The Long Riders' Guild
Articles in France's beautiful and
artistic magazine, Equus
|The caption to the photograph of the Long Riders in London, which
illustrates an article about equestrian travel, reads: "It seems paradoxical
to have chosen a gathering of pedestrians to illustrate this praise of
equestrian travel. But in this case it concerns the largest assembly
of Long Riders ever! They journeyed to London (without their horses)
from the four points of the compass, invited by Basha (crouching, on the
right) and CuChullaine O'Reilly (standing, extreme left), founders of The
Long Riders' Guild, the largest organisation in the world of its type.
These 29 equestrian travellers have all undertaken one or more extraordinary
journeys on horseback. The photo was taken on 15th March 2005 in front of
the entrance to the famous Royal Geographical Society, whose library,
although of great repute, was lacking tales of equestrian journeys.
The Long Riders Guild had the happy idea of "reprinting" fifty such books [actually
there are more than a hundred!], and the generosity to present them to
the venerable institution, in the presence of the happy cavaliers
photographed here." Click on either
picture to enlarge it.
And in the same edition of Equus - Les Chevaux is
an article by Long Riders Laurent Granier, Philippe Lansac and Megan Son.
Click on any of the images below to enlarge.
Click on any of the pages below to
read an excellent article about Philippe Meyrier and his superb paintings of
Long Riders. The article also mentions the presentation of The Long Riders
Literary Project to the Royal Geographical Society in London in March 2005.