t was a journey to remember, a record breaking quest to not only cross the country on horseback, but to raise awareness about the environmental challenges our planet faced then and still faces today. Starting in Los Angeles, CA, Lucian Spataro, with the support of his devoted team, rode on horseback coast to coast, completing the remarkable trek in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland 150 days later. In doing so, Spataro rode through the heat of the western desert, and the humidity and driving rains of the Midwest, arriving in the East in time to take in the splendid fall foliage. In the process, the record for a cross-country ride not only fell, but was cut in half. It’s an extraordinary story of endurance and dedication to a cause we should all care about.

For more details, click on the states (left) through which Spataro traveled on this his Longest Ride.