The Mongol Derby doesn't call itself the longest, toughest horse race in the world for nothing. I'll be riding 29 different horses between stations across 1,000 km of Mongolian steppe. Forty-four other competitors from around the world will join me in this giant recreation of Chinggis Khaan's postal network from 1224. Changing weather, geography, and horse selection will introduce new challenges every step towards the finish line. Riders will use horsemanship to select and manage each horse from station to station as well as physical strength and will power to endure all the variables the steppe has in store for the journey. I first heard about the Mongol Derby in 2010 while studying abroad in Scotland and have been dreaming about it ever since. I'm thrilled to be competing with riders from all different disciplines and nationalities and am looking forward to experiencing the Mongolian culture and landscape from the back of a horse.
The team behind the Mongol Derby (the Adventurists) are not only committed to making the world less boring, but also to making it a better place. The Adventurists dedicates fundraising efforts to Cool Earth because of their work alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction.
Empowering the Asháninka to shield millions of acres of Amazon rainforest.