Month: November 2021
This interview with Nikita Gretsi, conducted shortly after the first leg of the journey was completed, was translated to English and reposted with permission from Yakutia.Info. Article by Timofey Efremov, Photos by Yuri Berezhnev.
Though children, women and men have ridden “ocean to ocean” across North America, no one has ever dared attempt to ride from Russia’s Pacific to England’s Atlantic. The first solo equestrian journey across Eurasia will require Nikita Gretsi to travel 15,000 kilometers and survive minus 60 degree Siberian cold. The first such attempt is now underway.
The Long Riders Guild, an organization whose membership is truly global, was founded and is led by Cuchullaine O’Reilly – who is as adventurous a writer as he is as a rider, and we at HRL are privileged to have his contributions to our site!
I am the luckiest person in the world. That thought is not based on being rich or living a life without ups and downs. I am not young or beautiful or financially abundant. And I, like everyone else have experienced a year of uncertainty and sadness, feelings of despair and feelings of loss. But yes – I have been blessed.