Tuesday, May 15, 2018
American Eventers to Contest 2018 Mongol Derby
Devan Horn in the 2015 Mongol Derby. Photo by Richard Dunwoody/Mongol Derby
Eventingnation.com - Full Article
By Leslie Wylie on May 15, 2018
Eventers have historically fared pretty well in the Mongol Derby, not because we know the first thing about endurance riding but because as a lot we’re generally tough, scrappy and just psychotic enough to think we can pull it off. Lucinda Green’s niece, Lara Prior-Palmer, won the race in 2013, and several more have found their way to the finish line over the years including (by the skin of my teeth) yours truly.
The 10th annual race, a sort of 1,000-kilometer Hunger Games on horseback, takes place Aug. 5-18 somewhere in Mongolia and will be contested by 45 riders from 13 countries. North America is sending its biggest ever contingent — a whopping 13 riders from the U.S. and two from Canada — and once again there will be a few eventers in the mix.
Let’s break down the American field!...
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