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Jane Elliott

‘The estancia was incredible! It had 6,000 acres of land with 120 horses and 500 cattle. The gauchos and volunteers were fantastic and provided great service. The hospitality was amazing and the venue was like a storybook. I felt like a kid in a movie. We had a great time riding horses to the waterfalls where we took a dip. The cattle drive was also an amazing experience. And most of all, the evening rides were thrilling as we galloped like crazy! Mr. Beggs was a wonderful host who treated all his guests and staff with amazing kindness. My travel companions and I are already talking about planning a return trip!’

The Twin Coast Adventure, New Zealand, Globetrotting Horse Riding Holidays

Charlotte Beresford

‘I absolutely loved the Twin Coast Ride, it surpassed all my high expectations. We were so well looked after and were always made to feel safe, happy, comfortable and well-fed! The scenery and terrain are just breathtaking and so varied. You ride through challenging bush, on gentle farmland, along atmospheric forest tracks, climb up and down glittering sand dunes, wade through deep lakes, then long, exhilarating beach canters and swim bareback in the sea. Just wow. And then, of course, there was my horse, Rocky. I totally fell in love with him. Riding such a big, beautiful, strong, fast, kind, and responsive horse was an incredible privilege. I couldn’t stop crying when I said goodbye to him – the ultimate dream horse. I would recommend this ride to any horse lover. I would return tomorrow if I could!’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Molly Hoffman-Bricker

‘The Margaret River ride was my first Globetrotting experience and it could not have been more perfect! My horse, Richie, was a good match for me. We had varied bush rides, with lots of cantering throughout. The polocrosse was a real standout, and I had so much fun that I instantly forgot about being a little saddle-sore. The food was delicious, and I was left stuffed throughout the weekend. Our hosts, Paul and Fiona, were lovely to spend time with, and they sat with us at the dinner table every night. Even though it was my first Globetrotting ride, I am sure it won’t be my last.’

THE NAMIBIA SAFARI, NAMIBIA, GLOBETROTTING HORSE RIDING

Kate Gordon

‘This ride is a journey of a lifetime! It is so much more than you can ever imagine. The feeling of being so completely removed from society/reality was overwhelmingly liberating. There is also something very humbling about being somewhere so wild and vast. So untouched by mankind. Something very spiritual. I think the phrase “losing yourself in the desert to find yourself” is very true. This trip felt more like a pilgrimage for me. Every day we rode, I went a little deeper into my soul. Layer by layer, day by day, kilometre by kilometre, I reconnected with a part of myself in a way I haven’t for many years. Never-ending changing scenery, breathtaking sunsets and sunrises, sleeping under the clearest of skies magically lit by the most amazing moon I have ever seen, riding one of the most remarkable mares I have had the privilege to ride, some of fastest most thrilling riding I have done, lovely soft canters over rolling landscapes, 5-star food cooked in camp ovens, G&T’s with lemon and ice, exceptional company, not seeing another soul for days on end and a country unlike any other I have visited. This ride was truly one of the most remarkable things I have done.’

THE NAMIBIA SAFARI, NAMIBIA, GLOBETROTTING HORSE RIDING

Bernadette Kelly

‘Camping under the stars and witnessing spectacular sunsets and sunrises, I truly felt as if we were at one with Mother Nature on this ride. Wide open spaces with an everpresent mountainous backdrop, this ride was a showcase of the desert in all its contrasts. We saw giraffe and zebra, oryx and springboeks, jackal and vultures. We even had a campsite visit from a pair of desert foxes. We cantered for miles and miles on flat open ground, scaled rocky precipices, climbed the luminous red dunes, and trekked across a lunar-like valley to find a green oasis waiting for us on the other side. There aren’t enough adjectives to describe the mouth watering, restaurant standard meals the chef could cook over a campfire. I asked many questions about the environment we travelled through, to which our guide, Andrew, never failed to impress with a detailed explanation of the role each plant, bird and animal played within the desert ecosystem. The Namib Desert ride was physically challenging but incredibly rewarding. It was a real adventure culminating in a sense of accomplishment and an opportunity to see the desert in a way few tourists experience. For me, this ride ticked every box.’

THE KOSCIUSZKO RIDE, AUSTRALIA, GLOBETROTTING HORSE RIDING HOLIDAYS

Sonya Perica

‘Desperately needing a recharge, this getaway delivered in so many ways! For an intermediate ride, the mind was constantly challenged with horsemanship but was rewarded with the surrounding beauty of this area. There were creeks and bogs to cross, steep hills to climb, forest tracks with branches to dodge, floral fields and dancing grass. Wild country scents and Brumbies – it doesn’t get much better!’

THE KOSCIUSZKO RIDE, AUSTRALIA, GLOBETROTTING HORSE RIDING HOLIDAYS

Kirsty Fraser

‘I highly recommend this ride! Riding a beautiful horse with exceptional guides who take the time to share their knowledge of horses and the land is a fantastic way to explore the Kosciuszko National Park. I rode Ziggy, and she was lovely, I felt completely at ease. Riding in the rain and seeing brumby mobs was so special and something I will never forget.’

THE KOSCIUSZKO RIDE, AUSTRALIA, GLOBETROTTING HORSE RIDING HOLIDAYS

Jason Roebuck

‘When a life’s dream is in the offing, and those often dreamt-of moments can be lived, your senses are fulfilled, satisfied, completely.
Dreams can become realities in the Kosciusko. Oh, and I found Denny.’

THE KOSCIUSZKO RIDE, AUSTRALIA, GLOBETROTTING HORSE RIDING HOLIDAYS

Peter Roebuck

‘Really glorious high plains country and ample Brumby sightings. Good riding stock. Brad, Michaela and Summer made the camp as good as good could be and fostered a really harmonious, relaxing experience. They’re excellent folk doing a great job in an environment. So memorable.’

The Snowy River Ride, Victoria, Australia, Globetrotting Horse Rising Holidays

Peter Roebuck

‘These “Good Buggers” are capable, caring, honest and real good company. Our guides were excellent in all respects, and Paul’s renditions of Slim Dusty with his 12-string guitar were a stand-out. Getting to ride our guide Jane’s horse Epic was a real bonus. He had only recently retired from competition cowhorse events and was well schooled, with all the buttons. I would definitely recommend this ride.’

THE KOSCIUSZKO RIDE, AUSTRALIA, GLOBETROTTING HORSE RIDING HOLIDAYS

Tennille Round

‘I had the time of my life! The horses were amazing; I rode Jatz and wanted to take her home. The scenery was breathtaking and the food was delicious. The guides were very knowledgeable and riding with them was a pleasure. The other riders in the group were also great company and we had fun chatting around the campfire. I didn’t want to leave at the end of the week!’

THE KOSCIUSZKO RIDE, AUSTRALIA, GLOBETROTTING HORSE RIDING HOLIDAYS

Marta Talarska

‘The Kosciuszko Ride allows you to see nature from another perspective. You blend into it, become close to brumbies and feel the air of the bygone era of “The Man from the Snowy River”. The guides are fantastic, true locals sharing their knowledge about the environment and local history. I rode Blizzard, it was a perfect match, and I totally fell in love with him. He was forward-moving and energetic, yet he was gentle and careful in the difficult terrain. Every single day was amazing, and no two days were ever the same.’

Kiri Carew

‘I was incredibly fortunate to be part of a one-of-a-kind experience, witnessing Alberta’s Fall Spectacular. The magnificent horses, guided by knowledgeable and skilled professionals, made for an unforgettable adventure. Our hosts were absolutely wonderful, and our shared dinner was an absolute blast! The beautiful sights, captivating stories, and stunning horses that carried us left an indelible impression on my heart. This unique experience, which was like eye candy on steroids, will forever be a cherished memory that I will hold for the rest of my life. Even though the horses mostly walked, the ride was slow and serene, with the occasional trot adding to the excitement. I fell in love with one particular horse, Q, who I hear is a global favourite!’

Anne Spires

‘The scenery each day is so varied and stunning. The horses were exceptionally trained and such a companionable herd. I rode Beautiful honey, so responsive, gentle, super fit and willing . Marvellous guides, exciting adventures each day, gourmet food, wonderful new friends, the list goes on…Just magic!’

The Margaret River Ride, WA, Australia, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Alison Venn

‘The Margaret River Ride is a magical 5-day itinerary, with a great variety of activities, beautiful horses, stunning scenery, knowledgeable guides, and delicious food. During my stay, I rode a sweet mare named Emily who knew her job well, and I felt extremely safe throughout the ride. The ride to the vineyard for lunch, the day 4 forest ride, and the beach ride and swim were the highlights of my trip. Even though I’m not good at ball games, I enjoyed playing polo crosse. 10 out of 10!’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, Globetrotting Horse Riding Holidays

Eszter Hortobagyi

‘My first horseback ride in New Zealand was absolutely breathtaking! The scenery, people, horses, and food were all perfect. I never thought I’d be able to swim in a glacier creek with a temperature of just 7 degrees, but Smartie made it possible! He was the kindest and bravest trail riding horse anyone could ask for. Thank you so much for another unforgettable horse riding adventure!’

The River Valley Ride, New Zealand, Globetrotting Horse Riding Holidays

Fiona Ausling

‘My first experience with Globetrotting went far beyond my expectations. The riding trails were fantastic, the guides knowledgeable and friendly, and the people I met along the way made it one of the best holidays I have ever had. We were served delicious fresh food every meal, the staff were always helpful and accommodating, and the rooms and beds were comfortable. I particularly enjoyed swimming in the rivers after a long day in the saddle, and even had a massage! I am already looking forward to booking another Globetrotting adventure.’

Dressage in Spain, Globetrotting Horse Riding Holidays

Jane Heyburn

‘I had an absolutely fantastic riding experience. The horses were beautifully schooled and perfectly matched to the riders. The staff were engaging and knowledgeable. The meals were a highlight of Spanish cuisine. I hadn’t ridden dressage in 15 years, but the training gave me newfound passion and confidence. Riding out through the olive groves and beach rides was a highlight. I would definitely go back!’

Hope Towle

‘I recently went on the Thirlestane Castle ride for the second time and it was once again an amazing experience that exceeded my expectations. The team treated us like family, and it was a privilege to be part of such a united group. They went above and beyond to ensure our comfort throughout the week. I had the pleasure of riding Acropolis, a beautiful dapple grey with a sweet face and kind eyes. He definitely lived up to his reputation as a steady eddy and took great care of me for the entire week. If I could I would book this trip every year without hesitation!’

The Patagonia Trail, Argentina, Globetrotting Horse riding holidays

Robyn Smale

‘This was my 7th GT ride, which has become my favourite ride (I may have said that before!). I had been dreaming about this ride for years, and it was the one that caught my attention the first time I discovered GT. Surprisingly, it surpassed all of my expectations.  The base camp was situated in a stunning location, and the hospitality was impeccable. We were treated so well that every need was met, even the ones that we didn’t imagine. The food was outstanding, too. If you’re looking for a ride that delivers in every way – culture, breathtaking scenery, incredible horses, wonderful hosts, and a perfect small group size – then this is the ride for you. The best part of the ride was the incredible terrain, which blew me away. Despite having ridden a few of the big mountain ranges, this ride was something else. Each day was an adventure as we explored ways to negotiate the snow pack still there after a cool season. We pushed new trails, and the variety in terrain was stunning. All of the horses were drop-dead gorgeous and did their job well. I never felt compromised in any of the sometimes steep and very narrow trails. They just went up and down with the same reliable steadiness. I appreciate the amazing crew on the ground here and thanks to GT for being the conduit!”

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, New Zealand, Globetrotting Horse Riding Holidays

Ruby Innes

‘We went on a double mother-daughter trip with our oldest friends to Glenorchy, which had the most beautiful scenery. Every day was spectacular and spending 5 days on horseback totally unplugged was the perfect mixture of adventure and relaxation. Our guides were awesome and the accommodation was more than we could have hoped for. It was an all-time trip. Globetrotting helped us feel so prepared; the packing list was perfect and helped us stick to the necessities. I wore almost everything I packed and didn’t miss a single thing. I couldn’t recommend it more.’

Cradle to Coast Ride, Tasmania, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Stephanie Shaw

‘This was my first multi-day horse ride after taking lessons for six months. It was an ideal way to reinforce and enhance what I had learned so far. I had SO much fun and usually felt like five hours a day was not enough! I wanted to do something for myself after watching and paying for my kids’ lessons for so many years. The ride was suitable for all levels, and everyone was happy. I went with two of my daughters, and it was magical to share this experience with them. The scenery in Tasmania was spectacular, and each day was completely different. I would go again in a minute!’

The Snowy River Ride, Australia, Globetrotting Horse Riding Holidays

Grace Pitts

“I had an amazing time on this ride! It was the perfect way to experience and learn about Australia, and it truly felt like the quintessential Australian adventure. I enjoyed every moment, both on and off the horse. The ride was not just about horseback riding, but also about learning horsemanship, horse training, bush safety, and pushing your own limits. I also want to mention the quality, quantity, and care that was put into the food provided during the ride, everything was delectable.”

The Cradle to Coast Ride, Tasmania, Australia, Globetrotting horse riding holidays.

Carly Culleton

‘I recently took my first globetrotting trip on the Cradle to Coast ride, and it was the perfect way to celebrate my milestone 40th birthday! My sister and I had never been to Tasmania before, and the experiences we had there were truly unforgettable. It’s hard to find other places that offer such a diverse array of landscapes to explore on horseback, from the mountains to the beaches and forests. Plus, being on a food and wine trail meant we got to indulge even when we weren’t riding. The warm hospitality of the Tasmanian locals made it a truly once-in-a-lifetime holiday that we will always cherish.’

Sue Mclaren

‘If you are looking for a trip of a lifetime where time is of no importance and where your cellphones are no use, then the vast and beautiful country of Mongolia is for you. Camping out under the stars where you are fed very very well, you will get to meet some amazing people, see amazing landscapes climb through many mountain passes and get to hold an eagle, how incredible is that?! Mongolian people don’t have a lot but they will always welcome you into their Ger.’

Stacey West

‘The Golden Eagle ride through western Mongolia will fill your eyeballs with joy and your heart with love for the country, the horses, and the people. You’ll want to cry a little bit, because nothing will ever be as beautiful again. Except for when you reach that next mountain pass. Or when you dismount beside that fresh, clear lake. Or when you race up and down desert-like dunes. Or when that first snowflake sticks to your eyelashes. Yes, you have to poop in a hole. Yes, you have to sleep in a tent. But honestly, I could have stayed another week. Or maybe forever.’

Kathy Davies

‘Best ride, so exciting! The ride suited me to a tee. I enjoyed the beautiful horses who knew their job and carried us safely, no matter what conditions were thrown at them. The vast landscape was breathtaking, so far from civilization, except for the occasional family with little children. They were all living in a Ger, raising cashmere goats and making goat curd. Participating in the Golden Eagle Festival was a highlight of my trip! The friendly fur-clad locals even let us join in on fun horseback games with them. This ride exceeded all of my expectations.’

Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Melissa Andrasik

‘I had an unforgettable adventure at the Castle Leslie Estate ride, and I hope to recreate it soon. The venue was like a fantasyland, complete with schoolmaster horses and scenery that seemed straight out of a movie. The staff were kind, knowledgeable, and supportive, while the food was worthy of a Michelin star rating. Overall, the experience was simply magical. The thrill of the first full gallop up the hill and the amazing cross-country riding were indescribable. This Globetrotting ride is truly special, and words can’t do justice to how incredible it felt.’

The Rocky Mountains ride, Canada, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Catherine Dimaline

‘This was my first ever solo trip due to personal circumstances.  I hovered over the computer thinking it’s always been a dream, do I? Let me say, I am so pleased I hit that ‘yes’ button! The team at Globetrotting were super professional and helpful, and the riding experience was simply just WOW. It exceeded all my expectations. A lovely family business that made us very welcome, the horses were matched perfectly, and the countryside was just breathtaking. We enjoyed good food and chats over a campfire until we retired to our tents. We were in great hands with Robert and Jackie and thank them enormously for a fantastic time. Would I recommend this experience? Hell yes!’

The Scottish Borders Ride, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Ashley Boultbee

‘My daughter, Charlotte, and I had an unforgettable experience on the Scottish Borders ride. The riding was exceptional in every way – from the serene rides through the countryside to the exhilarating gallops along the beach. The entire experience was truly outstanding! The two Common Rides were undoubtedly the pinnacle of the trip. They were steeped in tradition and history, and it was an honor to be included in such a special event. We were blown away by the warm welcome we received from the Scots. The accommodations at Cringletie House were top-notch, with luxurious rooms and stunning grounds. The Scottish Night was a blast! We were serenaded by a piper and enjoyed some amazing haggis. We also had a great time dancing to the Strip the Willow and playing highland games. I can’t wait to go back and experience more Common Rides. Thank you for making this trip such a memorable one!’

The Glenorchy Back Country Ride, New Zealand, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Rae Marie Gibb

‘This was my second on the  Globetrotting Glenorchy Back Country Ride, and it was just as wonderful as the first one. I rode a wonderful little horse called Slim who was the real gentleman. The team did a wonderful job of matching us with willing, experienced horses who knew their job. I met wonderful friends and explored one of the most beautiful areas of NZ. The guides, Shaun and Joel looked after us so well. There was plenty of great food, and the accommodation was basic, rustic and clean. Put this ride on your bucket list!’

The Cradle to Coast Ride, Australia, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Debbie Smith

‘I had an absolute blast in Tassie! The Cradle to Coast ride was such a fabulous experience. Wonderful guides, Stacy & Barb and Ray our host was quite the storyteller and a great cook, except when he took his eyes off the garlic bread for just a minute! Most importantly, the horses were so lovely, all with different personalities, much like their riders! My boy was Chockie, and he was a sweetheart! This was my first Globetrotting experience, but certainly won’t be my last.’

 

The Whistler Wilderness Ride, Canada - Globetrotting horse riding holiday

Chelsey Parish

‘A truly lovely riding holiday with the right balance of outdoorsy adventure and comfortable camping. Our hoses and hosts were all oozing with Canadian charm and the mountain scenery was breathtaking. There was a lovely small group of ladies on our trip, and we all agreed we could happily do the ride every year forevermore. I rode the gentle, sure-footed and smoochy Captain carried me safely through the mountains and rivers. He is a solid, mountain-bred gelding who loved his job and was as nimble as a mountain goat. They were, without a doubt, the best trail horses I have ever ridden. As an infrequent rider with lots of riding experience but low saddle fitness, the 4-day itinerary was the perfect length. I would happily book again, but there are so many more GT rides to try!’

The Margaret River Ride, Australia, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Annette Johnson

‘THANK YOU ALL! (Yes, I meant to yell) I don’t know where to begin with the accolades. From Fiona’s warm welcome on picking me up to all the hugs and goodbyes, it was a very special experience.  I loved the glamping and the food. With clean amenities and a cosy vibe, I felt at home right away. Polo crosse was my favourite experience, I wish I’d known about it years ago- so much fun!’

Touch of the Highlands ride, Iceland, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Frances Lipschitz

‘The Touch of the Highlands ride was absolutely incredible! The horses were amazing, our hosts and guides top-notch, and the scenery was fascinating and beautiful, particularly when the sun came out! We enjoyed long, fast tolts up and down rocky mountain passes and across wide meadows and streams, all the while pushing or leading a herd of 64 free Icelandic horses – that was really an unforgettable experience. We finished the week trying our luck at the famous flying pace, which was just the cherry on top of a week of amazing riding. We couldn’t recommend this trip more highly and would love to do it again!’

Khovsgol & Arhangray rides, Mongolia, Globetrotting horse riding holidays.

Samantha Philp

‘What a ride! This was my fourth ride with Globetrotting, and I wasn’t disappointed. The horses were so much fun, and I loved galloping across the Steppe of Mongolia. Our guides and wranglers took great care of us and ensured we had a good time. The best part was how the ride combined culture and horses. Our guide, Byamba, was phenomenal and so enthusiastic to educate us – I learnt so much about Mongolia. The Nadaam Festival was the real highlight, where ten tourists were almost as interesting to the locals as the festival was to us! We got to speak to countless beautiful kids practicing their English while watching the wrestling matches. But what amazed us were the young children who galloped their horses across the vast open plains for over 30kms in the races and often bareback. Wow. What a place! What an experience!’

The Glenorchy Back Country Ride, New Zealand, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Lauren Hockey

‘It took me a few days to come down from the high I was on after spending five days and four nights on the Glenorchy Back Country Ride. What an experience! We crossed glacier-fed rivers, swam with the horses, plunged into a waterfall and circumnavigated snow-capped mountains. The scenery is jaw-dropping! Our guide, Sean, was incredibly knowledgeable and fun, and the trip was made even sweeter by the best bunch of funny, strong women, capable horses and many, many bottles of wine. I would recommend it to anyone who’ll listen!’

The Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Emily Price

‘From the moment I arrived, I felt like I was in a magical dream! Walking through the tranquil grounds, a sense of peace and calm comes over you. You can take pictures, but nothing truly captures the lushness and beauty. The horses were the highlight; they were friendly and responsive and knew and loved their job! The lessons build on each other each day, and by the end, I felt a huge confidence boost and improvement in my riding. There is a great selection of food and cocktails and the village is great to walk through. I am already saving to come back next year!’

The Costa Azul Ride, Portugal, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Lynn Pirozzoli

‘The Lusitano horses are well-trained and had comfortable gaits for long rides. I rode Cujo, and he was terrific, uncomplicated and gave me a dream ride. Our guides were most accommodating and provided us with local history and culture. The food was amazing with fresh fish and grilled meat daily. Accommodations were comfortable with lovely pools to swim in after the ride. The wine flowed freely, and the riders enjoyed swapping stories about their equestrian experiences. My fellow riders were all evenly matched in riding ability, so it was a joy to ride daily!’

The Andalusia ride, Spain, Globetrotting horse riding holidays.

Diane Boone

‘WOW is the word I use to describe my first Globetrotting experience. I have dreamt of visiting the Andalusia area for years, and riding with Globetrotting is the way to go. I adored the horses, the accommodation, and the hosts, Giles and Miranda; they are such beautiful people. Every detail was attended to, you only needed to ask, and it was so. We had the most wonderful visits to the towns of Malaga and Coin and hiked El Caminito del Rey. The private performance of horsemanship by the owners of Picadero El Rocio was magnificent, as were the beautiful Flamenco dancers, Hola! I made the most wonderful new friends on this trip of a lifetime. And again, I have to say, WOW’.

Leslie Jacob

‘I doubt I will ever get over spending 7 days in Botswana. To ride in a place where the world is as it was originally intended, and the master plan is lived largely without human interference, was the experience of my lifetime. What a privilege, and what a gift from Globetrotting. I will never be the same. The difference between going on a riding vacation in Africa and experiencing a Globetrotting vacation is the passion and vision of Kate and Laura. You see their hand in so many areas, from the warmth of the ride partners to the expertise of the guides, to the perfection of the accommodations. And the horses….all well trained, healthy, fit and happy to do their jobs. Well maintained and comfy tack. So… go to Botswana – be blown away seeing animals in the wild you never expected to see outside of a zoo, but be transformed by its perfection and be filled with gratitude for the opportunity.’

Khovsgol & Arhangay Rides, Mongolia, Globetrotting horse riding holidays.

Eszter Hortobagyi

‘This was my first Globetrotting ride, and Mongolia was everything and much, much more than what I imagined! It was one of my best holidays ever. It made me realise how much I truly love horse riding. I had never met a Mongol pony before, but I believe they are just the best, safest horses. I named my horse Cisco, and he was the most surefooted, super easy-to-control horse I have ever met. I’m not a camping person normally but LOVED this experience so much. Having a chef cook us the most delicious food made all the difference.
Thank you so much to everyone involved for this unforgettable experience. Mongolia is beautiful!’

Bushveld Safari, South Africa, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Emily Beattie

‘Cantering across the plains towards majestic giraffes alongside my mum in the setting sun is a memory I will cherish forever. It was just magic! The guides were very knowledgeable, had amazing insight into the land and animals and had such interesting facts to share. They answered questions and drew diagrams in the sand explaining the different paw prints, it was so fascinating.  As a beginner rider, I was so supported and cared for by not only the globetrotting crew but all the wonderful volunteers and guides. I officially have the riding bug and can’t wait to book my next holiday!’

The Dolomites Ride, Italy, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

David Moffatt

‘This trip was a standout in every dimension and an amazing life experience. Alberto and Marcos are true masters, superb horsemen, humble, informed, and attentive. The Haflinger’s are superbly trained, strong, and sure-footed. The structure of the ride was perfect and in the most breathtaking environment! 5 Gold Stars.’

The Scottish Borders Ride, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Megan Petry

‘If you’re an adrenalin junkie and love a hard and fast ride, this is the ride for you! To gallop alongside 140 other horses, up and down hills, through bogs, and over ditches with the townspeople out everywhere cheering us on was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Returning each day to a luxurious manor for a hot soak, gourmet dining, and a wee dram of scotch was the perfect ending to the perfect day. Considering how few folk experience this, I recommend getting into shape and signing up now. This is not one to miss!’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Ali Lamond

‘I have loved all my Globetrotting rides, but this one stands out the most. All five days in the saddle were fantastic. My horse Delilah was lovely and our guide Paul was very intuitive in matching horses to riders. The guides were outstanding: they loved their work and were very knowledgeable. The fast canter home after lunch in the vineyard and riding through grapevines was a real highlight. A wonderful family-run outfit that I would definitely recommend.’

The Yellowstone Ride, Wyoming, USA - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Daniela Schwedes

‘The Yellowstone Ride was a unique experience. The nature, the stillness and the wonderful landscapes are fantastic. It was a pure adventure holiday with a great group of like-minded, horse-loving people. Despite some adverse circumstances: rain, cold, hail and storm, we would do this trail again anytime. You must not forget that you are in the wilderness, far away from any civilization! We were the first group to do this pack trail and I believe it will only get better.’

Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari, Tanzania - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Robyn Strang

‘This ride surpassed all my expectations. My heart raced, my horse raced, and it was the most wonderful experience to ride with elephants in long green grass.  Then the scenery changed to clay pans and wide open spaces filled with giraffes, zebras, impalas and more elephants. With the setting sun behind us, we headed back for camp, horses’ heads down and strides long. We dismounted, the fabulous grooms took our horses, and I headed for a gin and tonic to breathe in the remarkable day we had shared, just to do it all again the next day. I have done 7 riding holidays and this was the best ride I have experienced! To anyone interested, just do it!’

The Andalusia Ride, Spain, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Nancy Parello

‘Our Andalusia Ride was spectacular. Our hosts, Miranda and Giles, were beyond accommodating – so helpful, responsive and a lot of fun to be around. The horses were fabulous and the trails were unlike any I have ever ridden before. The rides were just the right length for me, and different each day, but always with spectacular views, great trails and a good amount of trotting and cantering. Best of all, after the rides we returned to the ‘hacienda’: a lush tropical property complete with a pool and comfy chaise lounges. Perfect for relaxing after a long day. The accommodations far exceeded our expectations – very clean, comfortable and spacious, with all the modern conveniences. The extra-curricular activities were also wonderful, especially the private Flamenco performance on the last night. I highly recommend this total experience!’

The Cradle to Coast ride, Tasmania, Australia, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Tori Vittle

‘The Cradle to Coast Ride was a super spectacular adventure that was just far enough out of my comfort zone, but still close to home (NZ). Tassie is a beautiful place, and we got to see a different side of it every day. The guides and hosts were wonderful people, and of course, the horses were AMAZING. I rode Graham and I loved him! He was just as happy plodding along or kicking up his heels, and could follow the leader or listen to me as his rider. Everyone was catered for, and the guides are well practised at working with people who want to go fast and others who prefer to take it at a slower pace. There is never any pressure. I would 100% recommend this ride to anyone who is unsure. You will LOVE it.’

The Shoalhaven ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Patricia Everington

‘The Shoalhaven Ride is a wonderful experience. We were warmly welcomed and looked after very well by an extremely lovely family. The accommodation was excellent and all meals were delicious. It was great to have the opportunity to try so many different local foods, all accompanied by a variety of wines. My horse, Freddie, was very responsive and I really enjoyed riding him. My favourite day was when we rode for 6 hours in the sunshine, then cooled off in the pool, before enjoying cocktails, a cheese platter, a massage, a delicious meal, and finally music, dancing and laughter.’

 

The Sierras Chicas Ride, Argentina, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Lisa Sorgini

‘The Sierras Chicas ride is heaven on earth. The horses are a delight to ride, and our hosts didn’t skip a beat. Incredible food, a stunning location, gorgeous accommodation, and fun, varied rides made for a truly unforgettable experience. I loved that they catered for all levels of riders. If you’re thinking about taking a less experienced friend globetrotting, this is the place to go. My son was riding like a gaucho after three days, and there were plenty of opportunities to have a good canter or gallop for those who wanted to. The highlight, though, is the Peruvian Pasos, a stunning breed and the smoothest ride of your life. Argentina is an absolute must. I’ve booked my return trip already.’

The River Valley Ride, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Karen Casey

‘To say that The River Valley Ride is a magical experience doesn’t seem enough. It was a real privilege to spend eight days riding such beautifully trained horses over such amazing countryside. From carefully manoeuvering over steep grassy hillsides, to navigating river valleys and deep water crossings, to fast canters on a totally loose rein, the horses did not miss a beat. The views from the top of those steep slopes seemed to go on forever; it felt like we were on top of the world. Our guides and the whole crew were so friendly and did a great job looking after us. Being welcomed into the local Marae was an incredible experience, surpassed only by the sheer magic of coming across wild Kaimanawa horses and riding alongside them. This really is a special – perhaps once in a lifetime – ride.’

The Scottish Boarders Ride - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sarah Beattie

‘A magical experience I will always cherish. The horses were amazing and a privilege to ride. The Common Ridings were truly thrilling, and I had a smile on my face the whole time. Taking part in such unique festivals, following a pipe band into town and riding through spectacular scenery, was incredibly special and better than I could ever have imagined. The hosts provided the most wonderful riding experiences that built my confidence as the week progressed. From the glass of port at the beginning of the first ride to the hot chocolate at the end of the last, they looked after us so well. Every care was taken for our safety, without diminishing the thrill of riding superb, powerful horses in truly unique circumstances. Every aspect of this holiday was so well planned and organised. The accommodation at Cringletie was beautiful, the food was delicious, and my room was incredibly comfortable, with countless thoughtful touches. It was an incredible Globetrotting adventure in every respect.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, New Zealand, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jess Roddam

‘What an absolutely incredible ride. Not only have I walked away from this with my bucket filled, but I got to experience so many things I’d never done before! Swimming with the horses in a glacier fed river, diving into a pool of ice-cold water under a waterfall and cantering and galloping across the most incredible landscapes – I will cherish these memories forever. I went on this trip with the mindset that I wouldn’t say no to anything, would expect the unexpected and enjoy each day as it came. I’m so glad I did, because the newfound confidence in my abilities as a rider that this trip gave me is just indescribable.’

The Andalusia Ride, Spain, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Erin Creed

‘This was my first Globetrotting experience. I was excited and had high expectations, but this ride was beyond anything I could have imagined. Miranda and Giles are gems – they’re diamonds: warm, authentic, funny, kind and helpful. The small group of 6 guests was great, and I have made new horse friends for life. I came with two of my friends, and we are definitely closer now because of this experience. The horses are delightful, surefooted, well trained, and have lovely unique personalities. I opted to book a dressage lesson and the “lesson horse” was this big, beautiful, award-winning PRE stallion who was unlike any horse I have ridden before. I hadn’t done dressage in 25 years and by the end we had lovely long trots, flying changes, half passes, a Spanish walk and a piaffe. It felt SO cool! An experience I will never forget.’

Twin Coast Adventure, New Zealand, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kim Boast

‘On beautifully educated, super fit, forward-moving horses, we rode the endless beaches with not a soul in sight. Sand dunes that go for miles, endless pine forests, farmland with stunning ocean views – this ride has it all! Our guide Jane was an absolute legend with so much knowledge and patience, and Laura was super helpful. I rode Paula and Izzy, and both were beautiful to ride. I’ve never ridden a gaited horse before – I LOVED them and their ambling! The best riding experience I’ve ever had!’

The Bandit Trail, Spain, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Becks Widdison

‘The Bandit Trail, a hidden treasure! Immersed in authenticity from the minute we arrived, our days were spent riding amongst tabletop mountains, steep and technical stony tracks, medieval villages, flat grassy pastures and golden leaf-scattered forest trails. Partnered with the surefooted, agile and sensitive Nafast, we bonded over hours of riding, grooming and sharing saddlebag picnic lunches together in idyllic spots along the way. Breathtaking scenery, cosy accommodation, down-to-earth hospitality and delicious local food and wine were plentiful. An incredible, unforgettable experience that will be with me for years to come. If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-track adventure where each day is spent breathing in jaw-dropping alpine scenery astride a forward, honest horse, book The Bandit Trail – you won’t regret it!’

Tracy Belski

‘I booked this ride with nine friends to celebrate my 50th birthday and we were all ecstatic from start to finish. We were matched perfectly to our horses. My horse was Chetan, and he was THE BEST! Kind, willing, careful, and responsive – exactly what I was looking for in my perfect mount. We thoroughly enjoyed touring Bordeaux on horseback. It’s such an intimate way to see a new place, and we saw things that most tourists never would. Our lodgings were varied and comfortable, and the food was delicious. The guides were accommodating and bravely protective, allowing us to relax and really enjoy all aspects of the trip. I couldn’t be happier that I chose this ride to celebrate a milestone. My next ride is already booked!’

Dressage in Spain, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kali Gillen

‘I booked the Train and Trail last minute and am so glad I did! With such knowledgeable and generous trainers and guides, incredible horses (I rode Bandalero and Salaito) and a lovely travel group of new friends, it completely exceeded any expectations. This ride caters to everyone and anyone who loves riding. I wholeheartedly recommend doing this trip!’

The Glenorchy Back Country Ride, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Aliza Venn

‘Breathtaking scenery with snow-capped mountains in the foreground whilst crossing pristine alpine rivers on magnificent horses! I rode Kumara, and I adored him. He was a very responsive, keen adorable horse with good pep in his step and a smooth canter. The guides were amazing and knew a lot about the area and the horses. They offered great hospitality and were always positive. A real highlight was swimming the horses bareback in the pristine, ice-cold alpine river. Just enchanting!’

 

 

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays’

Harli Dollinger

‘This was the second time my sister and I did the Scottish Borders Ride, and they were both amazing experiences. We stayed at Cringletie House, an absolutely lovely hotel with great food and staff catering to your every need. Scotland is so beautiful, and the people are friendly and giving. I just love them! But you want to know about the horses and the rides, right? Susy and Gemma have the horses so well trained; they are a pleasure to ride. I rode several horses but fell in love with Adonis! I had the best time riding him on Dunbar Beach and again on our ride around Jedburgh. He was big and smooth and never put a foot out of place. The group of riders on this trip were great, too! They were interesting, kind, friendly, and funny – truly enjoyable to be around. It really is the trip of a lifetime.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Rebecca Clemmey

‘This trip was like going to stay with family for a few days. Lorraine was an amazing host, very welcoming and eager to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible. Tiff and Bernie were great guides, taking photos and making sure everyone was safe and happy. I rode Prosecco, a lovely, cheeky boy who was easy to just sit back and relax on. The high tea and winery ride day was my favourite. The food was all beautiful, the weather held out for us, and the scenery was amazing!’

The Chilko Lake Ride, Canada - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Anne Sheen

‘Sublime scenery, outstanding riding and incredible hospitality! The Chilko Lake Ride is absolutely spectacular. I had no idea just how incredible it would be! I rode a stunning paint gelding through the pristine glacier-fed landscapes around Lake Chilko, and was lucky enough to witness the area’s wonderful wildlife. The Chinook salmon had returned to their birthplace to spawn, and the bears were making the most of it. Don’t even get me started on the long, sweeping canters along the mountain ridges! To top it off, every evening we came home to a hearty home-cooked meal, a warm fireplace and a cozy bed. I cannot believe I had the good fortune to see and experience all the incredible things this wonderful place has to offer.’

Castle and Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kellie Paul

‘The Castle and Estate Ride was just fabulous. I was a solo rider in a foreign country, yet it felt like I was meant to be there. The staff, estate and horses are all incredible. If you love amazing food, wonderful people, stellar horses and instructors, this is the ride for you! They even arranged a private cross country ride for me because I was a bit intimidated – I did it, and it was epic!’

