Filipe Masetti Leite

Filipe Masetti Leite

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Toronto, Ontario

World Renowned Adventurer | Multi Award Winning Filmmaker | Best Selling Author | Long Rider

Filipe Masetti Leite, the youngest person in the world to cross the Americas on horseback, shows us that no dream or goal is impossible when we plan, focus, and live with purpose. After spending more than 8 years trekking 27,000 kilometers from Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina, with 11 different horses, the journalist now speaks around the globe about leadership, adventure, taking risks, goal setting/accomplishment, resilience and never giving up. He uses powerful videos and stunning images from his journey to create an emotional presentation that keeps his audience on the edge of their seat. Two statues in Brazil stand in commemoration of his unbelievable achievement, while his first pair of boots is showcased at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto and his cowboy hat at the SAM Centre Museum in Calgary. To get a taste of what Filipe Masetti Leite endured on his record-setting expedition, watch his multi-award-winning feature documentary THE LONG RIDER now streaming on Amazon Prime.
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The Gauge

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Long-Rider Filipe Masetti Leite
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Everything Cowboy

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Episode 68 - Filipe Masetti Leite
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The Journey On Podcast

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Filipe Masetti Leite

FILIPE MASETTI LEITE BIOGRAPHY

Filipe Masetti Leite, world-renowned Long Rider, award-winning filmmaker, and best-selling author, is the youngest person in the world to cross the Americas on horseback. An eight-year journey that took Filipe and his beloved horses across 12 nations trekking more than 27 000 kilometres. Two statues in Brazil now stand in commemoration of his unbelievable achievement, while his first pair of boots is showcased at the Bata Museum in Toronto and his cowboy hat at the SAM Centre Museum in Calgary.

Travelling at 3 km/h and 30 km a day, relying on the kindness of strangers, Filipe Masetti Leite saw the reality of life on this planet. With devastating droughts, the threats of grizzlies and snakes, the unpredictable weather, and the deadly impact of the drug trade, daily life is hard. But it’s also beautiful. Despite the hardship, he was overwhelmed by the kindness of people who had nothing but were willing to offer a place to sleep and water and pasture for his horses.

The true lesson Filipe learned from his odyssey is that there is always a way to accomplish anything you can dream if you can put your fears aside and take that first step!

The son of modest ranchers, Filipe Masetti Leite had the immigrant experience, living in both Brazil and Canada, and understands the entrepreneurial spirit. He is a strong advocate of mental health, the Children’s cancer hospital in Barretos, Brazil, and the horse as a metaphor for success and the path to happiness. His journeys took him from boy to man, to national hero, only to fall to PTSD and have to climb back on the horse to take a new journey inward. Eventually, he closed the loop where it all began, from Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina, the journey was complete.

In 2020 the cowboy 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 (major motion picture in production) Long Ride to the End of the World and Last Long Ride, published in Portuguese and English, and soon to be released in Spanish. Filipe Masetti Leite is a regular contributor to The Toronto Star, and a commentator on Sportsnet for the Calgary Stampede. His feature documentary, The Long Rider, was released in theatres all over the world in 2022 and is streaming on Super Channel and Amazon Prime. To date the film has won 21 international awards and has an 83% score from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

Filipe is engaged to his fiancée Clara Victoria Davel, who he met during his Long Ride in Patagonia, Argentina. He is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English and has spoken to big businesses, organizations, associations, and universities all over the world like; StoneX, UFA, CISCO, JBS, John Deere, Algar Telecom, Ryerson University, Rotary Clubs in Canada, Brasil and Uruguay, 4H, Alaska Land Trust, CEVA, Mellohawk Logistics, Saskatchewan Pork, JBJ, Carbom Brasil, Syngenta and others.

During his inspirational presentation, Filipe Masetti Leite discusses themes like strategic planning, teamwork, leadership, resilience, mental health, diversity and inclusion, Ag and ranching, and the benefits of connecting with nature and horses. All while keeping the audience on the edge of their seats with unbelievable footage and photos from his odyssey.

Books

Long Ride Home: Guts, Guns and Grizzlies
Long Ride Home: Guts, Guns and Grizzlies
Two years. Three magnificent horses. Ten countries. A thousand stories of drug cartels, mass migration, the glorious wilderness, the old cowboy ways, the kindness of strangers and the powerful connection between man and beast. This is a tale of grit and inspiration, of Filipe and Frenchie, Bruiser...
Long Ride to the End of the World: A Lonely Long Rider’s 7,500 km Journey to the Land of Fire
Long Ride to the End of the World: A Lonely Long Rider’s 7,500 km Journey to the Land of Fire
In this second volume in his Journey America trilogy, Filipe shares his fifteen-month adventure riding six horses from Barretos, Brazil, across three more countries, through windswept deserts, frozen mountains, and a scorched Patagonian landscape to Tierra del Fuego, the Land of Fire.
Last Long Ride: A Journey of Adventure, Freedom, and Love Ends Where It All Began
Last Long Ride: A Journey of Adventure, Freedom, and Love Ends Where It All Began
In this final volume of his Journey America trilogy, Filipe Masetti Leite completes his odyssey across the Americas. Traveling from Fairbanks, Alaska, back to where it all began at the Calgary Stampede. He returns with the indomitable Clara by his side and two new horses, wild Smokey and big Mac.

