is the Equestrian Travel Timeline?
This is the world’s first attempt at documenting the history of equestrian exploration and long distance horse travel. It incorporates every known Long Rider, starting with the legendary journey of Celia Fiennes in 1697, to the most recently recorded trip of Katherine Boone in 2001. In its entirety The Equestrian Travel Timeline encompasses nearly 300 Long Riders and provides information on more than 822,000 documented miles travelled by them in the saddle.
We hope the Equestrian Travel Timeline will serve as the equivalent of discovering the Rosetta Stone of equestrian exploration? Hopefully the disclosure of this long lost information will serve as an impetus for future research into this sadly overlooked area of the equestrian experience.
In keeping with the philosophy
of The Long Riders’ Guild, The Equestrian Travel Timeline includes all known Long
Riders regardless of their nationality, race, creed or gender – or breed of
It took the founder of The
Long Riders’ Guild, CuChullaine O’Reilly, more than twenty years to compile
The Equestrian Travel Timeline from a worldwide network of sources.
It remains his intellectual property, and his permission is required to
broadcast or duplicate it.
How does the Equestrian Travel Timeline work?
Every effort has been made to accurately list each Long Rider chronologically, followed by a short biography of the trip which includes the year travelled, as well as all known information on the horses that were ridden.
Most of the journeys listed covered a minimum of 1,000 miles in the saddle. The only exceptions are those equestrian trips made before the year 2000 that resulted in a book being written about that journey. These books helped keep alive the spirit of equestrian travel and are therefore considered of historical importance.
Those rides listed that incorporate question marks in regards to mileage
are still being researched.
They include Long Riders who are "Missing In Action." Any information
you can provide regarding the current whereabouts, or historical activities, of
these travellers will be of immediate value to the worldwide equestrian
They include Long Riders who are "Missing In Action." Any information you can provide regarding the current whereabouts, or historical activities, of these travellers will be of immediate value to the worldwide equestrian community.
the advent of the 21st century only those equestrian trips covering
more than 1,000 continuous miles in the saddle will now be accepted, regardless
of whether or not a book is written.
If you, or anyone you know, qualifies as a Long Rider, please contact us.
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