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Colombia – The only risk is wanting to stay

Equestrian Adventuress Katriona quit her 9 to 5 job and left England with a one way ticket to South America. While horse riding in Colombia she fell in love with the country, the people, the horses and finally found her destiny. Now her mission is to share her love of Colombia with others.

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EQA Podcast Ep 1 Colombia

In today’s episode I talk to Kat from the U.K. who shares how she left her job in London at a bank to move to Colombia. She plays polo and goes on horse treks across the beautiful countryside and even fell in love with a Mule! (Something she never thought she would ride in her lifetime, let alone adore!) Kat also shares an adventurous story with us about the time she nearly had a run in with Pirates! So listen up, you’re not going to want to miss this one!

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Riding to the Reindeer Herders in Mongolia

“Four good legs are better than two lousy ones.” When travel author and adventuress Gill was diagnosed with an incapacitating illness, she did the opposite of what most people in her circumstance would do. 30 years ago, she packed her bags and headed out to Mongolia, where horses outnumber people. Her mission? To see the tribes of the last reindeer herders in Mongolia.

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Galloping the Coconut Trail in Brazil

Equestrian Adventuress Hebe explores remote places for horse riding in Brazil. On Boipeba island she discovers a beach perfect for galloping. The only problem was that her riding companions hadn’t been fully honest about their riding skills. This leads to slight chaos when combined with the right (or wrong?) horses. But in the end… well, read yourself and enjoy!

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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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Mongol Derby Packing List

If you’ve signed up for the Mongol Derby, the “world’s longest and toughest horse race” spanning 1,000 kilometers on semi-wild Mongolian horses, then you might be experiencing a bit of panic over what to pack for the Mongol Derby. After all, you’re only allowed 5 kg worth of gear and you’ll be on your own (mostly) for 7-10 days in the middle of the Mongolian steppes. Don’t worry, with our handy Mongol Derby Packing List, you’ve got one less thing you need worry about!

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Horse Riding in Dresses: The Ridgeway Romp

When two adventuresses decided it was a good idea to ride “The Ridgeway” in their ballroom dresses, neither had a clue what they were really in for. “You will die,” their saner friends from home told them. One thing was certain, dead or alive, they would be the best dressed lady’s on horseback for miles!

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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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