Filipe Masetti Leite

Filipe Masetti Leite

Toronto, Ontario
Long Rider, Best-Selling Author and Film Maker
Filipe Masetti Leite, Long Rider and award-winning journalist, is the youngest person in the world to cross the Americas on horseback in an 8-year journey. 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.
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Filipe Masetti Leite, world-renowned Long Rider, award-winning journalist, and best-selling author, is the youngest person in the world to cross the Americas on horseback. In an eight-year journey that took Filipe and his beloved horses across 12 nations and more than 25 000 kilometres, Filipe 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 on this planet is hard. But life is 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 the horses. The true lesson Filipe Masetti Leite learned 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 Filipe Masetti Leite 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 (soon to be a major motion picture) and Long Ride to the End of the World, published in Portuguese and English, and soon to be released in Spanish. Filipe is a regular contributor to The Toronto Star, a frequent guest on Rede Globo’s Fantastico, Brazil’s most-watched Sunday night television show, and is writing his third memoir, Last Long Ride. His feature documentary, The Long Rider, will be released in 2022 on Super Channel and Amazon Prime Canada and in festivals around the world.

Filipe Masetti Leite is engaged to his fiancée Clara Victoria Davel, who he riding his Long Ride with in Patagonia, Argentina. Filipe is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English and has performed his motivational talk for big businesses, organizations, associations, and universities all over the Americas like; CISCO Brasil, JBS – largest meat supplier, John Deere Brasil, Algar Telecom, Ryerson University, Rotary Clubs in Canada, Brasil and Uruguay, 4H Alaska, CEVA Canada Mellohawk Logistics, and others. During his presentation, he discusses themes like strategic planning, teamwork, resilience, mental health, diversity and inclusion, Ag and ranching, and the benefits of connecting with nature and horses.



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life lessons from the last long rider

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  • Filipe Masetti Leite, the youngest person in the world to cross the Americas on horseback, doesn’t believe in the word impossible. After graduating from Ryerson’s journalism program, thanks to a scholarship, he decided to live his life’s dream — travel the 16,000 km that separate the Great White North from his native home in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Not by car, motorcycle, or even bicycle, but on horseback. At age twenty-three, the new grad built a “war room,” in his stuffy apartment and began planning this near-impossible journey. He didn’t have anything he needed. No horses, saddles, equipment, or money.  But with his cowboy mantra, “quitting is never an option,” after two years, he was given everything he needed.

    Not only did he arrive in Brazil healthy and alive with his three horses Frenchie, Bruiser, and Dude, 803 days after departing from the Calgary Stampede, he went even further. Filipe ended up undertaking two more journeys riding from Brazil to Ushuaia, Argentina, and then Alaska to Calgary, Alberta. Becoming the youngest person and only fourth in the world to have crossed the Americas on horseback. An 8-year project that took Filipe and his beloved horses across 12 nations, trekking more than 25 000 kilometres. Using anecdotes, photos, and videos from his epic adventures, Filipe has motivated crowds all over the Americas with his inspiring and emotional talk.

a long rider’s guide to surviving a post-pandemic world

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  • For the past eight years, Long Rider Filipe Masetti Leite has lived in a kind of social isolation in wide-open spaces. Spending long periods of time, completely isolated from other human life, alone with his horses, the 35-year-old journalist had to manage his feelings and anxieties, while drawing on the knowledge acquired through years of planning, to keep himself and his animals alive.

    Filipe uses the examples of his Long Rides to share the best strategies and tactics to help individuals, teams, and leaders succeed in these uncertain times. Topics include strategic planning, leading under pressure, working with remote teams, managing stress, and more. Through “hard-to-believe” stories and important life lessons, the Long Rider will inspire, motivate, and show his audiences that they too can tackle any challenge they may face, no matter how difficult or impossible it may seem!

agriculture in the americas - similarities and differences

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  • Filipe got a first-hand look at Agricultural practices in the Americas from Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina. Travelling at 3 km/h and only 30 kilometres a day, often times sleeping at farms and ranches, the Long Rider was able to learn about how each of the 12 countries he crossed, raises cattle, plants vegetables, and uses technology to harvest more using less resources. During his talk, Filipe will prove that farmers and ranchers can be environmentally friendly from his experience while also discussing the similarities and differences he encountered along his journey.


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