Bernice Ende, in collaboration with Farcountry Press and her publicity team, is pleased to announce The Lady Long Rider Speaking Tour. The ambitious presentation tour will occur over eight months, span 18 (+) states, and retrace multiple legs of Bernice Ende’s most celebrated long rides. The tour will conclude with a long ride in the northeastern U.S.
Along the way, Bernice will promote her new memoir, Lady Long Rider: Alone Across America on Horseback. “Traveling with Truck and trailer will be a much different long ride experience which I look forward to, I'll be traveling not 20 miles a day, but 200!” Bernice shares. In preparation for her trip, Ende, best known as Lady Long Rider has recently completed a tour of speaking engagements at multiple Montana libraries. “After all these years of long riding, 1000's of spirits have climbed into my saddle and ridden vicariously with me,” Bernice continues, “My book tour offers an opportunity of reconnecting and once again sharing my travels with those that kindly helped me."
With this tour, Bernice has created an all-new slideshow and will share her presentation with many outlets, including libraries, senior centers, books stores, veterans’ organizations, and more.
A world-class long rider who rose to prominence after her first long ride at the age of 50, (A rather intense ride from her home in Montana to New Mexico) Bernice’s memoirs recount many of the trials, tribulations and adventures she experienced while traversing America by horseback. Accompanied by her horses (she now rides Norwegian Fjords) and an exceptional dog named Claire, Ende has logged almost 30,000 miles in the saddle, crisscrossing North America and beyond.
On her speaking tour, Ende will feature select readings from her memoir in addition to the slideshow presentation that showcases fantastic photos and stories. “This book tour is a fantastic way to get back out on the road, and share my stories that, like my long rides, are dedicated to encouraging female leadership and to discover, learn and grow.”
Meet Ende when she is in town at one or all of the following locations:
Gila, NM, December 9, 4:00 p.m.
Gila Valley Library, 575-535-4343
411 Highway 211, Gila, NM 88038
Silver City, NM, December 10, 10:00 a.m.
Silver City Senior Center, 575-597-2746
205 W. Victoria Street, Silver City, NM 88061
Silver City, NM, December 10, 2:00 p.m.
Silver City Public Library, 575-538-3672
515 W. College Avenue, Silver City, NM 88061
Silver City, NM, December 11, 4:00 p.m.
Javalina Coffeehouse, 575-388-1350
117 W. Market Street, Silver City, NM 88061
Ende will also be on KURU 89.1 Silver City Community Radio on December 12 with Paula Geisler on Local Flavor from 9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.