Let us introduce
you to Mongolia.

with a 480-kilometre multi stage endurance ride through the Gobi desert, riding a new Mongolian horse every day for 80 kilometres.



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The Gobi Desert Cup is a 480 km endurance ride in which riders will ride 80km per day for six days following a marked course. Starting at 7 am every morning, each rider must reach the camp before 7 Pm. Two vet checks are held each day; one at the 40km checkpoint and another one at the end of the 80km. Riders will have 30 minutes, after entering the camp to present their horse to the veterinarian. Horses must be sound at the trot out and have their heart rate below 64 bpm. 
There is a compulsory vet hold of 40 minutes after vetting at each checkpoint to rest, water and feed the horses.


The horses you will be riding will be selected after they qualify based on their health, age, quietness, experience and ability to complete long distances. Once qualified these Mongolian horses will undertake endurance training.



A traditional Mongolian camp awaits at the end of each day, with a local family of herders helping to unsaddle and take care of the horses. Our chef will cook meals after riders enjoy a shower. Rider's bags will be transported to each camp by our team. 

You will enjoy the assistance and camaraderie of various crew members. Chief Steward, ride organiser, veterinarian, volunteers, Local families and herders. The herders will help you handle/care for the horses and move the Gobi Desert Cup camp. FEI qualified veterinarians, medics, and local interpreters will also accompany you on your trek across Mongolia. 

You will be surrounded by a team of passionate, professional and experienced people.



In September 2017, Nara, Bayar and Camila ran the first edition of a unique endurance ride across a vast, ancient land. The race enabled riders to connect with nature in its purest form, as well as the heritage and culture of the people who call such a world Home.

The Gobi Desert Cup will be running from the start camp outside Ulaan Bataar towards Dalanzadgad. 

“It is easy to conquer the world from the back of a horse.”

— Genghis Khan