Horse Podcast Ep 197: Living & Riding in Kyrgyzstan

Equestrian Adventuresses Travel and Horse Podcast Ep 197 - Kyrgyzstan

Today we virtually visit a very special country in Central Asia: Kyrgyzstan. Situated at the crossroads of the Silk Road and squeezed between ancient empires, it boasts of a fascinating horse culture. Helene from France has made Kyrgyzstan her home and has lived there for more than 20 years, owning around 50 horses. She helped Ashley and her partner organise a 3-month ride across the country. Both women are joining me in today’s podcast episode to talk about their experiences of living and riding in Kyrgyzstan.

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Your Guest today:

Helene (Kyrgyzstan) and Ashley (France)

Helene has moved to Kyrgyzstan with her family more than twenty years ago and organises trail rides through the country together with her brother.

Helene’s Website

Ashley is originally from the USA but moved to France. Together with her partner she set out to slow travel from France to Indonesia in 2019, riding bicycle and horses. If you are interested in knowing more about her travels, listen to our podcast episode in which she talks about her horse trail across Albania.

Podcast with Ashley

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  • Why Kyrgyzstan?
  • Buying horses in Kyrgyzstan
  • Travelling on horseback
  • What you need to know

Thank you for tuning in and happy trails!

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