Saturday, July 26, 2014

Local rider saddling up for world's longest horse race

Photo: The Adventurists - Full Story and video

Susan Moses, WKYC 11:36 p.m. EDT July 15, 2014

If I have to reset my own femur, which is what they teach you how to do, I will cross the finish line.
Stephanie Murray

HINCKLEY, Ohio -- Say "derby" in the sporting world, and it's "Kentucky" that immediately comes to mind. But the world's most grueling horse derby takes place far from Churchill Downs. It's run in the Mongolian Steppe and as we found out a local woman is among a small group of international riders brave enough to try it.

Stephanie "Stevie" Murray has ridden most of her life, but much of it has been in the show ring on her dependable mount Gilbert. Murray's horseback riding experience is about as far removed from the Mongol Derby as you can get...

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