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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.
One adventuress shares her stories traveling to the end of the world on horseback. Her destination: Peninsula Mitre, the Eastern part of La Isla Grande de Tierra Del Fuego in Argentina. Listen to her talking about this incredible adventure including how she met penguins and a wild herd of horses on the way. She shares stories about the Argentinian gauchos, mysterious shipwrecks and timing the rides according to the tides.
Traveling in a caravan with a horse circus in Guatemala is not really what you’d expect to see deep in the jungle. One adventuress shares her experiences as a gypsy riding in a caravan from place to place with pack horses and hula hoops. Their mission? To bring smiles to people’s faces wherever they go.
It all started quite a long time ago, however not in the distant galaxy… There were two girls (8 and 13 years old), riding in the same stable in Poland. At first, they really didn’t like each other because they were competing to ride on the same, quite grumpy mare… About twenty years after that, when the girls became adults and had been good friends for years, they laughed at their past rivalry. One day the younger one called the other from Ushuaia and asked her, “Why don’t you come to Patagonia to ride horses with me?” So, the older one, quit her job for a corporation that she disliked and bought a one-way ticket to Argentina. She ended up horse riding in Argentina – in a place that became her personal paradise on Earth, Peninsula Mitre.
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.
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!
Two kids under the age of three didn’t stop Angelika and Mo from planning their dream trek through Patagonia, South America on horseback. “The only thing our kids miss out on in comparison to other kids is their time sitting on a couch and watching TV.”
In the film, National Velvet, the leading lady, Elizabeth Taylor was convinced her horse, “The Pie” had “greatness in him.” No one else believed her, but her love for The Pie eventually took them to the Grand National… and well, we all know how that movie goes! This week at EQA HQ we decided to search amongst our adventuresses to find out what makes a horse, a great horse! Fellow Adventuress Manuela from Chile shared with us her take on “The Pie’s” of the world.
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.
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!