Monday, May 29, 2017

Australia: Port Lincoln woman entering Mongol Derby

Portlincolntimes.com.au - Full Story

Jarrad Delaney
29 May 2017

A Port Lincoln woman will be taking on the longest and toughest horse race in the world.

Emma Manthorpe will be entering into the Mongol Derby between August 6 and 19, which will see her riding for 1000 kilometres across Mongolia, stopping every 40 kilometres to change horses.

The course recreates the postal route Genghis Khan set up in the 13th century and includes a range of terrain including open plains, mountain passes and river crossings.

Each year about 40 professional, semi-professional and amateur riders take on the derby which requires them to balance survival skills and horsemanship...

Read more here:
http://www.portlincolntimes.com.au/story/4693229/set-for-mongolia-ride/