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The Equestrian Adventuresses community shares stories and information about The Worlds Longest and Toughest Horse Race, The Mongol Derby.
Read about their pain and injuries, as well as their success stories and unique advice.

EQA Podcast Ep 15 Race the Wild Coast South Africa & the Mongol Derby

Fellow adventuress, Sarah, shares her experiences riding in the Mongol Derby and the challenges and difficulties she faced. She also shares her remarkable stories of competing in the inaugural race across the wild south african horse over 350 kilometers with a team of 3 endurance horses. You’ll learn what it’s like swimming with horses, riding alongside dangerous cliffs and what it takes to tackle some of the most challenging horse races in the world.

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Mongol Derby Interview with Previous Competitors

EQA interviewed several adventuresses who competed in the “World’s Longest and Toughest Horse Race,” the Mongol Derby. They reveal their biggest mistakes and most successful strategies in this grueling race, which takes place over 1,000 kilometers of Mongolian steppes and re-enacts the Genghis Khan messenger “pony express.” You ride semi-wild Mongolian horses and swap horses every 40km. During the Derby, you’re only allowed 5kg of gear and must rely on your own navigation and wits to find your way to each horse station and eventually the finish line. It’s an intense race with riders from around the world competing for bragging rights and a completion, of which many fail to accomplish.

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Mongol Derby Packing List

If you’ve signed up for the Mongol Derby, the “world’s longest and toughest horse race” spanning 1,000 kilometers on semi-wild Mongolian horses, then you might be experiencing a bit of panic over what to pack for the Mongol Derby. After all, you’re only allowed 5 kg worth of gear! That’s not much considering you’ll be on your own (mostly) for 7-10 days in the middle of the Mongolian steppes. Don’t worry, with our handy Mongol Derby Packing List, you’ve got one less thing you need worry about!

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