Books by Aimé
Tschiffely Literary Estate
Mancha and Gato
Articles by and about Tschiffely
"Don Roberto" Cunninghame
The Solanet family
St. George's College
Aimé Tschiffely Memorial Ride
The Swiss have woken up to the fact that they gave birth to a
|In 2012 Peter van der Gugten, Swiss Long Rider, organised a
"Sternritt" - literally "Star Ride". That is a ride where several
people converge on one place from a number of different directions.
2012, the riders all headed for Tschiffely's birthplace, the town of
Zofingen. On the right is an article which appeared about it in the German
magazine "Mein Pferd".
||Aimé Tschiffely Memorial Ride will take place on 5th-7th July 2013. Closing date for anyone
wishing to participate is 15th June. Please contact Alexander Lüchinger on
firstname.lastname@example.org. People are coming from as far away as
Argentina and Lithuania!
And a representative of the Japanese Long Riders, Satoe Matsui, has
already visited Aimé's birthplace of Zofingen. Pictured right is an article
about that visit.
The connection between Japan and Switzerland is not instantly obvious! But
just as Aimé Tschiffely was the greatest Long Rider from the West, the greatest
Long Rider from the East was Baron
(1852-1919). This descendant of a noble Samurai family was sent to Berlin,
Germany on military duty in 1892. When the time came to return home, the dashing
Japanese horseman elected to ride his horse
Gaisen, (Triumphant Return) 14,000 kilometers from Berlin to Tokyo, Japan.
A fellow soldier, General Rafael de Nogales, described the equestrian
explorer thus, "Fukushima’s courage, drive and exuberant cheerfulness were
amazing. For a man like this nothing was impossible."
Satoe is kindly looking for living Japanese Long Riders, and we hope that
next year there will be some who can attend the Ride.
We hope that this Memorial Ride will become an annual event: if anyone would
like more information, please contact the Long Riders Guild.
|The 2013 Memorial Ride was a huge success, with Long Riders
coming from South Africa, Germany, Argentina and Lithuania!