The Long Riders' Guild

Founding Members of The Long Riders' Guild

CuChullaine.jpg (17142 bytes) CuChullaine O'Reilly - has spent thirty years studying equestrian travel techniques on every continent. He led the Karakorum Equestrian Expedition through Pakistan and was thereafter made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. CuChullaine is the author of "Khyber Knights", "The Long Riders" and "The Horse Travel Journal."  Publisher of The Long Riders Literary Collection, he is now working to establish the world's first equestrian archaeology programme.


George Patterson - rode from Tatsienlu, Tibet to Dibrugarh in the Naga Tribe territory of Northern India.  Author of "Journey with Loshay" "Gods and Guerillas" and "Patterson of Tibet".  Now deceased.
Pat Schamber - spent 30 years collecting equestrian travel articles and rode from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Now deceased.

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Otto Schwarz - was an Olympic-level dressage rider and a Captain in the Swiss Cavalry, who rode a total of 48,000 kilometers on five continents.  Now deceased.  Author of "Reisen mit dem Pferd" Now deceased.

Click here for much more information on his journeys.

Vasconcellos.jpg (35927 bytes) Raul & Margarita Vasconcellos - made a textbook perfect ride from Arizona to Argentina in the 1980s.  Raul is now deceased.
DC.jpg (38475 bytes) DC Vision - attended the first meeting of The Long Riders' Guild, introduced the concept of "spiritual equestrianism" and made a record breaking ride in the USA.  Now deceased.
Wamser2.jpg (92237 bytes) GŁnter Wamser - has lectured throughout Europe about equestrian travel and ridden from Patagonia to Alaska.  See GŁnter's page on Current Expeditions.

Catherine Waridel - rode alone from the Crimea to Karakorum in Mongolia, in the footsteps of William of Rubrick.

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