The Scottish Boarders Ride, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Anna Avery

‘The Common Ridings are like nothing else in the world! I cannot say enough about the magic of participating in such local history and customs. Riding out for two full days with 175 other riders was a unique experience, although not for the faint of heart. Galloping over the moors and sheep pastures on our trusty, capable, cooperative steeds, we covered many miles. The other riding days were also full of incredible scenery, diverse terrain, and changes of pace. After this ride, we didn’t even want to see more of Scotland, as we felt we had reached a pinnacle. Seeing this environment on horseback, where few get to go, had a great impact on me.’

Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Lisa Vanderhorst

‘The Margaret River Ride was amazing – highly recommended. The horses are fabulous and well looked after. We cantered out on great trails, played polocrosse, rode on the beach and swam with the horses. The hosts and crew are experienced, lovely, caring and welcoming. The food was spectacular, and the atmosphere was wonderfully relaxed. There were always smiles and laughter; all the guests were lovely, too. I had the best three days.’

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays’

Christine Douglas

‘I booked this trip as a journey to take myself on. I wanted to do something outside my comfort zone to remind myself that I’m a pretty awesome human and horsewoman. This ride did all that and more. You cannot imagine how lovely it is – it WILL test your mental and physical boundaries even if you’re a seasoned rider, but it’s worth every minute of hard work. It really brought back my confidence and I feel way more in tune with myself and my horse. And don’t be afraid to travel solo! Everyone was absolutely lovely and helpful. We all looked out for each other and made sure we had fun!’

Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland. Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Heather Snider

‘The Castle & Estate Ride was my dream vacation, and it did not disappoint! The facility, grounds, horses and staff were all phenomenal. I felt so comfortable, safe and at home during my trip. I had never jumped cross-country before and was a bit nervous, but with the training from the staff and feeling so confident in the horses, it was no problem. I had an amazing time. I can’t wait for my next Globetrotting trip!’

The Scottish Boarders Ride, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sharon Haynes

The Scottish Border Rides were a memorable and fantastic way for my daughter and I to celebrate her graduation from college. We rode every day and got to join the locals in their tradition of riding as a community through the streets and properties of their towns! What a unique and special experience to have the local townspeople cheering you on along the way! The horses were all fun to ride and certainly knew their jobs! Hip Hip Hooray!

Dressage Ride in Spain - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Grazia Cordella

‘This experience was absolutely magical. The people I met, the instructors, the horses, the scenery, it couldn’t have gone any better. As someone who didn’t really grow up with horses, I enjoyed every second. The instructors know your strengths and limits better than yourself and provide the right challenges each and every day, somehow squeezing out all of your energy and converting it into personal growth and satisfaction. I enjoyed my lessons with Oscuro and my trail rides with Tambolir – I trusted and loved them both. The environment felt like home: the shared lunches, the chats on the cars and rides, wandering through the stables sneaking treats in… the atmosphere was so warm and welcoming that it was really hard to leave.’

THE PATAGONIA TRAIL, ARGENTINA, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Nathan Tarlinton

‘The Patagonia Trail is one of the best trips I’ve had. The mesmerising views that keep getting better, authentic culture and food, wonderful guides and staff who provide terrific hospitality, and the most amazing horses that let you experience it all from their backs. The whole trip was worth travelling halfway around the world for! Crossing the Pass of Tears was one of my favourite experiences, even though I’m not especially fond of heights – plenty of Type II fun. The views from the top while riding along the spine of the mountain, with steep drops on either side, were phenomenal and absolutely worth it. Having 17 Condors flying around us while at one of the lookouts was a pretty special moment, too.’

Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jodie Waller

‘This ride is amazing. The whole team worked hard to ensure we had a fabulous holiday even when the weather was challenging. Every day the rides were so varied, and the horses were so happy, capable, and sensible. Every meal was amazing, filling, and comforting, everyone’s quirks were catered for and there was plenty of food to go around. At the end of each day, there was a chance to really relax and recharge around the roaring campfire. I rode Ronnie – he was THE best! He was calm, gentle, sure-footed, willing, and happy to be on the trails. He worked hard carting me up and down mountains and through many river crossings. I couldn’t recommend this ride enough – definitely put it on your bucket list.’

Cross Country in Tipperary, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Terry Fisher

‘I loved, loved, LOVED this trip – it was everything I had hoped for and more! I rode Tommy, a lovely cob who took great care of me. He was a little cheeky, but just what I needed to push my riding. I was so impressed by how each rider was partnered perfectly with the right horse for them – I actually cried when I said goodbye to Tommy. It was such a magical experience, and I am already collaborating with my barn mates to schedule our next ride! I only have great things to say about Globetrotting – exceptional trip, riding, and value. I will definitely be on another ride soon!’

The Patagonia Trail, Argentina - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sharon & Alistair Rayne

‘Words cannot describe how truly fantastic this ride is! It was a real adventure and our guides Jakob, Daisy and Marcos made this ride exceptional – they are so warm, helpful, interesting and fun! The scenery was stunning and the horses were so kind, sure-footed, willing, and matched perfectly to each rider. We loved each day. We rode high over mountain passes, had some lovely canters through valleys, swam in pristine lakes and rivers, and enjoyed incredible, delicious food and malbec at base camp around the campfire. This was our third Globetrotting ride and will be hard to beat! Treasured memories for a lifetime.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Carolyn Seuberlich

‘Do yourself a favour and get on the Glenorchy Back Country Ride. The scenery is breathtaking. The air is fresh, the water is clean and crisp and the horses are outstanding. You’re off grid for the whole trip and can truly reconnect with nature. Every day was a highlight – the scenery was incredible. Swimming in the glacier-fed streams and with the horses was amazing, too. Bonus: there are no creatures in New Zealand that can kill you!’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Katrina Borg

‘Paul and Fiona have nailed it! What a perfect blend of adventure and leisure… loads of cantering, swimming, wine, and delicious food! The glamping tents were huge and well equipped, with super comfy beds. I twas love at first sight when I was matched with a horse called Wills – very responsive and well-behaved with a little sass, exactly what I asked for. We played polocrosse, which was super addictive, and on the beach ride, two dolphins swam with us – unreal! We also lucked out with a great group of like-minded horse lovers to enjoy the experience with. 10/10!’

Bordeaux Wine Trail, France - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Gina Resch

‘The Bordeaux Wine Trail was one of a kind! A wonderful combination of relaxation, excitement, wine and picturesque scenery. Exploring this region on horseback was a once in a lifetime experience. My horse Kelly was smart, trustworthy and a true delight to ride. Our guides were terrific: well prepared, capable and fun! Globetrotting did an excellent job providing information and tips to prepare for the trip, and classified the ride appropriately. I’ll definitely book with them again.’

The River Valley Ride, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Rachel Meek

‘The River Valley Ride was just amazing! The horses were wonderful, the views fantastic, the guides and staff so friendly and helpful, the accommodation lovely and the food yummy. Having a small group was nice, as we all got to know each other. The hills we rode over just went on and on – it felt like we were on top of the world. Lots of opportunities for a good long canter on well trained horses you could trust! Interacting with the local Māori community was really interesting, and not something you’d get as a typical tourist. Seeing a herd of wild Kaimanawa horses was another highlight. Lots of wonderful memories that I will cherish!’

Castle & Estate Ride, County Monaghan, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Patricia Faust

‘I booked this ride as a graduation gift for my daughter, but it was postponed twice due to Covid, so it was hard to believe it was actually going to happen. Nonetheless, the trip exceeded our expectations. My daughter was so happy and smiling the entire time, proclaiming it the best vacation ever! The horses and instructors were fantastic and the accommodations and food were top notch. We met some other wonderful people who share our love of horses and feel like we made friends for life! Can’t wait to return!’

Cradle to Coast Ride, Tasmania, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kez Walker

‘I could not fault this ride in any way. The accommodation was amazing and the food we were spoilt with was second to none. Our guides were so friendly and caring. Nothing was too much trouble for them, and their knowledge made for some very interesting riding. My horse Leo was a gentleman: surefooted, easy on the eye and I felt very safe on him. Each day was very different, which made for an amazing and memorable experience.’

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jenny Steven

‘My Scottish Borders Ride, including Coldsteam and Lauder Common Rides plus beach, moorland and forest rides, was absolutely fantastic. The horses were awesome, trustworthy, fast, fit and happy. Riding with 220 other horses and riders was an experience in itself! The Scottish people were so warm and welcoming and our guides were happy, helpful, safe and very capable. Cringletie House was absolutely top quality: amazing staff, rooms, food, service, and such a gorgeous, peaceful setting. I had a big smile on my face for nearly the whole trip! I will definitely be back, and I hope I get to ride Costa again!’

Costa Azul, Portugal - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Patti Hollinger

‘The Costa Azul ride was my first horse riding adventure in another country! It was fun, the horses were calm and on task, the food was tasty and the hotel accommodations were nice. I rode Dragoa, who was wonderful. Our guides were helpful, kind, fun and very knowledgeable! Everyday was fun filled, but cantering on the beach was especially exhilarating. I would go again in a heartbeat!’

Twin Coast Adventure, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Tanya Limbrick

‘An amazing experience with a beautiful group of people. Jane, Lorah and Gary were wonderful hosts, friendly and knowledgeable, and great horse people. I was lucky to be teamed with the beautiful Rocky, who was my perfect match: willing, forward-moving, and a lovely kind soul. The Northland is a beautiful and unusual environment; we cantered along deserted beaches, rode through whisper-quiet pine forests and slithered across incredible sand dunes. The trip to Cape Reinga was a highlight, especially surfing down the giant sand dunes at Te Paki! We were fortunate to see bands of wild horses, and the stallions guarding their mares were just majestic. At the end of each day we returned to great food, hot showers, comfy cabins and great company. I absolutely recommend this ride!’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Tenille Licari

‘I was absolutely ecstatic with this trip! The meals were so good and fresh, and I was very happy with the accommodation. I had a horse named Roll, who was sweet as. Bijmin was a genius when it came to horses, with more knowledge and experience than anyone I know, and Gabby went above and beyond to accommodate us all. I especially loved the river crossings on day 1, and day 3 when we got to gallop! The value for money was excellent and I’d happily book with Globetrotting again.’

Trans Wales Trail - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kali Gillen

‘This ride changed absolutely everything for me. The horses, the Welsh countryside and the pace – it all came together and has left me with lifelong memories. I was a little nervous initially, finding myself holding my breath before the first few gallops, but by the end, the whole group was waiting in eager anticipation of the next good run! Emily and Paul’s hospitality was immaculate and Rosie and Kirsty, the guides, were absolutely incredible. From the vast fields with wild ponies to the beach gallops at the end of the ride, the Trans Wales Trail has everything. I rode Firefly and Ruby, and both horses helped me feel confident with their surefootedness and knowledge of the trails. The whole herd is fit and very well looked after. One of the group members was doing the ride for the fourth time, and I can see why. I’ll absolutely be back!’

Cradle to Coast Ride, Tasmania - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Hope Grunfeld

‘I had the best time on this trip. We had the best weather and I loved the small group of six globetrotters. The riding was just amazing, with a different landscape and another amazing view each day. As someone returning to riding after 20-something years, I was matched to the most dependable, surefooted horse, Captain, who escalated my confidence. We had the best guides, and our hosts were so easygoing and good to have a laugh with. It was lovely to see their genuine, longstanding love of their horses. We also had fantastic out-of-saddle activities – chocolate for breakfast is not typically my thing, but when on holidays…!
I would thoroughly recommend this ride. What an awesome experience. I have come away with great memories that I will hopefully remember forever.’

Twin Coast Adventure, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jane Thompson

‘If you want to see the most amazing, diverse scenery, wild horses, AND ride on both the east & west coast of New Zealand, then do not miss the Twin Coast Adventure. After two false starts (thanks to Covid), I managed to complete this fabulous ride in early December. I rode the paint mare, Cilla, and had a great time on her! She was especially fun to canter on the beach. Our guides were very knowledgeable about their horses and environment. We were blessed with beautiful weather as well, which topped off a fun few days.’

Andalusia, Spain - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Amy Krone

‘This trip was terrific. The scenery was stunning, the hosts were incredibly kind, knowledgeable and accommodating, the meals were all beautiful, healthy and delicious and our accommodations were lovely. Then there were the horses…. I’m in love with Spanish horses! Surefooted and peppy, they were wonderful partners to carry us through the amazing hills, fields and olive groves. I rode Bandolero, and I wish I could take him home with me! He was everything I’ve always liked in my favorite horses, all rolled into one. I can’t imagine how this adventure could have been any better.’

The River Valley Ride, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Joanne Stevens

‘If you love any of the following:
– Outdoor adventure
– Immersing yourself in local culture
– Authentic, salt-of-the-earth people with big hearts, a great sense of humor and an infectious love of life
– Riding horses to the top of the world with expansive views that unfurl before your eyes, then down to valley depths and amazing river crossings
– Relaxing in a warm spa with a drink and waterfall views
– Dipping your body into invigorating, fresh, clean-flowing river water
– Going as fast or as slow as you like on on the back of a trusty steed whilst traversing lush paddocks, high hills, river beds and poplar fields
– Rafting wildly beautiful rivers with a huge smile on your face
– Eating garden-fresh food and drinking the best of wines
– Developing a beautiful connection with your chosen horse
Then you need to experience The River Valley Ride. I had the time of my life! Thanks to Nicola, Janey, and their family and staff for such a blast.’

Cross Country in Tipperary, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Mary Duffy

‘This was the BEST trip. The riding, food, accommodations, and transportation were superb. Our instructor Celine was very capable, upbeat, positive and kind. I rode Muldoon, a big gelding who was a very safe and capable mount. Inch House was the perfect place to stay and our host Nora made us feel so welcome. The food on this trip was truly off the charts. After a full Irish breakfast at Inch House, we arrived at the equestrian centre to find coffee, tea and fresh croissants or scones laid out for us; and the only thing that competed with the amazing dinners at Inch House was chef Jason’s lunches at the equestrian centre, which included beautiful homemade desserts. We were truly treated so well, and everyone was happy and relaxed.’

Belinda Strickland

‘My daughter and I hadn’t had the opportunity to spend time together alone for over 10 years, and we had never been so very far away from home. I could never have imagined how greatly my expectations would be fulfilled, from the moment we were greeted by Miranda’s warm, smiling face, to the welcoming taxi drivers and tour guides who shared their extensive knowledge, to the most beautiful rides across Andalusia guided by Giles. We fell in love with our horses, who were extremely well-trained, honest, forgiving and understanding. Our canters across the fields and our walks through the creeks and riverbeds brought laughter and exhilaration to my soul. We felt so at home in Coín thanks to the incredible hospitality and loving personalities of everyone there. I have tears in my eyes writing this review because everyone involved touched my heart deeply and made us feel like family. Be prepared for an adventure of a lifetime that will grab hold of your heart and never let go.’

Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Karen Edwards

‘The Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride is a fantastic way to see a working cattle farm, beautiful countryside and the world renowned Rainbow Beach, and even ride bareback into the surf – I felt like I’d died and gone to heaven! The food and accommodation way exceeded my expectations – I couldn’t believe the standard of food I was eating on top of a mountain. My horse T-Rex was the perfect fit for me, and you can tell how much Andrew and his team care about all their horses and guests. I met a diverse group of fellow horse lovers and had a really relaxed, fantastic time. My first Globetrotting ride, and it definitely won’t be my last!’

Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Tara Tibbetts

’15/10 would recommend the Scottish Borders Ride! I loved the openness of the territory where we rode, the guides were all amazing and the horses were absolutely wonderful. Calypso was delightful, Kingston was SUPER fun on the beach ride, Cosmo was wonderful for a long hack, and Wallace was possibly the best horse ever! I rode him on two hacks and the Kelso Common Ride, which was amazing. The folks in Kelso were warm, welcoming, and excited to have Americans in town! I will definitely book with Globetrotting again.’

Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Peter Fisher

‘Having not been to Victoria before, this ride through the Snowy Mountains was fantastic. Riding along creek flats and up through the changing tree lines to Mt Sterling and Craig’s Hut, the scenery and views were spectacular. I rode a piebald mare called Target who had a great temperament and was lovely to ride. All the guides were great, with excellent horsemanship and knowledge of the area. I was also very happy with the food, swags and the value for money.’

Wilderness Expedition, Iceland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Julie York

‘The Icelandic Wilderness Expedition was everything I hoped for and more. The views of the glaciers were impressive. My daughter and I discovered the bliss of washing our faces in an ice cold glacial river and awed at the volcanic terrain that extended as far as the eye could see. Getting a taste of wild Icelandic weather was contrasted with blissfully dipping into a natural hot spring at the end of a long day. Accommodations in the highlands were tight and rustic, yet brimming with hospitality thanks to the effort of our guides and hands. They treated us like friends and family, not just as paying guests, and goodbyes were said with hugs and tears. We were also delighted to gain some new friends among the other guests and are already planning our next riding adventures together, which may very well include a return to Iceland!”

Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Debbie Walker

‘Just imagine riding through ancient, magical, emerald green countryside as you breathe the soft Irish air and spot deer, cows, sheep, hawks and swans. Imagine flying over increasingly higher jumps on all weather trails as you build confidence in your ability to jump cross-country on well looked after, well trained, soft-mouthed, responsive horses. Imagine galloping up the rolling hills at the end of another super day on brave, fast and happy steeds. All this along with absolutely superb accommodation and fabulous food in an ancient castle and estate. Every day was a dream come true.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Tatiany De Paula

‘After one COVID-induced rebooking and more than a year of waiting, I finally had three remarkable days in Margaret River. The package included great hosts and food, awesome new friends, amazing horses, a fair dose of adrenaline with polocrosse and the most incredible experiences (including a beautiful forest, white sand beach and dolphins). I’m already planning my next horse trip.’

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Amber Eaton

‘The Scottish Borders Ride was a bucket list experience. The horses are phenomenal, the guides and staff feel like family, and every detail is given careful attention and planning. I enjoyed riding Quinston, Jackamo, and Demi, and would have felt at home on any of the horses. Quinston was my personal favorite – I would keep him if I could! The Musselburgh Common Ride was my favorite experience. I loved the atmosphere and fast pace across the different terrains and scenery. I am lucky to have gotten to experience this ride, and I wholeheartedly encourage others to do so, too! Just leave space for me to come back as well!’

The Twin Coast Adventure, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Alana Rowley

‘The Twin Coast Adventure was my first Globetrotting experience and what can I say… WOW. We really got to see it all. We rode over a myriad of terrains, cantered on pristine beaches on both the east and west coast of New Zealand, meandered through bush and forests, saw wild horses, made our way across and over stunning sand dunes and swam bareback in the ocean. We got to do some sightseeing (Cape Reinga) and had the opportunity to go sand boarding. I was matched with the most stunningly unique, beautifully natured and safe horse – Lizzy! The accommodation was lovely and our guides were knowledgeable, patient and helpful. I have absolutely no regrets, other than that I didn’t book this ride sooner!’

The Dolomites Ride, Italy - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Tracy Ramirez

‘An amazing vacation! I have been all over the world and these are the most beautiful views I have ever seen. Alberto was a fantastic guide! Professional and very customer service oriented. The horses were exceptionally trained. I rode Sharina and she was perfect. I believe she might be part mountain goat. The amount of riding time was perfect and it was a very well thought-out trip in terms of culture and natural beauty. The experience was once in a lifetime. I give it a 5 star recommendation!’

Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Christina Sandel de Labouchere

‘Sunny Ireland! Cross country riding throughout the beautiful estate was a time for contemplation while walking through the woods, and a fabulous sense of freedom while cantering across the green, green fields! I enjoyed all the horses I rode, and it was a good experience to try different characters and styles. They were all well mannered, safe and wonderful. The staff were attentive, kind and filled with Irish sparkle and charm. Hanna and Orla were fantastic guides with an incredible eye to help each of us learn and have a fabulous ride. Each day had something special.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Deborah Sanderson

‘So you love your horse? I know I do. But I only like riding horses that are truly happy, well cared for and LOVED. So go bitless riding with Tiffany and her horses – the love will blow your mind. If you’re lucky enough to ride Phoenix – let the rein loose and let this amazing horse teach YOU a thing or two! Tiffany and Bernie are true horsewomen. They were kind, generous and flexible, and so were Tiffany’s parents, who hosted us. I felt very cared for, both on and off the horse. Did I say go bitless with Tiffany?!?’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Samantha Philp

‘Could it get any better – a beautiful horse, incredible scenery, fresh air and no mobile phone reception for days. New Zealand, you blow my mind. I can’t say enough good things about our guides Sean and Gabby, and hiking up to Lennox Falls was another highlight. I’d recommend this trip to anyone.’

Thirlestane Castle Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Christina Bates

‘The Thirlestane Castle Ride exceeded all my high expectations! The accommodations, hospitality, food, horses and experiences were all first rate. It’s a rare treat to have everything come together in such high standards. Would I repeat this trip? In a heartbeat! Huge thanks to Kate and Laura at Globetrotting and the Maitlands at Thirlestane.’

Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Nancy Berg

‘Laura from Globetrotting really went the extra mile for me to make sure I got the right ride for my experience level, and this was a truly magical trip! I rode Charlie, TJ, Eric and Bumble. Our guides and instructors all took great care of us, catering to a few different levels of expertise. I hadn’t jumped in years and although she was big, Bumble did not make the jumps feel big, and packed me reliably over everything we were pointed at. What a sweetie! If any of the pictures you see of this ride look appealing, multiply the appeal a hundred times! Save your pennies and go!’

Cross Country in Tipperary, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kelsy Vaughn

‘I loved every minute of this holiday! Inch House was so pleasant and wonderful – Nora was the kindest and most respectful host. Our guides were all great and lunches at the equestrian centre were just jaw-dropping. I rode Bobby, who was very well suited to me! He was so spirited and always willing. The tour of Coolmore Stud Farm on the non-riding day was unforgettable. I honestly can’t think of any way that this ride could be improved!’

The Marwari Ride, India - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kathy Davies

‘The Mawari Ride in India was filled with surprises, from pink-coloured goats to crazy tuk tuk rides! Our warm, friendly guides felt like family and went above and beyond for us. I loved the long, yummy, relaxing lunches under the shade of trees, or in locals’ houses, and I was very happy with our accommodation. The loyal Mawari horses with their mesmerising ears and amazing stamina were a highlight. I fell in love with my mare, Gangor. We enjoyed lots of cantering through spectacular countryside and nothing seemed to faze the horses, from disco tractors to flapping flags. What a memorable adventure!’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Tegan LeBrun

‘The Margaret River Ride was everything I’d hoped it would be and more. This was my first riding trip and I enjoyed it so much I’ve already booked my next one! The hosts, Paul and Fiona, were extremely kind and welcoming and our guides were very knowledgeable and encouraging. We had a wide range of riding experience within our group and everyone was really supportive of each other – it was a lovely group of people to spend the trip with. Each day offered a good deal of variety in terms of riding trails and scenery and the extra activities were fun and interesting. Polocrosse was a first for me and a definite highlight. I loved every minute of this experience and I can’t wait until my next trip with Globetrotting!’

Wilderness Expedition, Iceland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Ryan Butler

‘The Icelandic Wilderness Expedition was the best trip of my life, and I travel abroad at least once a year! There are no words worthy enough for our guides – some of the best humans I have ever known. The level of trust I have in them after such a short time is remarkable. The horses are some of the most impressive I have had to the pleasure to ride, and experiencing so many personalities really made me a better rider. Between the city of Reykjavik, the tour itself, the staff, food, friendship, and of course the horses, this trip will change your life. The only downside is having to come back to reality when it ends!’

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Rachael Gibson

‘I so very nearly said no to this adventure due to fear. I was nervous of travelling alone after the last couple of years of crazy, I was nervous of an intense riding experience on the other side of the world and I was worried about border/flying volatility in this current climate. But I said yes, and The Scottish Borders Ride was the most amazing experience. I am not sure if another horse riding adventure could possibly match this incredible 7 days of horse and human heaven, but I think I will make it my mission to try! Thank you to all involved for such a special week and to the magnificent horses who carried me safely at all speeds throughout the Scottish Borders region. To all those teetering on the fence, dream big and say YES to the edge of your comfort zone. I feel utterly lit and alive for putting my big gal pants on!’

The Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Drive, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kath Fry

‘I was lucky to nab a cancelled saddle seat, and it was the best thing I’ve done in years! Everything about this ride was perfect for me. Andrew and his guides couldn’t have been more supportive or encouraging and I left with renewed confidence and a desire to up my riding game even more. The accommodation was comfortable and clean, the food was to die for, the other guests were great company and the horses were well trained, consistent and responsive. I rode the darling Henro, an oversized Labrador in temperament who loved a cuddle. He was steady and sweet, but with the right buttons to get the job done. The terrain and activities were varied and fun. I particularly loved the cattle days – mustering them along the road and working them in the pen. Riding along the beach was also a standout. I could have easily stayed another week and hope to ride with Andrew and the gang again sometime.’

The Loire Valley & Castles, France - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Theresa McKeon

‘The ride, the horses, the guides, and the logistics exceeded my expectations in almost every way. That’s hard to do when it has been a bucket list adventure for 20 years! From the moment we mounted to the moment we dismounted was an adventure. I loved that we moved from field to forest to town to castle grounds every day. The midday breaks to walk around amazing castles, well, what can I say? It was more than I ever could have hoped for!’

Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Moira Fisher

‘Thank you, Globetrotting, for this amazing experience! My sister, mum and I spent three incredible horse-filled days on the Castle and Estate Ride in Ireland. I am home now, but still not down from the high of this amazing holiday! Everything was incredible. Wonderful staff, guides, accommodation, food, scenery and of course the beautiful horses! I rode Arnie, Russell, Blueberry, Bumble and Charlie. I loved them all, especially Russell and Charlie. To be able to ride over cross country jumps was not something I thought I would ever do again, but I did, and what a thrill! I’m definitely hooked and will be back for more!’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kate Stanbury

‘An adventure of a lifetime! Riding on horseback has to be the best way to experience this incredible landscape. The commanding rocky ranges with sheer cliffs and steep climbs give way to sandy plains of boab and kapok trees, with hidden hot springs and cool waterholes perfect for swimming. Every day was picture-perfect. The horses are highly trained, responsive and willing, each with their own personality. My horse Tom was an absolute star and made me feel very confident. As for the camping, it was luxury in the bush. Imagine falling asleep under a bright Milky Way and a full moon, tucked up in your swag, off the ground, toasty warm. Every night was stunning, and I never realised just how versatile a trailer camp kitchen could be! I definitely didn’t go hungry. All of our guides were highly competent, incredibly knowledgeable, always helpful, quick with a laugh, and up for a chat. This was hands down one of the greatest experiences I’ve had, and I cannot wait to go back and see more of what this incredible landscape has to offer.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Diana Sofia

‘I had been wanting to do a Globetrotting holiday for ages but kept putting it off. When one spot became available on the 3-day Margaret River Ride a week before my 50th birthday, I saw it as a sign and jumped on it. And I’m so glad I did! Fiona and Paul were so welcoming and everyone was so supportive and helpful. Our guides kept a constant eye out for us and gave us little tips along the way that really helped improve our riding. I honestly learned more in 3 days than I did in all the years I’ve been going to lessons back home. And the horses! Stunning, fit and beautiful! If I could have taken Frieda home with me, I would have. As for the price, it was worth every cent. The food was delicious, the drinks were free flowing and the accommodation was spacious and comfortable. For anyone who is umming and ahhing about whether or not to book this ride, just do it. You seriously will not regret it.’

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Amy O’Brien

‘What an incredible experience. This trip will have your face hurting from smiling so much. We learnt on day one that Gemma’s “wee canter” meant a flat out gallop, and you better be ready for it! This set us up well for the Common Ridings, which were such a thrill and enormous fun. I loved riding through the quaint villages strung with bunting and crowds of people waving and cheering “HOOR-AAY!” The Scottish are such warm and friendly people and we really felt welcomed. Susy’s horses are worth their weight in gold. They are fit, reliable and took great care of us. Cringletie House is a real gem, as are its staff. The food was delicious! The mini Highland Games had us all laughing and bringing out our competitive side. Epic trip. Book it.’

Loire Valley & Castles Ride, France - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Micheala Becker

‘This was our first Globetrotting experience in France and it exceeded expectations. The horses, guides, castles, food and wine were spectacular. I got to ride Davidson and my dad rode Baboo. I was totally pleased with Davidson and enjoyed every minute riding him. The horses lived together as a herd and were so reliable, responsive and friendly with each other. The tack was immaculate and there’s nothing our guides wouldn’t have done for us if asked. Cantering along a field of sunflowers, or down the driveway of a large estate, and of course through the forests was amazing. Riding up to the front of Chambord Castle to get a photo was just surreal. I highly recommend this ride!’

Trans Wales Trail, Wales - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Hilary David

‘The Trans Wales Trail took my breath away! It is hard to put into words how thrilling this ride was. Every day I’d look at the clock and be completely blown away by how fast time flew by. Traveling across the width of Wales on sturdy, strong, well kept horses, sometimes at incredible speed, was a dream! You experience open moors, mountains, farm land, forests and the sea, all in one ride! I couldn’t recommend this enough.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jennifer Aldrick

‘This was my first ever Globetrotting experience. I was excited about the weekend ahead and making memories with my daughter, but at the same time I was a little unsure of riding again after 40 years out of the saddle. The whole weekend was way beyond my expectations, right down to the glamping tents and the way Fiona, Paul and the team put my mind at ease. I definitely recommend a Globetrotting experience in Margaret River. You won’t be disappointed! I even learnt how to play polocrosse – that was the best fun ever!’

Okavango Delta safari, Botswana - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Allison Goldberg

‘The Okavango Delta was magnificent. We saw elephants and hippos and antelope right off the bat! Each day was just one more adventure after another. I rode two beautiful mares who took great care of me. I met some wonderful people from all over the world and we all had a blast. But best of all were our staff and guides. Because my sister is a non-rider, she had jeep safaris every day with Rodgers, who was a savant at finding animals. He was fabulous, as were Mmushi and Boi, who guided us on horseback. I never felt unsafe or threatened in any way. All in all, I could not have wished for a better birthday present. It was a life-changing experience and one I will never forget.’

Catalonia Ride, Spain - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Anna Johnson

‘I absolutely loved my Catalan riding holiday. It was the perfect introduction to Globetrotting’s adventures. The scenery was varied and beautiful. We traversed mountains, wandered along the beautiful Costa Brava, passed through many picturesque villages and weaved through vineyards, olive groves and forests. We picnicked each day near a river or lake to enjoy a refreshing swim. Our guide, Karinna, was exceptional, displaying calm leadership throughout our ride. She constantly put her horses’ and clients’ wellbeing before her own. The accommodation and food was incredible, I enjoyed the company of all my fellow riders, and most importantly, the horses were amazing! My mount, Vistoso, was surefooted, gentle and responsive. I trusted him completely. I highly recommend this ride!’

Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Deb Stokes

‘After 20 weeks of riding lessons, this ride was a mother-daughter adventure dream. With the help of the lovely staff, I was given a new appreciation for riding. Andrew and his crew are wonderful people and create an amazing adventure where you can go as hard or easy as you like. The horses are matched to your level of experience, letting you relax and enjoy the ride. The property, views and people are amazing. Add on the fantastic meals and you have a dream holiday. I so enjoyed the whole experience.’

Megan Jenest

‘To say our Globetrotting experience in Scotland was magical would be putting it lightly. This trip is a MUST do for any experienced rider. Our group instantly hit it off, even with our non-riding friends and families. Staying at Cringletie was an amazing experience and the staff were exceptional. The horses that Susie and Gemma provided were all lovely. Titan belongs in a Grand Prix Ring – probably the nicest horse I have ever ridden. The Common Riding was unlike any experience I have ever had – nothing compares to galloping across the Scottish countryside with 200 horses and riders. To top it all off, I even got engaged on the Tweed River in front of Neidpath Castle! What a trip! We are planning on returning in 2024 for another Common Riding adventure.’

Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Rachel Jones

‘My husband and I had the most wonderful time on the Castle & Estate ride! It exceeded all of our expectations. The accommodations were so luxurious, the food was excellent, the horses and instructors were wonderful, and the estate itself was unbelievably expansive and beautiful! I rode out seven times, and on every single ride I saw a new section of the estate. I had so much fun flying over jumps on Domino and galloping through the woods on Robin. I literally couldn’t help but laugh because I was having so much fun. I only wish we could have stayed longer!’

Catalan Coast Trail, Spain - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sandra Hill

‘What an amazing trip this was! The horses were fit and well cared for and their wellbeing was top priority. The daily rides, although challenging at times (which I loved), were well planned and wonderfully exhilarating (winding through forests, gallops on the beach, treks through the mountains and picnics by the sea). The horses knew their jobs and were responsive and independent. Our guide, Correna, was absolutely fantastic. She kept us on track, always providing her horsemanship expertise, was positive, informative and fun, and was able to accommodate requests when needed. Oh, I can’t forget the wine and food. Top notch! I can’t say enough positive things about this ride and highly recommend this destination. I travelled solo and this was my first Globetrotting experience. I’ve started to save and plan for my next one!’

Touch of the Highlands Ride, Iceland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kate Testerman

‘I’m not sure if I can adequately convey how amazing, wonderful, spectacular, and life-changing this ride was! From the moment I was picked up in Reykjavik, every moment was perfection! The food was wonderful, the guides and staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful, the scenery was jaw-dropping, and the horses! My god, I will dream about those horses for years to come. I know it seems like hyperbole, but every day was more amazing than the next. I loved riding up into the highlands through fog and across what seemed like a lunar landscape, as much as I enjoyed riding through a valley next to a bubbling stream, looking up at cliffs that seemed to be hiding dragons in their depths. And the final day, riding across the river delta, was like something out of a dream. I can’t wait for my next Globetrotting adventure, and my next trip back to Iceland!’

Dressage in Andalusia, Spain - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Mary McKinney

‘If you love dressage or are even just wondering what it is all about, you HAVE to do this ride! The riding centre is a slice of heaven and the horses are a dream. The instruction is superb and geared toward your experience level. I loved every second in the saddle and my riding definitely improved over the week. All of the staff are so very gracious and knowledgeable, which makes the trip so enjoyable. Do not expect to lose weight! The large lunches with typical local dishes were delicious. I met lifelong friends from all over the world and our gatherings at the pool each evening to discuss the day and share wine and tapas were a treasure. Andalusia now has a special place in my heart. I cannot wait to go back again!’

Cross Country in Tipperary, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Penny Grove

‘This trip exceeded my expectations. From the beautiful accommodation to the riding, every day was full of excitement, laughter and great horses. Meeting new friends from different countries was so good; having the same interests made us all very comfortable with each other from the very beginning. Nora and Sinead at Inch House are the most beautiful people, and our guides were top quality. The food was delicious and plentiful. I rode Gandalf, a Connemara cross gelding. He was such a great little horse and was matched perfectly to me. I’d definitely recommend this holiday!’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sarah Taylor

‘I had an amazing time from start to finish. The horses were amazing, so trustworthy. My horse Mack, a cheeky Brumby from the Victorian High Country, looked after me so well. All the staff were friendly and genuinely enjoyed their jobs, and the ride leaders made sure that everyone had a great time every day. I felt very well looked after. Sleeping under the stars was a fantastic experience. The landscapes we rode through were amazing. The highlights were the lookout at Saddleback, Zebedee Springs and Emma Gorge. Make sure to take the helicopter trip on the last day – it’s definitely worth it!’

Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Hope Towle

‘I could not possibly find any critique of this ride! The instructors far surpassed my expectations. I rode Blueberry and Arnie. Both horses were big, comfortable, and trustworthy; but different enough that I left with plenty to work on back at home. The horses and the team of instructors made me feel 100% safe to try many things for the first time. We arrived on Wednesday, my first ever jumping lesson was on Thursday, and I was clearing some cross country jumps by Sunday! I only wish I could have made this a month-long holiday! The staff at the Lodge and restaurants were lovely, the food was second to none, and the accommodations were beautiful. This ride was recommended to me as a confidence booster, and I truly believe that was an understatement.’

