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TSCHIFFELEY'S RIDE: 10,000 MILES IN THE SADDLE FROM ARGENTINA TO WASHINGTON D.C. Aime Tschiffely 2001 reprint Softcover Fine
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UK, The Long Riders' Guild Press, 2001 reprint [1932]. 496 pp, b/w photos. Used softcover. Fine.

Tschiffely rode a pair of Criollo horses from Argentina to Washington in the late 1920s. His account of the trip became a bestseller in the 1930s. This reprint includes an introduction by CuChullaine O'Reilly. 

No one knew they were looking at a hero and his two horses. Instead the local press derided him as a lunatic proposing to ride overland to New York. The time was 1925. The place, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Standing on the threshold of equestrian travel history was a young Swiss Long Rider named Aime Tschiffely. Next to him were his two faithful Criollo horses, Mancha and Gato. Their collective goal was to ride more than ten thousand miles from Buenos Aires to New York. No one had ever attempted such a journey. Everyone thought Tschiffely was mad. Looking back on what would become the most famous equestrian journey of the modern age, it is difficult to believe that anyone doubted the abilities of the legendary Long Rider and his hardy horses. 

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