Tag: South America

Exploring the End of the World – Horse Riding in Argentina

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.

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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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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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1000km across South America on Horseback with Toddlers

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.”

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What Makes a Horse a “Great Horse?”

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.

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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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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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Life as a Gaucha

When Aussie girl Hebe decided to move to Chile to volunteer and live the life of a Gaucha, she had no idea what she had signed up for. Apart from the daily chores of her new Gaucha life she also had some great adventures; including her own “Man from Snowy River” moment galloping headlong down a steep and rocky mountain.

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