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Barry Armitage

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Adventurer, historian, horseman, Barry Armitage returned to South Africa after almost 15 years wandering the globe as a professional sailor, infected with an unquenchable wanderlust and appetite for adventure. Passionate about both horses and South African history, Barry created the concept of The Ride: a reality television series retracing epic horseback journeys that shaped history.

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Joe Dawson

Conservationist, horseman, adventurer, Joe Dawson, is a vital link in the magical chain that is The Ride team. He had initially been a little circumspect about Barry’s harebrained adventure schemes but was finally won over by the sheer compelling romance of frantic horseback adventures across the wilds of South Africa and beyond, and has now

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