Today’s episode features Ruth from the U.K. and her amazing story about riding a year through France on her own horse. Fed up with trotting “around the block” in England and inspired by the Wild West in America, she decided to take a leap and bring her own horse to France. At the age of 67 she embarks on an adventure with an open end and lots of little mishaps. But most importantly she did what she always wanted to do.
Our Guest today:
Ruth Levy-So (United Kingdom)
- Long-distance travel on your own horse in a foreign country
- What to pack in your saddle packs. And what not to pack
- Where to stay for the night with your horse as an equestrian nomad
- What to do if your horse takes of into an endless stretch of vineyards
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- Grande Randonnée (Long Distance Footpaths)
A network of long-distance footpaths in Europe, mostly in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain. The trails in France alone cover approximately 37,000 mi (Source: Wikipedia).
An online map of equestrian routes in France provided by the FFE
- Tourism section of the “Fédération Française d’Equitation”
The French Riding Federation (FFE) is an association to manage, promote and develop equestrian disciplines in France. It also contributes to the selection of sport and leisure horses.
- Tschiffleys Ride by Aimé Tschiffely
In 1925, Tschiffely started a journey which was was considered impossible and absurd: From the southeast coast of South America to New York. After two and a half years on horseback with two of his trusty and tough steeds, this daring trekker achieved the impossible and tells about his adventures in this book.
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