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.
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 of the South American nations. This endurance race is 750 kilometers long and takes place over 15 days during the winter. Gauchos compete on their highly trained Criollo horses in order to secure breeding rights for the horses that finish.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
When Cathleen decided to travel an entire country on horseback, to follow in the footsteps of her favorite Long Rider’s Guild heroes, she had no idea how to actually do it. Her goal was to travel 1,000 miles from the top of Scotland to her home in Cornwall on horseback. She had no clue what to pack, where she would sleep or how to deal with an emergency? What if her horse wasn’t the right choice? Did she make a big mistake?