Local women participate in international horse race
Thundering across Mongolia two Central Oregon women are participating in the longest horse race in the world.
The Mongol Derby, a 1000km ride across the Mongolian steppes on semi-wild horse began yesterday, and two local women are on the ride.
Amy McNamee, an antelope resident and MHS graduate, and her friend Shandie Johnson of southern Wasco County mounted their horses for the challenge.
The race, known as the longest and toughest horse race in the world, lasts ten days across rugged and remote environment.
Check back after the riders return in late Aug. for more about the race.
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