Ride-for-a-cure Mongolian Derby
Featured Image: Five very happy participants in the rite-of-passage marathon ride endured by generations of young Mongolians.
It’s become somewhat passe, but this event has caught the imagination of many young equestrians and equestriennes in the Western world. I first encountered this when young teenager Angus Paradice from Scone made it his objective probably 10+ years ago? He achieved his aim of competing successfully and is now a graduate of West Point Military Academy (USA) having joined the US Military Forces.
Two of the Archibald brothers from Scone, Ed, Rob and Jack plus brother-in-law Rob Bell from Goulburn also participated and completed. I believe Anabelle Neasham (England), now a very successful racehorse trainer in Australia actually won the event when employed by Ciarin Maher?