Mongol Derby 2018

'With the toughest terrain to pass, the Mongol Derby is considered to be the most challenging and longest horse race in the world.'

'To recreate the legendary 13th century Chinggis Khaan's postal system, riders are to overcome a 1,000 km course, stopping only every 40 km for a break under the stars. Strong will and determination to ride a semi-wild Mongolian horse is a must for the riders, who amount to around 40 professionals. The horses are small, but so sturdy and enduring that to survive they need no more than 5 kg of essentials. Before the Derby, these horses are independent and beasty due to the specifics of Mongolian herding. About 1,400 best horses from local herders get selected and then trained for the Derby. The extremely demanding course includes 25 horse stations. While it is a very dangerous and demanding adventure to uptake, it is also one of the most spectacular,—only the fearless dare to conquer the Mongolian S​teppe!'

Good luck to all involved! What an amazing adventure to be apart of.

To follow each of the riders adventures, click this link: /blogging.theadventurists.com/map/adventure/mongolderby18





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