Learn what everyone is saying about The Gobi Desert Cup! 


Endurance World, The Gobi Desert Cup challenges riders, body and soul

June 4, 2018 by Heather Wallace. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 4 May 2018. The Gobi Desert Cup is a 480 kilometer endurance ride beginning outside Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. The challenge is focused on teamwork, horsemanship and immersion in the Mongolian culture as well as completing the marked course safely. 


Equestrian Living, Gobi Desert Cup

June 4, 2018. Co-founded in 2017 by FEI 3* Endurance Rider, Camille Champagne and leading Mongolian veterinarian Naranbataar Adiya, the Gobi Desert Cup is an almost 300-mile multi-stage endurance race through the Gobi Desert, riding Mongolian horses approximately 50 miles everyday for 6 days. This challenge is the only one of its kind to combine endurance while positively supporting Mongolian culture and their horses. Read more

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The Timid Rider, The Gobi Desert Cup

June 1, 2018 by Heather Wallace. Imagine my surprise that I’m attending a 300-mile endurance horse race in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia! You read that correctly.  The Gobi Desert Cup is being held August 22-31st in Mongolia and will include riders from all over the world in this life-changing and immersive cultural experience. Read more. 

Lorie Duff Horsemanship, The Gobi Desert Cup

My journey in the equine industry has taken me to places I only dreamed of, and this is for sure one of them. I never would have predicted that I would be given such a great honor to represent my Country, Canada, in an endurance race half way around the world. Read more...

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Globetrotting, The Gobi Desert Cup

September 18, 2017. “Let us introduce you to Mongolia” is the slogan for the Gobi Desert Cup, and although we here at Globetrotting HQ feel as though the epic riding holidays we offer in this beautiful country do that (and more), we’ve got to admit, a 480km multi-stage endurance ride across the Gobi Desert sounds like a hell of a lot of fun. The inaugural event has just taken place this month (September) and saw 16 competitors from around the world ride a new Mongolian horse each day for 80km over six days. And the good news is globetrotters, the race was a success and the event organisers are already looking forward to next year and inviting people to enter. Read more...

Northern Star, Local Riders to Tackle Gobi Desert Cup

August 4, 2017. THE desert in Mongolia conjures vivid images of a foreign culture and harsh conditions.

For Horsetalk Riding Farm owners Steve Clibborn and Joyce Corbett it will be their personal battleground for a week as they strive to conquer exhaustion, heat, cold and mental fatigue while participating in a 480km race through the unforgiving desert.

The inaugural Gobi Desert Cup will take place in September and is a 480 kilometre endurance ride starting 160km outside UlaanBataar, the capital of Mongolia. Read more...


Catwalk, Georgina Lloyd taking on the Gobi Desert Cup 2017 Challenge for CatWalk

August 30, 2017. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step ~ Lao Tzu

Georgina Lloyd has recently turned 30 and originally from Australia with a background in eventing.

“I have been living in New Zealand for the past 9 years.  I came to New Zealand to work in the Thoroughbred industry, but the beauty of New Zealand has kept me here. I now work in a local legal office as a Legal Executive, completing my final year of my degree (Bachelor of Laws).  To keep my horsey addiction satisfied I still ride the pony and the odd thoroughbred in the morning at the Matamata Racecourse. Read more...

North Queensland Register, Camille Champagne Bargenquast calls on nominations for her inaugural Gobi Desert Cup


January 17, 2017. A north west Queensland endurance rider is calling for nominations for her inaugural ride through the Gobi Desert in south Mongolia.

After competing in the longest and toughest horse race in the world – Mongol Derby – Camille Champagne Bargenquast is preparing her own endurance ride in conjunction with an internationally experienced Mongolian vet and two endurance riders from America. Read more...