Mongol Derby 2022: Brit pipped to the post in the world’s toughest horse races

Mongol Derby 2022 -Brit Chris Walker (left) and Irishman Patrick Heffron cross the line in joint third CREDIT SHARI THOMPSON.JPG

After a two-year absence, the world’s longest and toughest horse race, The Mongol Derby, has been thundering across Mongolia’s steppe for the last eight days. Based on the ancient horse messenger system used by Genghis Khan, in a country where the horse is king, at 1000km the Derby is the toughest test on the planet for equestrian endurance riders. Whilst…

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Anne’s Mongol Derby III, Preparing for the Horses and the Journey Ahead

Anne's Mongol Derby III, Preparing for the Horses and the Journey Ahead

How does one prepare for Mongolian horses? That is one question I have an easy answer to, you don’t. Here in the Netherlands, where I live, we do not have horses that come anything near the Mongolian horses. Not in size, not in temperament and not in strength. The Mongolian horses are bred for centuries for their habitat, work, and…

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One crazy idea, why? – Anne’s Mongol Derby II

Here, in her second contribution, Anne talks about her struggles and how she’s overcome problems with anxiety and other health issues she’s faced over the last 10 years. One crazy idea, why? – Anne’s Mongol Derby II We all know you must be a kind of crazy to want to go to Mongolia to ride on over 25 half-wild local……...

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