Tag: United Kingdom

The Equestrian Adventuresses community shares stories and information about horseback riding, equine culture and equestrian programs in the United Kingdom, Europe. It’s famous for the royal family, Polo and the Thoroughbred. Find out yourself!

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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Unsupported Horse Riding in Scotland – Wild Camping & Exploring the Hills and Glens

Claire Alldritt lives in Scotland where she manages to go out several times a year on trail rides with her two horses. Not only does she go out by herself, using one of her horses as a pack horse, but they are both barefoot, ridden bitless and using a treeless saddle. Claire’s dream is to one day cover 1,000 miles in a single journey to join the Long Riders Guild. To date she did most of her horse riding in Scotland, but she’s seeking to venture out to explore new countries. She gives expert advice to anyone who might be contemplating solo horse expeditions, from how to plan your trip to what to bring.

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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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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 ladies on horseback for miles!

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Scotland to Cornwall: A 1,000 Mile Journey

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?

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EQA Interview with Dr. Kate Vigurs on Performing Historical Re-enactments on Horseback

A woman appears on a sleek, bay thoroughbred. She is dressed in traditional Victorian clothes and sits side saddle, her dress flowing neatly down her horse’s left side. She turns to the crowd of watchful eyes and begins her story. In the distance, the large stately home serves as the backdrop…

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