Bertie & Becky Sampson
Imagine a four year horseback riding vacation. England’s Becky Sampson has embarked on an horseback riding vacation that will take her and piebald pony, Bertie, from London to Tokyo. The pair launched their equi trekking adventure on April 1, 2008 and are continuing their equestrian travels as I write this post in September, 2009.
Horseback from London to Tokyo
Sampson hopes to be the first person to ride horseback from London to Tokyo and is blogging and using Twitter to keep equestrian lovers up-to-date on her travels.
Equestrian Travel as Eco-Tourism
The ride is not only an equestrian adventure, it is a fund raiser for SOS Children orphans and a vehicle for highlighting eco-tourism. Sampson has her Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate (TEFL ) and will be teaching kids in SOS children’s villages along the route. That route will be following in the footsteps, or shall I say, hoof prints, of horses and traders along the Silk Road.