Meet Our Rider: Jon Pieszak Heeboll (Denmark/Sweden)
Jon Pieszak Heeboll from Denmark lives in SWEDEN.
When Jon isn't training with one of the Swedish endurance team rider Josefin Blom Lugn, he is flying planes ✈️ and helicopters 🚁!
Jon has been riding in the snow ⛄️ at night in preparation for the race. Ambitious and adventurist, Jon set himself with Sweden's best endurance rider to give himself the best chance to get through the Gobi Desert Cup.
I am a 39-year-old Danish man, working and riding in Sweden 🇸🇪
I started horse riding in 2014. At the beginning of 2015, I contacted Josefin Blom Lugn, Swedish national team endurance rider, and have since been riding at her stable and learning all about the sport through her. Competing in endurance in Sweden, I am excited to compete in Mongolia where it will be incredibly different.
My main motivation for entering the Gobi Desert Cup is the experience, adventure and the possibility to develop my riding skills. Passionate about the sport of endurance, my main goal is to complete all six days without any eliminations. 🏆
My current preparation is a minimum of 1 ride a week, preferred over 1,5 hours. I also do some running 🏃♂️ as a supplementary workout, which sums up to three workouts a week.
Since summer started appearing in Sweden ☀️ I will be able to ride 2-3 times a week. I am looking forward to challenging myself and especially my endurance and horsemanship!
I think the only impossible journey is the one you never set out on.
Thanks, Jon, best of luck for the race! 🏇🏼🏆
By Heather Wallace