Mongol Derby Riders
Sally has always had a passion for adventure and horses are one of the greatest joys in her life. She's grown up mustering cattle.
Kelsey has been a trail rider since she was about eight, took up arena Polo three years ago, guided trail rides in Iceland, and recently began endurance.
Katie has have been riding all her life, competing in dressage, showjumping and eventing. Now working at a small riding school and trekking centre.
Started riding horses at a young age at summer camp. Certified Wrangler with the Dude Ranch Association.
Started riding when she was 2 years old. Sixteen years later she have competed through all disciplines. Show jumping and racing are her passions.
Has been riding horses since she was 5. She comes from a background of mixed discipline training and has experience in breeding sport horses.
Linda Van Gorkam
Has been riding since she was 9 and competing in endurance for 2 years. She loves adventure and doing the impossible.
An upper level event rider and USDF bronze and silver medalist who has also made appearances in the hunter/jumper rings. Has been riding since she was 7.
Rode her Icelandic horses over 700 km from Switzerland to Germany. Became a mother and wants to use the last of her maternity leave to complete the derby.
Alanna has been riding since she was 6. She is taking part for the excitement, atmosphere, culture, freedom, immense views & of course to win the Derby.
Naomi Cheyenne Carmen Candide Crombeem
Has been around horses since she was a child, Naomi has tried out most disciplines, from dressage, western to jumping and liberty. Also breeds Haflinger horses.
Grew up on ranches, riding before he could walk. Went to college on a rodeo scholarship. Has broken & trained hundreds of horses.
Been riding all her life. Has competed in show jumping and eventing but now focuses on Dressage. Horses, the environment, and adventure are her greatest passions.
Currently a whipper-in for South Creek Foxhounds and accomplished multi-discipline rider. Patti was raised on a cattle ranch and will be riding for Moffitt Cancer.
Ridden since 3. Has done showing, eventing and hunting. Has been racing since 19. Currently educates thoroughbreds at a pre training farm in the dressage.
Currently in South Africa, works in the thoroughbred industry riding all English disciplines. She looks forward to the adventure that the Derby will bring.
From west Scotland, Holly has dreamt of competing in the Mongol Derby for six years. She’s delighted to get the chance to test her skills on the steppe
Zsófi's been around horses since she could walk and claims she's happiest when on a horse. The Derby seemed like a good opportunity to put this to the test
He's been riding endurance for about 5 years now and loves it. He’s riding the derby to explore the massive growth opportunity of the challenges it presents.
Pip loves horses, travel, nature, adventure and challenging herself. The Derby feeds all her passions and she is excited to go to Mongolia.
Riding since 9 years old. Endurance since 98. Finding the best way to present your horse to the vet check ‘fit to continue’ is always her goal.
Having recently retired his four legged friend, he was in desperate need of a new equestrian adventure and could not resist the calling of the Mongolian steppes.
Did multiple disciplines at riding school before settling into classical dressage. Recently started in horseback archery and this is a new found love to grow.
Has been riding every horse she can get her hands on for as long as she can remember. The Derby will be an excellent test of her horsemanship and character.
Lets see if the 20 years of horse riding experiences on all sorts of continents and mainly dressage and showjumping are enough for a happy ending.
Been riding since her mom was pregnant with her. She used to do handstands on horses in full body spandex, and thought she'd get into endurance riding the derby.
Wants to cross that finish line in a decent time and re-experience the mighty Mongolian horses, gentle people and overwhelming landscape.
The idea of the Derby, started a year ago on an extreme trail ride of 7 days and climbing 9000 metres in wild mountains of Lesotho.
Has been riding most of his life in different disciplines, city boy, always craved to travel long distances on horseback. 2015 Mongol Rally veteran.
Lives for new adventures, partnered with majestic horses. This experience is all about self awareness & heightened discovery.
Currently competes in Eventing, Catherine also has experience in Reining, Cutting, Western Pleasure, and Hunter/Jumper. Been dreaming of the Derby for years.
Works at Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve for 6 years as a horse trainer. Assists in guiding Extreme Horse Trials in Lesotho.
In it to challenge his passion for extremes and horsemanship. His mission is to do this with some passion, some compassion, humour and style.