Articles & Media

Filipe Masetti Leite's documentary premieres in Calgary

CTV News

A young cowboy's epic journey 10 years in the making comes to life on the big screen for Calgary audiences starting on Canada Day. The Long Rider is a documentary film shot by Filipe Masetti Leite with his story of adventure departing from the Calgary Stampede bound for his family's property in Brazil -- but the journey takes him beyond what he could've imagined.
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Filipe Masetti Leite named honorary parade marshal for 2020 Calgary Stampede

Globe and Mail

Filipe Masetti Leite has spent a lot of alone time in the saddle criss-crossing countries on horseback over the past eight years. The latest journey for the long rider – from Anchorage, Alaska, to Calgary – will be bittersweet when he completes it in one month.
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‘The Long Rider’ makes you catch your breath — even though you know how Filipe Masetti Leite’s epic journey ends

Toronto Star

“The Long Rider” tracks the more than two-year, 16,000-kilometre odyssey of Filipe Masetti Leite and his horses Frenchie, Bruiser and Dude. You have to be darn sure of your story when your film about an epic journey begins with its triumphant conclusion. If we already know the trek was a success, what’s the point of watching the rest?
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Film review: The Long Rider goes the distance

National Post

You can get from Calgary to Sao Paulo by plane in about 14 hours. Or you can do what Felipe Masetti Leite did, and go on horseback. It took him two years, but it’s a helluva story. Leite was born in Brazil but moved to Canada with his parents when he was nine. In Canadian director Sean Cisterna’s new movie we watch as Leite, inspired by Aimé Félix Tschiffely’s solo ride from Argentina to New York in 1925, decides to make a similar trek southward.
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CNN

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Man rides horse 8,000 miles to World Cup
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The London Times

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Bears, gangs and guns for cowboy who rode length of the Americas
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CBC

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'Moments like this:' Cowboy finishes Alaska-Calgary trek with Stampede honour
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Filipe Masetti Leite Topic Presentations

Leading With Resilience: Unleashing the Power of Teamwork

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  • In an inspiring and powerful presentation on leadership, resilience and teamwork, Filipe Masetti Leite, the youngest person to cross the Americas on horseback, shares invaluable insights gained from his extraordinary 8-year journey spanning 27,000 kilometers and 12 countries. Facing some of the most challenging situations imaginable, from extreme weather to navigating through drug cartels and perilous mountain crossings, Filipe draws parallels between his experiences and effective leadership.

    Through his encounters, Filipe highlights the profound lessons he learned from leading his team, his horses, through adversity. Facing daunting circumstances, he emphasizes the importance of resilience, adaptability, and strategic decision-making. The talk serves as a powerful testament to the qualities essential for effective leadership – courage in the face of uncertainty, the ability to navigate through difficult terrain, and the determination to lead others to victory. Filipe’s transformative journey offers a unique perspective on leadership and teamwork, showcasing the invaluable lessons derived from overcoming extraordinary challenges.

Beyond Fear: Embracing the First Step: A Journey Into Taking Risks

Adventures of the Soul: Navigating Resilience in the Face of Change

Life Lessons From the Last Long Rider

A Long Rider’s Guide To Surviving A Post-pandemic World

Agriculture in the Americas: Similarities and Differences

Testimonials

Filipe Masetti is like no one you have ever met or will meet again. The youngest person to cross the Americas on horseback, he is also one of only three men, in the entire world, to complete the arduous 27,000 km (16,000 miles) trek from Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina. To have a better understanding of what that means, think about this: 12 men have walked on the moon. More than 5,000 people have summited Everest. Only 3 have crossed the Americas on the back of a horse. Filipe is one of those Long Riders and his ability to connect with audiences through his humour and humility, sets him apart from any other speaker.

Peter Hawkins

VP
Mellohawk Logistics

In the midst of unbelievable stories like escaping from grizzly bears in the Yukon, being asked to carry a young woman’s ashes by her mourning brother and sleeping in the home of drug lords in Central America, Filipe will leave his audiences catching their breath and wiping tears from their eyes. His talk has the power to inspire, teach, create change, and entertain.

Marcos Silva

President
Added Technology

Hands down the best talk I have ever seen in my entire career! While Filipe spoke about the lows he lived, you could hear a pin drop in the room. And with his sharp humour, he had the audience laughing out loud during the funny moments.

Rogerio Garchet

Marketing Director
Algar Telecom

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