One woman. One horse. One goal: 48 states for Domestic Violence Awareness

Check back often for the latest updates and stories from Meredith and Apollo as they journey 10,000 miles on a four year ride around the USA.






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NCTV Nevada County (Jul 19, 2016)
The Union (Dec 29, 2016)
Lake County News (Jan 15, 2017)
Ukiah Daily Journal (Jan 19, 2017)
KIEM-TV (Feb 1, 2017)
ABC9 KEZI Eugene (Feb 17, 2017)
The Register-Guard (Feb 18, 2017)
NBC16 KMTR Eugene (Feb 18, 2017)
 KOIN Portland (Mar 5, 2017)
Lars Larson radio broadcast (Mar 7, 2017)
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Bainbridge Island Review (Apr 28, 2017)
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KNCO Insights (May 12, 2017)
East Oregonian (June 8, 2017)
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Idaho State Journal (July 12, 2017)
Channel 8 ABC Pocatello (July 13, 2017)
East Idaho News (July 14, 2017)
KNCO radio (Aug 4, 2017)
 

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Meredith Cherry
    email MsMeredithCherry@gmail.com
    phone 530-414-8001

Apollo
    email LetterToApollo@gmail.com

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What people are saying about the Centauride

"Meredith Cherry endures the miles for the love of her horse, her riding, and her cause."
"Mounted on her trusted horse, Apollo, Meredith has set her sights on the horizon."
"It is definitely an adventure that will change everything."

What is the Centauride?

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One woman. One horse. One goal: 48 states for Domestic Violence Awareness. 

Summary:
The Centauride: Riding for Domestic Violence Awareness is a four year 10,000 mile horseback journey to raise awareness and support for domestic violence victims and survivors.  Meredith Cherry and her palomino horse Apollo will travel to 48 states and countless DV centers, women’s shelters, schools and community centers to bring awareness about this “silent epidemic” and to provide hope to women dealing with the effects of DV in their own lives. This epic journey is scheduled to begin on January 1, 2017 and be completed in 2020. 

Overview:
     The Centauride: Riding for Domestic Violence Awareness is a four year horseback journey around the US to raise awareness and support for domestic violence victims and survivors.  Meredith Cherry and her palomino horse Apollo will travel to 48 states and countless DV centers, women’s shelters, schools and community centers to bring awareness about this “silent epidemic” and to provide hope to women dealing with the effects of DV in their own lives.
     Meri and Apollo will be travelling a route of approximately 10,000 miles.  This will be the first ride to all 48 states to be made by a woman; two similar rides were successfully completed in early 1900’s.  This epic journey began on January 1, 2017 and is expected to be completed in 2020.
     They prepared for three years with training, fitness, planning, and otherwise getting ready for a horseback ride that will take as long as earning a college degree.
     One woman. One horse. One goal: 48 states for Domestic Violence Awareness. 

Ride Specs

Mileage 10,000 miles
Time Began January 1 2017. Expected completion 2020.
Team Members Meredith Cherry and Apollo
Route (click here for details and map)
Crew None, this is a solo ride!
Preparation Mentor: Lisa D. Stewart. Trainers: Erin Murphy, Equine Partners Inc and Nikki Burns

 About the Team

Meredith's bio
Meredith has been riding horses for 20 years, and has a B.S. in Equine Science from Colorado State University.  She is a domestic violence survivor.  Her experiences working as a wrangler in the Colorado Rockies and horse trekking in India will help her be prepared for the challenges and conditions she and Apollo are facing on this journey.

Apollo's bio
Apollo is a 9 year old Peruvian Paso-Mustang palomino gelding.  He was trained primarily using natural horsemanship techniques. He is extremely clever and has the spirit, stamina and smarts needed to travel this great distance.

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