Journey America Part 3
About Journey America Part 3
Beginning in the summer of 2012, one man and a handful of extraordinary horses rode 15,000 grueling miles from Calgary, Canada to the southernmost tip of South America. OutWildTV is proud to have brought you Filipe Leite’s incredible odyssey from the beginning with Journey America Part 1 and Journey America Part 2.
But Journey America is not quite done. One small section of North America remains, and while this ride will be shorter than the first two—roughly 2,000 miles—it may turn out to be the hardest of all. On May 17, 2019, Filipe Masetti Leite will set out on the final stage of his memorable adventure. Journey America Part 3: Ride to Where it All Began will follow Filipe and his horses as they attempt to ride from Fairbanks, Alaska through some of the world’s most rugged and beautiful country to Calgary, Canada, the starting point and the ending point of Journey America.
Conditions will be difficult and the weather will often be harsh, so this long ride will take place over two years. As before, there will be regular journal entries and the opportunity to follow Filipe every step of the way, so please check back regularly.
Journey America is no longer the chronicle of one man chasing his dream. It has grown to become the story of how dreams empower everyone and how living our dreams can bring out the best in ourselves and those around us. We hope you’ve enjoyed sharing Filipe’s dream as much as we’ve enjoyed bringing it to you, and that you will follow Journey America to its conclusion at the Calgary Stampede on July 8, 2020.
An Emotional Farewell
The day before Clara and I drove off to Alaska, Aaron invited us to have dinner with his family to celebrate his son Shaun’s life. On that day, 5 years earlier, the young horseman drowned in Wood Lake. “Hey Shaun, this is Filipe and he is about to go on a big journey with one […]
Learning the Real Story
Riding two wild horses from the Penticton Indian Band and training them in the Osoyoos Indian Band allowed me the opportunity to learn from the elders I met. Aaron Stelkia, Smokey’s owner and a master horseman, was the one I spent the most amount of time with. While he taught me a lot of tricks […]
At a Gallop
For the remainder of my time at Indian Grove Riding Stable I continued working with Smokey who got a little better everyday and I started to ride Big Mac. The dun had a large fat deposit on both sides next to his shoulders. He was obese and I quickly needed to get him into riding […]
As the days passed in Osoyoos, I had to make a hard decision. I began to realize there was no way I would get Coyote ready in time to leave Fairbanks. He was just too dangerous. Too wild. He would put my life in danger and those around me. I really wanted to honor Shaun’s […]
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