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Meet our Guides: Jayd & Jane - The Snowy River Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Meet our Guides: Jayd and Jane

Jayd Wieland and Jane Forke are the heart and soul of The Snowy River Ride in Australia’s High Country. They breed, break and train their own horses and love nothing more than taking guests deep into the wild, whether hiking, rafting or on horseback. The only thing that rivals this family’s love of horses is […]

Meet Our Guide: Miguel - horse riding holidays in Portugal - Globetrotting

Meet Our Guide: Miguel

Miguel Mendes guides our three riding holidays in Portugal: Costa Azul, Alentejo Coast and Kingdom of the Lusitano. Pretty much all of our guides will tell you they’re working their dream job, but once you’ve ridden in Portugal, Miguel’s ever-present smile and sunny outlook make especially perfect sense. Read on to get to know Miguel […]

Meet our Guide: Tiffany - The Shoalhaven Ride, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Meet our Guide: Tiffany

 It’s time to introduce you to Tiffany Gale, the incredible horsewoman behind The Shoalhaven Ride on the beautiful South Coast of New South Wales, Australia. A lifelong lover of horses, fine dining and world-class wine, Tiffany started up her riding business after being utterly inspired by her experience on our horse riding holiday in […]

Meet our Guides: Nicola and Janey - The River Valley Ride, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Meet our Guides: Nicola and Janey

 The River Valley Ride is an eight-day journey across the hills and glens of New Zealand’s North Island. Leading this adventure are Nicola Megaw and Janey Harrison, a mother and daughter dream team with a lifelong passion for their homeland, their horses and sharing this beauty with others. Nicola kindly took the time to […]


Meet Our Guide: Jane

One of the more recent additions to our Globetrotting portfolio is the Twin Coast Adventure in New Zealand’s drop-dead gorgeous Bay of Islands region. We are in LOVE with this ride in no small part due to the host, Jane Kennedy, who is among the top horse clinicians in the country. The only thing she […]

Meet our Guide: Susy - The Scottish Borders Ride, The Thirlestane Castle Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Meet Our Guide: Susy

If you’re booked on one of our rides in Scotland, The Thirlestane Castle Ride or The Scottish Borders Ride, you’ll be in for a treat when you meet your delightful guide, Susy McIntosh. We asked Susy to give us the run-down on what she does and why she loves it. How long have you been […]

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Meet our Guides: PJ & Barney

We believe what makes a riding holiday step up from a memorable experience to an extraordinary experience lies in the hands of your guide/s. This short and snappy Q&A will give you a glimpse into long-term safari guides PJ and Barney’s lives in the Okavango Delta, the challenges and highlights of their job. How long have you been […]

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Meet our Guide: Gur

Every globetrotter that we’ve sent to Mongolia who has had Gur as their guide has loved his warmth, humour and endearing hospitality. Here is a brief insight into his life as a much-loved Globetrotting guide. How long have you been running horse riding holidays?  My first horse riding tour took place in Khovsgol  Aimag  in […]

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Meet our Guide: Jakob

 Jakob Von Plessen is one of Globetrotting’s most famous guides. He has one foot in Kenya where he guides the Maasai Mara safari for half the year, and the other foot in Argentina on The Patagonia Trail and in Tierra del Fuego. Jakob has over 20 years experience escorting guests on horse riding adventures, so […]


In Memorium: Meet our Guide: Tristan Voorspuy

Within the small and tight-knit world of horse riding holidays, we’re all mourning the loss of a great man, Tristan Voorspuy, owner of Offbeat Safaris. Tristan was one of the world-leaders in horse riding safaris and shared many an elephant stampede, wildebeest canter, Mara swim and more with globetrotters the world over. Tristan was tragically […]

Meet our guide Rogers

Meet our Guide: Rodgers

Our guide Rodgers has a rock-star following in the world of horse riding guides. Ask any of our Globetrotting guests who have ridden alongside Rodgers in the emerald green wilderness of the Okavango Delta, Botswana, and they’ll describe him as a brave, thoughtful and fun guide. How long have you been guiding in the Okavango […]


Meet our Guide: Paulo

Paulo Junqueira Arantes is one busy man, running all three of our rides in Brazil – Pantanal, Canyons & Waterfalls and Bahia Beach. An incredibly skilled horseman, Paulo takes great pleasure in seeing his clients enjoy their horse riding holidays. Here we find out what else he LOVES about helping globetrotters discover the wonders of […]

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Meet our Guide: Karen McLean

Karen McLean (pictured with her father, Bud) had an idyllic childhood growing up with horses surrounded by pristine wilderness in British Columbia, Canada. She now runs the family-owned lodge that sits beside the translucent Chilko River and greets horse riders throughout the summer season and watches as they fall in love with her home. Here we […]


Meet Our Guides: Deana & Duayne

**UPDATE October 2017 – Our deepest condolences go out to Deana, whose husband Duayne was tragically killed in a jet-boating accident. For those who had the privilege to meet and get to know Duayne, you will be as shocked by the news as much as we are. He was a down-to-earth, happy-go-lucky bloke who was […]


Meet our Guides: Peter and Marijn

Peter De Cabooter and his wife Marijn Werquin have been running their guest ranch in the beautiful scenic surrounds of Shell, Wyoming USA for over 20 years. While much has changed since their first year of operation, their ethos remains the same: to offer a safe, enjoyable and professional riding holiday for their guests. It’s safe to say […]


Meet Our Guide: Carol Sharpe

Okay globetrotters, dare I say it: Carol Sharpe may just have the BEST job in the world. As the guide of a professional riding outfit on the idyllic island of Sumba in Indonesia, working at the Best Hotel in the World (no joke!), I honestly think she could be a contender. With stunning ocean vistas […]


Meet Our Guides: Paul & Fiona

Paul Brennan and Fiona Flugge are the masterminds behind The Margaret River Ride, an absolutely epic horse riding holiday in a region synonymous with white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and row upon row of vineyards. Paul and Fiona, together with the team at their picturesque property, provide one heck of an experience! Here’s all you […]


Meet Our Guides: Dana & Alice Kerns

Dana and Alice Kerns, along with their sons, run the Big Horn Cattle Drive in Wyoming. But it’s not just a commercial venture for them, it’s their way of life. This duo live and breathe cattle, their family having started grazing cows in the region back in 1889. Find out more about Dana, Alice and […]


Meet Our Guide: Andrew Gilles

Andrew Gilles is the consummate professional when it comes to guiding and hosting guests on our Namib desert rides. You could probably call him an adrenaline junkie, but it was his love for adventure and his passion for nature that saw him become the one thing that would allow him to pursue both – a […]


Meet our Guides: Lou & Kevin

It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Lou and Kevin, our wonderful guides on our estancia-based horse riding holiday in Argentina. Their love and passion for their home (which you get to stay at), their horses, their jobs and their country is clearly evident when speaking with them, and we just LOVE how […]


Meet Our Guide: Katrin

Introducing Katrin Sif Einarsdottir, guide extraordinaire on our incredible Wilderness Expedition and Touch of the Highlands Ride in Iceland. Kat’s passion and love for her home country and the wonderful Icelandic horse shines through as brightly as a clear day in the Icelandic highlands. Rest assured, globetrotters, if you have the unique pleasure of riding […]