Vandaag zijn alle ogen gericht op de finish. Gisteren 10 ruiters binnen en vandaag waarschijnlijk ook zo’n aantal, waaronder Linda van Gorkum.
Esther, Aly en Mike gaan vandaag voor 3 paarden tot HS27 en houden voor morgen een stukje Derby over. Ik waarschuw vast: vanavond op tijd naar bed om morgenochtend vroeg de finish van Esther te zien!
To finish is to win
Intrepid Medic Andy tending to Mongol Derby rider SC’s ankle, which had been getting progressively worse over the course of the race. It got worse still after this but he refused to quit and ended up riding the last 30k without his feet in the stirrups. #mongolderby #theadventurists #mongolia Photo: Sarah Farnsworth
Here is a bit of an insight to Elise’s Mongol Derby…. Because I’m a technical retard 🙈 I can’t share the Instagram Post so have to take a screen shot to share 😂 #performaride #excelequine #mongolderby #amazing #whataride
Elise Stables @elisestables (ES)- our youngest derbist at 19, crossed the finish line in 10th place. • At HS 2 during the start of the race, she found herself at the back of the pack due to a lameness penalty. Once her 2 hour penalty was served it only left her with 2 hours thru biblical rain & bog to reach the next station. A risky move should she not make the station in time and have to camp out in the wilds. • She chose to take the risk, selected a lightening bolt of a horse as a partner and together they blasted thru the storm and made it to the next station a mere 5 mins after the time cut off. Receiving a 10 min time penalty, she served the next am and spent the two days solidifying her spot in the front pack. • Sponsors @kathmandugear @excel_equine • #mongolderby2019 #mongolderby
#Repost @mongolderby ・・・ Our vet @hlabowke from SA runs a tight ship at her horse stations~ JH, ES, MV just making it in before the time cut off back at HS12. • 📸 @sarahfarnsworthfieldsports • #mongolderby
Foto’s Sarah Farnsworth / Mongol Derby.