A 1000km horse race! Anne’s Mongol Derby

A 1000km horse race, Anne's Mongol Derby
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Readers Blog: Anne’s story

Written by Anne Binnendijk

Mongolia, the country with few people and lots of horses in between Russia and China is the place where every year, the Mongol Derby takes place. About 40 riders, 1000 horses and 27 horse stations get set to cover a distance of 1000 kilometers (about 621 miles). It’s called the longest and toughest horse race on Earth, and guess what? I am going to ride in the 2019 derby!

The race will start on the August 4th, and will take 7 to 10 days for the riders the finish…

Anne and her dog
Anne and her dog

My name is Anne, I’m 26 years old with a great passion for animals, nature and culture. I’m not and endurance rider. At least, not yet! ‘Normally’ I work with horses as an instructor and working on straightness and classical dressage, by following the view of old masters and the Spanish Riding School.

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So, this derby thing, it is a whole new kind of challenge to me! And it is amazing to be able to challenge yourself like this!

Anne riding
Anne riding

I would love to take you with me on my journey of training and preparing for the Mongol Derby. There’s so much to expect including the ups and downs, the struggles and things that might go surprisingly easy. The search for sponsorships, equipment, horses to ride and train, learning Mongolian phrases and what not. So if you are interested, please tag along! All your support is greatly appreciated!


My fundraiser is in Dutch, but I surely will cover everything in English here as well


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Author: Suzanne Ashton Founder, Everything Horse email: sashton@everythinghorseuk.co.uk

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