Brazilian-born cowboy Filipe Masetti Leite is the youngest person in the world to cross the Americas on horseback. In this episode, he and Jillian talk about his long journey of riding from Canada to his family’s farm in Brazil, plus a few more cross-country rides he has endured. Filipe shares all of the exciting details of his long rides but also talks about the things his horses taught him on the journey and the incredible bond they developed.
To learn more about Filipe, follow him on social media and read the books he wrote about his journey.
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About Filipe Masetti’s Books
Filipe Masetti Leite is a world-renowned Long Rider, award-winning journalist, and best-selling author. The Brazilian-born cowboy is the youngest person in the world to cross the Americas on horseback. In 2020 he was chosen as the Calgary Stampede’s Grand Marshal and ‘white-hatted’ by Mayor Naheed Nenshi.
He is the author of the best-sellers, Long Ride Home (soon to be a motion picture) and Long Ride to the End of the World, published in Portuguese (Harper Collins) and English, soon to be released in Spanish. Filipe is a regular contributor to The Toronto Star, a frequent guest on Rede Globo’s Fantastico, Brazil’s most-watched Sunday night television show, and is writing his third memoir, Last Long Ride. His feature documentary, The Long Rider, will be released in 2022 on Super Channel and Amazon Prime Canada. The first pair of boots he wore on his Long Ride are on display at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto and two statues, more than five meters tall, have been erected in Brazil to celebrate his feat.