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.

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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