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Mike Barker

‘Neither words nor photos really give you the true sense of joy, freedom, warmth, contentment and excitement that this whole experience gave me. That bond and connection you get with your horse, and then with the earth while riding over it, is so good for the soul. I wish one could bottle it! The scenery is beautiful and the horses are so sturdy and fun to ride. It feels as if you are going back in time to when the horse was the main form of transport, but with the comforts of modern life! Galloping along the beach with the theme tune from ‘Chariots of Fire’ ringing in my ears was a highlight. But the pinnacle of the week was the Common Riding. Starting in the town of Kelso with 130 other horses and riders all dressed up in fine regalia, riding out behind a pipes and drums band to a big community reception, then galloping through fields and across country lanes all day. Where else in the world, literally, can you do that? What a heartwarming experience! So much so that I have booked to go back next year.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Tracey Long

‘I can’t even begin to imagine a better trip than this. It is truly faultless. Tiff and her parents’ hospitality is second to none – within minutes you feel like old friends. The food is amazing. The accommodation is divine. Their home is well loved and you can feel that everywhere you go. The itinerary is so well planned. Every day has different scenery and new experiences. High tea on top of a mountain, beach rides followed by a winery lunch, a night on the town, a shopping trip with coffee and (the best ever) donuts – how much better can it get?!
Bernie and Tiff are exceptional guides who clearly love what they do, and their total respect and tenderness towards the horses is a joy to watch. The horses pay them back in bucketloads. They are stunning: beautifully mannered, even tempered and super responsive. I can’t recommend this trip more highly. The memories will stay with me forever!’

Wilderness Expedition, Iceland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sarah Verschoor

‘The Icelandic Wilderness Expedition is truly an unforgettable, amazing, jaw dropping experience! The staff, horses, the food, the scenery, the accommodation – everything was amazing, and the amount of time and effort put into planning and preparing it really showed. I am so thankful for the whole team, and so grateful to have been able to take part in this incredible journey. The Icelandic horses are so special in their spirit and strength. I was amazed by their confidence and surefootedness across some very difficult terrain, and their tölt was very comfortable. It was truly a joy to ride these small but powerful horses!
I told the staff that I would be back and I intend to keep that promise! I will be dreaming about this ride until my next visit!’

Dressage Ride in Andalusia, Spain - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Susanne Kahler

‘I am 60 years old and if my experience with Covid and travel has taught me anything, it is to not wait any longer and get yourself out there! I had an absolutely wonderful time as a solo traveler on my first experience with Globetrotting, the Train and Trail ride in Spain. Even though most of the other riders were my kids’ ages, the group was inclusive of all our various abilities, as were our wonderful trail guides and instructor. I can’t say enough great things about Michelle Thornton, our dressage instructor, whose words are now my own personal mantra: ‘We ride to the rhythm that we want.’ All of us not only became fitter, but also much better riders. The trail rides were good fun and got a little faster as the week progressed, as did our lessons!’

Big Horn Cattle Drive, USA - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Melissa Brooks

‘I would definitely recommend this cattle drive! All of the horses on this trip were very fit for this type of mountain riding. I rode Cobb, and he was great. Very reliable and sweet. Our guides were the best riders I have ever seen, and all the staff were very knowledgeable. Every meal was excellent! Cowboys definitely know how to cook. This trip was definitely out of my comfort zone, but the guides made it look so easy! My favourite part was when I got to give a sick calf a shot of antibiotic after a cowboy roped it. I’m a nurse, so I’m used to giving shots, but this was not my typical patient! A very exciting moment.’

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

PJ Janas

‘This is a vacation not to be missed! The horses and people with stay with you forever. Susy, Gemma and Helen were the best guides we could have asked for. I rode 5 different horses over the week (which was awesome) and all of them far exceeded my expectations. They were really exceptional: willing, surefooted and sweet, with great personalities. I rode Quinston on both Common Riding days and he took such good care of me, but also made it exciting and fun. I have never stayed at a better hotel in my life, and I have stayed at many all over the world. All the little unexpected extras made us feel so welcome, the meals were exceptional, and the staff were so friendly and fun!
The experience is impossible to explain without living it, but if you are a horse rider and want to meet and see this country, there is no better way than on this ride!’

Chilko Lake Ride, British Columbia, Canada - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Emma Tomlin

‘Canada has been on my bucket list for years; I had such high expectations and yet it absolutely blew my mind. It was some of the best horse riding of my life, with a natural backdrop that took my breath away. The lodge was so welcoming and friendly – you felt like part of the family right away with Lauren, Gary in the kitchen making wholesome, hearty foods to give you energy for each day. Anna is one of the best horse guides I have ridden with. She was so kind and caring and really looked after us. The horses were fab – Sky was my favourite. The riding each day was so diverse and exciting! We rode hills overlooking the beautiful river Chilko, we scaled a 1000-metre mountain on horseback and we rode on the ‘Rollercoaster’, cantering up, down and around beautiful forest paths and ridge edge drops. Each day felt so different, from the scenery to the type of riding and where we went. It was such an incredible experience – my pictures don’t do it justice. Just wow.’

The Loire Valley & Castles, France - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Tara Bedwell

‘This ride was so magical. From riding through sunflower fields to ancient forests, every day was a new adventure! The history of the area is incredible, and I enjoyed learning about it each day from both David and the chateau visits. Cantering along the river flats while the church bell rang as we approached Chaumont-sur-Loire was incredible – I won’t be forgetting it any time soon! And riding along the front of the Chateau de Chambord was a ‘pinch me’ moment for sure. The days were long, but worth it – we had a sense of achievement at the end of the week! The horses were amazing, and so loved and well cared for. I rode Taram, a big draft cross. He was an absolute star – forward and confident, and responsive to my aids. I highly recommend this ride to any keen horse rider!’

The Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Tesha Munro

‘Imagine a group of kind, happy staff who have so much care for their riders and horses, and are incredibly supportive of your progress and enjoyment.
Horses so well looked after, responsive and calm you can’t help but make a bond.
Views to die for, local scenery varying between the bush, paddocks and the beach providing that sensory enjoyment.
Cool, rustic, hilltop glamping accommodation.
Activities to keep you on your toes, learning and laughing.
I will never forget this trip, the staff, the group of globetrotters, my mount Maverick, the learnings… the enjoyment.
You won’t either!’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Remi Flynn-Lindsay

‘Globetrotting makes everything so easy! The rides themselves are incredibly well thought out and the service from Globetrotting covers all aspects of the trip from booking to transfers, so all you have to do is pack your gear. This ride was an authentic way to experience the rugged Kimberley region. I was a little worried about going as a solo female, but there were 6 solo ladies on the trip, and the rest of the group was so friendly that it made no difference. I absolutely loved sleeping outside under the stars in the swags. Spending the last night in the riverside bungalows was a lovely treat, too. The food was amazing! From cooked breakfasts to huge lunch spreads and wholesome dinners, there was no way I was going hungry. All the horses were well behaved, fit and in great condition. I rode Sadjid and he was a perfect match for me. The staff went above and beyond – the level of service was second to none. Every day on this ride was different and that’s what made it so exciting!’

Thirlestane Castle Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Cheryl Wittmier

‘Nothing will compare to the first day of this trip – seeing the beautiful accommodations and going out on the first ride. I just remember coming back and feeling like it wasn’t real! My anticipation for the next day and the chance that I’d get to ride Reever again kept me fairly giddy. Reever was my idea of the perfect horse. Brave, sensible and strong, he loved his job and navigated the terrain perfectly. I felt that we made a real connection. Our guides Gemma and Susy were amazing. They seemed to pair everyone with with the right horses. I loved the whole experience and I’m already planning another Globetrotting vacation!’

Sierras Chicas, Argentina - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Christina Wang

‘I had an amazing holiday in Argentina! Kevin, his guides and horses are pros in the hospitality business. I rode a different horse every day. Each one was kind, patient, well trained and clearly loved its job. I especially liked riding the Peruvian Pasos – their fifth gait is so cool! The accommodation is quaint and comfortable. There is so much delicious food and wine for every meal and any moment in between. Before I left for the airport, I requested a sandwich to eat on the road. Not only did they make me one, but two! That speaks to the generosity and thoughtfulness of the family.
Kate and Laura were great. They patiently answered my questions and provided lots of helpful information. I will definitely use Globetrotting for my next horse vacation!’

The Loire Valley & Castles, France - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Janet Brooks

‘The guides took great care of us and the horses, and the food was unbelievable! The chateaux were amazing and due to a fire hazard, we had to ride through the town of Amboise. It was like we were on parade – people came out to film and greet us! I loved it. But the best part was the camaraderie of the group. We were 4 Americans, 2 Aussies, 2 Belgians and 1 Finnish friend, plus our French crew of 3. Unbelievably fun and supportive.
Kate and the Globetrotting team kept us constantly in the loop as we waited over 2 years to make this ride. I always felt I could reach out and ask anything. The response was so quick. I love that they have personally vetted the rides and can give specific information as needed. This was my second ride with them and it won’t be my last.’

Touch of the Highlands Ride, Iceland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Thea Evans

‘As someone who grew up riding but now doesn’t have much access to it, I was nervous before this ride – I honestly didn’t know what to expect. But it turned out to be one of the coolest things I have ever done in my life. The Icelandic horse is such a unique and wonderful breed. The guides were amazing, the views were outstanding, and the food far exceeded our expectations. It was really cool to see the different landscapes of Iceland while enjoying the serenity of riding horses. I have a super stressful job and this ride helped me calm down and get back into balance. I would highly recommend it to everyone!’

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Stephanie Potter

‘Globetrotting does a truly exceptional job vetting its local guides and horses. The Scottish hospitality and culture we experienced were surpassed only by the quality of the horses. It was my first time on Irish Draught and Sport Horses, and they were incredible: forward and fun, but quiet and calm, too. Each ride was different and beautiful. Cantering through forests and fields was such a joy. Every stone-walled field of sheep made me feel like I was in a James Herriot book. The beach ride was also pretty amazing and the Common Riding is something I’ll remember forever. Cringletie House’s food and service were exceptional, and the property was gorgeous. I loved taking walks each night and sitting in the walled garden. I cannot wait to go back to this beautiful part of the world.’

Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Yvonne David

‘The accommodation was fabulous and the food was excellent. All the guides were fantastic, knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating and our safety was their top priority. I rode Cosmo, Arnie, Mary Ellen, Charlie, Bumble and Henry. I loved Cosmo for the indoor riding sessions and Charlie was my favourite for the cross country rides – although Arnie, the big flying armchair, was a close second. The cross country jumping on the last day with Charlie was definitely a highlight. I galloped for the first time ever out in the field with the rest of the group. Another first for me was jumping up a set of two steps coming out of the water. I would definitely recommend this ride!’

The Loire Valley & Castles, France - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Alexandra Duff

‘The Loire Valley was beautiful to trek through on horseback. To ride in the forests of a chateau where kings once rode is just magical. I don’t think I’ll ever forget seeing castles between the ears of a horse! I rode a paint called Davidson, who was a perfect match for me! Very easy on the mouth, he could go fast and stop well with minimal aids. My favourite part of the experience was when we would reach a castle after hours trekking through the French countryside. All of a sudden, the trees would part to reveal a magnificent chateau. Unforgettable and incredibly satisfying!’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Peggy Quill

‘We loved our ride with Christian, Laura and the team. They all did everything in their power to make sure we enjoyed our holiday – we couldn’t recommend them more highly. Each rider was given care and attention, and everything was done neatly and cleanly. The food was amazing. All the horses appeared very well fed and cared for. I rode Harry, a well trained and responsive horse who did his job well. I loved the way that we would be riding along and suddenly come across the lunch camp or evening camp already set up. We were totally spoiled! I couldn’t think of a single improvement – the trip was awesome.’

The Dolomites Ride, Italy - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Mary Giandonato

‘The Dolomites have stolen my heart! Through the guides and their horses, we learned about the people, culture and traditions of the area. We saw one of the most beautiful places in the world and to do it on horseback, WOW. Every day was so completely different. A bit of courage and a lot of adventure all wrapped into one of the best weeks of my life. I hope to visit many more places and meet many more people through Globetrotting!

Whistler Wilderness Ride, BC, Canada - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Bernadette Kelly

‘British Columbia took my breath away. Everywhere I looked there was another breathtaking view. Add to that fabulous horses and riding, friendly, relaxed guides and scrumptious food in the most stunning setting, and you have a riding experience to die for. The only problem I have with it is that it went way too fast. Take me back!’

Touch of the Highlands Ride, Iceland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jackie Mathison

‘The Icelandic horses are so fun. I loved every minute of riding them. They are willing, agile and very well taken care of, and the tölt is amazing to ride. The guides were excellent. Riding with the herd was a really cool experience and Iceland is a very striking country to ride in. I’d highly recommend this trip!’

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Shari Wilcox

‘We had the most incredible time! A group of eight ladies from Texas joined one chap from Australia for a terrific week of riding and all-around fun. I rode 5 horses in 6 days and they were all a dream! Our guides Susy and Gemma were amazing, the landscapes breathtaking, and the Common Riding was the most fun I have had on horseback in years. Looking forward to our next trip!’

Costa Azul, Portugal - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Michelle Elliott

‘I had the best week on the Costa Azul ride! Miguel and Anwar were very knowledgeable and professional, and made sure that everyone had an awesome time. Plenty of food, wine, laughs and company. The scenery was beautiful and the horses were even better. I rode Dragao for the week and he was the best! I would recommend this ride to anyone! Globetrotting made everything so easy and communication was great. I’m already thinking about which ride I’m going to do next. If you are thinking about booking a ride, DO IT!’

Whistler Wilderness Ride, British Columbia, Canada - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Roz Beinke

‘Thanks Globetrotting for yet another fun exploratory experience – I loved the horses, catching up with the GT group, hearty food, Fireball whisky and enjoying the wonderful fresh air and scenery! The local guides were always really helpful and good company. My horse Bingo was surefooted, strong and safe. The highlight was riding to Lake Ogre – I loved the canters at the start, then riding up high over the peat bogs and close to the icy snow, and having lunch by the lake. Canada is wonderful – I would love to go back and explore some more. Thanks again Globetrotting!’

Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Marshall Waters

‘An absolutely stunning holiday! The instructors at the stable were amazing and incredibly accommodating, knowledgeable, and personable. As beginners, my friend and I did a lot of estate rides rather than jumping and cross country and every day they had something new to show us, and something new to teach us about how to handle the horses better. On top of the incredible instructors, the other staff at the estate were great as well. We had great craic!’

Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Richard Phillips

‘I can say without reservation that this trip was far beyond any expectation that I had! It’s always been a dream of mine to visit Ireland and now I know I will return. The facilities were beautiful and the staff were magnificent! I will carry the memories from this week with me and always look on them fondly. The food and drinks were amazing! I want to especially thank the instructors, who gave me the chance to ride out on the gorgeous estate even though I am a beginner. Every day took me down new trails, allowing me a glimpse of the rich history of the people and place I was so fortunate to visit.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Liz Somes

‘I loved each day for a different reason. Day one’s ride to the lookout was spectacular, and to be met by high tea on the clifftop was very special. Day two’s sunrise beach ride was probably the favorite – I have a soft spot for a sunrise on the beach between two ears. This was followed by an awesome breakfast, and the rest of the day exploring the town, wineries and lookouts just topped it off. All the meals were delicious, hearty and well thought out. The horses were very safe and reliable and knew their job. Tiff and Bernie were fabulous guides, meticulous with horse and rider safety, lovely company at every point and nothing was ever too much trouble. By day two they felt like forever friends. Lenny and Lorraine were just amazing and welcomed us into their home so warmly. It felt like going home and having your mum spoil you for the weekend!’

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Lorraine Sparra

‘The Scottish Borders Ride changed my life. I cannot wait to do again, it was what dreams are made of and by far the best vacation I have ever experienced! Every single item and event was perfect. On a scale of 1-10, I can easily say 45! I had the pleasure of riding 5 different horses and each one was spectacular. They were beautiful, kind, fit and so much fun to ride! The Cringletie House accommodations were 5 star and the staff and service were exceptional. The meals were absolutely delicious, each one better than the last. Many times I had to pinch myself and wipe away tears of joy while galloping across the beautiful countryside, crossing creeks, cantering up hills, waving to the townsfolk on the Common Ridings and yelling ‘Hip Hip Hooray!’ These are memories I will treasure for the rest of my life!’

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Joseph Sparra

‘OVERPROMOTED and OVERDELIVERED! That does not happen often with a trip of any sorts, but Globetrotting did just that. From the preparation suggestions and what we could expect, to the accommodations at Cringletie Hotel, to the horses we rode and the itinerary with softer rides in between the Common Ridings, it was a 25 on a scale from 1 to 10! Be prepared, Globetrotting, we’re coming back. And sooner than you think!’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Nara Upenieks

‘I loved every bit of our six days living and breathing the epic Kimberley landscape while being guided by superhero horses and an amazing outback family team. We had very comfortable camps and shared lots of amazing food and stories amongst awesome new friends. I loved riding Limerick, a kind and beautiful mare who never put a foot wrong. The biggest highlights were riding into El Questro Station on day 5 and swimming in Moonshine Gorge and Zebedee Springs. Thanks Laura, Christian, Matt, Gwen, Sarah and Toby for being such gracious hosts. I’ll be riding with you again soon!’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Rachel Macdonald

‘The Globetrotting experience at Margaret River was awesome. The horses were amazing and the friendly, helpful guides and hosts made you feel so welcome. The glamping accommodation was very homely, with everything we needed. The home cooked food was amazing and catered to everyone’s needs. The rides we went on discovering the amazing southwest Margaret River, and the fun we had playing Polocrosse, have got me hooked once again on horse riding. I rode Stacey and she was a real gem, easy to ride and very comfortable. I would highly recommend this ride to anyone who loves the outdoors and experiencing it on horseback. I am sure this will not be my only Globetrotting adventure!’

Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Susan Trinity

‘I would definitely recommend this ride! I rode Cosmo, Betty, TJ, Robin and Bumble, and they were all lovely. They knew their jobs so well, all I needed to do was direct them to the jumps and sit quietly. The cross country jumping was the best experience. All the guides were happy and helpful. I was very happy with the accommodation and food, and the value for money was excellent.’

The Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jessica Whyte

‘The Rainbow Beach Ride exceeded my expectations. I have had horses most of my life and am still amazed at how well trained these horses are. My mount, Flint, was exceptionally educated and extremely safe. He could chill and plod along, but also had great get-up-and-go when you wanted it. The glamping tents were warm, cozy and so beautifully presented. The food was excellent – great presentation, huge quantities, and tasty. All the staff on the ride were friendly, informative and a pleasure to be around. Every day was a great day. Swimming in the surf was a stand-out, but the campdrafting day was probably my favourite, as I learned so many new horsemanship skills. An adventure for everyone!’

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Katrina Evans

‘The Common Ridings are unique in my experience. Never before when riding through town streets have I been cheered by hundreds of people packing the pavements, or, on reaching the summit of an uphill gallop, been greeted by friendly strangers waiting to hand out cold beers! The riding itself is exhilarating and the landscape beautiful, but it’s the feeling of being included and welcomed into a genuine community tradition that makes it special. Kingston carried me on both Common Ridings, staying confident and surefooted over grass, stone and bog, up and downhill and across ditches. Suzy’s advice was not to think too hard and trust the horse. I would trust Kingston to do my taxes – he knows his job inside out!’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Penelope Keynes

‘I had the best time in the Kimberley, met wonderful people and really enjoyed the landscape and all the time in the saddle. The horse I rode, Zeus, made my trip. We were perfectly matched – I enjoyed his sass, but also found that he was a responsive, easy ride. Being my first riding holiday, I was a bit unsure of travelling alone, but I quickly made friends and bonded over our love of adventure and horses. I came home relaxed and refreshed. I’d definitely recommend this ride.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Elise Hardy

‘I loved every day and every experience of this trip. Paul, Fiona, their family and the guides offered exceptional hospitality and their knowledge, experience and encouragement was terrific to be around. Paul and the team did a great job of matching everyone with the right horse. I’m an intermediate rider who has had a bit off time off after having a baby last year, but I’ve also got a bit of attitude and I’m not scared of a bit of get up and go. That’s what I’d put on my wrap sheet and when I sat aboard my little mare Stacey, who pinned her ears back at everything that came close, I laughed and knew I’d got exactly what I asked for! She was a terrific little mare and so well educated. I would’ve trucked her home with me if I could!
Having followed Globetrotting for a number of years, I’m so glad I finally bit the bullet and went on a trip, and I’m thrilled that it was to Margaret River. An amazing experience.’

Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Lindsey Sokolich

‘This was my first Globetrotting ride and it really has set the bar sky high! Honestly, this was the best holiday I have ever had. I was a little nervous to begin with, travelling solo and being at beginner level, but all my worries very quickly evaporated when I checked in to the gorgeous accommodation, met the lovely horses and made some wonderful new globetrotting friends. The Estate is stunning, the food is delicious and the guides are so knowledgeable and friendly. I trusted them all so much, I felt confident to try many new things – it was my first time jumping in five years and they made it so easy! The itinerary was just perfect – each day built on the last to grow the confidence of all the riders. Jumping cross country has been a lifelong dream of mine, and what a way to start! I am a much better rider after this trip and I am already looking at the diary for when I can go back!’

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Angela Hauer

‘A holiday to remember forever. A combination of adventures riding in beautiful Scottish scenery with lovely Scottish people including you in their community traditions. Adonis and Costa were both super horses, very willing and eager to please. The guides, Gemma and Suzy, are gold. They are very professional and tell you everything you want to know. The Common Ridings are an adventure that can’t be compared to anything else. The second Common Riding was the most superb because we knew our horses better and had more of an idea of what to expect. The weather changed with every hill we took – really Scottish. I loved the contact with the local people and their friendliness. I loved everything!’

The Grape Horse Adventure, Barossa Valley, South Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Lisa Matthews

‘The Grape Horse Adventure in the Barossa Valley brings together two of my loves: wonderful horses and beautiful wines. It really doesn’t get any better. I rode Piccolo, a lovely, forward moving horse who was very trustworthy and loads of fun to ride. Being on horseback, we could get into areas otherwise not normally seen. The landscape was continually changing, from large open grazing pastures to majestic gum trees and heavily wooded forests, lofty ranges to abundant vineyards with the beautiful colours of autumn leaves. Nothing was too much trouble for our guides Marcus and Keygan. They were polite, informative and able to show us the diversity of the Barossa Valley. I would certainly recommend this ride, even if wine is not your thing!’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Emma Masters

‘We loved our time on The Shoalhaven Ride. My horse Shilo was just like my favourite horse at home – a delightful, point-and-shoot type who was soft, responsive and safe. Tiff, Lenny and Lorraine very warm and welcoming – I felt like part of the family.  Our guides were 10/10 lovely, kind, helpful and friendly ladies. The beach ride was really beautiful! I’d definitely recommend this trip.’

The Andalusia Ride, Spain - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Cassandra Miller

‘As a first-time Globetrotter, I booked this trip on a whim and was blown away by the horses, the countryside, the culture and of course the incredible hosts, Miranda and Giles. This couple are fantastic at what they do and have really built an oasis for mind, body and soul. Every member of their team is a pleasure to speak to and I felt at home as soon as I arrived. Catalina, our chef, is an angel and the quality of the vegetarian food was next level. The horses are all so well taken care of and so are the guests. I rode Amadeus and Tia Pepe, two very responsive gentlemen with just enough attitude to keep me laughing. Giles led our rides and his good humour and knowledge about the area really connected me to the beautiful Andalusian culture. The cultural experiences were enriching, high quality and worth every cent. I cannot recommend this ride enough!’

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Rachel Beach

‘This Globetrotting experience has changed my life! After waiting two years due to Covid, the breathtaking scenery, hospitable people, and amazing horses took my breath away in more ways than one. The Scottish Common Ridings are like nothing else, and I feel honored to have been part of such an old tradition! I rode Yannis, Rambo, Skye, Rocco and Dakota and I was completely blown away by them all. They knew exactly what to do and the way they navigated the terrain was unbelievable. The entire trip was incredible. Seeing Scotland on horseback is the best way to do it!’

Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Florence Holcomb Phillips

‘My friend and I started talking about a riding trip to Ireland 20+ years ago. We contacted Globetrotting in 2019 and booked for 2020 as a group of four, but Covid-19 put a stop to that. Kate and her team worked with us, letting us reschedule twice for our choice of date and number of days. We finally made the trip in 2022 and I am so happy we did. The memories we made will not be forgotten. Everyone in Ireland is so kind and happy. The ride was more than we could ever have asked for. Every day was a wonderful experience. The landscape was gorgeous and the company was beyond fun. All four of us were able to fulfill our goals: one cantered out on the trail for the first time, another jumped higher than she ever had, and my friend and I fulfilled our dream of riding in Ireland. I felt like my riding improved and my love of the sport was reignited. Everything about the trip and the arrangements made by Globetrotting made it easy and fun. I would recommend Globetrotting to anyone who loves riding and is looking for an adventure.’

The Grape Horse Adventure, Barossa Valley, South Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Katie Somerville

‘After several years and a number of thwarted attempts to go globetrotting, I was worried that my very high (and possibly unrealistic) expectations could not possibly be met. I am delighted to say that I was proven wrong! The ride, horses, hosts, wildlife, landscapes, food, wine and new friends all exceeded my expectations. I rode Gem – a quiet achiever with a lovely temperament who was calm, fast paced, up for a cuddle and very responsive. Our guides were knowledgeable and skillful communicators, great hosts and responsive to guests’ needs and preferences at all times. As with all good holidays, I departed for home with firm plans for my next trip!’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Vicki Anderson

‘A perfect three day riding safari with the best life has to offer. Divine horses, lovely countryside with views across Kangaroo Valley, beautiful hosts and guides, delicious food, great wineries and platters, and luxurious accommodation. I was very blessed and honoured to ride Shiloh, the most responsive, divine, adorable Arab – a magic boy to ride. Just a perfect horse in every way. The winery trips were very enjoyable and personal, and the beach day was sunny and glorious, with great canters.
A decadent and joyful getaway, very highly recommended.’

Beth Blodgett

‘I absolutely loved my ride with David, Ania and Anouk through the wine country of France! All of the accommodations were lovely and all of the food was delicious. The guides’ level of knowledge and love for each and every horse was fantastic. My horse Davidson was amazing! He was so surefooted and loved being out on a ride. I will return next year, and hopefully all of the new friends that I made will be back for this ride again, too!’

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

JoLee Wennersten

‘This was the most amazing trip! Our guides, Gemma and Helen, were fun and informative. The staff at Cringletie were courteous and efficient and the food was amazing. The actual riding was totally different from anything I’ve ever experienced in my life. The Hawick Common Riding was a day I will never forget – so awesome! The horses were exceptional. I rode Adonis most of the time. He was a big teddy bear and took amazingly good care of me on the Common Ridings. I also rode Sebastian, who I loved. For everyone who made this trip possible, a GREAT big hug and thank you so much!’

Dressage Ride in Andalusia, Spain - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Tsveta Todorova

‘This trip was a great experience for me in several aspects: I had my first dream gallop on a wild beach; the instructors introduced me to the elegant and complex world of dressage; I learned a lot more about riding; I met very interesting people among the instructors, hosts and other riders from different parts of the world; I experienced different horses with different tack, which is great for every rider; and I saw, tasted and experienced a little bit of Andalusia, which will make me return and see more!’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Chloe Allen

‘You could not ask for better guides! They knew the history of where we rode, could identify flora and fauna, and were super helpful regarding the horses, riding, tack, etc. I felt comfortable and safe riding Riley, and I think he liked me too! The campsite, Nag Hole, was lovely. We spent most afternoons floating in the beautiful, refreshing waterhole with a glass of bubbles. Sleeping in a swag under the stars was magnificent. The camp bathroom and dunny had to be seen to be believed! Open air, flowers, perfume sticks, great hot water. The meals were varied and yummy.
Day four was my favourite. We got a lot of cantering in, waded through flooded roads and swam in waterholes. We stopped at Moonshine Gorge to swim and explore and it was like a movie set, so beautiful! Then we went to Zebedee Falls: four or five rock pools cascading into each other through absolutely sublime rainforest. The water was around 34 degrees, and if you stood under a waterfall it was a seriously dreamy massage! I wanted to stay forever, riding every day then coming back to Nag Hole.’

Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Anna Avery

‘This was the ride of a lifetime. The Irish countryside combined with the romantic castle setting, the cleanest village in Ireland, the excellent instructors and the well-kept and reliable horses, all made for such a very special time. The inclusion of a spa on-site was a great bonus. My companions on the ride were all friendly, and we all felt incredibly well looked after. I rode a variety of very reliable horses, all making me feel safe. As one of the older riders in the group, I felt well cared for. The guides were the best! They all had sense of humour and safety, and provided confidence to all. Lessons were well conducted with a positive atmosphere, and suited to the needs of the students. The sights, smells, flora and fauna of the country trails were a real treat. There were even herds of deer to observe on our rides. This trip was everything I expected, and more.’

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Julie Smith

‘I’ve never done a holiday without my own horse before. I was so impressed with the quality of the horses and the care and attention given to them. Susy and her team really care about them and the standards are extremely high – the horses come first, which is what was important to me. I rode Bruno, who was incredibly well mannered and looked after me every step of the way. The riding was unforgettable. It challenged me, but was incredibly exhilarating. The beach ride was the best ride of my life – I will never top that!’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Robyn O’Keefe

‘The Shoalhaven Ride is an enjoyable blend of riding and relaxation, mixed with food and wine experiences. The hospitality and accommodation are excellent. Tiff shows an obvious love and dedication to her horses, who, in turn, are calm, well trained and a pleasure to ride. I rode Shiloh, who was kind, forward-going and responsive, a real darling. I also enjoyed the opportunity to ride Texas on Seven Mile Beach. I rarely have the opportunity to ride large horses and he was dreamy!’

The Grape Horse Adventure, Barossa Valley, South Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Meegan Bartell

‘If you’re planning on visiting South Australia, the Grape Horse Adventure in the Barossa Valley is a must. It incorporates beautiful scenery, amazing and well behaved horses, and exceptional wine and food. Marcus had a huge amount of local knowledge and was a calm and respectful guide. I loved that even though I’m based in SA I had the opportunity to learn so much history about who planted the first vines in the Barossa Valley, and I had the privilege to taste wine from vines planted over 150 years ago. Each day was different and exciting. I rode Ivy and she was perfectly suited to me – loads of fun, with lovely ground manners, and responsive to seat and legs. The ride is equipped for beginners all the way up to advanced riders – everyone was catered for and had a horse matched to their ability.’

Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Danielle Smith

‘This was a trip of a lifetime! Such a beautiful place. The castle and estate were out of a fairytale! The horses were all amazing and knew exactly how to take care of you. I rode 6 horses in total and loved them all. My favorite was Russell, the 18-hand draft who sailed over jumps effortlessly. The ride guides and instructors were so knowledgeable and friendly. They made the experience so fun and built up everyone’s confidence! The group of women who traveled on this trip from all over the world were some of the most friendly and supportive people I have had the pleasure of knowing. I cannot wait to go back!’

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Rachel Roman

‘Susy and Gemma are amazing horse women and professionals, and both very kind and funny! Our first Common Riding was my favorite day. At dinner the night before, Gemma warned us this was going to be the fastest riding we had ever done. Although I have lots of experience going fast (such as wild horses across the Mongolian steppe), I still had the pre-horse show jitters. We started riding through the town with thousands of people cheering us off with a ‘HAYYeee’ and my horse Cosmo was excited, but steady as can be. Anytime we stopped to wait, he would quiver with excitement but not put a foot wrong. It was clear he knew what was about to happen and he was excited for it, which put me at ease. On our first bolt up the hill, as he leapt over ditches with total grace, I knew this was going to be a FANTASTIC day! The quality of the horses on this ride was top notch and this was truly a horse experience, not just a vacation with horses.’

The Bordeaux Wine Trail, France - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Taelor Wallace

‘The fellow globetrotters I met on this trip were absolutely incredible. If I could’ve packed all of them up in my suitcase and brought them home, I would have. I can say I was genuinely sad to go our separate ways at the end of the trip. Luckily, we are already making plans to visit each other and to hopefully do a ride together somewhere next year. While this was not what I would call a relaxing ride (it was pretty fast-paced and required a bit of a taste for adventure!), it did a great job of getting my globetrotting bug started. I can’t wait for my next ride!’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Alex Aldridge

‘What an amazing few days! We had such a wonderful experience, it exceeded our expectations and we can’t rave about it enough. Paul and Fiona were fantastic hosts. We enjoyed their company and their knowledge of horses and the local area. The guides were knowledgeable and supportive. The horses were well cared for and of a high standard. I rode Cassie and I would have brought her home if I could. A fantastic property and facilities, and the tents were beautifully decked out. Our group wants to make this an annual trip. Globetrotting was so helpful in booking our stay and provided us with so much useful information. We can’t thank the team from Globetrotting and Margaret River enough for a memorable trip.’

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Paula Hursey

‘This was a trip of a lifetime, and Scotland has to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth! The horses were utterly amazing. My favourite was Wallace – he was so intelligent! He knew exactly what he was doing, and he took excellent care of me. The accommodations were incredible! Our hosts were so lovely and accommodating and our guides were very knowledgeable. The first Common Riding was fantastic because it was all so new, and the second Common Riding was even better, because we knew what was coming and got to enjoy things even more. I can’t wait to book my next trip!’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Brittany Balcombe

‘The adventure of a lifetime! Laura and Christian were incredible hosts and very passionate about the country and its history. The terrain and climate is tough, however the horses are exceptionally well trained and cared for, making the trip an absolute dream! I rode Harry, who was very well behaved, calm and responsive. Every day was amazing. A fabulous, immersive way to experience this part of the Kimberley.’

Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Anastasia Bulkley

‘We are speechless…. this trip definitely exceeded our expectations! Words can’t describe it. I wouldn’t even know where to start. The service was outstanding. The scenery was magnificent. The food was delicious. Hangover free beers, and believe us, we tested it! The horses were incredible – I rode Mary Ellen, Charlie, Henry, Bumble and Russell. Their disposition and high level of training was amazing! The instructors were extremely caring, professional, and outstanding riders – they made me feel so safe. In short, everything was phenomenal!’

The Grape Horse Adventure, Barossa Valley, South Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sandy Brogan

‘Chin chin and bottoms up. Do you love riding, wine and consuming gastronomic feasts? Then the Grape Horse Adventure is for you. Seriously, there is EVERYTHING to love about five days spent riding through the vineyards and stunning countryside of the Barossa. Marcus and Ellie are the perfect hosts for this adventure. Their wealth of horsemanship knowledge, endearing sense of humour and beautifully trained horses will guarantee you won’t want this ride to end! Riding through the extensive Burge family properties and those of their neighbours was a privilege not many people get to experience and one that I will remember for years to come. Do yourself a favour and line up a seat on this very special ride.’

Fiona Smith

‘Being a competitive rider, I was asked why I would choose to holiday on horseback, and wouldn’t I get bored? The answer was ‘NO way!’ We had loads of fun chatter with like-minded riders and spectacular scenery. Great hosts that made us feel safe and welcome. Excellent catering and accommodation filled with open fires and lots of laughs. Plenty of down-time to read a book and relax. I literally did not have to lift a finger, and got to enjoy my biggest passion at the same time – the wine… oh, and the horses!’

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Robin Reid-Burke

“The Scottish Borders Ride is far and away the best holiday I have ever been on. The riding was challenging and fast over beautiful terrain. The border country offers stunning views and warm hospitality. Susy’s horses are exceptional – fit, eager, well prepared and suited to the job. Cringletie House is marvellous. The staff happily cater to your every need. The meals, even the packed lunches, are consistently delicious. If you are an advanced rider looking for an exhilarating riding holiday, this is the trip for you. Do not hesitate!”

Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sandra Goldsworthy

‘The Castle and Estate Ride in Ireland was a dream vacation. I had thought about going on a Globetrotting vacation for a very long time and am so glad I finally did! It pushed me out of my comfort zone and the rides were exhilarating! My favourite moments were my first ever canter through the forest and a very exciting gallop across a field. I had wonderful horses – Bumble and Jessica. I am already planning my next Globetrotting trip!’

Twin Coast Adventure, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jennifer Wray

‘The Far North is a beautiful part of New Zealand and what better way to see it than from Jane’s amazingly well trained and responsive horses, led by exceptional guides Cory and Tanya.
From the beautiful beaches of the east coast to the stunning forests and wild horses on the west, this is definitely an adventure that reinvigorates the soul. Long canters, logs to jump, wandering along on the buckle of the reins, great conversations and plenty of laughs. You can’t really ask for more. My two standout experiences were seeing two wild stallions rearing up defending their mares about 50 metres from us, and the last ride: low sun over the beach at Henderson Bay, seeing rainbows while we swam (which was frickin’ awesome!), then heading up to the other end of the beach where the dolphins joined us and surfed the waves chasing fish. What a way to finish the ride! I feel lucky to have such an experience in my own country, and recommend that anyone from NZ or afar experience what Jane and the team have to offer.’

