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Samantha Szesciorka: Discovering Nevada By Horseback


Samantha SzesciorkaSamantha, Sage and Bella’s adventures are far from over.

Samantha Szesciorka has a mission to encourage wild horse adoption by demonstrating the value of mustangs with challenging long rides.

In 2013 she rode 500 miles across Nevada on her mustang, Sage, and  her dog Bella.

She’s planning a similar trip for 2016, but instead of traversing the state, she’s making an 1,100-mile loop around Nevada’s northern border starting in central Nevada. It’s a planned two-and-a-half month trip beginning August.

Samantha is a former U.S. Army journalist. She moved to Nevada in 2008 to work as a television news producer and quickly fell in love with the Silver State, as well as its wild horses.

We talk about what happens on an average day, what motivates her, how far she travels each day and what her biggest fears are during her adventues.

Listen to the podcast below, and learn more at http://www.nevadadiscoveryride.com/.


Bob Conrad
Bob Conradhttp://thisisreno.com
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.




Horse rider hitting the trails again — from Vegas to Carson

Long rider Samantha Szesciorka is hitting dusty Nevada trails again. This time, she'll be traveling on horseback from Las Vegas to Carson City.