In this episode of the podcast we'll check in with Hannah and Lisanne (still in West Virginia!) and will sit down for a conversation with Long Rider, Filipe Leite. Filipe started his first long ride in 2012 in Calgary with a destination of his family home in Brazil and continued riding over 12 countries for more than 25,000 kilometers over a period of 8 years. Felipe is one of only 4 men to cross the Americas on horseback. From grizzlies to droughts, accidents to drug lords, he faced it on the journey. The first two books of his Journey America Trilogy, Long Ride Home: Guts and Guns and Grizzlies, 800 Days Through the Americas in a Saddle (Journey America Trilogy Book 1) and Long Ride to the End of the World: A Lonely Long Rider’s 7,500 km Journey to the Land of Fire (Journey America Trilogy Book 2 ) are now available on Amazon. The World Premiere of the documentary film about his travels, The Long Rider, will take place in February 2022 at the Beaufort International Film Festival. This episode includes the first half of our chat with Felipe. Tune in next time for Part 2!
Take two young women with a passion for horses, both looking for a grand adventure, add four American Mustangs and a curious wild-born molly Mulestang, and you have the ingredients for the “Mustang Discovery Ride.” Presented by the Mustang Heritage Foundation, the Mustang Discovery Ride is a journey across the United States on the American Discovery Trail. Riders, Hannah Catalino and Lisanne Fear, will cover 12 states in 12 months, coast to coast from Delaware to California, riding American Mustangs with the assistance of a support crew. Both riders are trainers who have taken part in the Mustang Heritage Foundation Trainer Incentive Program (TIP). Hannah travels the world as a Mustang Ambassador and trainer presenting “Wild Horse Workshops” & Liberty Training Clinics. The two women rode out from Delaware’s historic Cape Henlopen State Park on September 28, 2021, and are continuing their adventures through Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California. Lisa Diersen, Executive Director of the Mustang Discovery Foundation, is handling sponsorships and arrangements. Julianne Neal of JA Media Productions will host the podcast, as well as produce and direct a docu-series and documentary as the journey progresses. A team of EQUUS photojournalists and videographers will contribute to the film, each adding individual creative perspective of the ride. The Mustang Heritage Foundation, BLK water, Espana Silk, the EQUUS Film and Arts Fest, The Marley Project, JA Media Productions, Summit Performance Products, Omega Fields, Crypto Aero Feed and a host of other sponsors are joining the Mustang Discovery Foundation in supporting the team along the way.
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