Uma Mencia | 26 | Spain
Riding experience: Uma has been taking part in long distance races for thirteen years and spent the last seven as a professional endurance rider in Dubai. She rides or crews weekly during the racing season on courses up to 160km long. Her longest race so far was 240km in three days and involved riding young horses prone to bucking and running away in the middle of the desert.
Outdoor/survival experience: Uma was once assaulted by an Ostrich while working on an art project in the desert. She’s also delivered a baby camel in the wild. During the holidays Uma has been leading high school students on riding trips in Morocco and Mongolia.