The Long Riders' Guild




Robin Hanbury-Tenison



“CuChullaine O'Reilly is a phenomenon.  He and his equally amazing wife, Basha, single-handedly transformed the world of long distance riding by publishing a comprehensive and unique collection of books by and about those who have ridden bravely and adventurously throughout the world, and they brought us all together through the Long Riders' Guild, which they created.


Now CuChullaine has assembled a vast compendium of information on the subject in a three volume encyclopaedia. This is not just the complete history of the finest way our species has devised of travelling, but it reveals all the physical, emotional and, yes, spiritual experiences that arise when humans and horses interact on a long journey.  All mortal/equine communion is here as well as countless stories of hardship and joy, experienced in every corner of the world by people roaming intimately with one or more horses.


In these magnificent volumes all the great equestrian experiences throughout history are recorded and, above all, the love that can exist between humans and horses is revealed.”


Robin Hanbury-Tenison

Founder Member of The Long Riders’ Guild

President of Survival International


In 1957 Robin Hanbury-Tenison OBE was the first person to travel overland by jeep from London to Sri Lanka (Ceylon). He was also the first person to cross South America overland at its widest point and was awarded the Royal Geographical Society’s Patron’s Gold Medal. He has led many expeditions since then, including the Royal Geographical Society's Gunung Mulu expedition to Sarawak, taking 115 scientists into the rainforest for 15 months. This was the start of a global effort to preserve the rainforest. Robin and his wife Louella have made Long Rides in France, Spain, New Zealand, China and Albania. Robin is the author of numerous books, including The Oxford Book of Exploration and The Seventy Great Journeys in History.


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