Woman rides horseback across U.S.


September 27, 2023

Photo provided by Tammie Atwood

Gin Szagola on her horse, Finley.

Sweet Home residents might have been surprised to find a young woman riding a horse through town on Thursday, Sept. 21. That same woman ate an entire pizza from All Star Pizza that evening. Apparently riding a horse across the entire U.S. gives you quite an appetite.

The horse is a seven-year-old named Finley. The woman is 23-year-old Gin Szagola, originally from Pennsylvania. Both are quite the adventurers.

The duo is traveling coast to coast from New Jersey to Oregon, about 3,500 miles. They started in May of 2022, wintered in Chadron, Neb., and then set out again this spring. That's abou...

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