my story

Sanne Westera

I’m a 23 years old equestrian and avid traveller. I have been riding ever since I was a little kid and have been travelling since 2015. Often combining these two passions of mine by travelling the world on horseback. I feel like it’s time to share all the lessons I’ve learnt and beautiful places I’ve been.

About Hooves Around The World

After finishing international school in the Netherlands at 17 years old, my mom and I took a trip to South Africa and went on a horseback safari. I fell head over heels in love with the country, horses and landscape and decided to volunteer at that horse safari company for 3 months. So after our holiday, I went back to South Africa only 3 weeks later. The next years involved lots of traveling back and forth between Africa and the Netherlands. In 2018, I tried to continue in the Netherlands, got a job, an apartment and started Medical school, but after just a few months I missed Africa so much it became hard to continue life in the city. In the summer of 2019 I travelled through South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique and Malawi and decided to drop out of Medical School. I pursued my passion for horses and travel and it was honestly the best decision I have ever made as I’ve never been happier. I truly hope my blog inspires you to follow your dreams and helps you get all the information you need for traveling the world on the back of a horse.

Marlies & Germen: Market Your Brand

Marlies and Germen created the Hooves Around The World website. If you are looking for an amazing company to work with and build or improve your website, check them out here. Marlies also writes guest posts for Hooves Around The World in which she tells about her own horse riding and travel adventures. You can read her post about Canada here. Marlies also wrote about horse riding in Sri Lanka, read it here. Marlies also takes over some of the collaborations with horse riding companies. As we are always looking for the most amazing rides around the world, we don't want to miss out on any opportunity to find your next dream destination. Therefore Marlies takes over the destinations that I personally can't manage to visit. She also joins on some of our tours to ensure we can make the best content for you to make the right decision for your next holiday.

riders and horses in the country side in sri lanka at vonfidel ranch
Marlies (on the left) testing out a ride in Sri Lanka and loving it!

Luzia Montag

You can read Luzi's introduction blog here. Luzi is happy to help you with your bookings for Turkey, she will personally be joining the ride in April 2023. You can follow Luzi on Instagram here.

Horse riding holiday in Andalusia, Spain
Luzi in Spain on a horse riding holiday!