The Long Riders' Guild

Photographs from The Long Riders' Guild meeting in London

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Left:  The 107 books in the Long Riders' Literary Project on display in the Foyle Reading Room at the Royal Geographical Society Right:  Some of the guests at the event.  In the checked jacket, Lady Polwarth (author of Gaucho Laird) talks to Sir John Ure (author of Cucumber Sandwiches in the Andes).  In the corner Sir Christopher Ondaatje talks to John Pilkington, FRGS, while His Excellency the Argentinean Ambassador, Federico Mirré, inspects some books.
Copies of Trail Blazer magazines containing Long Rider stories are laid out on a side table.  Otto Schwarz's saddle can be seen in the far corner. British Long Rider Robin Hanbury-Tenison, OBE, FRGS, presents the books, on behalf of The Long Riders' Guild, to Steve Brace, Head of Special Collections at the Foyle Reading Room of the RGS.
American Long Rider Howard Wooldridge FRGS in discussion with Russian Long Rider, Vladimir Fissenko. From left to right:  Australian Long Rider Ken Roberts, documentary film maker Pia Johansson, Titti Strandberg, FRGS and Australian Long Rider Sharon Roberts (author of The Colour of Courage).
Robert Jones, Director of the British Horse Society, in conversation with CuChullaine and Basha O'Reilly, Founders of The Long Riders' Guild. Scottish Long Rider George Patterson is the oldest living equestrian explorer and the author of Journey with Loshay.
British Long Rider Sir John Ure, KCMG, LVO, FRGS (right) congratulates Australian adventurer Tim Cope on being made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Brazilian Long Rider Pedro Luiz Dias de Aguiar is interviewed by Brazilian television after being made a Fellow of the RGS.
The Long Riders met for dinner at the nearby Polish Club.  This lovely Georgian building was the headquarters of the Polish Resistance during the second world war. Towards the end of dinner, the 28 Long Riders from five continents all sign the Long Rider banner.

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