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Horse Podcast Ep 198: Tales from the Trail

In today’s podcast episode I am talking about the activity most of as have missed the most during the last months: Trail riding! Riding horses in foreign countries, through deserts, mountains or plains. Discovering new cultures and making new friends. Who has not missed all this? Together with my guest Susan Wirth, we are swappingContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 198: Tales from the Trail”

Horse Podcast Ep 193: Adventuring – Pre Trip Advice

Adventuring in a pandemic is what I’m calling it. This adventuress is heading out on an equestrian adventure in two weeks. Today’s podcast is all about what you need to do pre-trip.  I discuss covid, insurance, PCR tests, packing, and even tipping.  Have you ordered any foreign currency? What about your cell phone do youContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 193: Adventuring – Pre Trip Advice”

Horse Podcast Ep 190: Budenny Horses – The Last Gold of Russia

Another episode of our Horse Breeds around the World Series. Today we talk about a Russian Horse Breed, the Budenny Horse. Bred as a Cavalry mount in the Southern Russian steppes near the Don River, the breed has found friends in many countries who value its versatility and athleticism. I talk with Karina Rapp theContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 190: Budenny Horses – The Last Gold of Russia”

Horse Podcast Ep 184: Shagya Arabians – Talented Allrounders from Hungary

Another episode of our Horse Breeds around the World Series. Today we talk about another Austro-Hungarian horse breed again, the Shagya Arabian whose modern home is in Hungary. Bred as a horse for the military in the 19th century, it was known as Arabian horse till after the Second World War, when the breed wasContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 184: Shagya Arabians – Talented Allrounders from Hungary”

Horse Podcast Ep 182: Cairngorm100 – Scotland’s Own Tevis Cup

In today’s episode, we travel to Scotland and talk about Scotland’s very own Tevis Cup, the Cairngorm100 endurance ride. It takes place every two years against the stunning backdrop of the Cairngorm National Park which is one of the UK’s last true wildernesses. My guest today is Fionnghuala Paterson from Scotland who has competed inContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 182: Cairngorm100 – Scotland’s Own Tevis Cup”

Horse Podcast Ep 155: Where to Next? Horse Destination Belgium!

Our destination today is a small country in Western Europe which is not usually one of the major horse riding destinations or even an obvious choice for people looking for their next holiday destination. And that is a pity as Belgium has it all, picturesque little towns, lovely countryside for long rides, towering castles andContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 155: Where to Next? Horse Destination Belgium!”

Horse Podcast Ep 146: Where to Next? Horse Destination Scotland!

Today we are visiting Scotland, Land of Glens, Lochs and Castles! Scotland is horse country with four native horse and pony breeds and plenty of great trail riding countryside. Besides horse riding Scotland offers a lot of other activities, sightseeing and fun for the whole family. Visiting vibrant Edinburgh, driving through the rugged and beautifulContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 146: Where to Next? Horse Destination Scotland!”

Horse Podcast Ep 111: Long Distance Riding Passion – Crossing Europe on Horseback

In today’s episode, Ute talks with Cathleen Leonard, Equestrian Adventuress and long distance rider from England. Cathleen has traveled across Great Britain and Ireland with her two rescue draft horses, her Warmblood cross and her dog. She tells us all about her difficult beginnings, how she nearly gave up on long distance riding and howContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 111: Long Distance Riding Passion – Crossing Europe on Horseback”

Horse Riding in Germany at the Old Eastern German Border

After crossing Ireland on horseback, en route to our next adventure, my husband and I managed to find ourselves stuck in Germany due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Christian, my husband, is from Germany. So in today’s article we explore the place where he grew up. And we find out why a big ugly fence almostContinue reading “Horse Riding in Germany at the Old Eastern German Border”

Where do Lipizzaner horses come from?

Hello Adventuresses! This article is going to be about my experience riding Lipizzaner horses in Slovenia. While filming a portion of the Equestrian Adventuresses documentary series in Slovenia, I headed to the Italian border to visit Lipica stud farm. Read on to join me on a true dream come true and find out where LipizzanerContinue reading “Where do Lipizzaner horses come from?”