Travels & Trials by Horseback Traveling on horseback is a life changing experience, even though...
Author - Krystal Kelly
I’m Krystal Kelly, the founder of Equestrian Adventuresses, and I’m on a mission to explore the world atop a horse, one country at a time. My journey is not your typical trot around the local arena; I’ve set out to visit every country on the globe!
My story is one of daring adventures in the most unusual places. I’ve ventured through far-reaching destinations like Iraq, Yemen, Bhutan, Timor-Leste, and countless others. From the deserts of the Middle East to the mountains of the Himalayas, I’ve been riding my way through the world.
In 2010, I packed my bags, said goodbye to my roots in California, and set out to traverse the globe indefinitely. Along the way, I’ve engaged with horses and equestrian communities in over 14 different countries. I’ve worn many hats in the equine world—rider, trainer, FEI II Coach, clinician, and club manager—soaking up the varied cultures and horsemanship styles each destination has to offer.
My diverse equestrian background encompasses various disciplines. I’ve leaped over jumps in show jumping, swung mallets in polo matches, conquered long distances in endurance rides, and led intrepid groups on thrilling trails.
But it’s not just about the ride; I’m passionate about female empowerment in the equestrian sphere. I’m dedicated to ensuring that women worldwide have equal opportunities with horses, just as men do.
Through Equestrian Adventuresses, I aim to share my thrilling, sometimes hair-raising, and always enlightening tales of riding through the world’s rich tapestry of cultures. Join me on this incredible journey through my stories, photos, and adventures—right from the saddle! If you’re passionate about exploring the world on horseback and empowering equestrian women, I’d love for you to be a part of our community at Equestrian Adventuresses.