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 fully embraced the dangers of life as an adventurer.
Cool in a crisis, charming and witty, tough, if a little grumpy with it, Joe is the other half the relationship that’s at the heart of The Ride. Courageous, practical, level headed, Joe is also Barry’s brother-in-law and close friend. A solid partnership has developed over years of working together, often in demanding circumstances, resulting in a mutual bond of reliance critical on these challenging journeys. Joe’s measured approach to life provides the perfect foil to Barry’s impulsiveness on these intense adventures.