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The Equestrian Adventuresses community shares stories and information about long distance horse riding. Find out what to pack, where to stay and how to stay safe. Learn from fellow travelers how to confidently travel solo, explore new destinations and prepare yourself and your horse for an epic adventure.

EQA Podcast Ep 15 Race the Wild Coast South Africa & the Mongol Derby

Fellow adventuress, Sarah, shares her experiences riding in the Mongol Derby and the challenges and difficulties she faced. She also shares her remarkable stories of competing in the inaugural race across the wild south african horse over 350 kilometers with a team of 3 endurance horses. You’ll learn what it’s like swimming with horses, riding alongside dangerous cliffs and what it takes to tackle some of the most challenging horse races in the world.

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EQA Podcast Ep 12 Australia & USA

In this episode we talk to Jodie Morton about her long distance horseback riding adventures 1,000 kilometers across Australia and another 1,000 kilometers across the USA! She shares her expert advice for riding the Bicentennial Trail in Australia as well as the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) in the USA. Her stories and horse travel tales are sure to leave you thirsting for some adventures of your own so listen up!

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2020 Endurance Race on Criollo Horses in Brazil – Compete with Gauchos!

Riding into the sunrise on a Criollo Horse in Brazil
The first ride of the day usually starts very early so the riders can enjoy some beautiful sunrises.

Imagine if you had the chance to race on horseback in the Naadam against the locals in Mongolia?

The “Marcha de Resistência” is one of the LONGEST endurance competitions in the world. It takes place every year for competitors in Brazil and a few other South American nations. The event takes place over 15 days during the winter and covers 750 kilometers. Gauchos race their highly trained Criollo horses in order to secure breeding rights for the horses which proved extraordinary endurance and stamina. 

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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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EQA Podcast Ep 8 Brazil

One adventuress shares her experience riding as a woman in the “Marcha de Resistência” – a 750 km endurance race on criollo horses. She shares facts and information about the race and the horses. Furthermore, you’ll hear some interesting stories about her adventures in Brazil, Switzerland and as an equine vet.

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EQA Podcast Ep 6 Albania

Fellow adventuress Ashley shares her quest to cycle across Europe with her boyfriend. They agree to a pitstop in Albania and go on a horse trek unlike any other. They purchase three horses and embark on a cross country horse expedition in unchartered territories. Relying on the local hospitality of the Albanians and tackling some truly off-the-beaten-path places on horseback makes this an episode you’re not going to want to miss!

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EQA Podcast Ep 5 USA

One adventuresses journey with her two horses exploring the wide open spaces of the United States of America! She left everything behind to take up this grand adventure with her partner riding and climbing around the USA over a year ago with no plans of stopping. She has explored places such as Arizona, Utah, Wyoming and more and gives excellent advice, tips and stories to entertain and inform. Listen up!

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First Woman to Win the Marcha in Brazil – A 750km Race on Criollo Horses

We interviewed two Equestrian Adventuresses about the “Marcha da Resistência” on a Criollo Horse in Brazil. Here’s what they revealed about one of the longest distance horse endurance races in the world, 750 kilometers in all weather conditions over 15 days. We speak to Adriana Pires Neves who is a veterinarian competing in the Marcha for the second time this year, and Xaiani Aguerre, a 16 year old horse-lover and the FIRST woman to EVER win the Marcha in Brazil!

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EQA Podcast Ep 4 France

Today’s episode features Ruth from the U.K. and her amazing story about riding a year through France on her own horse. Fed up with trotting “around the block” in England and inspired by the Wild West in America, she decided to take a leap and bring her own horse to France. At the age of 67 she embarks on an adventure with an open end and lots of little mishaps. But most importantly she did what she always wanted to do.

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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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