FOLLOWING THE HORSEMEN

A JOURNEY THROUGH SOUTHERN AFRICA’S FORGOTTEN MOUNTAINS

There are few roads in Lesotho. There are even fewer mountain bikers. Here the horse is supreme and the myriad horse trails that have been carved through its steep and rugged mountains are its lifeblood. Horsemen ply these trails, just as they have for generations, riding between villages that have remained unchanged over centuries. Amidst this scene frozen in time is Isaac, a twenty-two year old horseman who is bridging the gap between old and new. For a week in April 2017, Isaac – or Leputhing Molapo to use his Basotho name – rode a 180 Kilometre traverse of the mountains of his home country. It was a ride like his father had done before him, but this time he was leading two mountain bikers.

Following Isaac were Canadian freerider Kevin Landry and Swiss ex-downhill racer Claudio Caluori, both embarking on a journey that will showcase the beautiful unknown landscapes of this small country. Riding only horse trails, it’s a journey laden with physical challenges for all, but it’s a journey that will cement friendships between a traditional blanket-wearing horseman and two state-of-the-art bike-wielding mountain bikers.
For two pioneering mountain bikers this ride is the most adventurous undertaking they have ever made. For one horseman, its a ride that heralds a new dawn.

HAVE A GOOD ONE conceived and co-ordinated this unique adventure. In April 2017 they travelled to Lesotho and working with Sky Adventures to provide support and logistics, they set out to document this journey and the unique chapter in Lesotho’s history it represents. Driven by their passion to create a unique film, Tobias Steinigeweg and Maximilian Stolarow shared the rocky trails and high mountain passes and abandoned trading post accommodations with the riders.

Following The Horsemen is a film that not only highlights the potential of Lesotho as a new adventure destination, but also provides an invaluable glimpse into its heritage through the country’s iconic horsemen.

Story, Film, Gallery, Credits, Tour: www.followingthehorsemen.com

F O L L O W I N G T H E H O R S E M E N
A FILM BY TOBIAS STEINIGEWEG & MAXIMILIAN STOLAROW

A
HAVE A GOOD ONE
Production

Supported by
SCOTT SPORTS
VELOSOLUTIONS

Directed by
TOBIAS STEINIGEWEG
MAXIMILIAN STOLAROW

Produced by
TOBIAS STEINIGEWEG

Cinematography
MAXIMILIAN STOLAROW

Edited by
TOBIAS STEINIGEWEG

Color Grading
SAMUEL MUFF

Sound Design
DANIEL MÖLLER-BERTRAM

Photographer
DAN MILNER

Cast

Riders
CLAUDIO CALUORI
KEVIN LANDRY

Horseman
LEPUTHING ISAAC MOLAPO

Chief
MICHAEL RAMASHAMOLE

Pilot
JUSTIN HONAKER

Lesotho Crew

Production Coordinator
DAROL HOWES

Location Managers
TUMELO MAKHETHA
THABO NTLHOKI

Location Scout
CHRISTIAN SCHMIDT

MTB Guide
BOTENG MOLAPO

Driver
TUMELO MAKHETHA

Lesotho Partners

Logistics and Catering
SKY ADVENTURES
MOSTAT ADVENTURES

Accomodations
SEMONKONG LODGE
RAMABANTA TRADING POST LODGE
ROMA TRADING POST LODGE

Main Theme
“AT THE CLOSE”
ELEGY MUSIC

Music
http://bit.ly/2vZNZAn

Additional Supporters
SIGMA SPORT GERMANY
MISSION AVIATION FELLOWSHIP
DIESEL & INJECTOR PUMPS LESOTHO
GOPRO GERMANY

Special Thanks
LAURA BURR
LISA BÖHME
ASHLEY THORN
MATT MONSON
TONI TWO TEETH
CARL HOUSTON MC MILLAN
SLAUGHTERHOUSE ZURICH
TEAMGEISTER HAMBURG
FAMILY & FRIENDS

