All being well, you really are on your own, and you’ll be oblivious to the miracle of back-up and logistical support going on around you.
What you will be aware of however, is the Derby's sophisticated web of veterinary support. You'll carry a vet card and every single horse that takes part is rigorously checked before and after they take part. Any riders deemed not to be taking proper care of their horses will be penalised.
We give you a satellite tracker and emergency beacon which allows Derby HQ to see where you are at all times and to dispatch veterinary assistance if required. It also means we can keep our vet support at the optimum distance to all our riders and horses to ensure a rapid response.
Our fabulous team of Mongolian and international vets has been led in 2010 and 2011 by Jenny Weston, an FEI 4* endurance vet from New Zealand. With Jenny at the helm we know our steeds are in the most excellent of hands.