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…
It’s a dog eat chick world
From the town of Andradina I rode south towards Latin America’s largest rodeo, Barretos. With each sunset, a nostalgia – triggered by the fact that we were nearing the end of our Long Ride – was building.
A Long Ride to the Mall
The state of São Paulo, like the rest of Brazil, is facing a horrible drought. Months have passed with no precipitation. The grass is yellow and the rivers are drying up. It’s a very worrying situation.
A Long Dam Ride
On a gloomy Wednesday morning I tacked up the ponies for our last ride through the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. After more than two years on the road we would finally enter the ultimate state in our journey – São Paulo.