Tag: Mongolia

The Equestrian Adventuresses community shares stories and information about horseback riding, equine culture and equestrian programs in Mongolia, Asia. It’s famous for the great Genghis Khan, the still existing nomadic culture and mongol horses. Find out yourself!

Riding to the Eagle Hunters in Mongolia

When one adventuress traveled to Mongolia, she did the opposite of what most “tourists” do. She bought her own horse and set off into the horizon with her own camel and dog to tag along on the adventure. She spent four months among the eagle hunters of Mongolia and her life would never be the same again…

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Riding to the Reindeer Herders in Mongolia

“Four good legs are better than two lousy ones.” When travel author and adventuress Gill was diagnosed with an incapacitating illness, she did the opposite of what most people in her circumstance would do. 30 years ago, she packed her bags and headed out to Mongolia, where horses outnumber people. Her mission? To see the tribes of the last reindeer herders in Mongolia.

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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 and 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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EQA Interview with Julie Veloo on Learning to Ride in Mongolia

Julie shares her experience learning to ride in Mongolia at the age of 50. Not only did she find a new passion, but also a new mission in life. Consequently she went on to become the VP of a Charity helping Mongolian kids and created the Gobi Gallop.

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