Mongol Derby


Practical Horseman Podcast: Kayleigh Davenport

SmartPaker Kayleigh Davenport walks us through her preparation for the world's longest and toughest race—the Mongol Derby—and gets advice from Mongol Derby veteran, Jocelyn Pierce.


Road to the Mongol Derby: Part One

SmartPaker Kayleigh Davenport takes us with her as she trains to compete in the world's longest and toughest race—the Mongol Derby.

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Equestrianists Launch New Adventure Races on Horseback

The organizers of the Mongol Derby, the longest and toughest horse race in the world, have launched a world series of equine adventure races.

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Life After the Mongol Derby

As the 2019 Mongol Derby is coming to a close, riders may be wondering what comes next?

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An Open Letter to the 2019 Mongol Derby Competitors

One year after completing the longest, toughest horse race in the world, Practical Horseman’s Managing Editor Jocelyn Pierce offers advice for future derbyists.

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600 Miles on Horseback: Conquering the Mongol Derby

Practical Horseman’s associate editor’s once-in-a-lifetime quest to complete the longest, toughest horse race on the planet: the Mongol Derby


Hoofprints Through History

Jim Wofford reflects on a few of the countless instances when horses have been an intrinsic part of human history.

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Mongol Derby Part III: Sometimes You Just Have to Close Your Eyes

Practical Horseman Associate Editor Jocelyn Pierce recounts her Mongol Derby adventure in the final edition of this three-part series.

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Mongol Derby Part II: Slow and Steady Does Not Win the Race

Practical Horseman Associate Editor Jocelyn Pierce recounts her Mongol Derby adventure in Part II of this three-part series.

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Photo Gallery: Mongol Derby

A collection of some of our favorite images and moments from this year's Mongol Derby.

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Mongol Derby Part I: ‘Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth’

Practical Horseman Associate Editor Jocelyn Pierce recounts her Mongol Derby adventure in Part I of this three-part series.


Mongol Derby Day 9: Stick a Fork in It

The riders are officially cooked and this year’s race is done. We pay tribute to the heroic final wave of finishers.


Mongol Derby Day 8: Yes She Khan, and Yes She Did!

Prac’s Jocelyn Pierce got sent on the writing assignment of a lifetime and it appears she has survived to tell the tale.

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Mongol Derby Day 7: And We Have a Winner(s)!

Adrian Corboy and Annabel Neasham crossed the line in tandem to claim the 2018 crown, while Prac’s Jocelyn Pierce is on target to finish tomorrow morning.

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Mongol Derby Day 6: Over the River and Through the … Um, This Seems Dangerous

There is no bridge over troubled water, only trouble, for riders in the Mongol Derby. On day 6 Jocelyn Pierce remains unsinkable, while the Aussies cling to a narrow lead.

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Mongol Derby Day 5: No Rules, Just Right

In this ever-unfolding bloomin’ onion of chaos, a duo of Aussies takes the lead as Devan Horn sits out vet penalties; Prac’s Jocelyn Pierce is … somewhere.


Mongol Derby Days 3-4: Keep Calm and Bugger On

Steeped in chaos and surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery on earth, Jocelyn Pierce is still smiling as she reaches the midway point of the Mongol Derby.


Mongol Derby Day 2: Galloping Headlong into the Great Unknown

Jocelyn Pierce is in hot pursuit of the lead pack on the second day of a race that is predicated on unpredictability.


Mongol Derby: The Eagle Has Landed!

A Derby-ready Jocelyn Pierce embarks upon pre-race training in Mongolia’s capital city and heads to start camp on the steppe

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Getting Mongol Derby Fit

How Jocelyn has physically prepared over the past 11 months leading up the Mongol Derby


Road to the Mongol Derby: How I Prepared for the Challenge of a Lifetime

Prac's Associate Editor Jocelyn Pierce shares the inside scoop on her preparation for next week's Mongol Derby.


Road to the Mongol Derby: Why the Derby?

We sat down with Prac's adventurous Associate Editor Jocelyn Pierce to learn more about her upcoming trip to Mongolia to participate in the challenging Mongol Derby.

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Mane ‘n Tail® and SmartPak Sponsor Practical Horseman’s Associate Editor in 2018 Mongol Derby

Mane n' Tail and SmartPak sponsor Associate Editor Jocelyn Pierce in the longest and toughest horse race in the world.