About Journey America
On July 8, 2012, Brazilian journalist Filipe Masetti Leite embarked on one of the most daring equestrian adventures attempted in almost a hundred years. This second-generation cowboy rode three horses through 12 countries from Canada to Brazil, following a dream passed down from his father and inspired by the legendary long-riders of the past. His 10,000 mile journey took him through hundreds of towns and ranches, down countless back roads, and over some of the most beautiful country on Earth. When you travel the world at three miles an hour, you experience every new place like a local, friendships are quickly made, and help given immediately and without question. More than anything, long riding is life-affirming and that is just one of many reasons why Journey America resonates with people everywhere. Read Filipe’s journal entries and check out the 90 dispatch videos from that first epic adventure here, then sit back and take a deep breath, because that was only the beginning…
The Cattle Road to Barretos
As I prepared to ride the final week on the road to Barretos I got a history lesson in Brazil’s cowboy culture and just how important this city was to the evolution of the cattle industry.
Only 113 kilometers away from Barretos, Os Independentes decided to throw me yet another party. This time it was to celebrate my arrival in Mirassol.
Riding with Nhonha
When I arrived in the city of Fernandopolis everything changed. A group of cowboys and cowgirls organized a large “welcome to town” party at a beautiful ranch where the ponies and I rested for two days. From this party on, there was never another dull moment.
Emma Brazier – A Friend of the Guild
The Long Riders’ Guild has recognized Emma’s tremendous contribution to this historic Long Ride, naming her “A Friend of the Guild.” I’m so happy for this announcement! It is such a prestigious title only given to those who help further Long Riding.