TwistedLamb has been selected to ride in the Mongol Derby in August 2014. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it is the toughest horse race in the world. For over 1000 Kilometers, myself and 35 other hand picked international riders will be racing across Mongolia on semi-wild horses for a chance at an insane life experience.
For ten days we will be following Genghis Khan's legendary postal route, switching horses every 40 kilometers and relying on nomads for food, water and shelter. Only a GPS will be used for guidance and a max of 11 pounds of gear to carry will be allowed.
The horses are semi-wild native Mongolian horses and known for their toughness and steel manner. They are the backbone of Mongolia and to this day, outnumber people seven to one. Every 40 kilometers, we will be switching to a new horse at the designated check points. Vets and race officials will be present to make sure the horse's heart rate and condition are solid before moving on to a different horse. If their heart rate is above the set rate, we will be penalized or possibly eliminated.
Why am I competing in this race? Because I believe in pursuing your life dream, self-empowerment, freedom and to be part of the greatest horse ride in the world. TwistedLamb has always been about creative strength and it's this belief that I'm taking to Mongolia with me; to show myself and others that self expression and personal growth in itself is an artform.
My entire life has been riding horses and all proceeds after expenses will be donated to the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary. Located in South Dakota, Black Hills is a 10,000 acre safe haven for wild and unwanted Mustangs to live freely. Horses are my spirit animal and freedom is everything.
Website: Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary
In order to compete in the race I need to raise $20,000 and I am asking for your help.
The breakdown of the costs are:
Entrance fee: $12,500
Charity: $2000 minimum (any amount over needed amount will be donated)
Airline Ticket to Mongolia: $2300
Gear (saddle,insurance,GPS,gear..): $3200
Any donation is greatly appreciated - no matter how big or small. The donations are tax deductible and for a great cause.
The images and documentation of this amazing adventure will be invaluable and I will inject my own sense of style and aesthetic into the endeavor and present it on TwistedLamb for your pleasure. The images will be AMAZING!
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