Sunday, December 25, 2011

Round-the-world horseback ride bid by Colchester aid worker

BBC.co.uk - Full Article

25 December 2011

A charity aid worker from Essex is preparing an attempt to travel across four continents on horseback.

Anna Halford, from Colchester, will begin the ride in Chile in February along with her boyfriend Gilles Favier and their dog Delta.

The couple flew to Chile on Saturday to begin training with their packhorses.

The Médecins sans Frontières logisticians plan to then ride up to North America, Russia, Central Asia and Europe over the next three years.

Miss Halford, a project co-ordinator with the emergency relief charity, said she did not think anything like this had been attempted before.
'Long distance'

She said: "There is a guy who has ridden across most of the continents, but he does them one or a couple at a time...

Read more here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-16303757