The Mongol Derby Update – Finish Line in Sight

August 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Of the 42 strong field that set out, 35 are still going in the 2017 Mongol Derby, the world’s longest, and um, did we mention, toughest, horse race at 1000KM across the Mongolian steppe. The team on the ground report that they’ve had “four seasons in a week with the Mongolian weather - day two saw [...]

The Mongol Derby Update – Three Days In

August 11th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Mongol Derby is underway, 41 racers left the starting line on August 8th. They’re riding 1000km over the next 10 days. Riders just completed Day 3 on the Steppe with South Africa, New Zealand and Australia are currently battling it out for the lead. Terrible weather conditions (driving rain and freezing cold!) have made this year’s [...]

Women of Age Racing in the Mongolian Derby

August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |

Its time again for the Mongolian Derby – the world’s longest horse race. This year 36 competitors, 12 men, 24 women from 9 countries will ride semi-wild Mongolian horses 1000km across the Mongolian steppe tracing Chinggis Khaan’s ancient postal route. Riders must balance survival skills and horsemanship, endure the elements and navigate unfamiliar terrain to reach [...]

WARHorses Race in History’s Footsteppes

September 12th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Mongolian Derby is 1000 km (621 miles) across the Palearctic grasslands of the Mongolian Steppe. The annual race recreates the postal relay route developed in 1223 by Genghis Khaan. The race is sponsored by The Adventurists, an organization that raises money for charities while “fighting to make the world less boring.” Billed as the World’s [...]