Category: Inspirational / Motivational

Be inspired by fellow Equestrian Adventuresses and see how they chased their dreams and made it happen. Get in touch, reach out to like-minded women and get the support and motivation you need to make your own dreams come true.

A Yemeni Woman’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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Living With Horses in Spain – Meghan’s Off-the-grid Ranch

Meghan is a Californian girl who grew up trail riding in the sunshine state. Soon a busy career took her away from horses, travelling all over the world. Today, she combines an international career with her off-grid horse ranch in Spain. She tells us how she manages to balance the life of an Equestrian Adventuress with a busy work schedule. Furthermore she explains how to convert a horse-sceptic of a husband into the main support structure at the ranch. After reading this, living with horses in Spain on an off-grid ranch never sounded easier!

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Horse Travel Book List – The Ultimate Guide to Adventure

We asked adventuresses in our Facebook Group what their favorite horse travel books are and this is what they came up with: 39 must-read books about equestrian adventures! If you’re looking for inspiration for your next horse adventure or long distance horse riding trip, you’ve come to the right place! This is the Ultimate Horse Travel Book List – a guide to great adventure!

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The Fell Rider: Trekking England’s Last Wilderness

Clare Dyson was twelve when she started using ordnance survey maps to plan her rides, fantasizing about a bigger quest. More than twenty years later, with a tent, a collie and an untrained Fell Pony, she set out for the mountains of the Lake District National Park. Finally she could make her childhood dream of horse trekking in the Lake District come true.

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What Makes a Horse a “Great Horse?”

In the film, National Velvet, the leading lady, Elizabeth Taylor was convinced her horse, “The Pie” had “greatness in him.” No one else believed her, but her love for The Pie eventually took them to the Grand National… and well, we all know how that movie goes! This week at EQA HQ we decided to search amongst our adventuresses to find out what makes a horse, a great horse! Fellow Adventuress Manuela from Chile shared with us her take on “The Pie’s” of the world.

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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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Life as a Gaucha

When Aussie girl Hebe decided to move to Chile to volunteer and live the life of a Gaucha, she had no idea what she had signed up for. Apart from the daily chores of her new Gaucha life she also had some great adventures; including her own “Man from Snowy River” moment galloping headlong down a steep and rocky mountain.

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Regaining My Confidence by Riding a Mule in Germany

Over many years Sari’s confidence slowly diminished until a bolting mule took what was left of it away. She was terrified of riding a mule when she got invited to attend a mule gathering in Germany. Sari had a million reasons why she couldn’t (and shouldn’t) go, but that didn’t stop her! She knew: The only real challenges she had to overcome were the ones in her head!

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EQA Interview with Julie Veloo on Learning to Ride in Mongolia

Julie shares her experience learning to ride in Mongolia at the age of 50. Not only did she find a new passion, but also a new mission in life. Consequently she went on to become the VP of a Charity helping Mongolian kids and created the Gobi Gallop.

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