Weeklytimesnow.com.au - Full Article
FRAN CLELAND, The Weekly Times
May 23, 2017
BIRREGURRA horse trainer Warren Sutton is preparing for an adventure of a lifetime — the Mongol Derby.
He will be one of 12 men and 22 women from nine countries to compete in the 1000km race across Mongolia in August, with all riders mounted on semi-wild horses.
The event is featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s longest and toughest horse race, recreating Genghis Khan’s ancient horse messenger system.
The hardy native horses of Mongolia reprise their traditional role and the horse stations will be manned by nomadic herding families as they traditionally were.
Messengers will be riding up to 160kms a day, navigating independently and changing horses at 40km intervals.
Riders have 10 days to complete the course, with last year’s winner taking seven and a half days...
Read more here:
Endurance-world.com - Full Article 23rd June 2019 Race Report made with the assistance of Anne Donzelli Castelsagrat Stadium, Castelsag...
September 13 2018 Real Federación Hípica Española have sent a protest letter to Sabrina Ibañez, Secretary General of FEI, regarding the ca...
August 12 2018 With roughly half the distance of the 10th annual 1000-km Mongol Derby distance completed for ongoing competitors, return...
Everythinghorseuk.co.uk - Full Story 04/01/2019 Readers Blog: Anne’s story Written by Anne Binnendijk Mongolia, the country with f...