Last updated on June 20th, 2018 at 12:27 pm
It’s more than an endurance race, it’s a cultural experience.
Do you have what it takes to compete in the Gobi Desert Cup, August 22-31, 2018?
Co-founded in 2017 by FEI 3* Endurance Rider, Camille Champagne and leading Mongolian veterinarian Naranbataar Adiya, the Gobi Desert Cup is an almost 300-mile multi-stage endurance race through the Gobi Desert, riding Mongolian horses approximately 50 miles everyday for 6 days. This challenge is the only one of its kind to combine endurance while positively supporting Mongolian culture and their horses.
The organizers are currently seeking riders to join famed endurance rider Christoph Schork for Team USA. Schork has ridden over 32,500+ life-time miles and has had more than 320 1st place finishes.
Secluded from the rest of the world for 10 days, riders will be living with nomadic people, riding endurance-trained Mongolian horses; and testing their endurance and horsemanship.
Following a marked course, riders will be starting every morning at 7:00 am and must complete the course before 7:00 pm. Two vet checks by FEI-qualified veterinarians are held each day; one at 25 miles and one at the end of the 50 miles.
Riders will be camping each night in a traditional Mongolian camp and experience the nomadic lifestyle. A starting and closing ceremony will include presentation for the first three riders and the first three teams (of 4 riders) with the most points will be decorated.
Visit https://www.gobidesertcup.com for more information about the