The Grape Horse Adventure, Barossa Valley, South Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Deborah Bilsborough

‘What a great adventure to complete The Grape Horse Adventure. A personal accomplishment for me, it ticked all the boxes: experiencing the pleasure of riding a super educated, surefooted horse (Ruby), enjoying great weather, food and wine, and meeting new friends. I especially enjoyed the ride to Freeman’s Hut, where Marcus cooked a BBQ and served mulled wine. I enjoyed the quiet, picturesque surroundings with the horses tied nearby. Marcus and Elly were super hosts and it was a pleasure to be welcomed into their family. I’d definitely recommend this ride!’

The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Tara Kempfer

‘This was absolutely the adventure of a lifetime. In fact, I honestly don’t know how any other vacation going forward will live up to my newfound expectations after going on this trip. The horses were amazing, the accommodations were top notch, the staff both at the hotel and stables were absolutely wonderful, and the location took my breath away. It was literally a dream brought to life. Each ride was different and enjoyable in its own way, and the variety was fun and exciting. The Common Ridings were an incredible adrenaline rush and at times made me question my sanity, but my boy Bruno took excellent care of me and made sure we pulled through even the tough spots. If you are a confident rider looking for a trip that will be unlike anything you have ever imagined, this is it. You won’t find anything that gets your heart pounding like this one. I cannot recommend this trip enough and I will treasure the memories of this adventure for the rest of my life.’

Ranch ride in Shell, Wyoming, USA - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sharon Rayne

‘This was the perfect ranch riding experience and exceeded all expectations. The scenery was amazing: thousands of acres offering a huge variety of trails, from winding river canyons to high mountain vistas of the Bighorn Mountains and Basin and spectacular red-rock cliffs. Marijin and Peter are fantastic hosts who go the extra mile to make sure all guests are well matched with their horses, and the food and accommodation are first class. They did a fantastic job of splitting riders into groups according to their riding ability so that everyone could ride at the level and pace that suited them. I rode Earnest, a lovely palomino who was willing and responsive with nice paces and my husband Alistair rode Zeus, who was the perfect horse for the greener rider. By the end of the week, he was posting and loping confidently! We made some wonderful friends at the ranch, with many of the guests coming back multiple times. This truly is a special place and the experience of a lifetime.’

Thirlestane Castle Ride, Scottish Borders, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Emily Schilling

‘Who said dreams can’t come true?! This was my post-breast cancer dream trip and it fulfilled even my wildest dreams! I stayed in a beautiful apartment fit for a queen. Our guides Gemma and Suzy were wonderful and matched everyone so well with their horses. My horse Kingston was was so surefooted and fun. We not only galloped on the beaches of the North Sea but through the Moors! Amazing scenery and history. Our hosts Edward and Sarah and their staff made us feel like family. All the food was delicious and local. Best of all, our group of globetrotters was great! I feel like I have made life-long friends. I can’t wait to go globetrotting again!’

Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Tamsyn Brownie

‘Signing up for my first Globetrotting ride was easy and Laura and Kate were amazingly helpful, providing advice, scheduling, suggestions, answers and basically making me feel like everything was taken care of. Payments were super simple, and the preparation materials provided were exceptionally helpful!
Words cannot even begin to describe how wonderful this trip was. I hadn’t ridden in 15 years and was honestly terrified they’d just send me home! But I had nothing to worry about, it’s clear Globetrotting picks their partners with care. An amazing group of very supportive and knowledgeable instructors, plus the BEST stable of horses to take you from nervous beginner to soaring intermediate (in my case at least!). Pair that with gorgeous surroundings, sumptuous rooms and services and belt-challenging meals and you have a winning combination. It’s no wonder I booked the same package again for next year! I will also be on the lookout to join other Globetrotting rides, confident in the knowledge that I’m in safe (and fun) hands!’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Alison Venn

‘A great few days in the Yarra Valley with my daughter enjoying the warm hospitality of Clancy and his team, willing horses and lovely scenery. I enjoyed the rustic but cosy cottage my daughter and I had to ourselves and I was very happy with the food. The cheese platters were exceptional thanks to a wonderful local supplier. We could have easily kept going for a few more days.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Drisha Patel

‘Often while at work, I find myself daydreaming about how I’d rather be on horseback, in the fresh air, on an adventure, with no worries and eating food I’m too lazy to make at home with a glass of wine. This daydream is The Shoalhaven Ride! The adventure begins with views of a maple tree lined driveway and horses in their fields. Knowing one of them is all yours for the duration of your stay makes it even more thrilling (especially if you get Marsara – she’s amazing and super responsive). Every day is fun-filled, with food from the home and at restaurants, wine, horses and riding through nature with different terrains and views. Tiff and her family make you feel like part of the household and you will end up wanting to live there!’

The Thirlestane Castle Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Fiona Roderick

‘I really enjoyed the Thirlestane Castle Ride. From coming back from a ride to a fire and a cup of tea welcoming you, to having dinner with the custodians of the castle, everything was perfect. My apartment was very beautiful and comfortable. Each day I loved getting back in the saddle. The staff and the guides were superb, it was such a great experience and the countryside is spectacular.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Nikki Clark

‘Every day was a new adventure – the forest rides, beach rides, the game of polocrosse – so much fun. Just fantastic! I rode Delilah, a beautiful horse – calm, gentle and responsive. Paul is one of the best horsemen around, you can learn so much from him. His wife Fiona and daughter Lucy are amazing hosts, and Emma and the rest of the guides were just perfect. I loved the good food and great wine – we were very spoiled. The best guides and excellent well trained horses. You can’t ask for more. It was the best three days, for sure! Thank you!’

The Grape Horse Adventure, Barossa Valley, South Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sally Westbury

‘I would definitely recommend this ride. The guides had a good knowledge of the riding routes, their horses and the food and wine. I rode Ivy. She was a forward going horse, which I appreciated. All the days were good and we were very lucky with the weather. I was very happy with the accommodation and food, and the value for money was excellent.’

Andalusia ride in Spain - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Joy Roberts

‘This trip was a dream come true. From the wonderful horses, to the exquisite Spanish cuisine, to the fields of wildflowers and orange blossoms, to the traditional flamenco and working equitation performances, to the luxurious accommodation and fabulous company, we felt as if we’d stepped into a magical “other world”. There is no better way to experience the breathtaking Andalucian province than by horseback on a true-bred Spanish horse! Every ride was a magical journey with breathtaking views, gorgeous fragrances, great company, and responsively willing horses. We were thrilled with how capable and surefooted our horses were, and it’s clear that they’re well-trained, well-handled, and extremely well-taken care of. The entire experience was enriching and delightful!’

Thirlestane Castle Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Renee Lewis

‘The Thirlestane Castle Ride was a dream.  Really – pinch me! The Castle itself was a magnificent home and a perfect base with luxurious rooms, plenty of space and incredible architecture. The closest thing to a princess I will ever be! It was so nice to have a glass of wine in the Vault, and the dinners in the magnificent State Dining Room were so special. The riding was wonderful. Whether exploring the estate grounds, galloping up the moors (with a little sloe gin warm up midway), trotting among the sheep, popping over a nice cross country fence, or running along the beach, the horses were big, solid, steady and forward. My buddies, Socrates and Titan, were just lovely – light in the hand, so surefooted and willing, with plenty of go and good brakes! The magic of our love of horses and adventure created friendships among globetrotters from Australia to the UK to the US. Thank you Kate and Laura! I will always treasure Thirlestane and I can’t wait for the next adventure.’

The Howqua River Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Catherine Packer

‘I absolutely loved this ride! The only bad thing about it was that it came to an end. I rode Cool Daddy – such a little trooper. Michael matched horses to riders perfectly and even after spending a week dealing with a bunch of nutty women, he was still ready with a smile and a terrible dad joke! I love that he is so community minded. The ride not only supports his business, but other local businesses, too. I was very happy with the food – the 8 course degustation dinner was the absolute highlight. I barely ate for 2 days after we got back, we were so well fed! I would recommend this ride to anyone.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Alison Hollier

‘Love, love, love this ride! Just magic! Polocrosse was definitely the highlight – Paul’s enthusiasm was infectious and his skill is unparalleled. The horses are so talented and responsive that they made it very easy. The fact that I’m now planning on taking up polocrosse as a sport speaks for itself! I rode Evie, who is possibly the best trained horse I have ever ridden. She was always keen to get going and was magic on the polocrosse field. Our guide Emma really added to our enjoyment of the trail rides. She regularly checked in to see how we were going and was a wealth of knowledge. I felt totally safe in her care. Paul and Fiona were outstanding hosts, going above and beyond to make our time special. Their little extra touches made the accommodation comfortable, inviting and relaxing. I was very happy with the food – the use of freshly picked local produce and the effort that our chef Alex put in to accommodate varying dietary requirements was outstanding. Can’t wait to go again!’

The Grape Horse Adventure, Barossa Valley, South Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sarah Taylor

‘I had a fabulous time. This was my fourth ride with Jen and Jeremy and my second with the new owners, Marcus and Ellie. They were all outstanding hosts – nothing was too much trouble. The banquet at Langmeil Winery was the standout food experience, but all the food was great. Our accommodation was very comfortable and fitted out with everything we needed. Every day was different, but I especially enjoyed the second day’s ride to a winery with a wine tasting and cheese platter, and great scenery the whole way. I will definitely miss Jen and Jeremy, but I’m sure Marcus and Ellie will fill their shoes and continue to run well organised and fun rides.’

The Thirlestane Castle Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Barbara Nissel

‘This was my first Globetrotting trip and it was fantastic. Everyone at the castle, from Edward and Sarah to the chefs and the housekeeping staff, was very professional, very warm and extremely helpful. The estate was like a fairyland, yet you felt like you were in a person’s home, and I greatly appreciated that. I rode Eva and she was wonderful. The rides were good – or better than good, they were exhilarating! I’m 65 and they stretched my comfort zone just enough to give me great confidence at the end of it all. I am now looking forward to my next Globetrotting adventure.’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Gayl Dobbin

‘The catering on this ride was absolutely outstanding – so much better than other adventure experiences I have had. It showcased local producers and foods, and every meal was amazing. The accomodation exceeded expectations, too. Our guides were all excellent and very entertaining. We had different weather every day, but the ride through the tree fern forests in the fog was most memorable. This ride was excellent value for money and I would definitely recommend it.’

The Howqua River Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Maree Skinner

‘The Howqua River Ride – oh my goodness! After many many river crossings and around 75kms of mountains and goat tracks, we finally made it to the jump scene from the Man From Snowy River – the camera doesn’t do it justice. Thanks to Michael for the amazing properties to explore on wonderful horses – my beautiful Leah was a rockstar. Huge thanks to Karen, our fabulous guide, chef, and all round Wonder Woman. And as always, thanks to Kate and Laura for making these dreams a reality. Isn’t the Globetrotting life just the best!’

Chris Yandell

‘This was my first Globetrotting ride and it was amazing. I went there to ride horses and that’s just what I did. I got to ride though big pine forests, canter along beautiful beaches, ride across sandy deserts, see wild horses and get very close to them, and swim in the ocean with my horse. My horse Paula did everything I asked of her, she was fantastic. I wish I could have taken her home with me. The cabins we stayed in were warm and comfortable and the food was delicious. And a shout out to my guides Jane and Cory, they were awesome. We had lots of laughs and good yarns. Everything was spot on, I could have stayed there another five days!’

The Thirlestane Castle Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Diana Hendry

‘The Thirlestane Castle Ride was a dream come true. I enjoyed fresh air (a little rain), beautiful scenery, congenial companions, and tremendous fun and excitement riding over the moors on a wonderful 16 hand Irish Sport Horse named Rocco. The accommodations at the Castle were very comfortable and the staff were helpful and friendly. I could not recommend this trip more highly and I may even do it again!’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Gaye Dower

‘Only one word describes my Yarra Valley Ride… euphoria! From the minute I arrived and met Clancy, his family, staff, my new likeminded friends and and my spectacular horse Cleo, nothing could be faulted. The service, accommodation, meals, horses and rides were absolutely perfect. Every meal was 10/10 and met my dietary requirements. After not riding for 35 years I was a little nervous, but within a couple of hours on Cleo and with some encouraging words from Clancy, I was cantering confidently, with total faith in my beautiful mare. She was alert, interested in her surroundings, surefooted and very responsive. Looking back on the photos, she regularly has a huge grin! If you are thinking of a Globetrotting ride, choose the Yarra Valley Ride and you will be as happy as I still am days later!’

Howqua River Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Bronwen Mullany

‘Recently I heard the quote, “The only way to make something amazing happen, is to make something amazing happen” and this trip was living proof. It was my first Globetrotting ride and I do not regret it one bit. It is scary at times to book something with strangers without having a friend with you, but this was the most memorable experience I’ve ever had. I’ve ridden horses on small trail rides and in the arena, but this ride was so freeing, with unforgettable views of the Victorian High Country. The horse that I rode, Rex, was the sweetest boy in the world. Myself and all the riders agreed that Michael, the host, did an exceptional job of matching us with the perfect horse. He was very knowledgeable of the terrain, history and horses. I have never had such a good guide. The accommodation was very peaceful, clean, homey and well set up. I am never going to forget this trip or the amazing animals and people I met. I’m already looking into my next Globetrotting ride!’

The River Valley Ride, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Lynnere Baylis

‘My sister and I did the River Valley trek and it was amazing. Such a great group of people joined us and everything was fantastic from the horses to the accommodation and food. Our guides were great, they taught us why they use natural horsemanship and the horses were in great condition. I rode Ranger and was very pleased to be on one of the bigger horses as that’s what I’m used to. He was very careful but also very fun. Such amazing sights and such a peaceful place, we will definitely be back! Thanks heaps Globetrotting.’

Thirlestane Castle Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Hope Towle

‘Just wrapped up my first Globetrotting adventure with the Thirlestane Castle Ride in Scotland! I can’t tell you how much fun all of us had had during the week. Suzy’s horses were phenomenal in every way; Gemma, Jamie, and Izzy were lovely, accommodating guides; and the facilities were comfy and beautiful. As a beginner rider who trained almost exclusively in the arena, this ride pushed me far outside of my comfort zone, but I couldn’t recommend it enough! Adonis, my horse for the week, took great care of me, and got us both home safely each day. If you are on the fence, definitely push yourself to take this ride. And leave a few days to explore Edinburgh, even if it’s just for the food and whisky. Very much worth it!’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Michelle Gray

‘As usual, Globetrotting delivers! Ride partners Clancy and his team leave no stone unturned to provide an experience that fits each guest. They navigate rider proficiency differences with consideration for each individual and ensure that no one is left behind. Clancy is what they call the “real deal”: empathetic and highly skilled as a horseman and a host. Food, accommodation and personalized attention makes for a winning combination! The support of local produce and cottage industries was a highlight and home cooked, wholesome, fresh food was in abundance. I’m local, but I would have been happy to travel a long way in order to have this experience! Sometimes people are skeptical of experiences close to home, but nothing about this ride was common. You could have been anywhere in the world – I was just lucky it was in my backyard.’

Howqua River Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Bernadette Grafton

‘I was fortunate to grab a spare saddle seat for this ride and I couldn’t have been happier – from start to finish it was amazing. Our guide Karen made us all feel at ease, and her knowledge of the region and its history was very informative. All the staff ensured everyone had a good time, and Michael kept us entertained over dinner with stories of the High Country. I rode a Stock Horse called Scarlett, a beautiful, responsive mare with a gentle nature, and very surefooted over the river crossings. The accommodation was beyond expectations and all the meals were delicious and plentiful. Each day we had cooked breakfasts, lunches of meat and salads, and dinner was a full cooked meal. The eight course degustation dinner was simply amazing. I really enjoyed the experience and look forward to completing another Globetrotting ride in August.’

The River Valley Ride, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Michelle Vernon

‘Nicola is an excellent guide and coached us well in our adjustment to bitless style riding. I rode Rio, a palomino gelding. He was well mannered and once I got used to riding bitless, we seemed to understand each other well. The Sunday ride up the escarpment was a great day, reaching great heights to be met by the wonderful chef Miranda cooking us a barbeque lunch with bubbles. All the meals were fresh, delicious and varied. VERY generous servings and the desserts… yummo! The accommodation was excellent. Everything was to a high standard. Even the glamping tent was well set up with a comfy mattress, rug and chairs. The hot water bottles were a bonus! This ride was excellent value for money and I would definitely recommend it!’

The Howqua River Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kristy Burke

‘This was an experience of a lifetime and one I will cherish forever. The accommodation was amazing! Gorgeous country settings and very comfortable. I was really happy with the food, too – the eight course degustation menu was divine. My horse Bonnie was absolutely gorgeous in both temperament and looks. I trusted her completely and we formed a lifetime bond. I was so sad to say goodbye. As for the guides, Karen was exceptional! Extremely knowledgeable of the local history, an incredible horsewoman and she made me feel extremely welcome. As I was a beginner rider, Karen gave me plenty of encouragement and I was astounded how much my riding improved over the five days. I am now confident at cantering. Michael was also fantastic and share some great stories. I am so thankful I took the plunge and did this trip solo! I met some amazing strangers who I now call friends.’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Marnie Phillips

‘Great long canters in the beautiful Yarra Valley and gorgeous stops for outdoor lunches with great food and spectacular views! Saturday afternoon lunch under the tree with those views was terrific! I loved the uphill bush bashing, too. The accommodation was very spacious and beautifully decked out. I loved the hut and the gorgeous little bathtub! I would definitely recommend this ride.’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sophie Parkhill

‘I absolutely loved the Yarra Valley Ride! My horse Snow was a perfect gentleman with a surprising turn of speed when asked. The food was amazing and plentiful – you certainly won’t go hungry on this ride! Clancy is your typical laconic bushman who really wants you to have a special, authentic Aussie bush experience, and clearly loves his horses. All the staff go above and beyond to make sure your time will be remembered long after the ride is over.
The scenery was stunning. I won’t soon forget watching the sunset and sunrise from our campsite, or the singing and sense of camaraderie around the campfire! I would definitely recommend this ride to anybody (and already have!). Thanks Globetrotting for pulling another gem out of the riding hat!’

The River Valley Ride, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Gillian McSweeney

‘Every day was special, the scenery was spectacular and the banter was hilarious. Our evenings together over a few wines were also memorable and so much fun. I haven’t laughed so much in ages! Everyone at River Valley was friendly, knowledgeable and great fun. The accommodation was excellent and the meals were absolutely 10 out of 10. Miranda was an outstanding chief and used all the fresh produce out of their own garden. I rode Ranger. He was a real gentleman. It was my first time riding bitless and he didn’t put a foot wrong. I loved how everyone could go off for a canter and if you felt like walking a bit more, the horses would listen to you and keep on walking. I loved my time at River Valley and have made lifelong friends. I’ll be back for more next year!’

Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Karen Roberts

‘Five star horses, food and outfit. Great riding through some iconic Australian country. I rode Packer. She was soft and responsive with a bit of go, and clearly loved her job. All the horses were calm, sensible and solid. The guides and crew were great – hardworking, friendly, competent and nothing was too much trouble. Decisions made to adjust the itinerary meant we didn’t get wet once, or caught up in storms. Very well done! Riding through the fern covered logging track, cantering up to Craig’s Hut and swimming in the river at the end of a hot day were my highlights. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday!’

The River Valley Ride, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Shari Rowles

‘The River Valley Ride is a must do for those thrill seeking riders. The food and accommodation is excellent. Magnificent scenery. Safe, friendly, extremely well cared for steeds. This was the second time I have ridden Alphie. He’s a fast wee chappie with such a great personality. I loved that we could enjoy lots of long canters. Swimming in the very clean river each day was pure bliss, and swimming with our horses was a unique experience. Staying at the Maori marae was extra special. Basically, every minute was absolutely fantastic!
Because this ride is so special, I have already booked it for the third time in January 2023. “Just Ride It”, globetrotters, you won’t be disappointed!’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Catherine Atkinson

‘Fantastic fun and laughter on The Margaret River Ride! Our hosts Fiona and Paul and the crew were spot on and looked after us all. The horses were awesome – Cassie was spunky and had a great attitude, and Frieda was perfect – I would love to have her at home. The beach ride and the polocrosse were great fun. You all will love this ride, I promise!’

Penny Woodhead

‘It was the best! Truly challenging; gobsmacking; world class.
I came back fitter and wanting to get up early to do good things in my day.
It was the routine and physicality that got my body and mind cracking and inspired when I got back home.’

Tassie Tiger Trail, Tasmania, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Fiona Murray

‘This ride was so worth waiting for and comes highly recommended. We had sunshine every day, delicious meals, so much laughter and a great bunch of riders. My horse Gem was an Arab x Standardbred – sweet natured, responsive, a good walker, and loved a liquorice treat. We were blessed to be taken care of by both the old and the new guides, and the level of service was second to none. Everything was ready to go, from picking us up from our accommodation to having the horses saddled and waiting. Ellie and Marcus’s property is huge, with so many great trails and an option to swim at lunch, which was so refreshing. They are so enthusiastic, professional, knowledgeable and dedicated to providing an awesome experience – Jen and Jeremy can rest easy knowing that their legacy will continue.’

The River Valley Ride, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Robyn Smale

‘This ride really gives both kiwis and overseas visitors a chance to immerse themselves in a slice of kiwi life that not everyone has access to, or even knows about. I can’t even think of words to describe Nicola, Janey and their wonderful family. It felt like a great privilege to spend such incredible time with four generations of their family, from the seniors down to the great grand kids. Everyone at River Valley made my experience that much richer. I kept thinking, ‘this is the best day’, but every day brought surprises and variety in terrain, views and experiences. Nothing felt orchestrated; we rolled with each day as it came: finding new paths, meeting farmers and their curious kids, watching shearers at work, talking to colourful locals, swimming at the river and spending time with the family dogs. The great thing about the horses on this trip is that they are are trained to be independent, and we are shown how to ride them that way. So refreshing!
I for one value the ‘guarantee’ that comes from booking with Globetrotting: we always know the rides have been tested and are of a high standard, and we know that the horses, guides, accommodations and experiences are solid. Thank you!’

Robyn Smale

‘While riding, some of us who have ridden with Globetrotting before discussed the benefits of booking through GT – aside from the great team, their warm, sincere service and their huge amount of valuable information, we always know the GT rides have been tested and are of a high standard, and we know that the horses, guides, accommodations and experiences are solid. As we heard from some other riders, there are horror stories out there about other rides, guides and experiences, so I for one value the ‘guarantee’ that comes from booking with Globetrotting. Thank you!’

Tassie Tiger Trail, Tasmania, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sarah Taylor

‘Being a second time Tassie Tiger Trail rider, I knew what to expect. Things had changed though! There were new guides, Marcus and Ellie. Jeremy and Jen were still around making sure that the transition was going smoothly, so we got the best of both worlds. Marcus and Ellie are just like Jen and Jeremy: exceptional horse people and amazing human beings. Friendly, down to earth, and nothing was too much trouble. I had a great week, met some lovely fellow riders, and most importantly felt safe. Tasmania turned on the most perfect weather and we were bathed in sunshine every day. We ate consistently well, from the salmon farm to the raspberry farm, to the great home made meals at Blakes Manor and the amazing catering boxes. I rode Amber, who was safe, reliable, steady and very surefooted. Each day was a different adventure. All in all, it was a great ride. I’m looking forward to doing the Grape Horse Adventure with Marcus, Ellie, Jeremy and Jen in March.’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jen Groß

‘An incredible outback adventure. There is no better way to explore the breathtaking scenery of the remote Kimberley region than on the back of a forward-moving horse. We were riding through untamed wilderness and rugged beauty, savannah woodlands with ancient boab trees, along ranges and across rivers and billabongs. Our knowledgeable, attentive guides went the extra mile to make sure we had an unforgettable riding experience. The horses were reliable, responsive and in great condition. Swimming in tropical waterholes, enjoying delicious campfire cooking and sleeping in a cozy swag under the stars after a long day in the saddle was just perfect. Moonshine Gorge and the hot thermal pools were my highlights. And beautiful Limerick, a dream horse who I really bonded with. I shed a tear when it was time to say goodbye!’

Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Margo Bailey

‘Since growing up reading the Silver Brumby books, I have always wanted to travel to the alpine areas of South Eastern Australia just to be in the type of country where the Silver Brumby roamed. To be riding in the mountains made it all so real. The feeling of being in the snow gums and looking out across the endless mountains was just terrific. Our guides had many interesting tidbits of information for us, my horse, Arrow, was keen and surefooted and the weather was just perfect. All of this made for an amazing experience.’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Beth Mason

‘I cannot praise the Yarra Valley Ride enough, it was easily the highlight of my year! Between the beautiful horses, our accommodating and and very entertaining hosts, the stunning scenery and my delightful Globetrotting companions, it’s impossible to choose a highlight. It was the perfect balance between exhilaration and relaxation – we were spoilt both in and out of the saddle. I appreciated the opportunity to ride a different horse each day (Clancy was so accommodating!). We spent our days negotiating bush trails, trotting through dense forest and cantering up steep inclines. It was such a treat to return to a huge cheeseboard waiting on the patio, followed by a delicious dinner with local wines. Our group became fast friends and we had almost as much fun chatting around the fire as we did on horseback.
This was my first Globetrotting ride (hopefully of many!) and it exceeded all my expectations.’
Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Tracy Law

‘I recently returned from the Craig’s Hut & High Country Ride for a second time. We had mostly sunny days and the scenery was just magic. I rode Penty, a sweet girl who was very easy to ride. The guides, support crew and staff were very caring and nothing was ever too much trouble. They made the trip the best ever! The group of guests were various ages and professions, and such great fun to ride with. My most special memories for this trip were our Man from Snowy River experiences at Craig’s Hut and Mt Stirling. If you are thinking of doing this ride, then do it! You will be well looked after and have the most amazing experience. The staff, crew and horses are just beautiful, the food is amazing and the camping is so easy. These are memories that will last a lifetime.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Chloe Stam

‘My Globetrotting ride in Margaret River was stress free and full of great food, amazing locations, fun and helpful staff, and well-paired horses. It was a great way to experience Margaret River with the stress of what I was going to eat or do removed. As for the accommodation, the tents were amazing and I loved the rustic aesthetic. It was country glam! There were lots of places to go and relax, whether you wanted company or time alone. You could come and go as you pleased, using the kitchen facilities or the seating, and enjoy the open air. My favourite ride was when we went to the pools/rivers – I loved the long ride through the forest where we could trot, canter and enjoy the time in nature.’

Maasai Mara Horseback Safari, Kenya - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Elliott Sumers

‘This was an outstanding adventure travel experience. The entire trip, from the pick up at our hotel at the start to the drop off at the end, was professionally run. The camps were wonderful and the food was delicious. I rode Alfredo, a wonderful, very willing horse with a smooth canter. He climbed in and out of the many gullies gently, but without hesitation.
The lion and elephant encounters on horseback were extraordinary. We loved the long canters on the open plains, and crossing the Mara just downstream from the crocodiles was amazing. Every day was different and wonderful.
Simon is perhaps the most gifted trip leader I’ve ever met, and I have taken dozens of hiking, cycling and kayaking trips and multiple African safaris. He’s extremely capable and professional and made us feel safe at all times. He’s a great naturalist, a wonderful host and projects an infectious enthusiasm for the adventure. Miranda was also a huge plus on the trip. She is a fabulous rider and a natural hostess, funny, inclusive, kind and helpful.
The whole trip was challenging, entertaining, enlightening and a ton of fun.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Barb Horog

‘This was my first Globetrotting ride and I’m so glad I booked. It was nice to get away after border closures and a crazy busy year! I haven’t been this happy or smiled this much (as is evident in every photo) in a long time. Tiff, her parents and Bernie are the most genuine, kindest people you will ever meet. The horses are amazing, and so well looked after. The home cooked meals and the restaurant choices were all great. You definitely won’t go hungry on this ride! I can’t wait to continue my Globetrotting adventures around Australia and the world.’

The Grape Horse Adventure, Barossa Valley, South Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sam Rees

‘What a way to kick a holiday off – riding through row upon row of vines as the sun sets, then sipping on bubbles once you slide off the horse. It certainly set an impressive and enjoyable tone for the four days ahead. We woke up each day to a cooked breakfast before being taken to different locations to ride out, stopping at wineries for lunch, wine tastings and tours, then jumping back on the horses for another few hours of riding. At night, there were delicious dinners cooked at the homestead, there was an amazing night out with a degustation dinner, and always, there was wine and a fire. The rides were over hill, over dale, and through all sorts of different forests. Every day had something different to offer. And, wow, do those endurance horses know how to cover ground! We were very lucky to have been able to slip in such a great holiday in 2021, and are looking forward to lots more chances to go globetrotting when the world opens up again.’

Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Maggie Allwright

‘What a dream this ride was! I loved every minute and the horses were amazing. I rode Packer, who was a delight. The guides were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We had 14 solo female travellers and a mother-daughter pair, and we all couldn’t have felt more safe, comfortable and – by the end of the week – bonded! I would definitely recommend this ride!’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Margo van Felius

‘My daughter and I had the best trip ever. Our hosts Paul and Fiona and their support team were lovely. The horses were perfectly matched to us and all were loved and well cared for. We rode two lovely mares called Lily and Cassie, and we found it very hard to say goodbye to them at the end of our tour. The accommodation was in tipis, which were beautifully decorated, roomy, and in a very nice setting. The food was home cooked, all very tasty and plenty of it. From our breakfast spot in the morning, we could watch the horses coming in to start the day. All the rides were wonderful, with plenty of chances to trot and canter through the forest and beach. While riding along the beach we saw dolphins! For me, though, the best experience was the opportunity to try polocrosse.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Christa Hunt

‘Everything was fabulous: the food, the accommodation, the bitless riding, the environment, the companionship and my magnificent horse, Drover. Tiffany was a very patient and supportive guide. My favourite experience was riding through the countryside and stopping for a delicious high tea on top of the mountain. I would definitely recommend this holiday!’

Tassie Tiger Trail, Tasmania, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Edwina Maher

‘Jeremy and Jenny are the most kind and gentle people who only instill confidence in rider and horse. The guests love them as much as their adoring horses. I was matched up with the gentle giant Jabberwocky, who led the way and was very comforting and comfortable to ride. The whole experience allows you optimum horse time as well as showcasing the Deloraine region of Tasmania. A real adventure for lovers of horses and nature.’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Tammie Marshall

‘I was absolutely blown away by the entire experience. Clancy and his team were amazing in every aspect. They were all really knowledgeable and friendly, and the hospitality was second to none. The accommodation was just perfect and the food was delicious. You will not go hungry!
The horses were all in great shape and so reliable. They each had their own personalities and we all rode a horse unique to our own needs and capabilities. I rode Larry and wanted to take him home with me!
The trip was just fabulous and I can’t recommend it enough. I loved every minute! We had such a diverse group of riders but we got along like a house on fire, and after only three days it was so hard to leave my new friends!’

Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Coralee Howe

‘Where do I start?! This was my fourth ride with Christian and Laura, and my third with Globetrotting. Every ride so far has been amazing! The horses are always a pleasure to ride, the food and camp locations are great, and the guides – what can I say? Laura, Christian and their gang are a great bunch of people, always up for a chat and a beer (once the work is done). I rode gorgeous little Snowgum, who was super sweet and an absolute pleasure to ride. I will definitely be back again!’

Tassie Tiger Trail, Tasmania, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Peter Scott

‘The Tassie Tiger Trail was a great experience for my daughter Tara and I, and an opportunity to bond over horses and nature. The accommodation was unique and very comfortable. The small group size enabled us all to get to know one another throughout the trip. Our horses Frank and Colty were well selected to suit our level of experience and they performed perfectly and safely. I was very impressed with the entire team of horses. Tara was able to improve her skill and courage under Jeremy’s mentoring and I enjoyed swapping yarns with him as well. Jen is a polished host with a very approachable personality.
Every day was enjoyable and interesting, with lovely trails to explore. The day in the mountains was breathtaking, but for me the beach ride was the standout. It was a first for both me and Tara – magical and fun with plenty of laughs. I would highly recommend this ride to anyone who enjoys nature and good company.’

The Sahara Ride, Morocco - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Eileen Helfferich

‘What a unique experience! So many incredible memories, from the beautiful starry skies and amazing sand dunes to the phenomenal food and musical moments around the campfire at night. Topping it off were an amazing group of people and horses. Our guides knew a lot about the environment and were very good company. The mares were incredibly sweet, and unbelievably fast and strong. They are so well taken care of and loved by Adil and his team, and this results in some indescribable moments while crossing beautiful plains, mountains and dunes. This ride is exactly as it should be, and even better!’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sarah Wickham

‘I booked the Margaret River Ride for my 50th birthday, and I’m so glad I did. From the moment I arrived, I was made to feel so welcome. Fiona and Paul are fantastic hosts. Their crew are supportive and helpful. Lucy the cook is fabulous – you will never go hungry on this holiday! Generous portions and totally delicious. The bell tents with their double beds were beautiful. I woke to the sound of birds and opened my tent to see Rosie the kangaroo!
There was a huge range of horses to choose from and they were all so obviously well cared for. I rode Emily, a gentle, well mannered beauty. The trail rides were beautiful and very well run. I could not fault any part of my holiday, apart from having to go home! I will definitely be back!’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Katheryn Davies

‘Every day of this ride was enjoyable and the value for money was excellent. I had an especially nice time on day 3 when we rode down to the river and played around skimming stones, then tucked into a simple saddle bag lunch. I was very happy with both the yummy home cooked meals and the gourmet restaurant dining. Our hosts were super friendly, lovely and kind to the horses and guests. Nothing was too much trouble for them. I rode Phoenix, a gorgeous, nice and sensible horse, and on the beach ride I had Tex, whose personality made it a very fun experience.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Vickie Boon

‘The most amazing memories have been created on this beautiful holiday. Tiffany, Lenny and Lorraine are the most caring hosts who make sure you are happy and content all the time. Big thanks to the lovely Bernie for being a fabulous guide on the trail rides. The horses are just beautiful, and so well cared for. Tiff’s love for them is apparent. It’s unbelievable how much I learnt from her just through conversation! I was matched with Drover and he was absolutely amazing. On the beach ride I had Vegas, who was also amazing – a beautiful canter along the beach is an absolute must!
I booked this trip 12 months prior and can honestly say that it exceeded all of my expectations. It’s something you have to experience to believe! If you love horse riding, delicious food, wine, beach and bushland, then check this place out. You won’t regret it!’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Hanan Alsouly

‘Thanks Clancy, the Yarra Valley team, and Globetrotting for giving me the experience of my life. I enjoyed every minute. Clancy, Heather and their team are the best hosts and guides you could ask for. They made us feel like family. The beds were so comfy and I liked the design of the huts: unique, simple and beautiful. The coffee, meals, and snacks were all outstanding. Snow was my buddy for the whole trip. He was a lovely kind horse. As a beginner, I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to get the canter right, but Snow was keen to show me how it’s done. We had so much fun! My favourite part was the ride on the second day – the trail and scenery left me speechless. Everything about this trip was amazing!’

The Thirlestane Castle Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Alicia Turner

‘If you are on the fence about booking a riding holiday or are apprehensive about traveling alone, hop off the fence and book it NOW!! I see now why Globetrotting has so many repeat customers; on my trip alone, out of eight people, four had previously been on Globetrotting rides and a fifth was already booked for a future ride. The horses were fantastic, the accommodations were quite literally palatial, the food was top notch, and the camaraderie and friendships formed were life affirming. Our guides were a wealth of knowledge, excellent storytellers, consummate professionals and wonderful conversationalists. I rode Turner the entire week and we could not have been more perfectly suited for each other. As game as he was, he was so, so rideable – he was never, ever strong in the bridle, and even though he was an incredibly keen jumper with huge scope, he always listened. This ride was a once in a lifetime experience!’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Emily Kelly

‘Everything was beyond my expectations and great value for money. It was instantly clear how much Paul, Fiona and their fabulous team love their horses, who were all beautiful to ride with natures to match. There was clearly a lot of thought put into pairing each rider with their horse and I couldn’t have asked for a better match! The property was beautiful and the whole team played a part in providing a five star experience. I loved each day, but the polocrosse and forest rides were highlights! I will definitely be back in the near future for another ride!’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sally Douglas

‘The Shoalhaven Ride was a fabulous riding, food and wine experience in a beautiful region. It was my first Globetrotting trip and I loved it. We had a variety of wonderful dining experiences at our accommodation, on rides, and at restaurants and wineries. Tiff and Bernie knew their environment and horses like the back of their hands. They were always ready to engage with our group, and made sure everyone was comfortable along the way. Len and Lorraine looked after us at home and on our picnic – the prosecco scones at Illaroo Lookout were quite something! Our fantastic morning on Seven Mile Beach with no one else around was a ride like none before, and my horse Texas seemed to enjoy it as much as me. On the trail rides I had the pleasure of riding Flick, a veritable Black Beauty who loves his life and is a true gentleman. I would recommend this ride to anyone who is keen to try a Globetrotting trip.’

Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Mary-Ann O’Reilly

‘I’ve always dreamed of riding in the High Country and this holiday did not disappoint. The whole experience was wonderful from start to finish, with river crossings, mountain climbs, long canters, amazing scenery, and five star service all the way.  The staff were all amazing in every respect: extensive knowledge of the area, lovely, friendly and informative. All the meals were generous and delicious. I rode a Paint mare called Mouse, who was very surefooted, free-moving, light, responsive and pretty. The only down side was having to say goodbye to her!’

Thirlestane Castle Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Christina Bock

‘I had so much fun on the Thirlestane Castle Ride, we had a good group where everyone got along famously. We were all thrilled to get to go to the Ceilidh! But it was also fun to have some quiet time to talk to the locals. The apartment at Thirlestane was absolutely perfect and the staff were incredibly helpful and kind. Susy and Gemma were super accommodating and really fun to be around. I rode Yanis the whole time, at my own request. I truly had the time of my life and I can’t wait to do it again in six months!’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Rebecca Newing

‘Every day of this ride was different and special in its own way. The forest ride was mesmerisingly relaxing and totally immersive, and our beach run was very special. The polocrosse and novelty races were so much fun and truly brought out our competitive sides! I rode Stacey – a sensitive and responsive little mare who was just lovely. The accommodation was great and the meals were exceptional. Paula and Fiona are the most divine couple who offered authentic hospitality, wonderful company and were such sensational conversationalists. The other guides were great company on the rides and catered for the needs of the group well. They realised we liked a bit of adventure and accommodated! I would definitely recommend this holiday.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Lisa Hines

‘It’s three days after my ride and I feel so relaxed and peaceful. Days of riding along the beach and bush tracks through the stunning national park have been so therapeutic for the soul. Add to that great company and fantastic food, and what more could you want? An experience I will treasure. I can’t wait for my next Globetrotting adventure.’

Howqua River Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Yuen Chang

‘The Howqua River Ride was the longest ride I’ve ever done and I loved every moment of it! Each day of riding was different, with varied terrain and trails. The scenery was stunning; I especially enjoyed the river crossings. The food was fantastic: delicious cheese platters, scrumptious dinners, yummy desserts… luckily I brought track pants! Michael and Charlotte were fantastic, attentive and knowledgeable guides. Michael paired each rider superbly with their horses – everyone was very happy with their match. I rode Ozzie – the most affectionate and cheeky horse I’ve ever met, with the most entertaining personality. It was a wonderful way to spend five days exploring the region, and I wouldn’t hesitate to do it all over again.’

Thirlestane Castle Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Maddie Mckinney

‘I loved every minute of this ride! Everything was better than expected. The rooms were luxurious and all the food was super fresh. Our guides were great, and so much fun. They allowed us a lot of riding freedom while keeping us safe. I rode Alexandros, who was big and powerful and so steady. All the horses were extremely well looked after. The level of care shown is exactly what I hope to see on all riding holidays. I would most definitely do this ride again!’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Angela Rehbein

‘We came because of our love for horses but we didn’t expect to fall in love with so much more. Paul and Fiona’s beautiful property, their warmth and hospitality, their amazing team of helpers and finally their beautiful horses. Our hearts are full and we’re already longing to return. Thank you, Paul and Fiona, for taking such great care of us. We will be back.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Rachel Coombs

‘I can’t praise our three day Shoalhaven Ride enough! To say it was awesome doesn’t come close. Beautiful hosts, meals, accommodation and horses – a winning combination. Tiff was awesome, and she and Bernie made a great pair. Tiff has done an amazing job with her horses. I rode Shiloh, a beautiful, very trustworthy boy who made me feel safe and relaxed immediately. The bush riding was lovely and relaxing, and the beach ride was a big tick off the bucket list!’

Bordeaux Wine Trail, France - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Pam Goodwin

‘The Bordeaux Wine Trail was even better than expected, if that is even possible. The guides, horses and scenery were equally spectacular. The wine tastings were all unique experiences, which was so wonderful. My horse, Kelly, was the perfect ride to make me feel comfortable and confident the entire trip. Our guide Magali was spectacular: an expert horsewoman who handled everything and everyone in a professional and kind manner. We were all blown away by how amazing she was with every horse. Annouk was also lovely and took great care to be sure we got whatever special requests we asked for. I would definitely recommend this ride!’

Thirlestane Castle Ride, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Doreen Heal

‘I have dreamed of visiting Scotland since I was a child. I couldn’t even fathom being able to ride through that countryside until this trip was made available. We were hosted by the most gracious family and treated as a member of the family. While it was formal, the genuine care made me feel at home. Each day brought new adventures, both equestrian and culinary. The food was fit for queens! My magnificent mount, Churchill, was steady and honest. Never a wrong step; I truly felt taken care of, and so regal! Our riding mates were delightful and now we have new friends. This trip was truly a once in a lifetime event that I’ll cherish. I cannot recommend it enough!’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Marie Strong

‘The Kimberley Ride has stolen my heart with its raw Australian countryside, exploring places you would never get to see on foot or by car. Seeing this part of Australia through the ears of a horse is truly magical. The service and food were beyond expectations. The whole team goes above and beyond with many a surprise along the way. Each day is filled with wonderful adventures, varying scenery, history and stories, and the evenings are finished with a touch of magic. The horses are surefooted, responsive and very well looked after. I have many memories to take home that I will never forget!’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Ashleigh Dowman

‘Where do I begin!? A fabulous five days with Paul and Fiona, who are the hilarious and accommodating hosts of a beautiful tour. I entered the tour solo, but left with friends for life! It was a birthday present trip for myself and when I was welcomed with a birthday cake from the crew, I knew I was gonna have a great time. The location and accommodation were incredible, the food was amazing, the horses were lovely, the trails were never dull and the tack was super comfy! The polocrosse afternoon and the beach day were total highlights. I can’t remember the last time I had so much fun!’

Kathy Nekton

‘What an amazing time we had with Giles and Miranda in Andalusia. Our hosts have to be the most competent, caring and lovely couple on the planet. They attended to so many extra things outside of the ride itself – nothing seemed too big or small. Our meals were exceptional and Kati, the newly minted chef, was delightful too. The horses were impressive and all of us felt safe and well mounted. Our group of six ranged in age and experience, but we meshed in the best of ways. It’s hard to think any combination of individuals could be any better.
For me, one of the most memorable parts of the trip was our chance to see and experience the culture of the area. This was not just a case of ‘get on and ride’, but see, feel, smell and taste what this region has to offer.
So, despite the considerable travel issues I encountered due to Covid, I am SO glad you all convinced me to go. Thank you so much for all you have done to keep this form of travel going in very difficult times!’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Claudia Harley

‘This is a ride where you want for nothing. It’s special, gorgeous and a bit luxe. The horses are smart, kind and trustworthy. The guides are charismatic, knowledgeable and a bunch of fun. The scenery has you in awe, the yarns have you in disbelief and the mouth-watering food has you full. I rode two horses: Trixie and Blue. They were wonderful and I had full faith in them both, no matter the speed or terrain. The Homestead is lovely and I would definitely recommend booking a cliffside retreat room if funds allow. The view is amazing and having your morning cuppa as the sun rises over the landscape is pretty special.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kim Knight

‘The whole Globetrotting experience from start to finish was amazing. I rode Freda, who was perfectly suited to my ability and such a pleasure to ride. Paul and Fiona were amazing and the girls who took us out on the rides were just delightful – super friendly and looked after us very well. Paul and Fiona’s property is set up so well, with the fireplace, fire pit and the cute barn house where we gathered at the end of the day for a nice glass of wine. The accommodation was amazing – the tents were beautifully presented and the beds were comfy. The food was all very yummy, especially the lasagna and the chicken curry! I will definitely be booking my next ride very soon. Thank you to everyone for making the experience a memorable one. You are all so wonderful!’

Cross Country in Tipperary, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Karolina Carlsson

‘The entire trip was just magical. The horses were all rock stars, the accommodation was everything I could have asked for, the scenery was beautiful and the food was amazing. Nora and John went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. The fireplace was always prepared for us to light a fire after dinner and gather on the couches with a glass of wine and talk about the day’s cross country adventures. I rode Pyjama and Gandalf – both were kind and a lot of fun. Pyjama was a sweetheart, always ready to jump over anything I asked her to, and she let me get comfortable with the different fences and obstacles. Gandalf was a powerhouse and I really enjoyed jumping the long cross country course on the last day with him. Every day was an absolute blast. All the jumping sessions were great and we had a lot of laughs. The team at the equestrian center were outstanding. I always felt safe yet challenged and it was a great experience. I highly recommend this ride to anyone who wants to fly over the green fields of Ireland on horses that truly enjoy what they do!’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Katrina Marshall

‘I had a wonderful time on The Kimberley Ride. Every day was different and I enjoyed the variety. Laura and Christian were very hospitable and together with Stephanie, Gwen and Matt they worked hard to make the experience great for everyone. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was amazing. The scenery was great. The weather was quite hot, but there was an opportunity for a swim most days. The horses were well behaved and very hardy given the terrain. We were also very fortunate to have a fantastic, varied group of guests. I was really pleased that I did the ride and pleasantly surprised with the accommodation, as this was the first time I had ever camped.’

Cross Country in Tipperary, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Angela Hauer

‘The best ride I have had in many years, and I’m 53 years old. Nora is the friendliest host ever. Our coaches Connor and Mark were very social and friendly, and they knew very well what they were doing. I rode Micky and he was a champ. The last day of riding was my favourite. Everything came together. Beautiful weather and the best cross country experience. By the end of the trip I was much more confident while jumping. Do it!’

British Columbia, Canada - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kyrsten Olson

‘I was describing this trip once I got home as feeling like I was on a family vacation, but better, since my family doesn’t have a five star chef, or provide maid service! Karen and her team have created something truly special, with an incredible herd of horses (although surely some of them are part mountain goat, they are so surefooted!). The riding was exquisite, the food was unbelievable, the accommodations were smashing, the grizzly viewing was phenomenal. I would give this ride an off-the-charts rating, with my only point deduction being that I had to leave. It blew me away, every moment. Run don’t walk to this ride, folks!’

The Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Carolyn Dowse

‘What can I say other than wow, it was an amazing adventure! My partner Tony loved it too, and it sounds like he will be joining me on more rides in the future, which is amazing.
I rode Destiny and Tony had Nelson – two perfectly trained horses. Andrew and the crew were awesome and I truly learnt so much about riding that I will take back to my own horse. The group of people were amazing and Tony and I will definitely catch up with our fellow Queenslanders again.
Honestly, we could not fault a thing and had the best time. We wish we did the 5 day ride instead of the 3 day!’

The Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Judy Kitcher

‘Globetrotting offer an amazing range of rides worldwide and having done two of them, the standard seems to be very high. All the guides on this holiday were exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly and Andrew’s instruction was excellent. I rode Flint, who was a very quiet and well trained horse. My main reason for joining the ride was to be able to ride a fully trained cutting horse and learn how to “press the buttons” for that style of riding and I was able to do just that.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Donna McLoughlin

‘If you enjoy great food, great accommodation, capable horses and quality riding locations, then this would definitely be a fantastic ride for you. I joined my globetrotting mates whom I had met on The Kimberley Ride, which made for a fabulous reunion, and as always we were joined by a great group of horse lovers. My non-riding husband came along for the weekend as well, to enjoy the wonderful food, wine, hospitality, accommodation, and the fabulous attractions available nearby. I rode Patterson, Clancy and Tinker, and they were all beautiful!
Thank you to the team at Margaret River and Globetrotting for another fabulous experience!’
Cross Country in Tipperary, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jodi Morgan

‘Globetrotting in Tipperary, Ireland was everything I dreamed! Every day was a great day. Our coaches Mark and Conner were very personable and knowledgeable. My horse Patch was so great! She had a super sweet personality and was always willing to listen and help. The entire experience at Inch House was incredible and Nora was amazing! She always made sure that we were all happy with everything. This was the experience of a lifetime. Looking forward to my next destination!’

The Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Margie

‘Andrew and his team make you feel welcome from first contact. Warm, honest, down to earth, country hospitality at its finest. Their love of their horses is inspiring. The riding education offered is the best I’ve ever had the privilege to experience. The diversity of experiences – mountain, bush, beach, working cattle – is utterly sublime.
Honestly, we were spoilt rotten and I could not recommend this joyful experience more highly. Do it!! And although they offer WiFi and electricity from their mountaintop paradise, my suggestion is to leave all that behind and really soak up the connection with nature that this slice of heaven offers.
Book now – you wont regret it!’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Fiona Bennett

‘Everyone should do this ride. Yes it was hot and dusty, but it was a true Australian Outback experience. I felt so alive while riding and around the campfire. Sleeping on the camp stretchers in fly-net swags was a highlight of the trip. Waking up to the red sunrise was something I will never forget – a lifelong dream. I rode Limerick and she was just beautiful. Quiet as a kitten, with a lovely loping canter, I felt very safe but could still ask her to do things, as she was very responsive. The guides were all amazing – always smiling. They love their job and it shows. Every need I had was met. I loved every second of this experience.’

Cross Country in Tipperary, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Lana Ostojic

‘I have done a few holidays with Globetrotting and I have had divine experiences. Every part of this holiday was well planned and every day was spectacular! We had amazing coaches, guides and hosts. All the staff were very professional. I rode an Irish Thoroughbred and I was very happy with him. He was well trained, reliable and a good boy, yet he also pushed me to learn more. I highly recommend this ride!’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Hannelie Van der Klashorst

‘The Yarra Valley Ride is definitely the best way to experience this beautiful part of Victoria. You’ll have amazing hosts, great wine, locally sourced and freshly prepared food, beautiful accommodation with fantastic views, and not to mention a great riding experience! I was lucky enough to ride BB. He was so surefooted, especially on the mountain tracks, and I always felt very safe with him. Clancy was a great host: very experienced and knowledgeable, friendly, welcoming and very attentive towards each person’s comfort and needs. Catherine, Vanessa, Dick and the other support staff were absolutely amazing and extremely hard-working. They really spoilt us with great food, keeping everything clean and tidy, taking care of the horses, telling us stories, entertaining us and just making us feel like we were on a holiday!’

Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Maegan McFawn

‘I arrived to absolute paradise and throughly enjoyed my five days! Every little detail had been thought of and guest comfort was priority. Andrew and his staff were fantastic, down-to-earth, a lot of fun, and highly educational regarding the local area and horsemanship. The group I was with were an absolute hoot, but the heroes of the ride were the horses. My gelding, Teddy, was fantastically trained with a mouth like butter, and super responsive. He was safe and surefooted whilst also having plenty of get up and go. I wanted to bring him home with me! Horse welfare is the highest priority, and that was so easy to see with the passion that both the staff and the horses displayed. There was a great variety of riding in a short space of time. Cantering down one of the prettiest beaches imaginable then swimming bareback cannot be described. The food by Chef Dan was spectacular and individual catering needs were no issue. I really cannot put into words how incredible this experience was and I can’t recommend it enough!’

Lisa Daniel

‘This was my first ride with Globetrotting and what an unforgettably amazing experience it was! We had a packed three-day itinerary which was amazing right from the word go: beach swims, forest treks and stunning scenery. Cantering through the stunning national park was definitely a huge highlight for me, and getting to try polocrosse was also great. Paul was an amazing guide who was attentive in matching the right horse to each rider – I found my match with Frieda, who was a lovely responsive horse with tons of personality. Paul, Fiona and Vicki were so hospitable and I would not hesitate to do it all over again if given the chance!’

Cross Country in Tipperary, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Christina Stinchcomb

‘Globetrotting goes above and beyond to curate a top notch experience. It’s like having a dear friend who knows all the best local goodies to make for a fantastic experience in every aspect.
Nora at Inch House went above and beyond to see that we were all happy and having the best possible experience. The food was amazing! The five course dinners and freshly baked breakfast croissants were so decadent and delicious, and the coffee was excellent!
Mark’s style of coaching was ideal for me. He gave us the opportunity to get to know our horses and organically build our connection and confidence, culminating in a full cross country course. His feedback and insights were spot on. The horses truly were masters, and very kind to their riders. I had the privilege of riding Jack, Mark’s nearly-18hh Irish Sport Horse. He was a cross country jumping machine! I loved every minute. Truly an opportunity of a lifetime for me.
Thank you, Globetrotting, for putting together such wonderful experiences for equine adventurers to enjoy!’

Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride, Queensland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kirsty Thys

‘Where to even begin with the best ride ever? First and most important is Globetrotting. Nothing was too much trouble for Laura and Kate. Communication from the day I booked right up until the ride was fabulous.
Andrew is a guru at his job and Zac and Georgia were both so sweet and professional.
Every day was different, yet seemed to build on the previous day’s experience. T-Rex was my very able steed. He was as steady as can be, especially down the mountains. When we got the go-ahead to canter, he was brilliant – he just picked up and flew along, and stopped easily at the end.
To call our glamorous accommodation ‘tents’ is not an accurate description. ‘Five star bedroom under canvas’ might just about cut it. Absolutely everything had been thought of. I had the best night’s sleep. The food – OMG. I wish I could give out Michelin Stars for the amazing, huge and delicious concoctions that Dan cooked in the camp kitchen.
The whole experience was a bucket list item fulfilled. I’ve made some awesome friends and can’t wait for my next trip.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Edwina Griffin

‘I thoroughly enjoyed my five day Globetrotting experience in the Shoalhaven region. Fabulous horses and spectacular rides through the bush and on the beach. I rode Drover, a beautiful horse who was perfect for me, and on the beach I rode Barry – again, a very good match. Both our guides, Tiffany and Bernie, had excellent knowledge of the environment and horses. The accommodation was wonderful with some spectacular food and wine to match. I would highly recommend this ride.’

The Wilderness Expedition, Iceland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Janice Maurer

‘The Icelandic Wilderness Expedition is one of a kind. I would highly recommend this ride to any adventurous soul. Mind you, this is a herding, camping, roughing-it style trip. No cell phone, no internet, truly off the grid, which I loved. Every day we rode different terrain and different horses. I didn’t have a favorite day, they were all perfect! The Icelandic horses constantly amazed me: strong, patient, surefooted, and they never ran out of energy. Each and every one of the guides and support staff were absolutely wonderful and we had a great group of globetrotters. We all became the best of friends. I will forever have special memories of this holiday.’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Donna McLoughlin

‘The Kimberley Ride surpassed all my expectations. Our every need was catered for and I had the most incredible experience. Our camp beds were brilliant, the food was fantastic and the guides and support staff were outstanding! I rode Mack, who was incredibly surefooted and made me feel very safe. Every day was just amazing. I returned feeling inspired, rejuvenated and ready to embrace my life again! Seeing this part of our country on horseback was a ‘bucket list’ event for me, and I intend to return and do the ride all over again. Best trek ever!!’

Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Honor Cochrane

‘I booked this trip on a whim and went by myself and it’s honestly one of the best things I have ever done! Andrew and his team are some of the loveliest people you will ever meet and they make you feel instantly at home. The accommodation is cosy and comfy with the most stunning views, and showering on top of a mountain with a view of the countryside is something everyone should try!
I rode Turbo and I’ve never felt more safe on a horse I had just met. Andrew was a fantastic teacher and explained how best to ride and communicate with his horses, which made things a whole lot smoother for both me and Turbo.
All three days were unique and wonderful. We had the most incredible weather for the beach day and getting to ride bareback into the surf is something I won’t forget in hurry! Riding to the pub and cantering around the countryside with a group of amazing people was so much fun, but learning how to work with cattle was definitely my favourite part. Andrew broke everything down into easy to understand steps and in no time at all we were wrangling baby cows like it was no big deal (or so we thought!).
Three days flew by and I loved it so much that I’ve already decided to come back and do the five day adventure. I can’t recommend this ride enough!’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Leisa Thomson

‘I would definitely recommend this ride! Tiffany was awesome, engaging, interesting, chatty and professional at all times. Her mum, Lorraine, was lovely – so caring and committed to ensuring we were all looked after. Tiff did so well to match me with Drover – OMG, he was just amazing! Initially I was anxious, but he was so brilliant and patient that I soon felt completely relaxed and confident. He was intuitive to me, had such comfortable paces, and his ability to canter through bush tracks with ease was incredible and exciting at the same time. The tack was also outstanding, and riding bitless was fantastic!’

Touch of the Highlands Ride, Iceland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Lindsey Barnes

‘I was nervous about traveling solo to Iceland at first, but I am so glad I decided to take the plunge. The scenery is take-your-breath-away spectacular. All of our hosts and guides were so friendly and amazing. We spent more than a few nights entertaining one another with our favorite songs. The real draw, however, was the horses. I have dreamed of riding these fabulous horses since I was a little girl, and the reality blew away my expectations. It was truly an experience where you have to pinch yourself to make sure it’s real. They were the friendliest, most curious herd I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. Riding the tölt was a personal dream come true. It was like gliding around on a magic carpet! Traveling with and interacting with the herd of 70 horses made me remember why I fell in love with horses and riding in the first place. It was truly an amazing ride.’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Yvonne Suares

‘I met Shazam at the beginning of the ride,
I wondered how he would go by my side.
The moment I looked into his black deep eyes,
I knew he was my kind.
My trusted steed he became,
Carrying me safely along the way.
Across ancient landscapes, along scarps and roads
We walked, and trotted and cantered, full of joy and no thoughts.
Each day was unique, with the sun our constant friend,
We endured the long days in the heat to the end.
When the last day came, and I had to say goodbye,
I thanked Shazam with a tear in my eye.
Forever will I hold this beautiful horse in my heart
And be grateful to have met him, even though we are now apart.’

Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Brenda Woodroffe

‘I can’t rate this ride highly enough. Andrew and his team are first class – so knowledgeable and patient. Andrew taught me so much about his discipline of riding. Zac, Brett, Rod, Georgia and Jenny were very professional and such fun to be with at all times. Sean and Dominic are to be commended for all the beautiful food. The horses were so well behaved, and so obviously loved. I could not believe how responsive they all were. Riding bareback in the ocean was seriously exhilarating, but I felt safe with Andrew, the team and his fabulous horses. This is a dream holiday for the horse lover.’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Candace Gibson

‘Top marks to Clancy, Vanessa, Dick, and the wonderful team of helpers on the Yarra Valley Ride. They have set a very high bar for my first Globetrotting experience! I rode Sugar, who was an absolute sweetheart with a lovely soft mouth, good head carriage and a lovely temperament. I was very impressed with the standard of tack, as well. The scenery was amazing and the length of the rides well judged. The food was exceptional, the beds were really comfortable and everything was super clean and cosy. The open fire was amazing.
I was particularly impressed with Clancy’s flexible attitude, consulting widely to ensure everyone had the experience they wanted. Vanessa is a woman of many talents: practical, caring, an exceptional horsewoman, and a knowledgeable vigneron. Clancy couldn’t have picked a better second guide.
I would definitely recommend this ride. I have taken away some precious memories.’

Ranch Ride in Montana, USA - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kelley Foster

‘This ride exceeded every expectation. June and David are warm, welcoming and incredibly inspiring. The entire experience: accommodation, horses, scenery, riding time, staff, meals, cow sorting and moving, massage, and coaching session with June surpassed my wildest daydreams. Special shout out to Deb and Margaret for all the behind the scenes work, and to Sadie and Lady, who kept us constantly entertained. I rode Salty, a perfectly trained cow horse who responded to the slightest touch. I loved the breakfast cookout and the full day ride in the Crazy Mountains. I also enjoyed riding along watching June and her dogs push cows – the experience was as authentic as it gets.’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jan Edwards

‘If, like me, you have never been to the Kimberley, this is the way to see it. Five days riding through an amazing and changing landscape. You will be in good hands with Laura and Christian and their wonderful team. Everyone was delightful – very organised, cheerful and relaxed. Nothing was too much trouble. Even if you are a beginner like me there is a horse, like the lovely Dotty, who will take very good care of you. I really loved sleeping under the stars, too. The camp set up was wonderful.
If you get the chance, this is a great adventure.’

The Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jan Harrison

‘This riding holiday was amazing. All the team were so knowledgeable and helpful – nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation was very comfortable and the location was stunning. Having drinks and nibbles every afternoon watching the sunset on top of the mountain was the perfect way to end each day. The meals were fantastic and Dan the chef made sure everyone was looked after. I rode Destiny. He was very well educated and it was a privilege to ride such a beautiful horse of such high quality. Everyone was looked after according to their ability and made to feel safe. Every day was something different and mustering and working with the cattle was the highlight for me. Cantering along the beach and swimming the horses was fabulous. The fact that the guides were all so lovely and everyone in the group got along so well made this trip unforgettable.’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Yuen Chang

‘From start to finish, an incredible experience that I will never forget. I rode Bob, who was delightfully responsive, had a lovely smooth canter, and was unbelievably surefooted. Clancy and his team were simply amazing. Friendly, easy-going, very knowledgeable and extremely experienced. They welcomed us like family. I loved meeting like-minded fellow globetrotters from all walks of life, all with intriguing stories to tell. It was just amazing to enjoy such a wonderful weekend with them all.
We were terribly spoilt in the meals department, and the accommodation was faultless! The hut was cosy and beautifully appointed, with a great little wood stove and fantastic bathroom. I had a lovely view of the horses grazing in the paddock from my loft bed. Night two in the swag was equally awesome. It rained steadily and it was wonderful listening to the rain falling on canvas, while being completely dry and very warm. Rolling out of bed to a gorgeous misty morning was just surreal.
If you’re considering this trip, just book it. You will not regret it.’

Ranch ride in Shell, Wyoming - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Judy Mullins

‘This ride was perfection. Shell, Wyoming and its mountains were like nothing else I have ever experienced. I was joined by two friends and we want to return, and bring other friends.
There were approximately 20 guests: three families and many couples. We made so many new friends. The staff were lovely and very accommodating. Peter and Marjin were charming and informative, the guides were very knowledgeable of the area and kept the group safe, and all our wranglers were amazing! I enjoyed the food very much – every day we had 5 star meals thanks to Rachel, our wonderful chef.
I rode Farah and Ernesto. They were both very well trained and behaved. I especially loved the cattle drive – seeing the border collies in action was amazing and the view at lunch was incredible! I would definitely recommend this ride.’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jacqui Zorzi

‘I thought this ride might be out of my comfort zone, but it turned out to be absolutely AMAZING! I loved every minute of it. The trusty, sturdy horses were so well behaved, and so surefooted riding over stony ground and through creeks. Christian and Laura looked after us so well and their team of Gwen, Mat and John were all excellent. Every day was jam packed with new adventures, from riding up and down rocky mountains to cooling off in a crystal clear waterhole – and the thermal springs! What a surprise that was! Riding into El Questro Homestead is really something else. The whole trip is a once in a lifetime experience, one to remember always. I loved, loved, loved it. Highly recommend!’

The Special Edition Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Karen Ethelston

‘A truly magical, once in a lifetime experience. Magnificent scenery, a varied and unique itinerary, great hosts and staff, and fabulous food. The caramel tarts at camp were especially heavenly! All the guides were very friendly and helpful, knew the territory extremely well and looked after everyone along the way. The horses were lovely – I rode Bugsy, a sweet little mare who was forward-going, surefooted and responsive. Wading through deep water was lovely, and swimming in the thermal springs at Zebedee was amazing. And of course, staying at the homestead was magnificent! I would love to return one day!’

Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Drive, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Erika Ebersohn

‘My husband and I went on this ride as part of our honeymoon and wow – we were blown away with the quality of the experience. Andrew and his team are not only wonderful teachers, hosts and guides but have cracking senses of humour. We had an amazing week filled with laughter, horses and (regrettably) sunburn. I rode Dolly, who was as grumpy as the title “chestnut mare” invokes, but an absolute dream to ride. Responsive, well trained and fabulous on cattle. She taught me so much and I was amazed at how she could switch on when needed, then relax totally when trail riding. Overall, everything was incredible. I would highly recommend this ride!’

Touch of the Highlands Ride, Iceland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kathy Dusek

‘Absolutely the best trip of my lifetime (I am 58). The staff were wonderful and cheerful. Nele was exceptional – always happy and positive. She made sure you were comfortable and happy with your horse. All the horses were amazing. The accommodation was great – a beautiful location, very clean and neat, and all amenities available. It was just a wonderful time. We actually got to herd some of the horses – it was very exciting!’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Claudia Harley

‘What can I say? This is a ride where you want for nothing. The horses are smart, kind and trustworthy. The guides are charismatic, knowledgeable and a bunch of fun. My sister and I booked on the six-day ride and fled Sydney just as it spun into lockdown. Six days without reception was bliss, taking in the sights – Saddleback Lookout, Moonshine Gorge, Zebedee Springs – with a full cohort of riders. The scenery had you in awe, the yarns had you in disbelief and the mouth-watering food had you full. I rode two horses: Trixie and Blue. They were wonderful horses and I had full faith in them both, no matter the speed or terrain.
The ride was so great that when we got back to ‘civilisation’ and found out Sydney was going downhill, we did a U-turn and jumped on the Special Edition Kimberley Ride.
Both rides offer amazing scenery, comfortable campsites and high quality food. You get much longer in the saddle on the regular Kimberley Ride, so if I had to pick, this would be my favourite.’

The Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Cayse Alderwood

‘I originally agreed to go on this trip with my wife as I knew she would love it. I was never enthusiastic around horses, so I went into this trip with lower expectations as it wasn’t typically my niche. But as the days went on, I found myself forming a new opinion of horse riding. I rode Major, and on the beach day I was given George. Both horses were fantastic and responsive. I was able to learn so much riding Major – I wish I could have taken him home. My favourite experience was the campdrafting. It was fast paced, competitive and I just want to keep doing more and more of it! All the guides were awesome at doing their jobs and performing their duty of care. They catered to everyone and mentored me really well. The experience, people and horses were all fantastic and I’m looking forward to taking my wife on many more Globetrotting rides.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Michaela Howells

‘This holiday exceeded all my expectations. Tiffany and her parents Lennie and Lorraine were friendly and very helpful. I really appreciated the warm family atmosphere. I also loved that the property is off-grid and environmentally low-impact. The accommodation was clean and well fitted out. To have my own room with a comfortable, queen sized bed to sink into at the end of the day was wonderful. There was ample food and our dietary requirements were well looked after. I rode Drover, a beautiful white Arabian. I loved him because he was happy to be at the back but still trotted and cantered really well. On the beach ride I had Billy, and we just flew along the sand. It was absolutely exhilarating! I also loved our glamorous high tea at Coolendel Lookout. I felt like royalty, and the views were amazing. The whole experience was very special.’
Big Horn Cattle Drive, USA - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Ellen Comfort

‘I wanted an authentic cattle drive and that is exactly what I got! I particularly enjoyed watching the wranglers, their experience with riding, and the love they obviously have for their animals and their way of life. I rode Quickdraw and he was the perfect choice for me. I especially loved riding through the Little Horn Canyon – the views were spectacular. I would definitely recommend this trip if you want to experience the real deal, the spectacular scenery, and meet some new interesting and fun people.’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Corinna Hartas

‘My Yarra Valley riding experience was truly fantastic. I arrived with an open mind and was blown away by the whole experience. The horses were fabulous and very well matched to each rider. I rode Nick, a super responsive and forward moving horse with a very willing and friendly nature. If I could have taken him home with me, I would have. The whole experience was calm, friendly and just terrific. Clancy, his family and his team were all really helpful and lovely. And to add to it, we had such a super group of interesting and interested people. We were all competent riders, so there were no dramas. My husband was the only guy in the group and he loved being surrounded by such interesting women. We will definitely do another Globetrotting ride somewhere in the world.’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Philip Hartas

‘This is a horse riding holiday, so you expect the horse riding to be excellent – and it was.
But what makes this holiday special is that it’s one of the very, very few holidays where the quality of the ‘down time’ (i.e. the time not riding) is of exactly the same high standard.
The quality of the accommodation, the variety and standard of the food, the different locations for lunch and dinner, the wine tasting, were all brilliant. Clancy and his entire team were outstanding hosts. Always available but never intrusive – they all went out of their way to make sure that each individual was happy. Always willing and able to make revisions and changes on the fly if needed without any fuss.
In terms of how would you score this holiday…. for us it was 12 out of 10. Loved it!’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Michelle Gobbert

‘If you love horse riding and good food and wine, you will love The Shoalhaven Ride! Tiffany and her parents were amazing hosts at Champagne Hill – and what a location nestled amongst the national park. The Shoalhaven area has some amazing wineries and eateries and all of our meals were amazing – I don’t think I could single one out, I loved them all! The horses were all well suited to their riders and the other guests were great fun. I rode Shiloh, who was a delight, and I loved the bitless bridle so much I’m even thinking of trying it on one of my own horses. Galloping at sunrise on Seven Mile Beach and the high tea at the lookout were my two favourite experiences.’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jennifer Stephens

‘The Kimberly Ride was the holiday of a lifetime for me. Laura and Christian were fantastic and went above and beyond to make sure we all had the best experience possible. The other guides Gwyn and Alice were so lovely, as were Chilli, Kath and the boys – they all looked after us and kept us safe and entertained. The food was better than a five star restaurant. Everything was so well organised. The swags were so comfortable and having a lovely hot shower at the end of the day was wonderful. Millie, the little mare I rode, was so laid back and made me feel very safe. I was able to take videos and photos whilst riding, knowing that she would not put a foot wrong. The horses overall were amazing, and in such great condition. The countryside was breathtaking and the views changed constantly. Many thanks to Laura and Kate for all their assistance in getting me there. It’s a holiday that I will never forget.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Ryan Bernhardt

‘The team at Margaret River are amazing. Their passion and knowledge are unmatched. Paul is a guru of all things equine. If I could spend longer just learning from his wisdom and experience, I would. Fiona was super friendly and welcoming. She made sure every rider was comfortable and set up with whatever we needed for the day. Vicki’s cooking was phenomenal. Seriously, she needs a Masterchef medal or something.
The horses are next level. I rode Richie, the big bulking black beauty. He was the perfect blend of strength, rugged good looks and character. He was happy to walk/trot/canter when asked, and happy to plod along when I needed a break. Boranup Forest was gorgeous, and probably my favourite trail. Polocrosse was an amazing activity, and definitely a new one for me.
This is a ride that you will never forget.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Eloise Gibbs

‘I had a fantastic experience on The Shoalhaven Ride. I went with two girlfriends and it was a dream trip – it had everything from fantastic views to wine tasting to great food and cheese platters (and of course some incredible rides). Highlights for me were the high tea with a view on day 1 and the river ride on day 3. I rode Flick, who was a gorgeous and super responsive horse. Tiff obviously loved and cared about her horses so much, and through her stories I learned a lot. She and her family were fantastic hosts and made us feel very welcome. Champagne Hill was a beautiful property and a lovely place to relax in between rides and activities. My only regret is not staying longer!’

Joanne Arbuckle

‘The Kimberley Ride was one of the best things I’ve done. The friendships formed with the ladies on this trip mean that I’ll always have a riding buddy on future Globetrotting rides. Everything was run so smoothly. Our guides Christian and Laura and their team were great – nothing was too much trouble. Always ready to have a chat, share a joke or help you find a good stump to use as a mounting block. I rode Riley and Blue, and both were great.
Every day brought a new experience – indigenous rock art, cattle, bulls, brolgas or bower birds. The scenery was like riding through a Namatjira painting – just amazing! I couldn’t fault the food. The candlelit long table dinner on “Risotto Night” looked so pretty under the stars. The swag was comfier than I had imagined and the last night at El Questro was just brilliant! The Kimberley region should be on everyone’s must-see list.’

The Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Michelle Lawson

‘Our Rainbow Beach experience far exceeded expectations, from the beautiful accommodation and surrounds to the exceptional food, awesome hospitality and of course the horses. The riding was outstanding, so different every day – and as an added bonus, my riding ability improved greatly. I was teamed with Dolly, who was surefooted, spirited and a pleasure to ride. Andrew and his team could not have been any more accommodating and by the week’s end it felt like we were staying with family. One of the best holidays we have ever had. This will be the first of many Globetrotting experiences for us!’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Terri-Louise Lee

‘The whole experience was absolutely amazing! Initially I thought it was a bit pricey, but after experiencing the ride, I believe it was well worth every single penny, if not more!
I rode Nick and Fudge, two wonderfully mannered and well looked after horses. Clancy matched everyone perfectly to suit abilities and personalities. He took us on the most exciting trails and we had amazing canters and gallops. I loved when we reached the vineyards and Clancy said ‘pick a lane!’ and we cantered up the rows.
All of the little details made the trip even more special. The food was ALL top class, and the chefs were great and really lovely to chat to. Clancy went above and beyond to make sure everyone was happy and enjoying the experience. Thank you so much Clancy, Vanessa and the team for making me feel so looked after and welcome. I had the weekend of a lifetime!’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Ellie Williams

‘Ahhh, how to sum up three days of therapy… this was the perfect escape. I’m devastated it’s over and desperate to book my next trip. The weather was nothing but perfect, the views were amazing and the horses felt like long-time companions. I really appreciated the level of care, hospitality and privacy provided in our accommodation, making it feel like a resort! Tiff had all these hidden secrets that I never would have known about on the south coast, from views to eateries. The level of care she provides to her horses and guests is exceptional. I loved my horse Shiloh – he made me confident in new surroundings and was a dream to ride. I had never ridden bitless, but it was fun to figure out a new level of communication with my equine partner. The days went too fast and the nights were full of cheese and wine – perfect!’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Coralee Howe

‘My third ride with Laura and Christian so far! You can never go wrong with a ride with this crew and their horses! The Kimberley Ride was fantastic, with breathtaking landscapes. I rode Limerick, an absolutely beautiful mare who would do anything for an apple! Every day was great. The riding, weather and location are fantastic and the entertainment every night was wonderful. You are guaranteed to come back a few kilos heavier from the meals cooked up. The helicopter ride and walk to Emma Gorge were also highlights for me.’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Hayley Kindness

‘A great weekend with amazing food, horses, scenery and company. I could not have asked for anything else. After a long day’s riding, the spa bath and massage were amazing ways to recover and get ready for the next ride. Every single meal was delicious, from eating under a tree in the rain to the restaurant at the winery. Everyone was so friendly, welcoming and kind, and the horses were just as amazing. There was not one moment where I didn’t feel safe with my gorgeous mare Smooth. She was so genuine, nothing fazed her, and she did everything I asked and more. I’ve already booked to go back for a day ride with Clancy and his team and I cannot wait!’

Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Virginia Tropeano

‘I loved everything about this ride. Andrew and his team went above and beyond to make sure we all had an amazing time. I liked that they often split the group according to the pace each guest wanted to ride at the time: walkers, trotters and canterers. Horses and riders were all well matched and I was very happy with my horse Chip, who was sweet, willing, responsive and well behaved. My favourite day was the beach ride. I loved riding into the surf with Chip, who was not worried at all by the waves. Glamping was a plus with comfy tents and beds, and the ‘shower with a view’, great food and fantastic company all added to the experience.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Ally Pitt

‘The Shoalhaven Ride was exactly the holiday I needed. Five days mapped out for us, where all we had to do was be ready to ride or eat at the given time! All the meals were beautiful, with great variety. The horses were selected perfectly for us. I rode Flick and Vegas and they were both great. I learnt so much from our guides and the other riders. Tiffany is an excellent host and very informative; Bernie is a beautiful, genuine soul; and Lorraine and Lenny were so welcoming – nothing was too much trouble for them. There’s so much beauty in the Shoalhaven area and I even got to see my first wombat! The highlight of my trip was the sunrise ride on the beach!’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kathryn Johnston

‘The Kimberly Ride is one of the must-do rides in Australia. I loved camping under a sea of stars, eating fabulous food, seeing amazing outback country, wading through water holes and swimming after a long day in the saddle. I rode Dottie – she was the best horse! Very responsive, and I felt truly safe the whole time I was riding. I really bonded with her and actually had a tear in my eye when I said goodbye. The guides and team were all amazing – they made an effort to really get to know everyone and spend time with each of us, and they were very informative about the Kimberley. It was a truly amazing experience and I would go back in a heartbeat.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Rachael Coffey

‘From the moment I arrived and was warmly welcomed by Fiona, the experience was wonderful. The company, the accommodation, the food and of course the rides were incredible! All of the guides were engaging, informative and accommodating; they made me feel very safe. My mare Cas was a beautiful soul and perfectly matched to me. All the horses were clearly well cared for and loved. We enjoyed trail rides to the berry farm and through the forest, played polocrosse and went on a beach ride. We also got to enjoy a chocolate tempering demonstration and a yoga class!
The beach ride was a dream come true for me. I’ve never ridden on the beach before, let alone swum a horse, and it was just perfect. I will never forget the experience. I couldn’t recommend this ride enough. Thanks again, Fiona and Paul – I’d go back in a heartbeat!’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kylie Reynolds

‘Clancy and his team provided the five-star horses, scenery, food and accommodation. Globetrotting provided the like-minded riders. Together they created a holiday that is an elegant mix for all riding abilities. This quick three-day adventure provided the best backdrop to celebrate our engagement in the Yarra Valley. Each day was unique and varied. Riding through the tree ferns on day two was particularly peaceful and beautiful.’

The Grape Horse Adventure, Barossa Valley, South Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sandra Briggs

‘My first Barossa ride with Jen, Jeremy and their amazing horses was a pretty awesome adventure. Every day was different and amazing – never a dull moment. Jen and Jeremy were, as always, amazing in their hospitality and knowledge of the area, and their level of service is really the benchmark to beat. I cannot speak more highly of these two wonderful people who are devoted to their horses and their guests, and go out of their way to make sure your trip is filled with amazing memories. Great guides, great horses, good company – you can’t ask for more than that. I can highly recommend this trip.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Stephanie Chan

‘Tiff and Bernie are such beautiful, amazing souls – they genuinely cared for every single rider and made sure we were comfortable at all times. The trails they took us on were hidden gems with unrivalled, breathtakingly gorgeous scenery. I rode Masarah for the majority of the ride, and on the beach I rode Barry. They were both so attuned to what was required of them and so patient with me, and I can’t describe how much that boosted my confidence and riding skills!
The beach ride was by far the most memorable. The scenery was out-of-this-world beautiful, and being able to fly across the sand as the darkness bled into light, with the peacefulness of a still-sleeping world and the sound of lapping waves, was a once-in-a-lifetime moment.
We had so much good food and wine at every single meal – they were all stand-outs! Tiff has done an amazing job scouting out all the must-visit places in the Shoalhaven region. Her parents, Lenny and Lorraine, had big smiles and beautiful attitudes that just made this trip all the more sublime and unforgettable.
A big thank you to Globetrotting for what they do and for finding such amazing rides!’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Susan Parminter

‘Thank you Kate and the Globetrotting team for finding another magical riding experience with a passionate ride partner and incredible horses in a beautiful part of our country. I rode Kite, a spunky willing horse who never put a hoof wrong. Both Clancy and Vanessa were passionate about their horses and happy to talk about anything. The caterers were great and I was very happy with the food they provided. All three days of the ride were unique in their own way. I loved sharing deep meaningful conversations over wine and cheese each night with like-minded ladies. I would definitely recommend this ride!’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sue Petherbridge

‘I finally made The Kimberley Ride after it was cancelled last year and what a fabulous ride it was, definitely worth the wait! Christian and Laura and all the staff couldn’t do enough for us and nothing was too much trouble. I was lucky enough to ride the Victorian Brumby, Mack, who had such a lovely nature and was great to ride. I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable it was to sleep under the stars in the camp beds with the swag. In fact, the whole camping experience was very good, and so well organised. The food was excellent and I was amazed at the variety. We even had a sit-down dining experience by candlelight with risotto on the menu – fantastic! The Kimberley is a beautiful, rugged place and we visited rivers, springs, mountains and Indigenous rock art. The highlight for me was riding to Zebedee Springs, where we tied up the horses and went for a swim in the thermal springs. We then cantered back to camp – such a memorable experience. I absolutely loved The Kimberley and I highly recommend this fabulous riding experience.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jen Bowtell

‘The Shoalhaven Ride was the perfect mix of luxury and horse-lover adventure. Absolutely outstanding horses – confident, eager, willing, light and responsive, all ridden bitless with super comfy tack. I rode Shiloh and he was my absolute dream horse. If only I could take him home!! I loved the introductory groundwork with our horses, the spectacular picnic up on top of the lookout and the magical beach ride as the sun rose, and the speedy zoom up the mountain on the last day was a true highlight. Tiff was outstanding and the perfect host – we were so well looked after and sooo well fed! Ponies and picnics… you cannot ask for more than that!’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Michelle Noble

‘Every time I think about this weekend, I smile!
It was one of the best weekends of my life and I haven’t stopped raving about it. The horses were beautiful, fun and safe; Clancy, Vanessa and the team were incredibly accommodating, knowledgeable and patient; the trails were fantastic, with views to die for; the lodges were super cosy and cute (that fireplace!!); and finally, all of the other riders in the group – what a bunch of beautiful souls! We were almost like a wee family by the end! Cannot wait for our reunion in a few weeks!’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Maelani Mills

‘The Margaret River Ride will always be a cherished memory and one of the best experiences of my life. It was a magical few days of adventure, exhilaration, connection, and complete escape from the world – much needed after months of lockdowns. I was paired with Nova, a kind and forward moving mare who loved her job. What a thrill to be cantering through the forest, swimming in the ocean and playing polocrosse with her! I was amazed at how much we did in the three days. They were so full of experiences, without feeling like too much. The food was hearty and delicious, but even more so in the company of our hosts and fellow guests. How lovely and connecting it felt to gather around a beautiful long table at the end of the day. Paul and Fiona have created a horse lover’s dream and their authentic warmth and hospitality is second to none. From the fellow riders to the incredible horses and the lush landscapes, this was a dream trip for me!’

Janene Darben

‘From the moment we booked to the day we arrived at Champagne Hill, the level of service and professionalism was superb. And as soon as we drove up the driveway, we knew it was going to be an awesome weekend. The scenery and gloriously sunny, warm weather was only matched by the fun of riding in a well loved herd with all their personalities and foibles. My favourite experience was just simply watching the respect and love that Tiffany has for her horses. Add in a stunning sunrise ride on a deserted beach, a peaceful six hour ride through gorgeous, rejuvenating bushland, delicious food and warm, family-style hospitality and this ride can only be described as AMAZING. Well done Globetrotting and well done Tiffany!’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sarah Mostyn

‘The Yarra Valley Ride is the perfect girls (or guys) trip away. Short enough to leave the husband at home but long enough to really feel like you’ve had a holiday. I loved this opportunity to explore a new location on horseback. The accommodation absolutely exceeded all expectations. I loved the ‘hut’, although you could hardly call it a hut, it was so well appointed. The stone fireplace, comfy lounges, beautiful bathroom and beds were all 10 out of 10 in my opinion, as was the catering! Extremely healthy, varied, high-end providore cuisine, and I really enjoyed the extra effort that had been made to showcase local produce. Clancy and his team were delightful. They always made us feel welcome and well looked after, and I loved the ‘family’ atmosphere. I rode Nick and he was a stellar horse: very easy, forward when needed, but never uncomfortably so. I am so glad that I did this ride!’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Marion Ashworth

‘I booked The Margaret River Ride for May 2020, but due to COVID it was postponed until May 2021. This gave me the chance to get in some extra practice, as I don’t own a horse of my own. I am 71 years old, so I guess I could be classified as senior. I was never made to feel old compared to the others in the group, who were more in the 30-55 age group.
The operation of Globetrotting is a very professional one and their partnership with the team at Margaret River is very successful. Prior to the ride, Globetrotting’s Kate and Laura provided me with all the information I needed to be prepared for the five day adventure. On the ride, the Margaret River team and their beautiful horses did everything they could to make the group happy.
As a result, my newly-made friends and I have promised to meet up again on another Globetrotting ride somewhere else in Australia in the future. Well done, Globetrotting!’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Andrea Irwin

‘The Yarra Valley Ride was very scenic, with lots of mountaintop views. We rode through grape vines one day and giant tree fern forests the next. It was faster paced than any other Australian ride I’ve done, but we were very safe on great horses. The attention to detail with checking girths, stirrup lengths etc and ensuring our safety was probably the highest I’ve encountered on any ride. I got lucky and rode Duke. We had a great bond – I may go back with my float and some cash. The lunch at DeBortoli was outstanding and all meals and antipasto boards were excellent. We had charming, rustic accommodation, comfy beds, superb food and terrific hosts, and the massage service offered was greatly appreciated (I had one every day)! Just do it!’

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Sheridan Attard

‘An amazing experience with like-minded people. We had so many laughs, good food, the best scenery, and great horses! I was given a part Arabian and he was a trooper! The hosts Michael and Karen and everyone involved were fantastic. They had a great sense of humour, were kind, loved the horses and took care of everyone’s needs. Every day was beautiful, but being high on the mountain and seeing the jump scene from The Man from Snowy River was especially great! We had a very memorable, amazing time.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Melinda Scott

‘If you’re thinking of doing a Globetrotting ride, you can’t go past The Margaret River Ride. The hosts, Fiona and Paul, run their business to a high standard and are very accommodating – you’ll want for nothing. The horses are exceptional and Paul selects the horse that is best suited to your riding ability and style. I rode Patterson, who was suited to me perfectly. The crew are just amazing – they kept us all safe and made sure that we all got the riding experience we were looking for.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Wendy Macken

‘The Shoalhaven Ride and its mix of bush and beach riding was truly a fabulous holiday. Tiff and her family are so welcoming and generous. The meals were simply divine and the accommodation was beyond beautiful. We all had our own rooms and the farmhouse was surrounded by stunning gardens overlooking the paddocks and distant mountains. The pool was an added bonus for quick dips after our rides. The beach ride at sunrise would have to be my favourite day and will remain with me forever. We had long canters along the sand, dipping in and out of the water. It was so much fun and while it was fast, the horses never felt out of control. I really enjoyed our trips out to local restaurants and vineyards, too. We all felt very spoilt.’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Caro Salthouse

‘The Yarra Valley Ride is absolutely fantastic! It provides a great variety of riding, from soft tracks through fern forests to rough tracks in the national parks, and caters to all riding abilities. The scenery was beautiful, with magnificent views of the Yarra Valley from high ridges in the forest. The hospitality of Clancy and his staff was faultless and nothing was too much trouble for them. The food was delicious with plenty of variety, and we certainly didn’t go hungry! Our cabin was beautiful with a huge open fire, spa bath, stunning views of the rolling hills and pasture, and comfy beds. I would highly recommend this ride as a great way to escape the craziness of the world and to switch off and relax on lovely-natured horses.’

Jocelyn Laine

‘A fabulous five day riding adventure on very well trained horses. Full days in the saddle with huge variety in where we rode, which meant that there was never a dull moment. I loved riding Gemma – a spunky Anglo-Arab/Welsh mare. She was a perfect match for me, well trained and very responsive to the aids with a soft mouth. All our guides and staff were very helpful, cheerful, informative and great company. Spectacular scenery and great company. The whole package couldn’t have been better!’

The Grape Horse Adventure, Barossa Valley, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sheriden Douglas

‘An amazing holiday in the Barossa Valley! A big thanks to Jen and Jeremy. They were the consummate hosts – kind, friendly and knowledgeable, and nothing was too much trouble. You couldn’t ask for better guides. The riding was amazing and the horses were beautiful, well looked after and very well suited to each rider. I rode the gorgeous Opal and I loved her. Being a beginner rider, she suited me to a T. She was surefooted and careful, and she helped me learn to feel comfortable at a fast canter, something I hadn’t done before. She really helped me improve my riding. The food was abundant and generous. The wine flowed! I felt especially looked after given my many food intolerances. The location was stunningly scenic, and the locals friendly and knowledgeable. It was a trip of a lifetime! Food for the soul, wine for the senses!’

The Grape Horse Adventure, Barossa Valley, South Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Fiona Tomney

‘Being from South Australia, I had initially written this holiday off; I had visited the Barossa Valley before and wanted a more exotic and exciting location! But I couldn’t have been more ignorant. The scenery was so beautiful that I actually looked at real estate listings when I returned home! On many occasions it felt like we were riding through a Hans Heysen painting or a photoshopped image. Jen and Jeremy went above and beyond to ensure that I felt safe at all times when riding, as although I’m not a beginner rider, I’m inexperienced at trail riding and was quite nervous on my first day. I rode Moonlight, who was beautifully educated and took care of me every step of the way. And as for the food and wine… the description on the website does not exaggerate! You will eat and drink like a king! I would highly recommend this ride and would do it again given the opportunity.’

The Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Zoe McGrath

‘The Yarra Valley Ride is absolutely a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The landscape is incredible, the food and wine is amazing and the hosts are just wonderful. I don’t have enough positive words to cover everything! It’s very well catered for all levels of riders and as an advanced rider I never felt bored – there were so many opportunities to canter up amazing hills (and it would be impossible to be bored in that beautiful scenery anyway!). I brought a friend with me who hadn’t ridden for more than 10 years, and on the second day she cantered right past me on a big hill – it was so much fun to watch her rediscover riding and become so confident in such a short time! I loved my horse, Kite, and was extremely impressed with the quality of all of the horses. I would have taken at least two or three of them home with me in my suitcase if I could. Thank you SO much to Clancy and the team!’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Bev Fosh

‘Wow wow wow!!! This ride is honestly up there as one of the best holidays I’ve ever been on. Each day was fabulous. We had the most amazing time.
Tiffany, her beautiful family and Bernie all bent over backwards to welcome us and make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. They made us feel like part of the family. It was obvious the horses were so well cared for, and I completely fell in love with the beautiful Freddie! The scenery, rides, food and wine were all outstanding. Thank you!’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Nadeen Mitchell

‘This is the 13th week-long trek I’ve done in New Zealand. Most of these have been on the ‘Great New Zealand Trail Ride’, on a mix of my own and borrowed horses, which was held in some pretty great North Island locations. This trek in Glenorchy, however, was by far the best I’ve experienced. Each day was better than the last. The location is just epic and magical, the horses are perfect for the job and seem pretty darn happy with their life, and the guides are delightful. They are passionate, patient, helpful, interested and interesting people. I would absolutely do this ride again in a couple of years and would be delighted if they were still there.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jesmond Saunders

‘This ride was really wonderful. I can’t say enough good things about the guides. They were absolute champs, so experienced and helpful, and great to talk to. I was nearly moved to tears when they brought out a cake and sang Happy Birthday for me. So cool!
The horses were really well trained and willing. The day we got to swim the horses was the very best day, and the last night in the B&B was such a treat. I couldn’t be happier to have gone on this ride – it was truly spectacular country, and on horseback is the best way to see it. I had a fabulous time and would love to go back!’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Claire Henderson

‘Having not ridden for over two years I needed a good, reliable horse to help build my confidence. Patterson was great – he went at his own pace for the first couple of days while I got my confidence back and figured him out. I always felt safe on him, and he didn’t put a foot wrong. I really enjoyed the ride to the brewery and the afternoon playing games and polocrosse.
The glamping tents were great – even though the nights were cool, I was nice and snug overnight. I loved all the different areas where you could sit and relax around the place, from the very fancy shed to the tree house. The meals were fantastic, with good variety and portion sizes. The long table lunch in the vineyard was amazing, and it was great to sample the local produce. I’d highly recommend this ride!’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Virginia Tropeano

‘We could not have asked for a better host and guide than Tiff. She went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our holiday, taking into account things my 11 year old granddaughter could also enjoy. I rode Drover, who was very sweet, willing, safe and well behaved. The beach riding stands out in my memory: due to the timing of the tides we had an early morning ride, which was lovely, with good long canters along the edge of the waves. The accommodation was excellent. We all enjoyed our dips in the pool after each day’s ride and I especially liked Tiff’s cocktails. The stand-out food experience for me was riding all the way to the top of the mountain to find that Tiff’s parents had set up a table complete with white tablecloth, delicate sandwiches, scones with jam and cream and other delicious goodies… fantastic!
Experiencing this ride with my five granddaughters was an unforgettable experience and I am so grateful that Tiff and her parents made this such a lovely time for us to spend together.’

Elenora Stepanova

‘The perfect break! Great location, knowledgeable staff and a personal approach. Clancy and Vanessa are the best guides! They are very understanding and accommodating, and their knowledge of horses and the local environment is just amazing. I totally loved our ‘outing’ to the huts. Dinner and wine around the fireplace… simply the best!
The trip was perfectly organised and executed, and excellent value for money. I loved it. I’m planning to bring my daughter on this ride shortly!’

Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Connor Sonnen

‘I hadn’t ridden in years but horses were a huge part of my life for a long time, so I booked this ride as soon as it came up to give me a chance to reconnect with this passion. Upon arrival, I was greeted by Clancy, who did a great job matching everyone up with their horses. I jumped on a big Standardbred called Spunky and we headed to the winery for lunch and a wine tasting. The beautiful scenery, amazing food and the gallop through the grapevines was such an amazing start to the trip.
I honestly felt so comfortable and secure the entire time – Spunky was a great ride, quick and fast when we got to gallop and slow and careful in the tricky parts. The horses were all well taken care of and you could tell that they were loved. I can’t tell you enough about the accommodating nature of Clancy and his family (I am considering his entire staff part of the family)! The food was amazing and they were friendly, kind and so approachable.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Susie O’Neill

‘If you are considering doing one of these rides, just DO IT! An amazing experience for any horse lover or traveller. Every day was spectacular. My horse Dylan was perfect… a well educated, safe little Appaloosa Quarter Horse who looked after me every day. Our guides were skilled in horsemanship, cooking and conversation among other things, and went above and beyond to make this ride incredible. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. The food was delicious and served in huge quantities – dinners were spent laughing and sharing stories together.
Just an all-round amazing experience.’

Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Annette Clark

‘Turning 60 and having my daughter with me made this ride a very special time that I will never forget. Thank you, Kate and Laura, for your excellence in managing our horse holiday of a lifetime. The comprehensive information provided on your website is a credit to you. I love your enthusiasm and encouragement, always reminding us that we shouldn’t wait to book these extraordinary rides. Covid threw a spanner in a lot people’s lives but you kept me confident to look forward and believe! My special time on the Craig’s Hut ride has ignited my enthusiasm and I trust Globetrotting to find the next perfect ride for me.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jo Momsen

‘This ride was the perfect long-weekend getaway. The horses were wonderful – naturally trained, and you could tell they were loved and cared for. I rode Flick, who was forward and responsive, surefooted and fast. It was my first time riding in bitless bridles and they were excellent. It felt no different to a normal bridle, but so much softer and more comfortable for the horse. The rides were spectacular. The food and wines were delicious and the company outrageously fun. I enjoyed every second of this ride – except having to leave and say goodbye to new friends.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Rachel Gray

‘I had an incredible time on the Glenorchy Back Country Ride, soaking in the beautiful scenery in the company of wonderful horses and people. Every day was a new adventure, with all the necessary comforts waiting for us at the end of the day’s ride. It was relaxed but also action packed, a perfect getaway to forget your troubles and just enjoy the moment. I loved swimming the horses – it was such a special experience. I rode Merlin and he was wonderful. All the horses on the ride looked to be much better than any other trail riding horses I have ridden before. The guides far exceeded expectations and it was a great pleasure to spend a week exploring the beautiful scenery in their company. Every moment was truly a joy, with our group of riders and guides always chatting and having fun. A priceless experience – paradise.’

Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Wendy Richardson

‘This was the most amazing experience and I would highly recommend it. I was fortunate to ride both Bella and Matilda, and I was ecstatic with them both. Our guides were friendly, knowledgeable and so helpful. It was such a surprise to realise that Christian is not only an expert horseman and a great tour operator but an amazing chef, too. The pancakes and maple syrup measured up to Canadian standards! I also loved our little excursion at Wonnangatta Station, when Swampy, Al and Don took three of us out on horseback to explore the valley a bit more. Sleeping under the starry sky at Pikes Flat and Lovicks Hut was another stand-out.
There were so many special moments because the scenery was so spectacular. My top three were: 1. Hell’s Window atop Mount Magdala, a location made famous in ‘The Man from Snowy River’; 2. the beautiful Wonnangatta Station; 3. getting a video of me cantering up to the iconic Craig’s Hut. I can’t wait to join Christian and Laura again on another excursion.’

The River Valley Ride, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Tanya Greenwood

‘Every day on this ride was phenomenal – you really settled into the rhythm of your horse while breathing in the fresh air and viewing the stunning countryside.
Nicola and Janey are the real deal: a wonderful mother-daughter duo who bring their passion for horses and the land together in an incredible eight day trek. They are knowledgeable, easy-going and always up for a good laugh. The standard of professionalism and attention to detail was top notch, especially when pairing you up with your horse. I rode Dakota and he was a true gentleman with plenty of go. He never seemed to tire and was happy at the front, side or back of all his companions. He didn’t put a foot wrong and I loved cantering up long rolling hills on him and meandering slowly down steep terrain. He really bonded with me and took on all sorts of trail obstacles without hesitation. Swimming the horses was incredible – so liberating! A big shout out also goes out to Miranda, the incredible chef, who outdid herself with every meal! I loved all the farm-to-fork food.
I cannot recommend this ride highly enough — it was truly the trip of a lifetime in every way.’

Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Audrey Tan

‘The Yarra Valley Ride is the perfect length if you’re looking for a short getaway from Melbourne. It was an absolute joy after a long year out of the saddle. I rode BB. He was happy go lucky, affectionate, fit, surefooted and loved a good canter! I felt very safe riding him – he looked after me well. My favourite moment on the trip was definitely galloping on the second day. Not only did I feel secure and comfortable at that speed, I also felt I improved as a rider. That gave me a boost in confidence and trust in my own abilities. Clancy told me I had the biggest grin on my face!
For someone who has very specific dietary requirements, the food was amazing! Fresh, organic and local. I felt very looked after. The huts were fantastic, and the night in the swag was absolutely brilliant. The double swag was massive, and so comfortable and warm. Clancy and his son Patterson set it up perfectly, oriented to overlook the glorious view, moonrise and sunrise.
Thank you to Clancy and his team for a wonderful time.’

Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Belinda Gelletly

‘This ride was beautiful! The team went above and beyond to make my stay special. Clancy and his staff were so welcoming, supportive, kind, reassuring and positive. I can’t thank them enough for all the hard work they put in. I’m a nervous beginner and Clancy matched me with the perfect horse, Sugar, who really looked after me. She was kind, sound, responsive and beautiful! I highly recommend this ride.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Shar-ron Hillary

‘I’d definitely recommend this trip! Every day was different and interesting; I enjoyed the whole experience. The accommodation was great, even the tents. Our guides were exceptional in every area, guiding our group with experience and a sense of humour. At the start I was hesitant, but they matched me with a perfect pony called Solly who took great care of me. I completely trusted their pairing and Solly really built my confidence. I fell in love with him!’

Howqua River Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Liesa Tuchen

‘I recently went on my first Globetrotting adventure as a single traveller and absolutely loved every minute of it! I felt in good hands right from the start as everything was easy and well organised, both by Globetrotting before departure and by Michael and his team on the ride itself.
As a single traveller I was a little bit nervous about, well, doing it on my own, but any concern was gone as soon as I met Michael, Karen and of course the rest of the group. Everybody was there for the same reason: having a good time and enjoying the world on the back of a horse. Michael and Karen gave us their hospitality, knowledge, lots of laughter, good advice and patience, and made it a very personal experience. So if you’re a single traveller and worried about going by yourself, there’s no reason to worry AT ALL.
To sum it up, 10 out of 10! I literally have nothing negative to say and hope everyone taking the trip in the future will enjoy it as much as I did. Thanks to Michael, Karen and Beth for making it so special!’

Howqua River Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sara Bessell

‘The Howqua River Ride was one of the best things I’ve ever done! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this experience. The weather, scenery, horses, accommodation, food, hosts and tour group were all fantastic! Michael, Karen and Beth were wonderful hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and they had excellent knowledge of the local area and history. They could not be faulted! I rode Wilbur, who was perfect for me as a beginner rider: very quiet and patient, but would move into a trot or canter when asked. The food was amazing, from the cooked breakfasts to the BBQ lunches to the chef-prepared dinners. An absolute standout was the seven course degustation – extremely memorable. I also loved the cafes and pub chosen for the group meals. I think the day when we crossed the Howqua River 52 times was my favourite!’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Anne Coombs

‘This is the first long ride I’ve done, and the first Globetrotting ride, but it won’t be the last. The whole experience was terrific, and excellent value for money. I really loved the last night at Paradise. Our guides, Jess and Bijmin, were exceptional, and I couldn’t believe how well Casey matched horses with riders. I rode JT and he was fabulous. I like a horse with a bit of ‘go’, so he was just right for me. I would definitely recommend this ride!’

The River Valley Ride, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sharon Jeong

‘Surreal landscapes, gourmet food, great company and challenging terrain. What more could you want?! An unforgettable experience that offers total freedom on your horse, a cracking itinerary and plenty of opportunities to feel the wind in your hair, with incredible views around every corner. Lots of thought is put into which horse you are given – I rode Blaze, who was perfectly matched to me and was exactly what I asked for: a forward-moving horse with a bit of sass! Nicola and Janey were incredible guides and their hospitality was second to none. Truly ABOVE expectations. I would highly recommend this trip for all the adventurous riders out there – you won’t regret it!’

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Maree Skinner

‘What an amazing five days – Jen, Jeremy and Meg welcomed us from the first minute. They love and know their horses and their surrounding regions and neighbours, and were so delighted to share them with us. Each day was different: ground work and obstacles, riding trails along a river, climbing a mountain with views in every direction, riding along a wide open beach in the national park.
Jen and Jeremy have amazing insight into their horses and picked a winner for every rider. I was privileged to ride the magnificent Moonlight, a proud and confident mare who was very surefooted, responsive and eager. I would love to steal her and make her my own. The saddle was the most comfortable I have ever ridden in, too.
The days were filled with great stories, riding tips and wonderful food (the French toast at the raspberry farm – I think I died and went to heaven)! I loved it all!’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Fiona Casey

‘The Margaret River Ride with Paul, Fiona, their team of gorgeous girls and our beautiful group of Globetrotters was so, so wonderful! The rides were amazing, the polocrosse was so much fun and the buzz of riding in the flag and bend race took me back to my gymkhana days! I just had to ‘press the buttons’ and my superstar mare Stacy did the rest. It was priceless! Paul and Fiona are to be commended on the high standard to which all of their horses are trained, including their care and well-being. All the meals were fabulous, particularly the vegetarian options for Charlotte and I. Fiona’s ‘Jimi Hendrix’ Cocktails were superb – I’m still dreaming about them! The tents were beautifully made up and so welcoming, with extra blankets and a lantern in each – just perfect. Swimming with our horses was the icing on a very sweet cake – my daughter Charlotte and I are still talking about it!’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Marina Larcombe

‘My Glenorchy Back Country Ride was sublime… beyond expectations. The horses were exceptional. I was allocated the most divine, well-schooled, spirited gelding called Doobie, and we bonded instantly, as did the other riders with their steeds. Spending time with these stunning horses was a gift. We had snow the night before our trek (capping the mountains), sunshine for a few days (flushing the lupines), rain one day (flooding the streams) and sunshine on our last day; the perfect mix for exploring this striking landscape. Plus, our hosts and guides were among some of the nicest people I’ve ever met – generous, warmhearted and highly skilled. They tended to our every need, providing nourishing meals, welcoming lodgings and inspired conversations. I’ve made so many new friends from the experience and I’m blessed to have made the journey.’

Tassie Tiger Trail, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Alice Schaefer

‘My very first solo traveller holiday ended up being the Tassie Tiger Trail in Tasmania with Jen and Jeremy. The bar could not have been set any higher!
Piccolo and I were a perfect match – he had the ability to read my energy and confidence levels perfectly and adjust accordingly. The horsemanship session on day one really set us all up for success. My confidence as a rider increased with every hour and after a couple of days in the saddle, we thoroughly enjoyed a canter along the beach as well as a climb up a mountain. Jen, Jeremy and Meg were the most amazing guides and hosts and made the entire experience so special. Great conversations, belly laughs and insights into Tasmania’s flora and fauna. Not only was the riding amazing, but the food and cultural experiences were up there, too. The time went way too fast, so the only thing that’s left to do is return again next year!’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Shannon Liebenberg

‘Everyone needs to experience this. I am a beginner, but at all times felt safe. My horse Patterson was matched to my level and he was perfect – I am missing him! The guides were all excellent and very helpful. This is probably one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life (and I’m in my 50s). I am so glad to have experienced this and can’t wait to book another Globetrotting journey. Age is no barrier!’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sharon Rayne

‘I absolutely loved the Glenorchy Back Country Ride, it exceeded all expectations! The experience of riding through New Zealand’s most stunning, scenic back country was just incredible. We did the most amazing river crossings, rode through beautiful beech forests, up and down hills, and alongside the stunning Diamond Lake. The horses were very well looked after, kind and willing, and our guide Shaun was absolutely brilliant. I’m not a regular rider and wondered how my body would cope, but it was no problem. I rode Spud and he was the perfect confidence builder – we had some great canters and a gallop. Although none of us knew each other, it was a lovely small group and we had some great laughs and formed good friendships. It was my first Globetrotting ride and I’m hooked!’

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Sarah Taylor

‘My favourite day was climbing the mountain – the trail up was beautiful. It was such a great experience, with fantastic views from the top. The accommodation was great. I loved the old world decor and the history of Blakes Manor. The home cooked meals were lovely, and I also loved the salmon farm platters. Jen and Jeremy were very knowledgeable horse people who looked after everyone on the ride. I was very happy with the standard of tack and my horse Ruby was great – well trained and reliable for the nervous rider that I am. I would love to ride her again on a future trip and am already booked on another ride with Jen and Jeremy in three months’ time.’

The River Valley Ride, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Michelle Klocek

‘River Valley is definitely the best riding adventure I’ve had. Nicola and Janey gave us the experience of a lifetime, never to be forgotten. I rode the handsome and snuggly Calibre, who was a great ride and taught me a lot. Nicola and Janey are fantastic guides, and their knowledge of the land we travelled over is unsurpassed. They are warm, friendly, funny, caring and so very helpful. The accommodation was so luxurious, with super comfy beds, lovely linen and a fantastic outlook. Miranda did an outstanding job feeding us, with different fabulous meals every night and sumptuous desserts. Definitely no complaints! Our visit to Moawhango marae was warm and welcoming and the tour around the settlement was really interesting. All the lands we traversed were so stunning and spiritual. There were two outstanding highlights: swimming with our horses and rafting – both in the stunning Rangitikei River, and both first time experiences. We were made to feel like part of the big River Valley family. I’ll definitely be going back again.’

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Bronwyn Fulton

‘Thank you Clancy and Kath for a fantastic long weekend away that felt like a real holiday. It was a great blend of ‘bush experience’ and luxury. Nothing was too much trouble, and the team went the extra mile for us, which we all appreciated. Asking me to highlight the best bits of the trip is tricky, because there were many, but here is a not-so-short list:
– Great horses, very easy on the eye, comfortable to ride and with nice personalities
– Good trails, with some nice canters and trots, through very different landscapes
– Great food, including local produce, as well as a gourmet lunch at De Bortoli and two wine tastings
– Well appointed cabins with great beds and amenities
– In addition to Clancy and his stories, there was Dick, a veteran bushman, whose special recipes we loved and whose tales we enjoyed hearing
– A night up the mountain, with dinner and drinks with like-minded globetrotters by the fire and bedding down in either a swag or the bunkhouse, with an incredible view of the sunrise right from the bed and a cacophony of birdsong in the morning.
I’ll be back!’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Lisa Birkensleigh

‘The Glenorchy Back Country Ride was an amazing treat for the senses. Spectacular New Zealand scenery and varied riding challenges across crystal clear rivers, through forests and over mountains, all with a backdrop of glaciers and snow-capped mountains… incredible! I rode Peso – I loved her. Very sweet and responsive when I asked her to be, but cruised along otherwise. She was quite laid-back and had a nice comfortable canter, so she was a relaxing ride, but always up for some fun. Jess and Bijmin were helpful and friendly – we were very well looked after. I loved every day!’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Michelle Hawkins

‘This truly unique country experience is for all horse lovers. I absolutely loved every minute of my Globetrotting experience in Margaret River. I have so many wonderful memories, but riding at a canter to a neighbouring farm and having a magnificent lunch under a beautiful shady tree is one of the best. My first horse, Tom, was a beautiful, tall gelding who was very quiet and careful with me. Tom helped me to relax back into riding. My second horse was Clancy, a beautiful chestnut with a very smooth canter, who also looked after me very well. All the horses were well fed, well trained and much loved. The polocrosse was amazing, the ladies and gents on the tour were all lots of fun, our glamping tents were perfect and the food was fresh and tasty. I’d give the whole experience 10 out of 10. As soon as you walk onto the farm, time slows, wine flows and the laughter begins. Don’t make excuses, just do it!’

