Alphabetical list of all titles

The Tschiffely Collection

The Hanbury-Tenison Collection

The Cunninghame Graham Collection

Wanderreiter Klassiker

The Isabella Bird Collection




Australia and the Pacific


The Indian Subcontinent

Latin America

North Africa and the Middle East

North America

The Orient


Horse Packing and Travel

Our Publishing Mission

Equestrian Travel books by other publishers

  frontpage.jpg.jpg (49072 bytes)
Visit The Long Riders' Guild - the world's first international association of equestrian explorers!

Visit The Long Riders' Guild Academic Foundation - "Science, not Superstition."

Visit Classic Travel Books for more exciting travel tales!

Website designed by Basha O'Reilly


Eastern Europe and The Caucasus

ISBN 1590480368

Caucasian Journey, Negley Farson - Negley Farson was the grandson of an American civil war general who rode with Sherman as they burned Georgia from Atlanta to the sea. Perhaps that is what gave the young man his life-long thirst for adventure? Farson flew with the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War, took part in the Russian revolution, was present at the arrest of Gandhi, and went on to become one of the most celebrated international journalists of his day.
Yet one of Farson’s adventures stands alone, his equestrian exploration of the Western Caucasus mountains. The intrepid reporter saddled up in the spring of 1929, accompanied by an aging, eccentric Englishman who lived in Moscow. With no prior equestrian travel experience between them, the two would-be explorers were soon discovering the harsh realities of life on the road. They were lashed by hailstorms, threatened by skeptical Soviet commissars, denied shelter by suspicious natives, and spent night after night in rain-soaked misery.
A personal chronicle of an already exciting life, “Caucasian Journey” tells how Farson also discovered the seldom-seen splendors of this mountainous region with its alpine snowfields painted gold by the sun, picturesque villages forgotten by the outer world, and magnificent horsemen who were practically born in the saddle.
A thrilling account and a poetic remembrance, “Caucasian Journey” is an amply illustrated adventure classic.  Go to Amazon.co.uk or Barnes & Noble for more details.

ISBN 1590480686

Vier Pferde, ein Hund und Drei Soldaten, Hans Schwarz - It was a special time, an envelope of peace in a war-weary Europe. The 1930s presented a unique opportunity for three wandering Swiss horsemen to journey across a recovering continent, a chance to see the last remnants of nineteenth century village life before it was swept away forever by the horrors of the Second World War.
Hans Schwarz, the author of this travel tale, was just the man to lead such a mounted expedition. A lifelong horseman, Schwarz conceived of the idea of riding from the mighty frozen Alps where he lived to the steamy plains of faraway Turkey. The resulting ride can only be described as idyllic. Along with two companions, the amiable Swiss Long Rider peeked at tiny Liechtenstein, crossed Austria, explored Romania, fled Albania, endured Yugoslavia, and finally reached Turkey, then rode back again!
Thus “Vier Pferde, Ein Hund und Drei Soldaten” is more than just a well-written Swiss adventure tale. Schwarz's trip, and the resulting book, both took on legendary status in the German-speaking world, and inspired three generations of Swiss Long Riders to take to the saddle, including legendary equestrian travelers, Hans Jürgen and Claudia Gottet, who rode from Arabia to Switzerland on their native Arab horses.
Amply illustrated with classic period photos, this marks the first time the German-language edition of this rare and important book has ever been available in the English-speaking world!   Go to Amazon.co.uk or Barnes & Noble

Back to Europe page            Home

Copyright © 2003-2014 The Long Riders Guild Press
The Long Riders' Guild - New Energy and New Ideas for a New Millennium!