Gillian's Wilderness Riding Worshop

Learn from the intrepid traveler herself!  Gillian will host the first of a series of workshops on backcountry riding on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 from 8:30 to 5:00 at Fairhills Farm in Topanga. Come and learn about route planning, gear selection, stock containment, backcountry nuitrition, your riding horse and pack animal and safety on the trail. 

Space is limited!  For more information - click the flyer at left or contact Gillian at GCLarson91@gmail or 310.623.0767. See you there!

Hear Gillian speak in Malibu Creek State Park, May 7th

ETI Corral 36 has asked Gillian to be their guest speaker at the upcoming meeting on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 and you are welcome to attend, even if you aren't an ETI Corral member (maybe it will inspire you to join!).  She'll be sharing stories and pictures from the trail on her latest Mexico-to-Canada ride along the Continental Divide Trail.  The meeting is at 6:30pm in the Administration Building at Malibu Creek State Park, located on Las Virgenes Rd. in Calabasas.  See you there! 

Gillian presents in Norco, March 29, 2019

The Backcountry Horsemen of California will be holding their annual Rendezvous March 29th-31st at the George Ingalls Equestrian Center in Norco, CA.  It is a free event featuring speakers, clinics, packing and trail competitions, a concert, and much, much more.  The theme of this year's gathering is "Protecting Trails for Future Generations," and on Friday, March 29th at 1:00pm Gillian will be making a presentation about her PCT rides.  The talk is titled "Mexico to Canada on the PCT: A Thru-ride Adventure for the 21st Century" and will feature stories from her two PCT rides in 2014 and 2016, as well as information about how to plan and execute a long-distance wilderness horseback expedition.  
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