Woman Rides 1,100 Miles Through Nevada

Samantha Szesciorka and Sage after returning from the ride.
Samantha Szesciorka and Sage after returning from the ride.

Reno, Nevada – Samantha Szesciorka was greeted by cheers and awards when she rode into Reno after completing an 1,100 mile ride through Nevada’s back country.  Szesciorka rode the distance to raise awareness for wild horse adoption.  She wants to encourage people to adopt wild horses so they will not be shipped to long term holding facilities.

Szesciorka, her 9-year-old mustang Sage, and her dog Bella headed out from the geographic center of Nevada on August 10.   It took 74 days to complete the 1,122 mile journey, an average of 20 miles a day.    “You feel like you’re on top of the world. You can see forever. We got up close and personal with horses, and elk, and deer, and antelope, and coyotes. For me, I’m really reminded of the value of public lands and how much of a treasure it is to have in our backyard,” Szesciorka told reporters when describing her ride.

Wild horse adoptions are at a historic low, and Szesciorka hopes to help change that.

 

Samantha Szesciorka and Sage on the ride.
Samantha Szesciorka and Sage on the ride.

 

Samantha Szesciorka and Sage on the ride.
Samantha Szesciorka and Sage on the ride.
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