Sunday, July 02, 2017

New Zealand: Rotorua woman to take in a 1000km horse race in Mongolia - Full Story

By: Shauni James
Shauni James is the Rotorua Weekender reporter @thedailypost

A Rotorua woman will be taking part in the Mongol Derby - a 1000km horse race in Mongolia.

Jennifer Cook is one of 36 competitors from around the world who will take part in the Mongol Derby in August.

The 1000km course recreates Chinggis Khaan's legendary postal system. Riders change horses every 40km and stay with the local herders or camp under the stars.

She says being an adventurous person she loves doing things that will challenge herself, which is why she decided to enter.

"The chance to do something like this on a horse and raise money for a charity - it was a no brainer.

"Adventure and giving back at the same time is why I really got into it..."

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