Saturday, February 25, 2017

Australia: Moura's Rebecca Hewitt is training for the Mongol Derby

Queenslandcountrylife.com.au - Full Article

Lucy Kinbacher
@lucykinbacher
25 Feb 2017

THE dry and hot conditions across Queensland this summer have been unwelcome for most but at least one person in the state has been using the conditions to her advantage.

Rebecca Hewitt, Roundstone, Moura will be one of 40 riders competing on semi-wild horses in the longest and toughest horse race in the world, The Mongol Derby, from August 9 this year.

The mother-of-two from cattle and cropping property has been running 8km, swimming once a week and doing core strength exercises to prepare herself for the gruelling 1000km course.

Ms Hewitt is no stranger to riding horses, having done pony club and show jumping as a child and now a keen campdrafter, but she has never competed in an endurance ride before...

Read more here:
http://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/4491134/moura-mum-shares-training-schedule-for-mongol-derby/