The Long Horse Ride and Beyond
In October 2008 Megan Lewis set out by horse from the end of the Great Wall of China at Shanhaiguan to ride via Beijing and back to London between the Olympics. During the next four years she crossed the steppes, deserts and mountains of China and Central Asia, following the Great Wall and ancient Silk routes, and skirting the northern shores of the Caspian and Black Seas before the final leg through the fields and forests of Europe. Members of the King’s Troop escorted her arrival into the Royal Artillery Barracks in Greenwich in July 2012, and she was able to hand over an Olympic flag presented by the Chinese Equestrian Association in Beijing to the President of the British Equestrian Federation at a reception in the presence of HRH the Princess Royal.
Following the success of this venture, she plans in 2013 to continue westwards across Ireland and Newfoundland.