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Sarah Cope

‘Best hosts. Fantastic horses. Perfect itinerary. Superb scenery. Fantastic food. Excellent accommodation. I loved every day!
I have never met guides the calibre of Jen and Jeremy. They were always happy, relaxed and genuine. I felt very welcome and at ease. I had great respect for their knowledge of horses and the environment we rode through. They were great conversationalists, with many amusing stories to tell. Jeremy was brilliant at matching horses to riders. Ruby was perfect: very well trained, obedient, willing to please, fit, healthy and strong. She enjoyed a trot and canter, was responsive to light aids, and was armchair-smooth to ride. She powered up the mountain and picked her way very carefully through rocky areas.
I have never tasted such consistently high-standard food in terms of flavour, presentation, service and surroundings. Every meal was superb! Best holiday ever.’

River Valley Ride, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Carolyn Ross

‘My thoughts are, save the best ’til last. The Glenorchy and Twin Coast rides were fantastic in their own special ways, but if you’re thinking of doing all three of Globetrotting’s New Zealand rides, then save River Valley for last. We spent many, many hours in the saddle with just the right amount of stops, either for a yummy lunch, a snack or a photo. Outside of riding time we were totally entertained, be it a swim in the river (we swam the horses too), a spa, a sauna, a marae visit, white water rafting – to name a few. We met the local community and had a great, relaxing horsey holiday. The scenery and wildlife were fantastic and the guides were awesome. The lodges were well equipped with all the creature comforts, and a beautiful river to swim in a stone’s throw away. The horses are bitless, barefoot and happy, which adds a new dimension to your ride. My horse Shamrock was very handsome and very confident in his own abilities. You could take him anywhere. The more riding experience you have, the more you’ll get out of this holiday.’

Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Anita Romleigh

‘An absolutely fantastic three days of riding in the Yarra Valley. Couldn’t fault it. The hosts had very good knowledge of the horses and the trails, and good judgement of riders’ abilities and confidence. They were very hospitable, always there if needed but not overdoing it. Lovely family involvement at meal times, too. All the food was delicious and plentiful, with loads of great wine provided and dietary needs catered for. The homemade passionfruit sponge on the final night was perfect. The accommodation was beautiful and very peaceful, with lots of space in the shared areas. Sleeping in the swags up at the hut was lovely – they were very deluxe swags, so perfect for a non-camper like me. The horses were great. Wally was a gorgeous palomino Arab-cross, chilled and speedy – I was very happy with my steed.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Susan Roswold

‘Every day was awesome, but the swimming was a highlight and all the cantering was really fun. The scenery was so incredible! The horse I rode was Peso. She was always well behaved and ready to go at any speed I wanted. She was a good match for me and made the ride stress free.
Our guides were above excellent! They were always watching over us and the horses, always informing us as to what was going on, very knowledgeable about the area and horses, and great riders. They were very accommodating with the food, always having a gluten free choice for me, which I greatly appreciated. The “feast” on the last night of the ride was so beautiful and incredible. And the accommodations were always good, especially that last night at Paradise. I feel like they always did a little extra for us in every situation.’

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Joyleen McNulty

‘Globetrotting holidays tick all the boxes for the best organised riding holiday! Not to mention the great people you meet along the way! Every day was amazing. I especially loved the ride to the top of the Western Tiers. I rode Piccolo and I loved him – he was brilliant! Jen, Jeremy and Meg, thank you for a wonderful week, and a big thank you to all of the amazing horses! Sit back and enjoy the ride, you will have a blast!’

Yarra Valley Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Anne Williams

‘A fabulous experience. New friendships and new memories were made. I will return to do it all again! I rode Snow, who was very gentle, surefooted and trusting, as were all of the horses. I especially loved riding through Toolangi State Forest with its tall trees and ferns. Clancy, Catherine and the staff were fabulous – they couldn’t do enough for you. We felt so welcomed and like part of the family. Clancy and his friend Dick are so knowledgeable about the horses and the area. You could listen to their stories for hours!
The accommodation was fabulous and blended in with the surrounds perfectly. It was clean, cosy, welcoming and homely. The food was amazing, and in abundance. Fresh local produce, a cooked breakfast every morning with yogurt and fresh berries, charcuterie boards each night before dinner, and fabulous BBQs with beautiful salads. I would highly recommend this trip.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Meegan Bartell

‘This was my second Globetrotting experience and just like the first (Canada), I was blown away. My wonderful mount Gizzy was perfectly matched to my style and experience. The two guides, Jess and Bijmin, were beyond exceptional; they worked so incredibly hard to please all of us and always carried a smile even in the toughest situations. Deana and Casey were also fabulous and I thoroughly enjoyed riding with them and learning about the history of their business. All the horses were loved and well looked after, which is a big tick and must.
I give this trip a 10/10 – loved every minute. Be prepared to fall in love with this wonderful country!’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jen Groß

‘The quality of the horses and friendliness of our wonderful hosts Paul and Fiona take the first spot! Our guides were patient, knowledgeable and friendly and the food was wholesome, healthy and delicious. I was stoked to ride Lilly, the finest horse I’ve ever ridden since living in Australia; beautiful, willing, well educated and looked after. The highlight was cantering on the beach and then swimming bareback with the horses in the turquoise ocean. I highly recommend The Margaret River Ride for anyone who wants an unforgettable horse riding experience in a stunning location!’

Susan Dale

‘This ride was very professionally run and our hosts were willing to accommodate any requests. Every day was so different, it’s impossible to pick a favourite. I loved each for different reasons. Jen, Jeremy and Meg were all so friendly right from the start and made us all feel very welcome. They are very knowledgeable, obviously adore their horses and are more than happy to share their expertise. More than anything, though, they are super nice people and great fun to be around.
I rode Opal, a very sweet girl who knows how to look after her rider. Very surefooted and careful, but eager to move along as well. Having meals at a salmon farm, raspberry farm and hazelnut farm was a lovely way to enjoy all the local produce while supporting the local businesses. The food at our accommodation was first class as well. I’m sure I came home 5 kilos heavier!’

The River Valley Experience, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Brianna Tuffery

‘I had never been a confident rider, but after completing this three day trek with a friend, I’ve never felt more confident! The crew at River Valley were so lovely to deal with. As soon as we saw Nicola and Janie, they both had this super excited look on their face! They were really supportive and always gave us the option to trot/canter, but I never felt like I was being pushed to do anything I didn’t want to. It was a real breath of fresh air being around these soul lifting people. My horse’s name was Rico and I felt he was paired perfectly to me. He listened to me really well and was so well trained in the bitless style of riding.
The team at Globetrotting were so helpful – the best service I’ve ever experienced from an online provider. They called whenever we needed more information and answered any questions in a very helpful and quick way. I really have Globetrotting to thank for helping me build my confidence on a horse. I’m so excited for the next adventure!’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jacqui Best

‘This experience was a dream come true and I wish it never ended. I had to pinch myself repeatedly to see if it was a dream. Truly amazing views, guides I feel are one of a kind, high quality horses and spectacular accommodation and catering. I will definitely be heading back.
Globetrotting was amazing in every way: responsive, lovely, really helpful and understanding. I was very impressed with the whole process and the lovely staff I was corresponding with. Thank you again to the Glenorchy team and Globetrotting for a truly amazing experience and adventure. This was my first trip to another country and I don’t think I could top it – unless I went on another Globetrotting trip, which I’ll definitely be doing in the future. 1000/1000.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Fiona Moriarty

‘What a beautiful scene this is, with friendly, relaxed hosts and staff, and fabulous Stock Horses. Huge fun, delicious food and very comfortable glamping tents. The accommodations at Jesters Flat are delightfully quirky and very well thought out, with real country Australian charm. I loved the picnic under the trees on day two – heavenly. I rode a mare called Nova, who was forward moving and very easy to handle. There were a few firsts for me, including having a go at polocrosse and actually riding my horse bareback in the ocean – yes, she really swam!’

Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

John Harriott

‘I thought cantering up the hill to Craig’s Hut would be the climax of the ride, but it was tame compared to the variety of riding throughout the following days! My favourite was day six, riding along the Howqua River to Sheepyard Flats with prolonged canters and river crossings. On day one and two I rode Billie, but he developed a saddle rub and I was privileged to ride George for the remainder. I wish I could thank him for his patience. He was exciting to canter and I had complete confidence in his ability to negotiate the exposed tracks above the Howqua River.
The guides maintained a safe environment and tailored their approach to the individual rider. Their level of service was consistently high and the hospitality and respect given to each of the guests was five star. The menu, variety, presentation, portion size and quality of the meals was excellent. The view from my swag “was clear as crystal, and the white stars fairly blazed at midnight in the cold and frosty sky…”
I want to go back again and explore more of the Victorian High Country astride George.’

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Wendy Lorincz

‘I would recommend this ride without hesitation. It was excellent value-for-money. All the meals were fantastic. I rode Moo, who had a lovely temperament and was very responsive. The guides were very knowledgeable and hospitable in every aspect of the trip. Each day was completely different, which was always exciting, and having good weather made things very pleasant. I would definitely book with Globetrotting again.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jan Garrett

‘The Glenorchy ride was fantastic! The horses, accommodation, food and guides are amazing. Not to mention the scenery. I  rode Cashout and he was a complete sweetheart. He was surefooted, respectful and happy to break from the group when asked. His canter was lovely, too. I was also lucky enough to ride JT for a day and he was super. Our guides worked so hard to have everything ready and perfect for us and their level of horsemanship was beyond what I had expected. They were very skilled in communicating with each and every one of us.
This trip was great value for money, as it’s hard to put a price on my level of enjoyment and that spectacular scenery. Well worth it!’

Jacqueline Lane

‘This was epic! Paul and Fiona are the consummate hosts and care for their horses and guests impeccably. We were truly spoilt with beautiful, well mannered horses, stunning rides and all the comforts you never expect when camping. It truly was glamping! The food was delicious and plentiful, and I was especially impressed by how well they catered to all the dietary requirements. Boranup Forest was so beautiful and serene, the beach and swimming the horses was a very special experience and polocrosse is my new favourite sport. My horse Hugo was the perfect gentleman and exactly the right horse for me. Thank you, it was a very special week.’

Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Erin Harriott

‘The team at Globetrotting are masters at helping you pick your dream horse riding holiday. I have now completed three rides through Globetrotting and each one has been beyond satisfactory, with the information provided giving a true representation and reflection of what to expect. I would highly recommend Kate and Laura; even with the challenges of Covid, they assisted us to revise our plans and find a suitable alternative to our previously planned holiday.
Once you globetrot, you won’t holiday any other way!’

Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Erin Harriott

‘The whole trip was an outstanding experience. Christian and Laura have created a well oiled, highly coordinated and seamless ride. Everyone was professional and friendly, with client experience and safety at the forefront. Every night we were given the option to sleep in a swag, in a hut at the campsite, or in a tent with our swag inside. This catered for everyone’s preferences. I loved sleeping under the crystal-clear sky watching shooting stars from my warm, comfy swag. The food was plentiful and tasty, and I loved Swampy’s nightly entertainment around the campfire. Other highlights included day three, when Christian and Swampy took us to Picture Point for a thrilling photo opportunity, followed by some hardcore bush riding that went well and truly off the beaten track! Not to mention our final ride, when we gave the horses their heads up the hill and a few logs offered some good jumping opportunities!
Once you globetrot, you won’t holiday any other way!’

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Pam Johnson

‘This was my first real horse riding experience outside of the odd trail ride here and there. I was a bit worried about whether my body would hold up to four days of horse riding but I am so glad it did. I wouldn’t have missed any of the days for anything. The Tasmanian scenery is always beautiful but to experience it on horseback, and on my horse Jabberwocky, was amazing. He was the ultimate gentleman. I loved him to bits and he took great care of me. All of the horses with Jen and Jeremy are amazing – strong, beautiful and you can truly trust them. The most special moment was getting to the top of the Western Tiers mountain range – a long way up and down, and you have to trust your horse to make the best decision about where to walk – and Jabberwocky did it with ease. I would recommend this ride to everyone with a love of beautiful horses, scenery, and of course fabulous food and wine from Tasmania.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Raewyn Beale

‘The Glenorchy Back Country Ride totally exceeded my expectations. My fellow companions became friends and our guide Shaun looked after us and our horses extremely well: a great cook with an extensive knowledge of the local environment and rivers we crossed, as well as the wildlife we saw. My horse Gizzy was a real star, honest and keen, exactly the type of horse I love to ride. A perfect match for me and probably one of the best horses I have ever ridden. The scenery was spectacular and we had great weather all the way. Thank you to everyone who makes these rides possible.’

Jane Hind

‘This ride was such an amazing experience. Knowing that I was a novice rider, Fiona and Paul matched me with George. He was brilliant for me, so responsive and sweet. It was hard to say goodbye! The knowledgeable guides, the caring and fabulous hosts, the delicious meals, one very talented cook, wine to die for, the great company of fellow travellers, the beautiful horses, the most blissful beds at the end of the day… all contributed to the best getaway ever. One I will never forget.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Shelley Bell

‘It was really nice to be so well looked after, with everything taken care of; I felt very spoilt. I rode Freddie, Tex and Masarah – all different, but all comfortable and easy-going. It was my first time using a bitless bridle and I thought it was great! There was a great mix of everything over the three days: riding, wineries, shopping, eating and relaxing – perfect! Tiff was also very open to accommodating what we wanted to do. The guides were amazing and the value for money was excellent. Loved the delicious homemade meals! The horsemanship was beautiful and the hospitality couldn’t get any better.’

Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Maria Serra

‘The Craig’s Hut ride is amazing for so many reasons. It is truly an Aussie experience, from sleeping in swags under the stars to listening to Swampy sing songs around the campfire. The scenery was absolutely amazing – like nothing you could ever experience unless on horseback, and all the secret trails we were taken down added to the amazing experience. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming and the horses were extremely well trained and fun to ride. I rode Ronnie, who was very comfortable, well-behaved, friendly, responsive, and photogenic, which is always a plus. All of the meals were absolutely fantastic and the variety was very impressive considering we were in the middle of the bush! My favourite day was the day we climbed Mt Stirling. The view from the summit with the wind whipping around you was truly an amazing feeling. The trip flew by so quickly between the breathtaking views, absolutely amazing food and wonderful company, and I cannot wait to ride with Christian, Laura and their team again.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Caroline Holm

‘The Glenorchy Back Country Ride gives you breathtaking views while riding great horses. Scenic snow-capped mountains, epic waterfalls, forests, canters along valleys while admiring glacial rivers. Our guides Shaun and Nat were very helpful and full of knowledge. They worked hard to take care of the horses and riders and prepare yummy food for all of us. I rode Tonto and he was such a star! Forward and calm with the sweetest personality. I will definitely choose him again if I have the opportunity to come back. I would do this ride every year if I could! It is fantastic and every day is magical, truly a memory for life. I wish everyone could have the opportunity to discover the beauty of Glenorchy.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Desiree Horne

‘My partner, Matt, booked The Margaret River Ride as my surprise birthday present (I know, the man is husband material to say the least). When he told me, I legitimately cried from how blown away and excited I was. It was an epic adventure to say the least. Matt had barely any riding experience and yet the team was never weighed down for it. Paul and the girls who guided us took the time to show Matt the ropes and make sure he was comfortable the entire time. They matched our horses PERFECTLY. By the end of the trip Matt and I wanted to take Confetti and Richie home with us. The food was awesome, Alex made it with love and always put on an impressive spread. Fiona and Paul are excellent hosts and I cannot rave about this experience enough.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Anne-Marie Stewart

‘The Shoalhaven Ride is a wonderful experience. The guides, Tiff and Bernie, made sure we had everything we needed, providing great rides at different paces, nice canter tracks and wonderful sightseeing. The horses are lovely, safe, and know their jobs. I was lucky to ride Shiloh, who is such an easy-going boy. He is soft and forward, and I enjoyed every moment with him. I shared the self-contained cottage with my friend Kaye and it was perfect. The swimming pool at Champagne Hill was the perfect way to cool down after riding. All the meals were lovely and the high tea on the escarpment was extra special. So much love and care had been put into it and the views were breathtaking. Tiffany, Bernie, Lenny and Lorraine are such beautiful people, and so welcoming. They have thought of everything to ensure you have a special holiday.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jackie Cooke

‘This was a fabulous trip and all of the ladies in my group were lovely. I just want to thank everyone who works for Deana. The lovely lady who picked us up, the lovely lady who prepped all our food, our amazing guides. The whole experience from my first point of contact at Globetrotting was amazing! The food, accommodation and organisation were incredible. My horse, Kale, was just beautiful. Jess and Bijimin are an amazing team. They know how to provide incredible customer service and are so committed and passionate about what they do. I cannot recommend this trip highly enough. Just hit the BOOK NOW button.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Elaine Brewster

‘This has been the best holiday I have ever done. Our guides were all fabulous and very knowledgeable. The other riders were all lovely and we are going to be catching up again for another ride. Nothing was a problem for the lovely Alex, our chef – best food ever. The glamping mattress and pillows were very comfortable, not like camping at all. I rode Cassie and she was perfect for me. I thoroughly enjoyed every ride on her. She was very well schooled and responsive, and loved being out in the bush. She excelled in the games and loved the beach ride. The games and polocrosse were the best laugh – we were still laughing hours later over dinner! This ride is excellent value for money and I would highly recommend it.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jacqui Zorzi

‘Wonderful hosts, wonderful staff and wonderful horses! A great experience riding through forests, vineyards and the beach – which we had all to ourselves! We were lucky to have great weather and an abundance of wildflowers. The scenery was beautiful. I especially loved riding in Boranup Forest, our ride to the vineyard for lunch and riding on the beach.
The whole package was absolutely fabulous. We were kept busy and entertained. Alex was our chef and he kept us very well fed with fresh and tasty meals. Paul and Fiona are fantastic hosts and Paul has many stories to tell. The guides are always friendly and helpful; they love what they are doing and love the horses. An amazing holiday to remember.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Joanne Flint

‘I had the absolute pleasure of joining a great group of ladies for a three day Shoalhaven Ride. I highly recommend a trip to The Shoalhaven to experience this getaway. Tiff, Bernie, Lorraine and Lenny were all wonderful hosts. Nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation was excellent and we were made to feel welcome and at home. The horses are beautiful-natured, a testament to how Tiff cares for and treats them. I rode Freddie, who was perfect for me. He had a cheeky personality and was smooth to ride. I can’t pick a favourite moment – I loved it all. The river ride on the last day was particularly great, and we were able to get in some good trots and canters and a few little jumps here and there. I didn’t want to leave and I can’t wait to go back!’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Lyndal Mellefont

‘The High Country of New Zealand, you have delivered! I genuinely enjoyed each day. We crossed glacial rivers, rode through riverside lupins and ancient beech forests, marveled at the magnificent high country landscape and even found our way to ‘Paradise’. The ‘Good Ship Buddy’ saw me safely through the river crossings and he was such a comfortable ride. Our guides guides Bijmin, Jess and Casey were the bomb. It was truly special to witness people with such natural horsemanship skills who have genuine love and care for their charges. Their thoughtfulness and care extended to the whole group and they made everyone’s trip as enjoyable as possible.’

Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Azra Alagic

‘This was my fourth Globetrotting ride and was hands down the funnest one I’ve been on. Andrew and the team are great down-to-earth cowboys who couldn’t do enough for us and can teach you to ride like a scene out of Yellowstone! But by far the heroes of the ride were the horses. My mare, Dolly, was beautifully trained with a mouth like butter, and was super responsive to leg aids. She was safe and surefooted while also having plenty of get-up-and-go when we hit the open flats and the beach. I loved riding her so much I just wanted to bring her home with me! There was a great variety of horse riding in a short space of time. Key highlights were learning to campdraft and swimming with the horses in the open surf.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Alison Wood

‘I would recommend this ride to anyone who loves riding, food, wine and the bush. The hospitality was second to none and all the meals were wonderful. I rode Shiloh, an Arab gelding. He was a great little horse and very forward moving – he and I lead out on some days. Our guides and hosts were great. Tiff is a very caring person who loves her horses to bits and was always there to help. Bernie, the second guide, was with us every day with a BIG smile and a wonderful attitude. The whole family were awesome. I loved them all.
Every day was great, but the ride to the river was my most memorable day. It was the biggest riding day and I loved the spectacular views on the way down to the river. It was quite a steep descent and climb back up, but the horses handled it with ease. I enjoyed the beach ride very much, too. Getting to ride a heavy horse was wonderful and we had some great canters.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Lisa Matthews

‘This trip is awesome! Lakes, mountains, waterfalls and wildlife, all experienced from the backs of amazing horses with the most caring guides. It feels like a cross between a point-to-point trip and a lodge-based trip, which is a great middle ground for anyone not really wanting to go the whole hog with camping and packhorses, but still wanting that sense of rawness. I rode Cashout and was really happy with how he went. I really loved the opportunity to do some exploring off the horses, too – hiking up to the waterfall was really fabulous. It is always hard to put a value on these types of trips, but I  LOVED this ride and would have to say it is great value for money.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Margaret Cala

‘This was the best holiday I’ve had in ages. I ride at home, but this trip provided all the things you could wish for – lovely accommodation in a beautiful setting with warm, friendly hosts and a great party of ‘fellow trekkers’. I rode Stacey, a sweet-natured mare who was sensible and willing, with a lovely comfortable canter. The food was fantastic – prepared by local people using local produce. Our guides were friendly, good-natured, and a wealth of knowledge. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Each day brought new adventures, new things to see and new places, with rides through forest, across open paddocks and on the beach. I would definitely recommend this holiday!’

Tassie Tiger Trail, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Benadie Westwood

‘I had an amazing ride and I thoroughly enjoyed everything that was on offer. Wonderful horses, incredible scenery, a lovely group of riders and excellent service. Bonney’s Inn was fantastic and Teresa made us feel right at home. Jen and Jeremy are amazing – they opened their home to us and were very knowledgeable about the area we were riding in and the local heritage. I had the pleasure of riding Opal and Zameer, two incredibly well trained, good-natured horses. They are a credit to Jen and Jeremy. I loved riding through the beautiful forest and seeing the sights that Tassie has to offer, as well as the amazing beach ride – a beautiful day topped off with a canter along a perfect beach. I had such an fantastic holiday and would be happy to ride with Jen and Jeremy again.’

Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Drive, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

April Morris

‘This was the most amazing experience. I highly recommend that everybody does this ride. Every day was an adventure, from the bush to the beach and everything in between. The horses were so well looked after and well trained, the staff were extremely accommodating and friendly, the glamping tents were amazing, and the food was divine. The view from the mountain was awesome and riding in the bush, beach, and up and down the mountain was so much fun.
I loved it!’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Joanne Agostinelli

‘The Glenorchy Back Country Ride was my first Globetrotting experience, and I can’t wait for the next one! Our wonderful guides, Jess and Bijmin, were the perfect combination – warm human beings who totally cared about our safety and comfort, and that of our horses. They were totally dedicated to the mission of making this the best experience ever for each and every of one us. And boy can they cook!! The horses were sound, well cared-for and ready and willing to be full participants in our adventure. The trip was laid out wonderfully with awe-inspiring landscapes and special adventures each day. The stand-out experience was when we got to swim our horses in the river and later play in the spray of an amazing waterfall. Deana and Casey run a wonderful outfit and I would totally recommend them to anyone who loves to ride. This has been an experience of a lifetime!’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Frances Graham

‘The ultimate horse riding, wine drinking, time-out weekend. Perfect if you’re not so saddle fit, but long to spend some quality time on horseback. Beautiful well loved and cared for horses, amazing and passionate hosts, delicious food, and copious wine. The beach ride and swimming in the river were awesome experiences. I just loved the whole trip!’

Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Lauren Perrett

‘An amazing ride on brilliant horses with fantastic people who really know their stuff. The whole experience was great and I feel it is very well priced. Our guides were all extremely pleasant and fun to be with. They all had great knowledge of the area and its history. Christian and his team are just amazing cooks! I rode Questro and was more than happy with him. He was very sensible and a pleasure to ride with his free-going, long stride. We were perfectly matched. I would definitely recommend this trip!’

The Borders Escape, Scotland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Susan Mellors

‘I have ridden in Scotland many times, but The Borders Escape was definitely in a league of its own. The horses are well trained, responsive, safe and love their job and environment. The freedom and adventure to be in a small group with breathtaking scenery and such amazing horses and people was awesome. Sylvia and John at Windlestraw House provided flawless hospitality with an immaculate and safe environment and meticulous attention to detail. The dining experience was second to none. They went out of their way to make me feel extremely welcome and at home. Gemma is one of the best guides I have ridden with – her knowledge of the area and horses within her care was exceptional. She was fun and supportive and really helped me to regain my confidence. I felt privileged to ride with her!
Globetrotting is a unique company offering an extremely personal service with high quality horses, guides and accommodation. I am already planning my next trip!’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Rebecca Turnbull

‘My third Globetrotting ride didn’t disappoint. Our guides Jess and Shaun were great, leading us through the pristine countryside of Glenorchy armed with their wealth of knowledge about the area. Our horses were steadfast, carrying us across crystal clear rivers and galloping up mountain ranges, not batting an eyelid at the rabbits that would leap out of the long, lush grass and dart off from under their feet. The food was great and catered to everyone’s requests. The scenery was totally amazing – and I almost forgot about the highlight, swimming with the horses!’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Simone & James Lockhart

‘We have just returned from three magnificent days in the Shoalhaven region. We loved every second. Tiff is an incredible host – warm, engaging and considerate, with amazing attention to detail. She and her lovely parents, as well as the gorgeous Bernie, looked after us beautifully. They made us feel incredibly welcome and provided us with many, many great laughs, stories and conversation. The food was delish, from home made prosecco scones and finger sandwiches on a clifftop, to cheese platters and organic wines by the firepit, to a magnificent seafood platter lunch and a three-course dinner at a local restaurant.
Tiff matched each of us perfectly with her much-loved equine family members. I rode Flick, who was utterly divine – highly responsive with a gorgeous temperament and movie star looks. The scenery was spectacular. I felt like I was actually in one of Arthur Boyd’s paintings as I sat with Flick having lunch by the river looking across the calm, reflective water to the stunning rock formations and pristine Aussie bushland. Another highlight was cantering Tex, the Clydie-cross, on stunning Seven Mile Beach as the sun shone and the salt water sprayed on my face – wow!
All in all, a brilliant holiday. I can’t wait to return!’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Yvonne Suares

‘Some 30 years ago, a Quarter Horse I rode
In the mighty Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
A dream was formed that one day,
I would ride again along some other scenic way.
2020 was the lucky year, when the stars had aligned
And I could go riding one more time.
Montana was my destination, but the pandemic came
And my holiday left… until who knows when?
Then close to home, me and some friends
Found Margaret River, and set off for a long weekend.
There was laughter and focus, marvels and wonder
With ample natural beauty out yonder.

Thank you Fiona, Paul and the crew, and thank you to my fellow riders… you all gave me a time to remember. A special thank you Delila, Patterson and Sky, the gorgeous horses without whom my dream would not have come true. You made my holiday an experience to remember and I look forward to seeing you again.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Catherine Packer

‘This ride was everything I was hoping it would be. Every day was amazing. Great horses, company, food and scenery. I’m already planning my next trip. I rode Snoopy and he was just the type of horse I asked for: slow and safe. Now I know that on my next ride, I’m ready to go up a grade! The guides were lovely and they worked hard to keep us all happy. We were so well fed that I was starting to feel sorry for Snoopy – I was pretty sure I’d come back 10 kilos heavier! I would definitely recommend this trip – it’s a very fair price for an extremely well organised ride.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kirsty Barnes

‘The Shoalhaven Ride is amazing! The guides are really kind and look after both you and the horses super well. It was a pleasure spending the weekend with them! The horses themselves are stunning, well cared for and matched to perfection with each rider. I rode Drover and he was superb. He took care of me the entire ride and didn’t put a foot wrong. He was also really responsive, which was great – it was like he could read my mind! The scenery is stunning. Just spending the day riding through the bush is super relaxing, and you can just chill out and soak it all in. The beach ride is a great thrill – cantering along a wide open beach is something every rider should do at least once! I highly recommend this ride for a weekend away from the world to step back and recharge in luxury.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kathryn Bowden

‘Absolutely fabulous! The ‘camp’ and tents were very comfortable, the horses were amazing and an absolute joy to ride, and the staff were very friendly, welcoming, outgoing, and made you feel instantly at home. They were also great with tips, tricks and pointing out things of interest on the rides. Paul and Fiona were amazing hosts and Alex the cook provided plentiful and delicious meals that were suitable for all dietary requirements. Both of the horses I rode were fantastic and if asked, I would have been happy to ride any of the guest horses I saw. All were well trained, well kept and beautifully mannered. I enjoyed this ride so much that I’m looking at dates to book again!’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sheryl Germany

‘I have always had a passion for riding, so when I saw the Glenorchy Back Country Ride advertised on Facebook, with all the positive reviews, I knew I had to do it. I was turning 50 this year, and it was time to start checking off the bucket list. This was #1 on my list and it will be a hard trip for anything to compare to. The entire experience was beyond my highest hopes. The horses, guides, scenery, food – just everything was perfect. I felt like a little girl filled with joy as we walked, trotted and cantered across the rivers, fields, forests, and up the mountains. This is exactly how I wanted to kick off the ‘second half’ of my life. I’m already planning to go on a few other Globetrotting adventures, as I know they have been perfectly and meticulously planned and the bar is set super high, ensuring the experience of a lifetime. Thank you to all who work so hard on these trips!’

Hay Triangle, Wales - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Judy Enoch

‘I wasn’t sure what to expect on my first riding experience with Globetrotting but I needn’t have worried! The whole experience was easy and enjoyable from the booking through to the actual holiday. The Hay Triangle ride was absolutely amazing. Although I had a soft spot for my gorgeous four-legged partner, Cariad, every horse on the ride had their own unique personality that made us love them! Our guide, Rosie, knew the area and the horses really well and took us down so many beautiful tracks. The ride was gloriously fast and fun – we tumbled back to our B&Bs every day exhausted but exhilarated. Every person and place we stayed in was friendly and made us feel like we were at home on the ride. All the food was delicious and the packed picnic lunches were lovely! I would highly recommend the Globetrotting experience and hope I’ll be able to book another ride with them soon!’

Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jillian Brady

‘When Dean announced we were going to canter whilst walking through thick undergrowth on a narrow twisty track, we all thought, “Really? Here? Where? Well, okay, let’s go!” And then we burst out in to the open and cantered up to Craig’s Hut! A brilliant ‘Man from Snowy River’ moment!
Our guides were all brilliant. I could not recommend Christian and Laura and their crew highly enough! My horse Blackie was brilliant, too – a fabulous little Stock Horse who was super keen to pick up the pace when ever we could. All of the horses were well trained and well cared for. I was very happy with this ride.’

Jenny Hooper

‘The Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride was fantastic. I loved every minute. Growing up I always wanted to be a jillaroo, and this trip gave me a little insight into what it would be like. Andrew, Kelly and Dean were exceptional and the knowledge and experience that they shared was amazing… I have learnt so much. I rode George, who was just the confidence booster I needed. I felt safe on every ride. I had so many firsts on this trip, from riding on the beach to droving and cutting cattle. The memories and friendships I have made will be treasured – my cheeks are sore from smiling so much!
Shaun the chef was amazing. His slow-cooked ribs and creamy garlic prawns were some of the best I’ve had. Every meal he gave us was delicious. The glamping tents were fantastic and very spacious. No complaints here. I will definitely be booking another horse adventure with Globetrotting; they made it easy.’

Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Debra Whittaker

‘This ride was the perfect mix of trail riding, cattle work and beach riding, with the most spectacular location for our home base. The glamping tents were incredibly cosy and comfy, with nice linen. Each day was different and flowed nicely; I felt I was building skills steadily, without any pressure, as Andrew and his team were so patient. Their cattle work and horse knowledge was amazing, and they were very down to earth. Destiny, my horse, was so clever and quick on his turns – he loved chasing cattle. It was also nice not to be riding nose to tail all the time, as we had freedom to direct our horses.
There were so many highlights, like seeing koalas, a private concert with Tania Kernaghan, pushing cattle through long grass, and sliding down a steep bank that we also rode back up a few days later! The food was amazing and plentiful. Everyone got on so well, and I hope we meet again on a future ride.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Gillian Thomas

‘The scenery was absolutely beautiful. I rode Dylan, who was very comfortable. Having not ridden for years, it took a few days to remember how to saddle the horse and get my seat back. I was the only one without a horse at home, but everyone was very helpful. On the whole I think I rode quite well, but experience does help enormously. We had a lovely friendly group of people, too. I loved hearing their stories of the different rides they’ve done. The guides were exceptional in their knowledge and care of everyone. It is a very well run business and I would highly recommend this trip to other riders – worth every penny.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sophie Parkhill

‘I would definitely recommend The Shoalhaven Ride. Our guides were impeccable. Nothing was too much trouble – Bernie even waded waist deep into the river to leg me onto Shiloh for a swim! Tiff and her parents showed us amazing warmth and hospitality and the feeling of being a part of their family was lovely, and Lenny’s stories were a hoot! Lorraine couldn’t do enough for us and the property was stunning. The food was faultless, too. The Prosecco scones should receive their very own Michelin Star!
My favourite moment was racing down Seven Mile Beach. So much speed and exhilaration, without a care in the world. I couldn’t wipe the grin off my face for hours! I rode Ebony, the little pocket rocket, on the beach ride and I couldn’t have asked for a better horse.
For the rest of the trip I rode Shiloh and he was absolutely perfect for me: forward, fearless, happy out front on his own and super responsive. He was so much fun to ride and I bonded with him instantly.
The value for money was excellent and the only other inclusion I’d like to see is free second holidays for all returning globetrotters!’

Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jennifer Colditz

‘It couldn’t possibly get any better than this! From beach riding to cattle work, the week was filled with plenty of moments that will be remembered for a lifetime. Andrew, Dean and Kelly’s combined knowledge of horses, cattle, riding and mustering is expansive and, coupled with the jaw-dropping scenery, will forever be cherished.
Shaun the Chef was brilliant! From the mouthwatering prawns on the first night to the best ribs I have ever eaten to the fish ‘n’ chips, there was no meal that wasn’t perfection. A few of us hoped to bring Shaun home with us!
The accommodation was out of this world. Glamping at its finest! I wasn’t sure what to expect and was surprised to find carpets, chairs, beds, etc. There was no problem sharing with another person as the tents were so spacious.
I rode the beautiful, kind and intelligent Dolly. She made me feel so secure and safe. I am still in awe of how much she has taught me about my riding and my confidence.
The experience bonds everyone together and you make Globetrotting friends for life. I’m already planning upcoming rides with them! I can’t wait to get back out to the property to learn more and ride Andrew’s beautiful horses again.’

Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jean Rode

‘I recently went on the Craig’s Hut & High Country Ride, which has been a bucket list item of mine for many years. The ride far exceeded my expectations in the way of scenery, beautiful horses and amazingly accommodating hosts. The guides were absolutely fantastic. They all went out of their way to be accommodating for their guests. The food was absolutely amazing, and the campsite was wonderful. I highly recommend this holiday and will definitely be doing another ride via Globetrotting in the future.’

Big Horn Cattle Drive, Wyoming, USA - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Lucy Regan

‘The perfect adventure escape! The best part was just being in the middle of nowhere (with no cell coverage), surrounded by amazing mountain terrain (the real deal). You could go as hard as you wanted or sit back and chill.
Our hosts were the most lovely family and wranglers. Accommodating, warm, helpful and fun. They had amazing food and accommodated my dietary requirements as best they could.
I had the most amazing horse – he listened super well, wasn’t spooked easily, was quiet when you wanted him to be, yet could go when you asked. I felt so at ease, even in the times when we covered some pretty rough terrain. I would definitely recommend this ride!’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Chantelle Cox

‘Tiff and her family truly went above and beyond to make Tyson’s birthday memorable. They welcomed us with open arms and really spoiled us.
The intimacy of this boutique ride really allowed us to get to know our ride buddies on a personal level. We were so lucky to meet two others riders of similar age and interests that we absolutely hit it off with. It was quite a unique experience to find like-minded adventure buddies who we hope to continue wonderful friendships with.
The philosophy of riding bitless and barefoot spoke to us on a very deep level, and it was clear that Tiff really put her heart and soul into training her horses. Shiloh and Flick were so responsive and in tune with Tyson and I, and each horse had a unique, affectionate character. It was clear that they were all deeply loved family members and their welfare was prioritised above all else.
We had plenty of kick-ass runs, beautiful weather and incredible company. If you are thinking of doing The Shoalhaven Ride, stop thinking about it and just bloody book it!’

