ALL THE WILD HORSES
Wed, Feb 20 at 7 pm
featuring filmmaker Ivo Marloh
presented by Painted Bar Stables
Painted Bar Stables is sponsoring the opportunity to get involved with the adventure! Watch this daring film, meet the filmmaker (and 2x Derby Rider) Ivo Marloh, and chat with our own local Painted Bar Stables rider who is heading to Mongolia next summer, Kelsey Eliot!
ALL THE WILD HORSES follows international riders from around the world as they compete in the Mongol Derby in Mongolia, the longest and toughest horse race on the planet. In this race across 700 miles of Mongolian steppe the riders are on their own, navigating from horse station to horse station where they change horses every 30 miles. They have to deal with dehydration, hypothermia, exhaustion, extreme weather, swollen rivers, attacking dogs and roaming wolves. The riders stay the nights out in the wild or with nomad families. To choose a wrong horse at a horse station could get them bucked off, losing their mount in the process, or suffer more serious injuries.
Filmmaker Ivo Marloh rides the 1000-kilometre race twice to embed himself in the individual stories and document exactly what compels riders from all around the world to risk broken bones, life-threatening injuries, or their life savings for an experience that will change their lives forever, in one of the last true wildernesses on Earth, on the back of wild horses.
Erika Eckstrom, owner of Painted Bar Stables, will also be at the event to share upcoming adventures with the Painted Bar Stables that you can take part of. There’s an adventure for everyone of all ages and levels, whether it be an Endurance Race in the mountains of Maine or Vermont, an EquiTravel Trip to North Carolina, an Equitrek through the Finger Lakes National Forest, or even just a beautiful trail ride with some good friends and a nice mount.