Friday, August 02, 2019

Great Britain: Borden horse trainer to take on Mongol Derby in Mongolia - Full Article

By Ellis Stephenson
Published: 12:12, 01 August 2019

A horse trainer will take on the challenge of a lifetime as she prepares to ride in the world's toughest horse race.

Michelle Brister, 38, of Eyehorn Farm in Borden, is undergoing a regime of hypnotherapy to get in the right mindset for the Mongol Derby, as well as meeting regularly with a personal trainer.

The competition sees 40 horse riders from around the world travel 1,000km on semi-wild ponies across Mongolia for 10 days from Wednesday, August 7.

There will not be any signage to guide the participants, who will each be given a GPS tracker to wear and an emergency beacon.

It is expected to take between eight and 10 days to complete.

Every 40km the participants will change the animals they will be riding from 6.30am until 8pm each day.

She will be completing the challenge in a bid to collect £50,000, which includes £10,000 to cover entry costs and £40,000 for Cancer Research UK...

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