The Long Riders' Guild

Ingrid Verdaasdonk


"When my daughter Eva (15 at the time) wanted to plan a trip with a horse, she contacted the Long Riders Guild for information. She had extensive mail contact with CuChullaine O’Reilly. Because of that she started her horse journey in Europe, instead of South America.


When I decided to join her for her first journey, after eight years of travelling the world, a daughter with enough horse experience, and the Internet /Youtube with all the information you want/need, I didn't feel the need to contact the Guild. We really enjoyed our journey through central Spain, from Valencia to Santiago. In
the last weeks I had the plan of going to The Netherlands to show Eva her country of birth on horseback. We would find transport, I thought.

We were advised by a man to come to France. There it would be easier and cheaper. Once there we got stuck in a country with this man for whom we had the feeling he wanted to rip us off or even steal our horses. That brought tears into this strong woman's eyes. Then Eva thought we should contact CuChullaine O’Reilly at the Long Riders’ Guild. I did. And what he did felt so good. To know that there is someone in the world who really cares and understands. It was like a stone fell from my heart.


We regained our confidence thanks to his support and advice. It's such a great feeling that when you find yourself in a very difficult situation, and you see no light at the end of the tunnel, that there are people in the world who will support and help you because they know how it is. They have been there.
Thanks again!"


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