Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Cotswold rider flies to Mongolia to take part in brutal 1,000km challenge for charity

Wiltsglosstandard.co.uk - Full Article

A RIDER from the Cotswolds set off to take part in the toughest horse riding challenge in the world on Sunday.

by Callum Chaplin

Rosie Bathurst, 24, has travelled to Mongolia to take part in the 1,000km Mongol Derby, all in aid of a charity that supports vulnerable veterans.

The former Westonbirt School pupil will be riding semi-wild, unpredictable horses and has only five kilograms of luggage to live out of during the ten day challenge

The gruelling course recreates Genghis Khan's legendary empire-busting postal system, with riders racing for 10 days, changing horse every 40km, and living with herders or camping under the stars...

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http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/14654062.Cotswold_rider_flies_to_Mongolia_to_take_part_in_brutal_1_000km_challenge_for_charity/