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Crossing Jordan with a Donkey

Adventuress Tamar from the Netherlands bought a donkey in Jordan and walked with it over 600km on the Jordan Trail through deserts and canyons to the dead sea. She shares how her donkey, Yustra became braver and braver and what Middle Eastern culture was like for her as a solo woman traveler.

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Colombia – The only risk is wanting to stay

Equestrian Adventuress Katriona quit her 9 to 5 job and left England with a one way ticket to South America. While horse riding in Colombia she fell in love with the country, the people, the horses and finally found her destiny. Now her mission is to share her love of Colombia with others.

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EQA Podcast Ep 3 Jordan

In today’s episode I talk to Tamar from the Netherlands who shares how she bought a donkey in Jordan and walked over 600km through deserts and canyons to the dead sea. She shares how her donkey, Yustra became braver and braver and what Middle Eastern culture was like for her as a solo woman traveler. Tamar also shares an adventurous story with us about how she plans to rent a reindeer and travel across Siberia! So listen up, you’re not going to want to miss this one!

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EQA Podcast Ep 2 Mexico

In today’s episode I talk to Susan from the U.S.A who shares how she lived in Mexico and started her own polo and yoga retreat. She plays polo and shares with us the benefits yoga has for horse riders. Susan also shares an adventurous story with us about the time she got stranded in Fiji during a coup! So listen up, you’re not going to want to miss this one!

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EQA Podcast Ep 1 Colombia

In today’s episode I talk to Kat from the U.K. who shares how she left her job in London at a bank to move to Colombia. She plays polo and goes on horse treks across the beautiful countryside and even fell in love with a Mule! (Something she never thought she would ride in her lifetime, let alone adore!) Kat also shares an adventurous story with us about the time she nearly had a run in with Pirates! So listen up, you’re not going to want to miss this one!

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Endurance Riding in Chile

Equestrian Adventuress Hebe shares how she found her passion for endurance riding while working in Patagonia, Chile. Near the tip of the continent of South America she developed her new passion and became involved in this great sport! But would she be able to keep up with the Gauchos?

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Riding to the Reindeer Herders in Mongolia

“Four good legs are better than two lousy ones.” When travel author and adventuress Gill was diagnosed with an incapacitating illness, she did the opposite of what most people in her circumstance would do. 30 years ago, she packed her bags and headed out to Mongolia, where horses outnumber people. Her mission? To see the tribes of the last reindeer herders in Mongolia.

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Galloping the Coconut Trail in Brazil

Equestrian Adventuress Hebe explores remote places for horse riding in Brazil. On Boipeba island she discovers a beach perfect for galloping. However there was a problem: her riding companions hadn’t been fully honest about their riding skills. This leads to slight chaos when combined with the right (or wrong?) horses. But in the end… well, read yourself and enjoy!

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Mongol Derby Interview with Previous Competitors

EQA interviewed several adventuresses who competed in the “World’s Longest and Toughest Horse Race,” the Mongol Derby. They reveal their biggest mistakes and most successful strategies in this grueling race, which takes place over 1,000 kilometers of Mongolian steppes and re-enacts the Genghis Khan messenger “pony express.” You ride semi-wild Mongolian horses and swap horses every 40km. During the Derby, you’re only allowed 5kg of gear. Furthermore you must rely on your own navigation and wits to find your way to each horse station and eventually the finish line. It’s an intense race with riders from around the world competing for bragging rights and a completion, of which many fail to accomplish.

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Mongol Derby Packing List

If you’ve signed up for the Mongol Derby, the “world’s longest and toughest horse race” spanning 1,000 kilometers on semi-wild Mongolian horses, then you might be experiencing a bit of panic over what to pack for the Mongol Derby. After all, you’re only allowed 5 kg worth of gear! That’s not much considering you’ll be on your own (mostly) for 7-10 days in the middle of the Mongolian steppes. Don’t worry, with our handy Mongol Derby Packing List, you’ve got one less thing you need worry about!

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