Rider Application

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Now accepting applications for

19th -28th August 2020.

Join us for the equestrian adventure of a lifetime.

Upon receipt of your letter of invitation a NON-refundable deposit of 20% of full nomination fee must be paid within seven days to secure your place in the Gobi Desert Cup.

Nomination fees: USD $7,300

The payment schedule: Payment in full upon acceptance or the following installment plan: 20% deposit to secure your spot if accepted for the event. 50% by November 15, 2019. Balance due by March 1, 2020.

*We have a no-refund policy; therefore, we encourage riders to insure their nomination fee.


We request a short video (preferably with a horse) tell us a little about you, your experience with horses, why you’d like to ride the Gobi Desert Cup, and what you look forward to most. This should be sent by email to Ride Director Camille Champagne at info@gobidesertcup.com.

Name *
200 words or less and show us your personality! Begin the bio by introducing yourself, your education and credentials, any notable achievements and why you would be a great fit to ride the Gobi Desert Cup!
Please list your Facebook and/or Instagram handles if you have them.
Please specify kgs. or lbs.
Please describe in detail your horse riding experience. How long, how often do you ride, and what discipline.
Have you ridden endurance before?
Please list any endurance or equestrian organization memberships of which you are part.
Do you have experience riding young or inexperienced horses?
Please provide the names of any other riders you intend to ride with. Teams are based on 4 members and chosen by the riders. If not applicable, please enter n/a.
By clicking the "Submit" button below, I hereby send my application to The Gobi Desert Cup and consent to be contacted for an interview. I understand that if accepted for the event I will attend and will pay my nomination fee in full by the due date. All payments are non-refundable and a donation to the Mongolian Horse & Nomad Foundation.

* Applying does not guarantee a place in The Gobi Desert Cup. If you receive an official invitation your place will be secured only when the deposit is paid. All payments are non-refundable.