Horse Podcast Ep 127: Living & Riding in Mongolia

Equestrian Adventuresses Travel and Horse Podcast Ep 127 - Living & Riding in Mongolia

On today’s episode Ute talks with Julie Veloo, Equestrian Adventuress from Canada who made Mongolia her home more than ten years ago. Together with her husband, Julie runs the Veloo Foundation, operating two kindergartens for underprivileged children in Ulan Bator. Julie learned to ride at the age of fifty only after she came to Mongolia in what she calls an 35 00 Acres-Open-Arena on Mongolia horses. Today she has ridden more than 37 000 km all across Mongolia. She organises the annual Gobi Gallop endurance ride as a charity event for her foundation and she is planning the longest charity horse trek in history criss-crossing Mongolia in 2022.

Having lived in Mongolia for so many years, Julie shares her insights into Mongolian society and culture with us and talks about its people and horses which will make you want to pack your bags and book the next flight to Mongolia!

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Mongolia – The Oldest Unbroken Horse Culture in the World!

Our Guest today:

Julie Veloo (Mongolia)

An expat from Canada, Julie moved to Mongolia in 2010 together with her husband who came for work. They have started the Veloo Foundation in order to help underprivileged children in different parts of the world, although they operate mostly in and out of Mongolia. In order to raise funds, she organises the Gobi Gallop, an annual 700 km endurance ride with Horse Trek Mongolia, an indigenous horse riding company supported by Julie.

Veloo Foundation

Horse Trek Mongolia

Don’t forget to check out the resources section in this article!


  • Learning how to ride in Mongolia
  • Insights about Mongolian society & horse culture
  • How did the Gobi Gallop evolve
  • The Blue Wolf Totem Expedition & Experience

Thank you for tuning in and happy trails!

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Krystal Kelly is a California girl on a Quest to see every country. She is a professional equestrian adventuress and has worked internationally with horses since 2010. Since then she has worked at professional competition and riding stables in Egypt, Italy, Romania, India and Bhutan! "I love travelling and I love horses and I am very blessed to be able to do both of my passions for a living!" She now has her own company, Krys Kolumbus Travel where she strives to empower women to travel and provides resources, tips and online courses to encourage women to travel SOLO to unique destinations. www.kryskolumbustravel.com www.krystal-kelly.com

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