The Long Riders' Guild

Stories from The Road

In 1925 Long Rider Aimé Tschiffely (above) set off to ride 10,000 miles from Buenos Aires to Washington D.C. His book, Tschiffely’s Ride, recounts the adventure that inspired subsequent generations to become equestrian explorers. Aimé is seen in the Andes Mountains with his horses, Mancha and Gato.

The Long Riders' Guild is committed to preserving the oral legends and written accounts passed on by the world’s equestrian explorers. One essential part of this effort is the unique "Stories from the Road" literary collection, containing stories of 700 years of equestrian travel.


Herein are found the works of famous equestrian travel authors from the past such as Charles Darwin, Somerset Maugham, Graham Greene, Lord Byron and Aimé Tschiffely, as well as modern masters such as Jeremy James, Robin Hanbury-Tenison, CuChullaine O’Reilly and Tim Cope.


However we also proudly showcase previously unpublished work by Long Riders from a host of countries and any Member of the Guild is welcome to contribute to this, the largest collection of equestrian travel narratives in history. The topics on offer are as varied as the Long Riders they represent. Tales of high adventure include being chased by a pack of ravenous Romanian wolves and being struck by lightning in the saddle. Other stories explore the spiritual search which Long Riders like DC Vision and Andi Mills have articulated for the first time.


A special feature is the extensive collection of French language articles written by Basha O’Reilly, the international correspondent for the magazine Randonner à Cheval.


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Australia and the Pacific


Indian Subcontinent

Latin America

The Poles

Turkey and the Middle East

North America

Russia and Siberia

How to Ride in…

Tips on Travel






Voices of Exploration


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