Tag: Europe

A Hidden Gem: Horse Riding in Slovenia

The team of Equestrian Adventuresses travels the world to film a documentary-series about women empowerment, horses, travel and adventure. It’s no coincidence that they found themselves horse riding in Slovenia for the next stop in the film tour! As Adventuress Krystal would soon learn, Slovenia is a hidden gem tucked away in Europe. And what better way to discover such a unique and special country than a horseback adventure with fellow adventuresses! So travel with us to Slovenia where you will meet the man behind it all, Borut from Horses on Breg.

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The Exciting Life of Traveling Women Polo Players – Part 1

Rebecca Walters is one of the few successful women polo players in the world. Based in Britain, she’s constantly traveling and playing polo tournaments around the globe. Although traditionally considered a man’s world, the sport of polo is rapidly opening up, and becoming increasingly popular among women. In between tournaments and training her horses, Rebecca is involved with the Ladies Polo Foundation initiative to make polo more accessible to women in the UK.

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EQA Podcast Ep 13 Bosnia, Egypt & South Africa

In today’s episode we talk to Jane from the UK about her trips to various countries on horse riding tours. She shares her best and worst experiences and also gives lots of advice and helpful information for listeners to get started on traveling abroad on horse riding holidays. She also shares about her visit to Egypt and how listeners can help rescue horses in need in Cairo.

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The Healing Power of Horses: From Wheelchair to Riding Horses Again in Poland

California-born Kasia went to Poland to find the horse that would take her to Grand Prix jumping. However, her world almost ended when she was diagnosed with Lupus SLE and Fibromyalgia and she was told she would never ride again. This is the story of how her horses gave her the strength and courage to fight back, how she discovered natural horsemanship and started competing bridle-less. Through the healing power of horses, she went from living in a wheelchair to riding again. She now lives in Poland, where she is working on setting up a horsemanship center where people can learn to connect with horses through painting as well as to learn how to ride without a bridle.

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EQA Podcast Ep 11 Scotland

Karen went on an amazing adventure with her deaf dog and her troublesome horse across 13 islands completely unsupported. She shares how her crazy rescue horse was downright dangerous and it was actually suggested by a vet to have her put down. When Karen came up with the idea at this last attempt to win her horse over. We talk about her book “The Deaf, The Daft and The Ditsy” and how Karen raised 6,500 GBP for charity all thanks to her story about traveling with her horse.

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Unsupported Horse Riding in Scotland – Wild Camping & Exploring the Hills and Glens

Claire Alldritt lives in Scotland where she manages to go out several times a year on trail rides with her two horses. Not only does she go out by herself, using one of her horses as a pack horse, but they are both barefoot, ridden bitless and using a treeless saddle. Claire’s dream is to one day cover 1,000 miles in a single journey to join the Long Riders Guild. To date she did most of her horse riding in Scotland, but she’s seeking to venture out to explore new countries. She gives expert advice to anyone who might be contemplating solo horse expeditions, from how to plan your trip to what to bring.

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Horse Riding in Greece: The First Episode of our Film Documentary Series

The team of Equestrian Adventuresses decided to travel the world to film a documentary-series about empowered women working with horses in interesting travel destinations. It’s no coincidence that the island of Lesvos, Greece became the first stop for the film tour. As Adventuress Krystal would soon learn, Lesvos is an off-the-beaten-path destination in Europe and a quiet island in Greece far from the busy crowds of Santorini. And what better way to discover the island than horse riding with the amazing adventuress Rita who started her riding center in Greece, Ippos Horse Riding & Excursions!

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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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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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EQA Podcast Ep 7 Ireland

Fellow adventuress Emma shares her amazing adventures spear fishing and surviving on a remote island in Ireland training horses at liberty. Her adventures didn’t stop there, she also took two untrained horses in Scotland and covered 100 miles with them, training them to be ridden at liberty along the way. She also recently returned from Europe where she loaded up two adorable shetlands in the back of her tricycle and peddled around Europe bringing smiles to people’s faces. Emma embraces the true meaning of being an Equestrian Adventuress and the stories and advice she gives in this episode is priceless!

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