The Long Riders’ Guild is the world’s first international association of equestrian explorers and long distance travellers.
With members in forty-six countries, every major equestrian explorer alive today belongs to the Guild, including Hadji Shamsuddin of Afghanistan, who recently rode a thousand miles through that war-zone, Jean-Louis Gouraud of France, who rode 3,000 miles from Paris to Moscow, Tim Cope of Australia, who rode 6,000 miles from Mongolia to Hungary, Claudia Gottet of Switzerland, who rode 8,000 miles from Arabia to the Alps, Adnan Azzam of Syria, who rode 10,000 miles from Madrid to Mecca, and Vladimir Fissenko of Russia, who rode 19,000 miles from Patagonia to Alaska.
Additionally The Long Riders’ Guild Press is the world’s premier source of equestrian exploration wisdom. The Guild’s Academic Foundation provides an open-source forum where scientists, poets, authors, and equestrian experts share their wisdom with the public. Every type of horse related knowledge is being investigated and published at this website.
The three-volume Encyclopaedia of Equestrian Exploration is the most comprehensive study of equestrian exploration and travel ever undertaken, and contains the collective wisdom of more than 400 Long Riders. The Horse Travel Handbook contains the absolute essence of the Encyclopaedia, is small enough to fit into a saddlebag, and is designed to help a traveller resolve any problem or deal with any emergency in the field.
Written by CuChullaine O’Reilly.