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Mongol Derby - Team New Zealand

Closed Cause page created in the Sports category by Marie Palzer

  • $990.00 donated
  • 20 generous donors

I have been selected to ride in the worlds Longest and Toughest horse race- The Mongol Derby

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The Mongol Derby is the longest and toughest horse race in the world and is run by the adventurists.

The 1000km course recreates Genghis Khan legendary empire-busting postal system. Riders change horses every 40km and stay with the local herders or camp under the stars.

Every year 30-40 professional, semi-professional and enthusiastic amateur riders compete for the derby crown.

To stand a chance of finishing riders must balance survival skills and horsemanship. They must endure the elements, semi-wild horses as well as unfamiliar food and terrain.

Marie Palzer, 22, Marahau New Zealand.

Horse riding provides Marie with a sense of freedom and empowerment. Marie entered the Mongol Derby as she is addicted to adventure and pushing herself to her limits. Marie taught herself to ride at a young age, now she classifies as a long distance rider after having spent 102 days travelling solo on horseback. She trains green horses, works at a horse trekking company, competes in trail rides, gives riding lessons and alongside all that Marie is a Waldorf Steiner teacher. Marie also runs a movement called Hoofing Around for Change which advocates equality and aims to empower others to follow their own dreams and stay true to themselves.

Please help Marie out, this is a once an epic once in a life time experience and she is already training hard for the race however is lacking funds. Please help her get to Mongolia!!!!!!

"The world looks different from horseback: it's a magical world full of wonder, empowerment and trust"

Marie Palzer - 2016.

Use of Funds:

The funds raised will be used towards paying the $18,000 entry fee.

Return flights to Mongolia

Ridding equipment and gear such as sleeping bag, GPS etc.

Travel insurance.

Page created by:

Marie Palzer

Nelson / Tasman

I will be representing New Zealand in this adventure race. I will be ridding semi wild horses, Navigating my way through every terrain possible through the Mongol steppe. I will be ridding in every weather possible whilst avoiding wild dogs and covering 1000km.

Every donation helps, thank you for helping me turn my dreams into reality.

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Marie Palzer.

  • $990.00 donated
  • 20 generous donors

$990 donated



This cause page was created on 23 Jan 2017 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 19 Jun 2017.

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