Wild Horse Advocate to Film Documentary on Native Horses in Mongolian Race
By: The Gobi Desert Cup
Jamie thrives on driving creative ideas from beginning to end. As an Art Director/ Creative Director over the past 14 years, she has helped develop some of the most recognizable brands in the world. A horse lover since birth, Jamie quit her job to follow her passion - photographing wild horses all across the Western United States. With a greater outreach from a growing Instagram following, she has been inspired to do even more. Utilizing her talents, Jamie created her own production company that concentrates on bringing animal causes to the public through film. Jamie's latest project, the docu-series "Taking Back The West" will help bring awareness to the wild horse cause.
The Gobi Desert Cup is a multistage endurance race on Mongolian horses, unlike any other endurance event. Combining the safety protocols and regulations of three international endurance organizations with semi-wild Mongolian horses and horsemanship, the event occurs over multiple terrains from dunes to rolling, verdant hills. Each of the potentially 24 international riders will ride six horses in six days, testing their horsemanship, their endurance and their sense of adventure. Each horse is chosen specifically for their physical strength and quiet temper and trained specially for the race by our team of Mongolian herdsmen and veterinarians.
Mongolia horsemanship and nomadic tradition have remained virtually unchanged since the time of Genghis Khan in the 13th century. The Gobi Desert Cup was founded to directly benefit the local nomadic people and their horses while drawing global attention to their slowly dwindling lifestyle.
About The Gobi Desert Cup
Co-founded in 2016 by FEI 3* Endurance Rider, Camille Champagne, the Gobi Desert Cup is a multi-stage endurance race through the Gobi Desert, riding semi-wild Mongolian horses every day for six days over 480 kilometers. This challenge is the only one of its kind to combine endurance while positively supporting Mongolian nomadic culture and their horses before, during, and after the event. Learn more at http://www.gobidesertcup.com
Heather Wallace, Media Director