January 13 2017
Endurance rider Justin Nelzen, 40, died January 11 in Montgomery, Texas.
He was a veteran of the Marine Corps and Navy, and was an endurance rider, trainer, and farrier.
Justin won the 1000-km Mongol Derby in 2010, and he was part of a dramatic rescue of horses stranded by floods in Texas last year.
He leaves behind two children, aged 14 and 12, and a large community of endurance friends.
A fund has been set up to raise money for funeral expenses at: