Tschiffely’s Epic Ride: Part of the Yin & Yang of Travel Series

Photo by Mariana Proença on Unsplash

 by Mark D. Walker


Tschiffely’s Ride tells the story of one of the greatest horse rides of all time. A.F. Tschiffely’s 10,000- mile journey through Latin America over a three-year period from 1925-1928, made him one of the most influential equestrian travel writers of his day.

My interest in his journey was piqued by my own 15,000-mile, eleven-country trip, going from Guatemala all the way to Southern Chile and back again, over a five-month period, 45 years after Tschiffely’s trip. He and I passed through many of the same out-of-the-way places.  Further, my trip was also by ...

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