This spring, one Reno woman will embark on the adventure of a lifetime to help wild horses. Along with her horse and dog, Samantha Szesciorka will make a solo journey 450 miles across Nevada, through some of the state’s most remote and challenging terrain. Through this effort, Samantha hopes to encourage wild horse adoption and raise money for the Wild Horse Preservation League.
On May 25, the trio will set out from Baker, Nevada on the Utah border. One month later they will ride into Reno, having crossed mountains and deserts, ghost towns and wilderness areas, sand dunes and state parks. The Nevada Discovery Ride is fully supported by Nevada State Parks, Nevada Trail Expeditions, and the American Discovery Trail. In addition, several corporate sponsors have donated supplies and gear.
What: Nevada Discovery Ride
When: Saturday, May 25 – Friday, June 21 (end date is tentative)
Where: Baker, Nevada to Reno, Nevada
Contact: see below
Samantha Szesciorka is a former U.S. Army combat journalist. She currently works for Washoe County Parks, and attends the University of Nevada, Reno. Her horse, Sage, is a formerly-wild mustang from Nevada, and her dog, Bella, is a spunky mutt from the Humane Society.
Samantha, Sage, and Bella are available for interviews prior to the ride. Contact Samantha at (775) 762-3444 to arrange a meeting. To arrange coverage during the ride, please contact American Discovery Trail Coordinator Ted Oxborrow at (530) 305-9835.
For more information, including photos, maps, detailed itinerary, and sponsor information, visit our website at www.NevadaDiscoveryRide.com.
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