Books by Aimé
Tschiffely Literary Estate
Mancha and Gato
Articles by and about Tschiffely
"Don Roberto" Cunninghame
The Solanet family
St. George's College
Presentation of books to Canning House in London
Canning House, located in
beautiful Belgrave Square near Buckingham Palace, is a charitable
foundation, its mission being to promote understanding between the UK,
Iberia and Latin America on a broad front including trade, diplomacy,
politics and economics and particularly culture.
In July 2005 The Long Riders' Guild presented the
twenty-seven equestrian travel books in our collection which deal with Iberian
and Latin-American journeys. Many people have made Long Rides in South America,
some of them inspired by Aimé Tschiffely and Robert Cunninghame Graham. An
increasing number of people are riding in Spain, too, making the pilgrimage to
Santiago de Compostela. Indeed, The Guild has a
special page on its
website for that route.
The President of Canning House, Lord Garel-Jones,
introduced the Long Rider authors present at this event.
Basha O’Reilly, one of the Founders of The Long
Riders' Guild, talked about The Guild and about
Horse Travel Books and
Sir John Ure, diplomat, author and traveller, rode
across the Andes in the late 1960s. This resulted in the first in a series of
distinguished books, Cucumber Sandwiches in the Andes, an absolutely
delightful account of the journey. Sir John is the newest full Member of The
||Robin Hanbury-Tenison (on the
left in this photograph, with Lord Garel-Jones) - author, traveller and
explorer, spoke on behalf of the authors and congratulated The Guild for
getting so many important books back into print.
Click here to go to The Hanbury-Tenison Collection.
|Jean Cunninghame Graham (Jean,
Lady Polwarth), great-niece of the famous “Don Roberto,” presented the books
on behalf of The Guild to the Canning House Library. Several of Don
Roberto’s books have been put back into print by The Long Riders' Guild.
The Guild is also very proud to have published Jean’s biography of her truly
Click here to go to The Cunninghame Graham Collection. On the right is
a picture of a statue of Don Roberto which was presented to Canning House by
Aimé Tschiffely, of whom Jean is the literary heir.
|With Lord Garel-Jones looking
on, Jean then presented Basha with Don Roberto’s silver-handled crop, with
the request that she take it with her on her forthcoming
World Ride. Basha was very
touched by this fantastic gift and will treasure it always - even though she
hopes she won't have to use it!
Lord Garel-Jones closed the formal proceedings,
thanking The Guild on behalf of Canning House and making a moving speech on the
great values which Robert Cunninghame Graham upheld in all his endeavours.
John Greaves (left) with Sir John Ure
|The two newest Associate
Members of The Guild were also present – Canning House Vice-President, John
Greaves and his son Alexander. The father-and-son Long Rider team rode
across the Andes!
Click on any of the photographs on this page, all taken by Dan Bachmann, to