Gobi Gallop 2018 recap
South Gobi Desert
June 4th 2018 marked the beginning of the 2018 Gobi Gallop - Adventure Back Through The Desert. Eight intrepid riders from around the world met at the Chinggis Khan International Airport and headed off on a flight to Dalaznzadgad in the Soth Gobi where they et their fearless leader, Saraa of Horse Trek Mongolia along with the infamous Loya, driver of the yellow bus soon to be named Priscilla ( of the desert..) that would symbolize home and safety at the end of each long 70 kilometers day across the desert as the riders endeavoured to cross 700 kilometres of the Gobi Desert in just 10 days of riding.
Soon they would meet their trusty steeds, 9 very hard Mongolian horses who had been trucked down from the Khangai region close to Ulaanbaatar to undertake the journey. Amongst these horses was one who would end up being the most valiant. Only one who made the entire trek from beginning to end - Boroogui
Bearing almost all of the riders at some point in time or the other, Boroogui was ridden for almost 600 of the 700 kilometres. He crossed deep sand dune, miles and miles of sharp rocks, gravel, large rocks and sand. He survived places where feed was not only sparse, but actually nonexistent and all there was to eat was the forage and grain brought along by Saraa and Baagii of Horse Trek Mongolia. He drank water from a water tank, puddles, springs, streams and wells. He took thousands and thousands of steps - each one drawing us a little nearer to our destination. But Boroogui is a veteran. He's done all 6 Gobi Gallops and 3 similar crew rides. He understands what these long rides are about and his experience came in very hand for him. For the riders...only Julie knew what she was getting in to.
Starting in far south Gobi
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