. I will let you in on […]

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Globetrotting Health Guide: Before You Go

Seasoned globetrotter and medical professional Anna King has very generously given us the ultimate guide to staying healthy on your horse riding holiday. In this article, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about preparing for your travels, from vaccinations to first aid kits. Supplies Many travel medicine clinics and pharmacies will provide […]

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Globetrotting Health Guide: On the Road

Anna King, globetrotter and medical professional, has kindly written an in-depth guide to staying healthy and identifying and treating illnesses and injuries while travelling. She’s covered common complaints and their treatments, first aid, coping with long-distance flights, and a whole lot of handy tips. Keep this info on-hand for your horse riding holiday! Common Medical […]

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Toilet Talk

We’ve all been there: several hours in the saddle and a few too many gulps of coffee and you find yourself silently praying that someone will shout the words ‘toilet break!’ before things get squirmy. It’s a tad awkward to discuss, but in this blog we’re going to cut the crap – so to speak […]

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Traveller’s Tips for Globetrotting in Kenya

For those brave hearts who are planning a riding safari in Kenya, we’ve put together some general information that is a must-read before you board your flight. climate Although Kenya lies along the equator, the climate and temperatures vary according to the altitude and the distance from the sea. Along the coast, the climate is […]

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Globetrotting’s Guide to Tipping

Many globetrotters, including us Aussies, aren’t familiar with the art of tipping and generally get quite lost at working out the right amount to tip without offending. Each of our horse riding holidays and safaris is different from the next in terms of whether tipping is expected, and how much. With that said, I’ve put […]

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