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FOLLOWING THE HORSEMEN

A JOURNEY THROUGH SOUTHERN AFRICA'S FORGOTTEN MOUNTAINS



There are few roads in Lesotho. There are even fewer mountain bikers. Here the horse is supreme and the myriad horse trails that have been carved through its steep and rugged mountains are its lifeblood. Horsemen ply these trails, just as they have for generations, riding between villages that have remained unchanged over centuries. Amidst this scene frozen in time is Isaac, a twenty-two year old horseman who is bridging the gap between old and new. For a week in April 2017, Isaac - or Leputhing Molapo to use his Basotho name - rode a 180 Kilometre traverse of the mountains of his home country. It was a ride like his father had done before him, but this time he was leading two mountain bikers.



Following Isaac were Canadian freerider Kevin Landry and Swiss ex-downhill racer Claudio Caluori, both embarking on a journey that will showcase the beautiful unknown landscapes of this small country. Riding only horse trails, it’s a journey laden with physical challenges for all, but it’s a journey that will cement friendships between a traditional blanket-wearing horseman and two state-of-the-art bike-wielding mountain bikers.

For two pioneering mountain bikers this ride is the most adventurous undertaking they have ever made. For one horseman, its a ride that heralds a new dawn.



HAVE A GOOD ONE conceived and co-ordinated this unique adventure. In April 2017 they travelled to Lesotho and working with Sky Adventures to provide support and logistics, they set out to document this journey and the unique chapter in Lesotho’s history it represents. Driven by their passion to create a unique film, Tobias Steinigeweg and Maximilian Stolarow shared the rocky trails and high mountain passes and abandoned trading post accommodations with the riders.



Following The Horsemen is a film that not only highlights the potential of Lesotho as a new adventure destination, but also provides an invaluable glimpse into its heritage through the country’s iconic horsemen.



Story, Film, Gallery, Credits, Tour: www.followingthehorsemen.com





F O L L O W I N G T H E H O R S E M E N

A FILM BY TOBIAS STEINIGEWEG & MAXIMILIAN STOLAROW





A

HAVE A GOOD ONE

Production



Supported by

SCOTT SPORTS

VELOSOLUTIONS



Directed by

TOBIAS STEINIGEWEG

MAXIMILIAN STOLAROW



Produced by

TOBIAS STEINIGEWEG



Cinematography

MAXIMILIAN STOLAROW



Edited by

TOBIAS STEINIGEWEG



Color Grading

SAMUEL MUFF



Sound Design

DANIEL MÖLLER-BERTRAM



Photographer

DAN MILNER





Cast



Riders

CLAUDIO CALUORI

KEVIN LANDRY



Horseman

LEPUTHING ISAAC MOLAPO



Chief

MICHAEL RAMASHAMOLE



Pilot

JUSTIN HONAKER





Lesotho Crew



Production Coordinator

DAROL HOWES



Location Managers

TUMELO MAKHETHA

THABO NTLHOKI



Location Scout

CHRISTIAN SCHMIDT



MTB Guide

BOTENG MOLAPO



Driver

TUMELO MAKHETHA





Lesotho Partners



Logistics and Catering

SKY ADVENTURES

MOSTAT ADVENTURES



Accomodations

SEMONKONG LODGE

RAMABANTA TRADING POST LODGE

ROMA TRADING POST LODGE





Main Theme

"AT THE CLOSE"

ELEGY MUSIC



Music

http://bit.ly/2vZNZAn



Additional Supporters

SIGMA SPORT GERMANY

MISSION AVIATION FELLOWSHIP

DIESEL & INJECTOR PUMPS LESOTHO

GOPRO GERMANY



Special Thanks

LAURA BURR

LISA BÖHME

ASHLEY THORN

MATT MONSON

TONI TWO TEETH

CARL HOUSTON MC MILLAN

SLAUGHTERHOUSE ZURICH

TEAMGEISTER HAMBURG

FAMILY & FRIENDS