Category: Featured Interviews

Fellow Equestrian Adventuresses share the tales of their own equine adventures. Whether it is horses changing their life and the way they see the world or whether it is them changing the life of horses with their courage and hard work. Read their stories, give them support and be inspired.

A Yemeni Women’s Dream to Ride Horses, Travel and Live Life the Way She Wants

One adventuress shares her personal experiences growing up in Yemen, and her experience riding a horse for the first time! She shares the truth of life behind the veil and the hardships of being a woman in an arab culture. Her eye-opening story is both courageous and honest and sure to make readers thankful for the freedom they have to ride horses and travel.

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Being a “Yard Lass” – Working with Horses in Ireland

When Vermont native Caitlin Boylan graduated college, there were two things she knew she wanted to do: travel and work with horses. The Irish Working Holiday Authorisation provided a perfect way to do both. Here’s Caitlin’s advice for applying online for jobs abroad (hint—have a backup plan), and why you should consider applying for this very cool visa if you’re a recent college grad from the US. So here they are: the pros and cons of working with horses in Ireland.

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Living in Her Trailer and Riding Horses Across the USA

Travelling with one or more horses can be a daunting experience that many horse owners’ are curious how to do and make it fun. A fellow Equestrian Adventuress shares with us how she and her partner created a life of travelling with her horses full time! They live in their trailer and go horse riding all across the USA.

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How Photography, Horses and Travel Became an Addiction

In this interview, adventuress and professional equine photographer, Miriam shares how she started an equestrian photo safari in India. She tells how it took her nearly 30 years to combine her passions for photography, horses and travel. Furthermore she explains how her love of horses is captured on camera.

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First Woman to Win the Marcha in Brazil – A 750km Race on Criollo Horses

We interviewed two Equestrian Adventuresses about the “Marcha da Resistência” on a Criollo Horse in Brazil. Here’s what they revealed about one of the longest distance horse endurance races in the world, 750 kilometers in all weather conditions over 15 days. We speak to Adriana Pires Neves who is a veterinarian competing in the Marcha for the second time this year, and Xaiani Aguerre, a 16 year old horse-lover and the FIRST woman to EVER win the Marcha in Brazil!

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1000km across South America on Horseback with Toddlers

Two kids under the age of three didn’t stop Angelika and Mo from planning their dream trek through Patagonia, South America on horseback. “The only thing our kids miss out on in comparison to other kids is their time sitting on a couch and watching TV.”

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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 and 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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Interview: Horsing Around in Papua New Guinea

We interviewed two Equestrian Adventuresses about their experiences horse riding in Papua New Guinea. Here’s what they revealed about this terribly mysterious country with almost ZERO online information about horses. We speak to Sarah Snyder who spent her first 18 years in Papua New Guinea, and enjoyed riding at the Ukarumpa Pony Club from 1992 – 2000. (She was born in Papua New Guinea!) We also speak to Rebekah Drew, a Canadian who has been living and working in Papua New Guinea for the past 10 years and plans to continue doing so for years to come!

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A Foal in Vietnam

Russian born adventuress, Ksenia always dreamed of moving to a sunny, beach paradise. Her dream came true when she moved abroad to live in Vietnam, but she soon realized that her paradise dream came with a price. Horses in Vietnam were not very common or in poor health. How could she settle in a country without horses? How would she find a vet or farrier? What if she needed supplies which did not exist there? Would her love of horses have to disappear forever? Or would it be possible to turn her beach life into a true paradise?

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EQA Interview with Dr. Kate Vigurs on Performing Historical Re-enactments on Horseback

A woman appears on a sleek, bay thoroughbred. She is dressed in traditional Victorian clothes and sits side saddle, her dress flowing neatly down her horse’s left side. She turns to the crowd of watchful eyes and begins her story. In the distance, the large stately home serves as the backdrop…

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