Tassie Tiger Trail, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Robyn Murray

‘The Tassie Tiger Trail was great. Every day was different and the scenery was spectacular. My horse Ruby was a good ride. She was definitely the head mare! Jeremy and Jen were friendly, interesting and full of horse knowledge. They made everyone feel welcome into their life. Our host Theresa was wonderful and very friendly, and cooked fantastic food for us. I would definitely recommend this ride.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Carolyn Ross

‘A dream finally coming true. I had looked at Glenorchy and horse trekking in general around New Zealand for many years. I had done two previous treks that included an overnight stay, but this was an opportunity to immerse totally: no communication with the outside world. My new friends the horses, our guides and our horse riding buddies were fantastic. Not to mention my new best friend Beer, a fantastic, brave, kind, clever, handsome, happy fellow. I particularly loved galloping up the hill, all the river crossings, and riding back from Paradise going around the mountain.
I was totally impressed with our guides. Passionate horse people, totally professional, amazing people skills, polite, knowledgeable, humorous. They took no shortcuts with safety – it was paramount. I think you would be hard pressed to find better guides. If you find yourself looking at this ride thinking ‘Wow, I would love this’, then do it. I have no regrets!’

Tassie Tiger Trail, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Mavis Orr

‘This is an awesome experience for horse riders. The horses are well trained and love their job, the hosts are top notch and the accommodation is five star. I was apprehensive at the beginning, but quickly got over that when I saw the professional way this ride is conducted. Jeremy and Jen are lovely people and lots of fun. Teresa looked after all of us so well at our accommodation. I rode Basheer and I loved that little horse. The beach ride was the best, but all of the other rides were great, too. Give it a go – you won’t be disappointed!’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Annie Hill

‘We had the best week and absolutely loved the Glenorchy ride. The horses were superb. I rode Doobie – a true gentleman who was fazed by nothing! A big strong fellow who handled the terrain beautifully. Our guides were fantastic. They showed great care for the horses and looked after us all so well. We ate really really well and the accommodation was as described – the last night at Paradise was beautiful! The scenery and river crossings were amazing. There were seven of us as a group of girlfriends and we all agreed that it surpassed all of our expectations. Such a special place. I highly, highly recommend this ride.’

Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Carmen Gjalevski

‘The Craig’s Hut & High Country Ride was my 50th birthday present to myself and I enjoyed every minute. I especially loved when we were riding up Mount Sterling and it started to snow. Reaching Craig’s Hut was a special moment, too. The guests who did the ride with me were a fantastic bunch of people. Laura and Christian Hayes and their staff were excellent, and always willing to help when needed. Lou was a fantastic cook – her meals were tasty and filling. The week went so fast! It was sad for all of us when it was time to go home. I truly recommend this ride. It’s a great experience that will get you out of your comfort zone.’

The Shoalhaven Ride, New South Wales, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Penny Shearman

‘A magic three days on the new Shoalhaven Ride. This trip combines riding in the Aussie bush with gourmet food and wine. Spectacular scenery ranging from thick forest to rocky escarpments, down to the ocean and white, sandy Seven Mile Beach. The accommodation is on Tiff’s beautiful farm, with gorgeous luxury bedding and yummy home cooked gourmet meals. Our guides, Tiff and Bernie, were wonderful, making us feel very welcome and ensuring the safety of everyone at all times. The horses are beautiful Arabs: well cared for, high quality, well mannered and obviously loved and pampered. There were good opportunities for trotting and cantering, especially along the beach, which was amazing! Delicious food at every stop and unlimited wine and champagne. Tiffany is an amazing horsewoman and I love that she has rescued some of her horses from sad situations and retrained them in a gentle and ethical way to be trustworthy and enjoyable to ride. I would highly recommend this experience, and would love to go back one day!’

The Sahara Ride, Morocco - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Esther Appel

‘The Sahara Ride was an amazing experience that I will remember forever! I was pleased with my mare, she was strong and good to handle. Our guides were very friendly. I especially enjoyed the days when we rode up the hills and through the sand dunes.’

Tassie Tiger Trail, Tasmania, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Penny Webster

‘Jeremy and Jen are kind and gracious hosts. I felt completely confident and comfortable with them both. Moo, my six year old Arab mare, was perfect. She was super sensitive, which is just what I like, and very easy to ride. Her saddle was super comfortable, too. I loved riding at the river and the beach, as well as the groundwork. Jeremy taught me a completely different approach to riding. Jen and Jeremy’s food was terrific and the lunches on the hoof were fabulous, too. I liked that massages were available and it was fantastic that we were able to do a yoga class on Sunday morning (everyone came!).’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Elisa Emmett

‘My friend and I had the most amazing holiday. We made a lot of good friends, and a lot of great memories as well. The scenery, guides, horses and food were all exceptional. My horse Gizzy was a pleasure to ride. Jess and Bijmin were very professional and friendly, and cared about us and the horses we rode. Nothing was a problem and they had a lovely happy disposition. I enjoyed every moment of the trip.
Thank you for letting us be a part of the Glenorchy adventure. We are both looking at doing another ride with the Globetrotting team very soon.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Greg Kary

‘One of the best holidays I’ve had. Each day’s ride was wonderful, followed by great food, good conversation, deep sleep to recharge the batteries, and then do it all again the next day. Paul and Fiona were excellent hosts and the support staff looked after all our needs. The horses were all in great shape with terrific natures, a testament to Paul and Fiona’s management. The beach ride was certainly a highlight, but the other days spent traversing the local bush were just as special. I loved the whole trip.’

Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Lisa & Rob Harris

‘There is just no feeling like the mountains and high country in Victoria, but experiencing it on the back of Billy Button through my Globetrotting holiday with Christian and Laura Hayes put it completely over the top! I saw things so few people get to see, got to truly feel them and learned details that made it so meaningful. The ride through the high plains was just magical! The variety of plants, the wide open space, the greenery! I loved the bush riding too, with the ghostly gums and the winding tracks. My horse Billy was lovely, with terrific gaits and a sweet personality. The crew was a picture of friendly professionalism, with every day handled with aplomb, even the day when it hailed! Suffice it to say that this was an amazing, terrific, superlative experience with great horses, crew, fellow riders, food, and location. This is a ride I would do again!’

The Patagonia Trail, Argentina - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Julie York

‘The Patagonia Trail was hands down one of the best experiences of my life. The beautiful setting on a trout filled river in a remote valley full of horses deep in the Andes mountains was beyond anything I could have ever dreamed. Luxury camping beyond compare and a world class adventure are just a couple of ways I can think to describe it. The guides were exceedingly gracious and accommodating. I truly could not have been more impressed and grateful. The horses were all beautiful and well suited to their assigned riders. Toro was AMAZING. He carried me safely over the Pass of Tears and for that, he had my heart.
The riding included exciting canters across the valley fields and heart-stopping mountain climbing on horseback. Time out of the saddle was equally enjoyable, spent taking in the gorgeous scenery and enjoying the company of friends by the fireplace in the main cabin or around the campfire by the river. From the five-star worthy accommodations and dining at base camp to the authentic and rustic experience at Felipe’s fly camp, there was nothing not to love! This vacation is one I will never forget.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Brielle Hallett

‘The Glenorchy Back Country Ride was absolutely magical. The horses were amazing, responsive, well cared for and well educated. I rode the handsome Buddy, who was a bit of a character at the start, but by the end I wanted to bring him back to Australia with me, and I shed a few tears when I had to say goodbye. The ride was beyond beautiful and each day revealed more and more amazing views and experiences. Our Guides, Jess and Bijmin, were so incredible, friendly, knowledgeable, and fantastic horse people. I did the ride in early December, and riding through the Lupin fields was one of the highlights, as well as splashing through the glacier-fed streams.
If you are thinking of doing this ride, go for it – you won’t regret it!’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Anna Deykin

‘This ride exceeded all expectations. Beautiful countryside, such lovely people and beautiful horses. I loved seeing my old horse friends of 30 years and we all had such great time.
I rode Bates and she was fantastic. I wished I could bring her home! All the horses were so well trained and very well matched with their riders.
Paul and Fiona run an exceptional place and had such lovely staff who all seemed to love what they do. Nothing was too much trouble. I loved all the extra things: the art gallery, berry farm, indigenous experience with Mitch, farrier, cocktail party, polocrosse. And the beach ride was sensational!
A friend once told me that with holidays, if you had a great time, then it wasn’t expensive. This one was worth every cent. I can’t recommend it highly enough.’

Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jessica Bernhardt

‘Christian and Laura and the team were amazing. They catered to our every need and provided us with beautiful and reliable horses on which to explore the most magnificent scenery. They catered to varied riding abilities and provided a compete experience. I rode Pokey, a lovely mare who didn’t put a foot wrong. My mum rode Audrey, my aunt rode Clyde and my sister rode Donna. Some of my favourite moments were being a part of the family and sharing stories around the fire, and definitely the river crossings! Thank you so much.’

The Patagonia Trail, Argentina - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Janet Brooks

‘The Patagonia Trail with Jakob was spectacular. The horses were sound and sure. Miguelito es mi favorito! He was a very forward, careful and comfortable horse. The accommodations were comfy and snug. The cuisine was top of the line. Jakob, Daisy and all the support crew were so kind, supportive, interesting and fun, and very solicitous of our needs. The attention to our comfort was outstanding. We couldn’t sit down without being offered a drink or snack!
This ride stretched me to do things I didn’t know I could. I was exhilarated and exhausted. I will treasure this memory for ever (and brag about it to all my non-horsey friends). Thanks Globetrotting for making our travel simple and safe so that we could enjoy such unspoiled beauty.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jacqui Shannon

‘The Glenorchy Back Country Ride is truly spectacular, with the most amazing views you’ll ever see. The best way to see the South Island is on horseback. I couldn’t believe the scenery we were exposed to. It was simply stunning and truly a wonderful experience. If you love riding and want to see the most amazing back country then I highly recommend this ride for you! It’s very well organised and the guides are friendly, knowledgeable and fun. Your allocated trusty steed will take you on the most amazing adventure and the memories you make together will stay in your heart forever.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Alice Scotts

‘If you’re reading this and wondering whether to book The Margaret River Ride… Do it! You will not regret it. Not only was the riding spectacular and varied but the hosts, Paul & Fiona, were the icing on the cake to this incredible experience. The rest of the crew were amazing, too. The glamping tents were beautiful with comfy beds, sheets, blankets and even hot water bottles!
The food was outstanding – healthy and fresh. The horses were mainly Australian Stock Horses and they were wonderful. Mine was a pretty young bay called Nellie who knew her job and was very sweet. The highlight was the beach ride! A complete ‘Bucket List’ experience. After a long beautiful canter we took off our tack, boots and hats and swam with the horses – aaaahmaaaazing!’

Craig's Hut & High Country Ride, Victoria, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Bernadette Mandrakas

‘This ride is a bucket list must. The horses were amazing and obviously well cared for, as they were in such good condition. Blacky was the bomb – I loved him to bits and still think of him. The food was as good as any restaurant meal. We couldn’t wait for each meal to see how spoilt we were. Our guides were amazing. They knew exactly what sort of rider each individual was and catered for us perfectly everyday. Their description of the countryside and the stories they told were unforgettable. I honestly couldn’t say enough about this ride, the people we met, the food, horses, guides – it was all just way beyond our expectations. Looking back, I cant believe it was so cheap. The time and effort put in by all the staff from before we arrived til after we all left was amazing. Not to mention the year-round care of the beautiful horses! We will definitely do another trip with Christian, Laura and their team.

Tassie Tiger Trail, Tasmania, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Ariane Pickering

‘Riding through the Tasmanian wilderness, or up steep mountain tracks, or cantering along an endless stretch of beach on a beautifully trained, fit, willing, bitless and barefoot Arabian – it is hard to imagine a more perfect ride. Add to that gourmet experiences of Tasmania’s wonderful produce, and comfortable beds with your own ensuite in a quirky B&B that serves the best breakfasts ever. Top it off with wonderful hosts Jen and Jeremy, and you’ve got it all. Can’t wait to do the next one!’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Marie Davison

‘This experience has been difficult to put into words. Amazing, stunningly beautiful, an experience that left me breathless. Incredible scenery and horses, guides who were truly faultless – beautiful souls who deserve only the best, they exceeded our expectations. This ride gave us so much more than an epic experience on the horses through the high country –  it restored our belief that there are wonderful people out there who go above and beyond to make an experience like this a memory of a lifetime. If anyone is looking for the perfect ride, we just rode it.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Louise Capp

‘I can highly recommend The Margaret River Ride. The horses are lovely, well mannered, healthy and expertly matched to their rider’s ability. I was matched with George, who was a real gentleman and gave me a perfect ride. The beach ride was my biggest highlight.
Paul and Fiona were wonderful hosts. I loved spending time on the rides talking to Paul and then talking to Fiona back at camp and over dinner; they are special people.
Sally and Keith were amazing cooks and I really enjoyed their company. The support crew were all delightful and made our ride safe and fun.
The accommodation was really comfortable, from the tents and beds to the living room and fire pit. The whole experience was a dream.’

Dressage in Andalusia, Spain - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Katherina Brandts

‘I had such a great time on this trip. It was wonderful to be back in the saddle riding some super horses after so many years. Barry, my trail horse, was great. My dressage horse, Alacran, was a beauty and very easy to ride. I’d have taken them both home if I could!
Fernando and Jane’s hospitality was amazing. Sherri, my dressage instructor, was very patient and kind. From the working students to the instructors, the trail guides to the cooks, everyone worked together to make this an overall amazing experience. I would rate this ride as outstanding value. This was my first Globetrotting trip but I’m sure it won’t be my last.’

British Columbia, Canada - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Vicki Norman

‘What can I say? The best two weeks!
Great horses, great guides, great food, great company, views to die for and wildflowers everywhere. I had the best horse and I must thank Dave, our guide, for letting me ride his trusty Levi.
The campsites were fantastic and I loved watching the sunrise over the mountain.
Everyone should add this to their riding wish list.
I will be back to do it again!’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Dawn Lucchese

‘This was my first multi-day ride and it was outstanding! I had minimal experience (riding friends’ horses as a child, trail rides on holidays and several lessons/rides in the lead-up to this trip). I highly recommend this holiday for riders of all levels. The guides were outstanding and split the group up according to ability so that everyone could maximise their experience. They were encouraging and easy to follow, and took great care to check on the horses and the tack, as well as helping advise on skill improvement. By the last day I had gained the skills to canter with confidence. The food, accommodation, horses, supplies and scenery were top notch! They didn’t miss a thing.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kristin Zizek

‘A well organised team of two and four legs. Paul, Fiona and staff, thank you for an experience of a lifetime. Many firsts conquered for me!
The guides and staff could not have been any better. They were down to earth and made everyone feel at home. So accommodating, and they all went above and beyond. I loved the long table gatherings for dinner.
I was well suited to my mare and my favourite experience was the beach ride. I loved the location, too – Margaret River is absolutely spectacular!’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kate Williams

‘This was a life changing experience for us and our two boys. I’ve travelled in Australia my whole life, and what a unique way to see the land and wildlife. We felt part of the country, respectful and leaving no trace. The horses were amazing – sturdy, reliable, and in great condition. Our accommodation was perfect and the meals were always great and hearty.
The highlight of the trip was swimming in a waterhole at dusk after eight hours of riding, and with another hour’s ride back to camp. We had to search out the waterhole, as the guides had never been there and there was every possibility it would be dry, as were the previous two we’d visited that day. It was exhausting, amazing and unforgettable.
Christian and Laura were special people, who made it a special experience. The boys loved helping Christian shoe the horses. On the last day, after turning in the horses, Christian and Laura went above and beyond, taking us to a thermal spring in Emma Gorge, bringing cheese, beer and wine.
Money well spent. It was truly unforgettable.’

Wilderness Expedition, Iceland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Leanne Goodluck

‘The Icelandic horses were all great to ride and handle. The saddle I had was really comfortable, I didn’t have a sore bum at all! I absolutely loved the first afternoon ride when we all tölted for the first time. The delight shown by everyone was great to experience as a group, it was so much fun! If the stunning scenery, the gorgeus, sweet-tempered Icelandic horses, and riding with a herd of fifty horses towards a glacier doesn’t tempt you to join the Wilderness Expedition in Iceland, then riding a horse at a flat out tölt surely will! One of the best riding feelings ever! Well worth the cost.’

The Margaret River Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Michelle Dobber

‘The Margaret River Ride was exactly what I needed. Lovely horses, fabulous food, delicious wine, terrific people and great entertainment. I was taken slightly out of my comfort zone every day, which I’m sure has made me a better rider. I rode the gorgeous Bates, who was fabulously responsive and fun to ride. Paul, Fiona, Keith and the girls just made me feel like family and nothing was too much trouble. I thoroughly recommend this trip – I hope to be back.’

British Columbia, Canada - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Francie Wilson

‘If you’re interested in spectacular scenery and the chance to see some amazing wildlife, the British Columbia ride is perfect. The climb up to the top of the mountain overlooking Chilko Lake is especially spectacular. Though this is mountainous terrain and much of the ride involves negotiating narrow trails at a walk, there are some fast canters that are not for the faint hearted!
The horses were great, fit and healthy. My horse, Koda, was delightful, very perky and forward-moving. I’d have to say, this is the friendliest herd of horses I’ve ever seen!
Our guide, Tasch, was a very knowledgeable horsewoman. Our cabin was great, with beautiful views of the river, and the lodge is also fantastic, with an awesome porch where you can relax before breakfast and at the end of the day. The food was plentiful and delicious, and I especially loved the snacks served during the cocktail hour – and the hot chocolate! One unique thing about this lodge, which we ended up really enjoying, was the opportunity to meet some fly fishermen… those guys were great! We met some really fun and fascinating people on this trip. Looking at our pictures, we’re missing it already!’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Leonie Martin

‘I loved this ride. The scenery was genuinely breathtaking at every turn and it is an experience that will last a lifetime. I would actually go back and do it again. It was very well run and organised by the team in Glenorchy. Their local knowledge was great and their horsemanship was exceptional. It was great to see that the staff had a genuine love for the animals in their care. The horses were incredibly fit, well looked after, and well-matched to their riders. They were all cool, calm and collected and had plenty of ‘go’ when asked. Each day I enjoyed a great ride, lovely healthy fresh food, stunning scenery, a nice glass of local wine, great company and a few creature comforts. Who could complain about that? I made a few lovely new friends and had a great time. I would happily book a trip through Globetrotting again.’

Rainbow Beach, Bush & Cattle Ride, Queensland, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Casey Parker

‘This is a really good ride for both experienced and beginner riders. You never stop learning and the instruction is amazing. Mustering and campdrafting were awesome. I left with much to work on, but with much enthusiasm! The value for money was fantastic – we didn’t have to pay for anything on the whole trip and never went without. I rode Mojo and Dynamite and they were both fantastic. The food was amazing, as were the tents, and the guides were lovely people.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Tracey Rigby

‘Amazing ride, horses, food, experience! Top notch. Our horses, Doobie and Jungle, were amazing. They were paired as best friends and perfect for our needs. We wanted to bring them home! Jess was amazing and great to chat to, and Shaun was very knowledgeable on the region, flora and fauna, etc. I loved the food sooo much and it was lovely to have such varied accommodation. This ride was worth every penny.’

The Kimberley Ride, Western Australia - Globetrotting Horse Riding Holidays

Bridget Schultz

‘I had the adventure of a lifetime on The Kimberley Ride. To be honest, the night before leaving home as I was busily packing, I was thinking ‘Have I bitten off more than I can chew? Is this ride going to be a bit much for me? Can I camp?’ How wrong I was – I loved every single second of this ride and was very sad when it was over. The horses, the people, the glamping, the entertainment, the way that Laura and Christian go way above and beyond to ensure you have the best time you can – it’s all phenomenal. My horse Doc was amazing and I was sad to say goodbye to him. I could not have been happier with all of the staff, they were fantastic – always had a smile on their face and felt like friends. If you’re hesitating, trust me and just book it, you won’t regret it!’

Rebecca Turnbull

‘I have been on both the Craig’s Hut & High Country Ride and now The Kimberley Ride with Laura and Christian and could not recommend them enough – they look after your every need. The landscape is amazing and the horses are even better. I rode Doc, a lovely, kind, gentle boy, and I was very happy with him. We had beautiful accommodation at El Questro. The whole trip was great value for money. Our guides were great, especially Swampy and Ray, who sung a few tunes around the campfire. A highlight for me was Vinnie coming to camp and paying didgeridoo for us.’

Maasai Mara, Kenya - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Stacy Etheridge

‘The trip of a lifetime. So much more than I imagined. Cantering with giraffes, galloping with wildebeest, camping next to hippos, lying awake at night listening to their grunting and hearing the lions, hyenas and zebras in the distance. The Maasai Mara is one amazing place.
All the horses were in great nick and well cared for. My horse, Mzima, could not have been matched anymore perfectly. Soft mouth, responsive and keen every day.
Simon and Imogen – wow. There was no question about Kenya, the culture, the animals, or the ride itself that these two couldn’t answer. Both obviously love their job, love their country and love sharing it with globetrotters. They were very attentive, and always approachable and happy to help. The staff were all fantastic and catered for us guests so well. We were always looking forward to the yummy food – it was creative, plentiful, and most of all so good!
This trip was absolutely worth every cent. From the moment you’re picked up to go on the plane, life is so well catered for and there’s nothing to worry about. From the amazing meals to the amazing horses, the candlelit dinners, all the staff that put the camp up and take it down, boots being polished, hot water to wash your face each morning, the steaming hot showers, right down to the hot water bottles in your bed at night, everything was covered and it was the best.
You walk away with a lifetime of memories and some lovely friends. 10 outta 10 for this epic ride.’

Tassie Tiger Trail, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sharon Palmer

‘We had an amazing time on the Tassie Tiger Trail – we cannot speak highly enough of Jen and Jeremy. They were amazing hosts, they made us feel so very welcome right from the first day. I was given the pleasure of riding Basheer, who was the perfect fit for me. Learning about natural horsemanship and how to bond with the horses with groundwork was enlightening and a great experience. The daily adventures on the bush trails were so much fun, and the visits to the salmon farm and Bakers Beach were particular highlights. Bonney’s Inn, where we stayed each night, was such a lovely old building, done up very comfortably. Theresa, our host there, kept us fed with amazing dinners and desserts. The time went so fast, and I’m now back at work wishing I could have done this trek all over again. We will definitely be looking at another trek soon.  This holiday fulfilled a bucket list dream for me.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Kath Johnston

‘This was a fantastic week and I met some great people and made new friends. Deana, Jess and Bijmin were amazing and the scenery in Glenorchy was breathtaking. Riding the horses through the lake was awesome. It was well worth the money, I loved every minute and would definitely go back in a heartbeat! If you’re sitting on the fence about this ride, it’s time to jump off! Don’t miss this amazing experience.’

Twin Coast Adventure, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Robyn Smale

‘The Twin Coast ride is such a wonderful, genuine Kiwi experience from the back of a horse. Jane and Ken Dromgool have incredible passion and knowledge about horsemanship, their team are equally knowledgeable and their horses are as individual as their owners, which means you’re guaranteed a great ride! The trip up to Cape Reinga and bareback swimming at Henderson Bay was the icing on the cake. It was such a pleasure to ride over such a variety of terrain on incredibly surefooted, responsive horses. Everyone in the group was happy with the horses chosen for them. Nose-to-tail trail ponies these are not, which was fantastic. To top it off, our group felt like it was hand-picked. So many laughs and good times! Do it!’

Ranch ride in Montana, USA - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Sue Petherbridge

‘We loved our holiday in Montana and my two friends and I were made to feel very welcome from the start. Our cabins were very nice and well appointed. The food was excellent and everyone was catered for, including those with dietary requirements. At every meal we had so many choices and everything was presented beautifully. It was nice to see different nationalities among our fellow riders – English, American and another Aussie girl. The guides were very knowledgeable, attentive and safety conscious, and made sure everyone was happy with their horse. I was lucky to ride a paint called Tia and I loved her. Not only was she very pretty, but she had a sweet nature, was forward, very responsive and loved cantering. I had her for the whole trip – lucky me! Riding in the hills and exploring the countryside was excellent and we had some opportunities to gallop across the plains. The best day for me was the all-day ride when we took our lunch in saddle bags and all of us, including the horses, were driven to another part of the property. We then set off from this location and explored the spectacular countryside – it was a fabulous day. It was great riding at the ranch and also good to ride with other like-minded people who love horses. I thoroughly recommend this ride.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Alison Gould

‘Well, what a week! I had been looking forward to this ride for almost a year and have probably bored my friends silly with the excitement I had leading up to it. It did not disappoint. The staff, especially our guides for the week, Nat and Shawn, were fantastic. Nat and Shawn excelled at looking after our group of ten riders and horses, and their knowledge of the areas we rode through was fantastic. I tried some native berries, was informed about native flora and experienced some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. I was matched to the best horse I could imagine. His name was Cruise and what a wonderful boy he was. I felt completely at ease riding him for the five days. One word of advice: beware the sand flies and cover up everything. But in all honesty, if I could do it all again I would not hesitate – sandflies and all.’

The River Valley Ride, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Wendy Bayley

‘The accommodation on this trip was outstanding, especially the glamping. The marae was just wonderful. The highlight was the input from the local community, which provided a special flavour to the experience and set this trek apart. The picnic in the glade with wine and cheese and the newly-erected timber pop-up bar was unparalleled! And, of course, the lodge itself was just wonderful. Fabulous staff, and the environment was perfect.
I rode Calibre and we got on just fine. Our guides did a wonderful job matching riders to horses. My favourite experience was swimming the horses. The whole holiday was outstanding and set the scene for many more very successful treks to follow.’

Khovsgol Ride, Mongolia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Edith Cattell

‘Mongolia was definitely a trip to remember, and one I would repeat in a heartbeat!
Your saddle might not always be comfortable and your stirrups might never be even, but those trusty little Mongol horses will carry you across any terrain, getting you safely to your destination. There definitely won’t be a hot shower at the end of the day, but you’ll always be guaranteed a hearty meal. We were expecting to live off mutton and potatoes, but the food exceeded our expectations. I hoped to lose a few kilos on the trip, but I definitely didn’t! There was also a vegetarian on the trip and the cooks tailored to her needs fantastically. The guides, wranglers, and cooks were all amazing. They were all very knowledgeable in their own areas and very accommodating.
I loved my little Mongol pony! I so badly wanted to take him home. He was such a trooper. And the reindeer valley was such a surreal experience! I was in no way expecting to ride down into the valley and find all the reindeer roaming free, and they were so friendly!’

Tassie Tiger Trail, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Barbara Onegin-Ward

‘I had not ridden for nine years and was unsure how I would feel after my ride on day one. Opal, my trusty, surefooted steed, was a perfect choice for me and was very easy to ride. The saddle was extremely comfortable and, after five days, let alone one, I can thankfully say I did not experience any stiffness associated with being saddle-sore. Every day was wonderful, but the highlights would have to be riding up to the Great Western Tiers mountain range – incredible scenery – and the beach ride in Narawntapu National Park, with fresh oysters, cold drinks and potato chips awaiting our return to the starting point of the trail. I can’t speak highly enough of Jen and Jeremy’s level of service, knowledge of the environment and hospitality – they contributed to making the trip a wonderful experience. This trip was excellent value for money and above my expectations.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Carolyn Haynes

‘I had that best time! What a beautiful place to visit – I honestly think I could live there. We had the best guides, Jess and Shaun, and a huge thanks to Deana and Casey. The horses were in terrific condition. I rode a horse called Jungle, who was an absolute gentleman – kind and responsive and did everything I asked of him, a pleasure to ride. The meals were terrific. We certainly had plenty to eat and Jess and Shaun did a fantastic job serving as both guides and chefs, hats off to them. I couldn’t have asked for nicer people to go away with than the group of girls on the ride. I’d just like to thank all of you at Globetrotting for the fantastic opportunity to go away and do something that I love. The whole trip was fantastic.’

Twin Coast Adventure, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Julie Debono

‘Jane, Chelsea and Lisa were absolutely incredible. They are beautiful people who you just enjoy being around. I was in awe of their knowledge, ability, energy and enthusiasm for a job they clearly love. All three of them were patient, kind and willing to help at all times. Their horsemanship was evident in the beautifully mannered, surefooted horses that we were privileged to ride. I was fortunate to ride Dolly, a 17 hand Clydesdale cross, who was willing to press forward in any terrain. We rode through native forests, slid down golden sand dunes and rode along the beach at sunset. The highlight was swimming my 650kg gentle giant in the surf… that was a bucket list tick for me!’

Castle & Estate Ride, Ireland - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Zara Vallance

‘An amazing luxury week in beautiful Irish countryside, surrounded by lovely people. The castle and estate is beautiful and well set up. Everything you need is right there, with wonderful staff. The close proximity of the equestrian centre and the lodge, and the integration of the two, made for an incredible experience full of luxury and convenience!
The horses are all lovely and safe. I rode Summer, Bumble, Squire, Arnie, Traveller, Blueberry and Wilson. The last day of cross country riding was the highlight of the week, especially jumping a few of the bigger jumps on the course.
Overall, the week was absolutely worth every cent. The scenery was lovely, the lodge and estate provided a luxury week away, the horses were well cared for. All the riding instructors were lovely, helpful and fun. The staff at the lodge were also great, going out of their way to help with anything, including ringing the chocolate shop to open up for us!’

Montana, USA - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Lesley Staniforth

‘My experience in Montana was amazing. I loved the countryside and enjoyed our ‘lopes’ up the hills. The horses are fantastic and cater for all levels of riders. I loved Scooter. She is a feisty buckskin mare – perfect for me!
The food was outstanding – great quality and delicious. Our guide Darian was fantastic and a great rider. The staff were really helpful and the riding was spectacular! This trip was great value for money. I’m definitely going back!’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jen Dalitz

‘This was the trip of a lifetime for me and something I have been working towards for the last five years in line with my riding goals, in order to be able to ride through the beautiful Lord of the Rings high country. What I didn’t realise was just how breathtaking the setting would be in real life, and how outstanding the horses would be. Casey and Deana really have put together an amazing troop of horses that can cater to all manner of riders – we had a broad spectrum of abilities and experience in our group but it didn’t feel like that once we were out in the wilderness. I loved this ride – five days was a long time to be in the saddle, but every day there was something new and different to see and experience. To anyone thinking of doing this trip – stop thinking and just do it!’

The River Valley Ride, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Helen Down

‘I have to say, I am finding writing anything about this adventure very difficult. In some way, I feel like I am still there. It was the best horse related experience I have ever had, even though I have ridden for 30+ years.
It was beyond anything that I could have imagined. Calling it a holiday goes nowhere near to describing those eight days. It was a real adventure – exhilarating, calming, peaceful, exciting, challenging, beautiful and an experience I will always treasure. The horses were fit, happy, independent and so confident in themselves. Mine – Dakota – was the best horse partner you could ever want on such an adventure. He was fit, energetic, honest, confident and so much fun, with impeccable manners, and he listened to me every step of the way. If I could have taken him home, I would have. And as for our two fabulous guides – I cannot imagine any other horse people who I would rather ride with.
The marae visit was out of this world and all the locals went completely out of their way to make sure we felt more than welcome and had everything we wanted. I loved the mountains we rode up, and the valleys we rode down into, the gallops across long rolling hills, the stops on the mountaintops to admire the views and the huge country that we had ridden or were about to ride that day. On one such hilltop, we stopped and were lucky enough to watch a band of wild Kaimanawa horses beneath us. They were so curious and beautiful. A sight I have never seen.
As a fellow kiwi, one thing that really stood out for me is that this ride is an opportunity to experience the real New Zealand High Country. This is not a touristy, commercial riding holiday option – this is the real deal, experiencing a slice of true kiwi life on the best horses.’

Tassie Tiger Trail, Australia - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Anni Conn

‘This ride was SOOOOO great! We had a truly fantastic time. I could write an essay about how good it was and why, how safe and professional Jen and Jeremy are, how utterly outstanding their horses are (I rode Gem, who was just delightful and a real sweetie) and how beautiful and exhilarating the rides were. Quite simply, everything was perfect and I have nothing to report other than that the trip matched my expectations (which were extremely high!) and I can’t wait to go again! You girls (and guys) at Globetrotting are so fantastically thorough and helpful and provide a spot-on, five star service from start to finish, so everything was easy from go to whoa. A bit too easy, I think, as now the sky is the limit as to where I go next with Globetrotting!’

Big Horn Cattle Drive, USA - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Nichola Horton

‘Do this ride, it’s amazing! The scenery was breathtaking and the company was even better. If you are prepared to rough it a little, it’s an experience you will never forget and one you will want to do over and over again.
The Kerns family made us feel like part of the team and that really made the experience great. Dana and Alice, their sons and partners all accompanied us on the trip. You could see their genuine love of the animals and the area, and many stories where shared. The meals served by Alice were amazing and well beyond expectations. All of the horses where fantastic. Each had their own personality and Titus in particular was so surefooted and gentle on the ride down the canyon.
My favourite day was riding down through the Bighorn Canyon – the scenery was spectacular. We picked up cattle about halfway down and there was a great sense of camaraderie. It all finished off with a night in the Double Rafter barn due to the snow setting in on the mountain.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and was well worth the price. It’s definitely not a standard one-behind-the-other ride and each trip will present different opportunities and activities.’

Glenorchy Back Country Ride, South Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Christine Wallis

‘The Glenorchy Back Country Ride was an amazing experience. We rode on well cared-for and capable horses that were more than willing to go out each day. I was a little nervous about the type of horse I’d have for the week, but needn’t have worried, as my horse Jungle was simply adorable! He looked after me so well and built up my confidence, even jumping a few logs. He was never silly or spooky, just a solid mount. Each day the was scenery was different; beautiful forests, river crossings and riding through long-grassed, open fields with mountains either side – it was fairy tale stuff! The guides were very knowledgeable about the countryside, horses and all the movies that had been filmed along the way. The food was plentiful; my daughter and I have dietary issues and we were catered for flawlessly at each meal, often with multiple options. I can’t thank Deana and Casey’s team enough for putting on such a great week for us. We will remember it fondly for many years.’

Twin Coast Adventure, North Island, New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Jo Booth

‘The Twin Coast Adventure was one of those magical experiences where you ride beautifully trained horses in pristine countryside. The hosts were not only profoundly good horse people but also wonderful hosts who worked hard to make sure we loved every minute. Long beach canters, sliding down sand dunes, wild horses and forest pathways. A beautiful, isolated and diverse landscape explored on horses who keep you safe and thrilled with equal measure. I would retreat back at moment’s notice. Thank you for the brand new ‘happy place’ memories that will get me through the next 12 months while I plan my next Globetrotting adventure.’

Maasai Mara, Kenya - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Shelly Barnet

‘We had a fantastic time on the seven day Maasai Mara ride, with great horses, wonderful hosts, amazing wildlife, beautiful scenery and loads of fun. Hugh rode Mars and I rode Posie, and we were both happy with our horses. Megan did an excellent job of matching horses to riders and all the horses were in great condition, well looked after and fed really well.
Both Simon and Megan were exceptional, friendly, easy to chat with and good fun. They also knew about the animals, birds and landscapes. The food was fantastic and the tented accommodation was very comfy.
The wildlife was amazing. We saw a beautiful pride of lions 10 minutes after arriving on the plane. The elephants, giraffe and all the other game were also fantastic. We even saw a leopard and an aardvark, which is quite unusual. Each day brought new sights, animals and landscapes. Although we only rode for a few hours a day, it was enough. We enjoyed being able to go out in the vehicle when we weren’t riding and at night, were very fortunate to witness the lionesses hunting at close range. The afternoon siesta was a treat, too.’

British Columbia, Canada - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Ashley Marr

‘From cantering through snow covered fields, to seeing grizzly bears roaming, to eating the most amazing food and wandering through the one of the most beautiful parts of the world… this holiday was breathtaking!
I was blown away with all the horses – I have never seen trail horses so calm and responsive. I rode Austin and I absolutely loved him. On the long cantering stretches, it was amazing to see that the horses weren’t even interested in racing; it was easy to keep in a single file line and they didn’t get at all funny or fizzy. Our guide Louise certainly knew her stuff and she was amazing with horses.
The food!! OMG! Gary was amazing and made the most delicious meals. I was shocked that we could eat so well in the middle of nowhere.
My favourite experience of all was the rollercoas