Equestrian Legacy Radio

Interview by Gary Holt
Equestrian Legacy Radio
EQUUS Film Festival
December 2019

This is a “pre”-interview with Bernice, to be continued in a longer interview on Equestrian Legacy Radio, soon.

At the age of 50 Bernice Ende retired from teaching and for the next 14 years has ridden over 30,000 miles living in a tent with just her two horses! I visited with this amazing woman at the EQUUS Film Festival at the Kentucky Horse Park this weekend in Lexington KY. A must read is her book “Lady Long Rider”!

2019 EQUUS Film Festival

Literary Contest WINNER !!!

Wow!!! Wow!!! Wow!!!


“Lady Long Rider: Alone Across America on Horseback” *** W-O-N ***
the 2019 EQUUS Film Festival Literary Contest!!!

“Lady Long Rider: Alone Across America on Horseback”
By Bernice Ende
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Bernice at her book table in the Pop-Up Gallery at the Kentucky Horse Park. The display behind her is about her and will remain there for months. Under the blanket is her Black Mountain Tucker Trails Saddle which she rode 16,000 miles from 2011-2014.
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Bernice at the entrance to the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Kentucky.
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Entrance to the museum at the Kentucky Horse Park.
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“Art of the Cowgirl”, one of the films in the festival.
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Statue of Secretariat at the Kentucky Horse Park.
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Another bookseller.
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Mounted law enforcement officers.
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Therapy pony, another star of the EQUUS Film Festival.
The End.

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Greetings to all of you who follow my rides and journeys. I am so delighted to announce that I will indeed be attending and participating in the Equus Film Festival at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, December 5-8, 2019.

A hearty thank you must be extended to Russ Barnett, owner of Outfitters Supply, and Steve Tucker, owner of Tucker Trail Saddles. Both are long-time sponsors who have generously made it possible for me to attend this big event. Russ Barnett shipped my exhibit which will be displayed during the festival and ongoing for a couple more months, and Steve Tucker is shipping ME over to the event. Gentleman, my sincere “Thank You” to both of you.

Although the documentary film produced by WE1 Productions about my journey will not be released until Spring 2020, previews will be shown throughout this festival. It will then be entered in this film festival next year, and shown around the country in about six locales in 2021.

Link to film trailer:

Also, my book “Lady Long Rider: Alone Across America on Horseback” has been submitted in the festival’s Literacy Contest – we shall see how it fares!

EQUUS Film Festival Literary Selections

The festival will be hosting several panel discussions in which I will be participating, one of which is sponsored by Outfitters Supply & Tuckers Saddle on Saturday. The festival schedule which will show the times of my participation is still being finalized and should be up on their website very soon. Please do check out this incredible event at http://www.equusfilmfestival.net/ and all that is happening with horses, horses, horses.

Link to Kentucky Horse Park website.