Marc Tasse Christina Kein Gobi Galloper 2023 Helping make a difference...one child at a time
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About Me I am thrilled to be joining the Gobi Gallop 2023, which will see our group honor the legacy of Mongolian horsemanship by travelling across 700 kilometers of Mongolian countryside on native horses under the direction of local guides. At the time of this writing, the route is yet to be determined but may include steppe, plain, river crossings and more, but one fact is certain—we will #chafeforcharity in order to raise funds for the Veloo Foundation’s Children of the Peak Project. I am a lifelong horsewoman, having been given a series of lessons “just for the summer” at the age of 8. Since that time, my love for horses has taken me to over thirty US states and three continents to teach, train or explore with horses. Though I have done a little of everything on horseback, currently my favorite riding disciplines are dressage and distance riding. I have ridden a mule down the Grand Canyon’s Bright Angel Trail, horsepacked to visit mustangs in the Eastern Sierras of California and even finished a few 100 mile rides in Vermont on my Thoroughbred mare Lee--but the Gobi Gallop will certainly be my toughest endurance challenge yet! I have wanted to visit Mongolia since learning about its rich equestrian heritage and I am so excited to be given this opportunity to experience elements of this culture first hand. Perhaps the best part about the Gobi Gallop is that through the Veloo Foundation’s efforts, our visit can create positive change for the people of Ulaanbaatar. Please consider contributing toward my fundraising goal—donations are tax deductible for U.S. and Canadian residents, and no amount is too small. Thank you! About the Cause The Veloo Foundation’s Children of the Peak Project (Narnii Huuhduud) helps to protect and educate some of the most vulnerable and impoverished residents of Mongolia—the children of families who must scavenge for their basic needs from the rubbish dump. Residents in this area of Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia’s capital) are former herders whose animals have perished during harsh winters and other challenging conditions. They moved to the city for its resources but are considered non-registered residents, making finding work opportunities difficult. The Children of the Peak Project helps to support these families, giving them hope and opportunity. Additionally, the Project itself employs local residents who help to oversee the care and well-being of these children. Five days a week, these children visit the Sanctuary where they can be warm, eat three nutritious meals and be supervised by caring adults while their parents work. At the Sanctuary, these children are provided social and educational opportunities that otherwise would be out of reach. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to never know such hardship first hand probably cannot appreciate the impact the Children of the Peak Project has on those it supports. I look forward to meeting some of these residents during my time in Mongolia and learning what more can be done to help.
Thanks for helping me make a difference, one child at a time!
My fundraising goal this year is $10,000.00 through donations and fundraising events. Please join "Team Christina" and help me make a difference for the children and families living in abject poverty and scavenging in the garbage to survive. NOTE - Qualified US and Canadian Donors will receive a tax receipt for their donation and 100% of all donations in support of the Gobi Gallop go directly to help the children!!
Just a couple of the sights and experience Gobi Gallop Riders will be enjoying as they ride the Wild Gobi!