Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mongolia: Mongol Derby set for Second Running

www.horsetalk.co.nz - Full Article

July 29, 2010

The second running of the 1000-kilometre relay horse race known as the Mongol Derby will begin in little more than a week.

The event on the Mongolian steppe is scheduled to begin on August 7.

Competitors must complete the race within 10 days, changing their native horses at specially set-up stations at intervals of no more than 40km.

Its promoters say the derby celebrates the horseback messenger system used by the warrior Genghis Khan.

The derby is organised by a British company, The Adventurists, in collaboration with the Mongolia-based Tengri Group.

The race, billed as an event of rider endurance, involves about 1000 horses...

Read more here:
http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/news/2010/07/182.shtml