The 2020 Gaucho Crew

Jeremy Hubert

Head Veterinarian

Jeremy is a world renowned veterinary surgeon, based in Zimbabwe who has practiced and taught in the US, Australia and the UK. He has vetted the Mongol Derby twice

Kit Heawood

Deputy Head Veterinarian

Kit, UK based, as well as vetting, helps us coordinate the team, the protocols and equipment. Also, a remote medic who has worked previously on the Mongol Derby.

Cambell Costello

Race Veterinarian

Cozy is an extensively experienced vet who has ridden and crewed the Mongol Derby. He also rode the recce Gaucho run with Tom and is ready to take on Patagonia.

Georgina Johnston

Race Veterinarian

Georgie is a vet based in Aus and has extensive experience working with horses all over the world.She has previously vetted and ridden the Mongol Derby.

Sarah van Dyk

Race Veterinarian

Sarah, an Aussie Vet with 10 yrs practice in the US, UK, and Aus, and NGO projects worldwide. She vets endurance races in Aus & vetted the 2019 Mongol Derby.

Dori Hertel


Dori is a lifelong horse enthusiast and experienced veterinarian, who also competed in the 2018 Mongol Derby.

Sarah O'Dwyer

Horse Selection Veterinarian

Sarah is an equine vet with extensive clinical practice at the top referral hospital in Ireland & Australia. She completed Horse selection for the Gaucho Derby.

Tom Morgan

Race Founder & Director

Tom, race founder, generally sits in Head Quarters with a ton of phones, coordinating the moving parts from the satellite trackers.

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Irma Saldia

Patagonia Operation Manager

Irma is a native of El Calafate and is probably the towns most organised resident. Thanks to Irma things happen on time and in the right place.

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Rama Gregorio Arcal

Chief Patagonian Hustler

Rama has been frantically busy working to line up the 500km course ready for the riders. From horses to land access and importantly wine Rama has getting it done.

Katherine Friedley

Deputy Race Director

Katherine rode the Mongol Derby in 2012 and has run the ops room in HQ four times. This year she joins us again in El Calafate as deputy race director.

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Jakob Von Plessen

Jako helped to design the course and race structure and was leading the test ride. He's back in the saddle for the race testing out a different format.

Louise Crosbie

Event Manager

Louise rode the Derby in 2015 & has crewed many times in many formats. She will be refereeing, problem-solving and tracking down lost riders & their steeds.

Erik Cooper

Head of Media / Event Manager

Erik rode the Derby in 2012 and has crewed the Mongol Derby many times in many roles over the years. He will be out catching all the action and stories.

Candice Sparre

Ops Room Reporter

Candie from Aus joined the crew in 2019 to keep the insatiable desire for updates from the race flooding the electro – airwaves.

Andy Fraser


Andy started as a paramedic in London before working for NGOs in sub-Saharan Africa and then he moved into remote search & rescue. He has worked two Mongol Derbys.

Toby Gilbert


Toby is UK critical care paramedic who has taught and provided medical support worldwide, including the last two Mongol Derbys.

Arthur Samaras


Arthur is a director of a critical care service in New Jersey, who has competed in multiple endurance sporting events and worked globally providing medical care.

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Javier Mansilla

Camp Manager

Javier is a fabricator extraordinaire. He has been building everything from mobile petrol stations to bbq's for us. He is keeping the wheels literally turning.

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Laura Cabana

Ops Room Assistant / Runner

Laura is the Argentine arm of the ops room team. Bridging the gap between HQ's terrible language skills and the real world.

Carlos Heine

Operations / Technician

Carlos has worked with the adventurists for three years and is a troubleshooting extraordinaire.

Rich Brandon Cox


Rich has filmed more adventures than almost any other human and he brings his prodigious talent to the Gaucho Derby.

Ivo Marloh


Ivo filmed the Mongol Derby & made a successful film out of it - “All the Wild Horses”. He also filmed the Gaucho Derby recce with Tom in 2019.

Richard Dunwoody


Richard joined us on the first ever Mongol Derby to give training to the riders. He photographed the Mongol Derby many times and we're delighted to have back.

Anya Campbell


Anya rode the Mongol Derby and then returned to photograph it years later. She will be working with Richard to grab all the photos of the riders take on the beast.