The Long Riders' Guild, the world's first International Association of Equestrian Explorers, has Members in 39 countries, all of whom have completed a qualifying equestrian journey of more than a thousand continuous miles. At two-thousand plus pages, and still growing, and having now been visited by more than a million people world-wide, this website is the repository of the largest collection of equestrian travel information in human history.
Horse Travel Books is home to the Long Riders' Literary Project, containing more than 100 of the most important equestrian travel books of all time, published in their five original languages.
The Long Riders Guild Academic Foundation, the world’s first global hippological study, is an open-source website consisting of academic articles of an equine nature, equine-related news stories, rare equine theses, equine-related commentary and investigations, and the creation of the largest collection of equestrian wisdom and history books ever seen.
The Equestrian Wisdom and History Literary Collection is designed to re-publish the most important equestrian books previously written, as well as publishing indispensable new works by the world’s leading equine academics, equine investigative journalists and riders. There are approximately one hundred titles scheduled for production and the books will be available in a host of languages.
The mission of Classic Travel Books is to publish, promote and protect the irreplaceable human experiences witnessed and written about by the world’s most celebrated travel writers. This collection represents a micro-targeted publishing effort, one which embodies a unique internet-based community where writers and readers join forces in an exciting new concept called participant publishing.
Eighty years ago a quiet unassuming Swiss man with no previous equestrian experience set the high water mark against which all equestrian explorations are still compared. The story of Aimé Tschiffely, Mancha and Gato, the heroes of the pampas, is the unlikely tale of a man and two horses who the world mocked. Decried as a suicidal Don Quixote with two old horses, their Cinderella story has passed down into modern legend as the most important equestrian travel tale of the 20th century.
World Trail Rides is the French language sister-site of The Long Riders’ Guild. Created by French Long Rider Gérard Barré, this was the world’s first website solely dedicated to the topic of equestrian travel.
Die Weitreiterglide is the German language sister-site of The Long Riders’ Guild, which is maintained by German Long Rider Dietmar Köstler.
Christina Dodwell is an equestrian explorer, author, broadcaster and Founder of the Dodwell Trust. Having ridden in Africa, Turkey, Iran and Papua New Guinea, she was awarded the Mungo Park Medal by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Christina has written 9 books, which are available via The Long Riders’ Guild Press. She now devotes her time to helping the people of Madagascar.
Robin Hanbury-Tenison is the British Long Rider who was hailed by The Sunday Times as "the greatest explorer of the past twenty years." He made the first land crossing of South America at its widest point, led twenty-four expeditions and was awarded the Patron's Gold Medal by the Royal Geographical Society. With his wife, Louella, he has ridden in Spain, New Zealand, France, China and Albania.
Nomads United is a multi-ethnic group of young equestrian travellers who have journeyed in India, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico. They build, teach, learn, and communicate with the communities they encounter.
After having explored Patagonia on horseback, Swedish Long Rider Mikael Strandberg undertook a daring winter-time crossing of Siberia. This deadly journey earned the young explorer the silver medal of bravery from the Swedish king.
With more than one hundred thousand documented miles under her saddle, North American Long Rider Janine Wilder has literally written the book on trail riding.
Tom and Tina Sjogren are the creators of The Explorers Web, the most vitally important internet exploration website on the planet. Having reached both Poles and climbed Everest, the husband and wife team turned their attention to documenting the world of exploration events via a daily update on their iconic website. They have now developed state-of-the-art communication packages which enable explorers to maintain global contact while in the field, under the most adverse conditions.
Established in 1830, the Royal Geographical Society enjoys a reputation of having assisted several of the world’s most famous explorers, including Sir Ernest Shackleton and Captain Richard Burton. Because many leading equestrian explorers are also Fellows of the RGS, in 2005 twenty-nine Long Riders from five continents gathered at the Society’s headquarters to present a complete collection of the equestrian travel books in The Long Riders Literary Project to the RGS.
The Scientific Exploration Society is a UK-based charity founded in 1969 by Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE and his colleagues. As a non-profit making organisation the SES initiates a worldwide programme of scientific expeditions focusing on scientific, conservation, education and community aid projects.
Horse Connection, North America’s editorial leader in outstanding equestrian journalism, has published a number of ground-breaking Long Rider Academic Foundation research articles, including the extraordinary study into how the American cultural taboo against eating horse-meat is based on a forgotten edict issued by Pope Gregory III in the year 732.
Horse Talk, the global leader in up-to-date equestrian internet news, publishes equestrian travel stories, including the historic account of the Overland Westerners who rode 20,000 miles.
The Society of the Military Horse is the world’s leading website dedicated to the study of all aspects of equine warfare. This tremendous educational tool is dedicated to preserving the historical knowledge of the horse’s military role, and the equipment associated with the military use of the horse and that of the horse soldier.
Voices for Horses is the important website created by renowned English horsewoman, Emma Kurrels, who has spent the past 10 years battling with traditionalists, academics and the equestrian establishment to overhaul education standards.