In 2012, inspired by Long Rider Aimé Tschiffely’s 1925 long ride from Buenos Aires to Washington, D.C., Filipe Leite (above) set out from Calgary, Canada and rode 16,000 kilometres (9,940 miles) to his native Brazil. The ”Journey Across the Americas” lasted two years and required him to cross ten countries. Filipe has now departed on a “Journey to the End of the Earth” with his two mares, Doll and Life. He plans to spend the next year riding 8.000 kilometres (5,000 miles) across Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and on to the tip of Patagonia. During the ride Filipe will be raising funds for the Barretos Children’s Cancer Hospital.
Tamara Feldman is riding 'ocean to ocean' from Savannah, Georgia to Los Angeles, California. Having been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system, Tamara is making the journey to raise funds for "Race to Erase MS."
From Suffragettes to Lady Long Riders
After having spent the best part of ten years exploring the western portion of the United States, master Long Rider Bernice Ende has racked up more than 20,000 miles under her saddle. Bernice has now undertaken her greatest challenge, a two-year, 8,000 mile ride that will take her from Montana across the northern portion of the USA to the Atlantic, then across the border into Canada and all the way to back to Vancouver.
Journey to the End of the Earth
In 2012, inspired by writer/adventurer Aimé Tschiffely’s 1925 long ride from Buenos Aires to Washington, D.C., Filipe Leite set out from Calgary, Canada and rode 16,000 kilometres (9,940 miles) to his native Brazil. The ”Journey Across the Americas” lasted two years and required him to cross ten countries. Filipe has now departed on a “Journey to the End of the Earth.” He plans to spend the next year riding 8.000 kilometres (5,000 miles) across Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and on to the tip of Patagonia. During the ride Filipe will be raising funds for the Barretos Children’s Cancer Hospital.
Hoofing it on the Pacific Crest Trail
In 2014 Gillian Larson rode her mare, Shyla, 4,286 kilometres (2,663 miles) from the southern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail all the way to Canada. The experienced Long Rider, who is currently making her second journey along the PCT, hopes to contribute to the success of others who are hoping to experience the PCT on horseback by gathering information for a guidebook.
Kimberley Delavere, who has set off to ride the length of the Bicentennial National Trail, will be the first person to carry the Guild’s flag across the Australian continent.
Greta and Alejandro Matos are travelling from Villa O'Higgins to Pucon, Chile. “We love this land, and these wild places. We want to celebrate and protect them. We also want to know them more deeply in a way that travel by car just doesn't achieve, but travel by horse does. We want to share this journey with others so that we can celebrate the simplicity that we find along the way - the companionship with our horses and one another- and inspire curiosity about where the things we buy come from- to try to influence positive change in the world.”
Paulo Junqueira Arantes, Jose Henrique Castejon and Sergio Lima Beck have departed on a journey along Brazil’s traditional Estada Real (the Royal Road).
Matt and Heather Hannon are riding the length of Chile.
Robert Hunter and Catherine Matthews, from Somerset, England, are riding from Canterbury Cathedral to Rome along the Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrim route that crosses France and Italy.
Pia Gjedde Hejgaard. "When I was around 14 I was inspired by Rosie Swale-Pope’s incredible adventures trekking on horseback in her book Back to Cape Horn”. Pia has now started her journey along Australia's Bicentennial National Trail, which you can read about on Facebook (it is in English, but note to non-French speakers, "Afficher la Suite" means "Read more").
Gus Pannell is riding from Arkansas to California, after receiving help and advice about his route from North American Long Riders.
Charles Kitchen is riding from Grand Falls-Royalty Texas to Livingston Montana.
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