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The Resource Rough magic : riding the world's loneliest horse race, Lara Prior-Palmer

Rough magic : riding the world's loneliest horse race, Lara Prior-Palmer

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Rough magic : riding the world's loneliest horse race
Title
Rough magic
Title remainder
riding the world's loneliest horse race
Statement of responsibility
Lara Prior-Palmer
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the age of nineteen, Lara Prior-Palmer discovered a website devoted to "the world's longest, toughest horse race"--an annual competition of endurance and skill that involves dozens of riders racing a series of twenty-five wild ponies across 1,000 kilometers of Mongolian grassland. On a whim, she decided to enter the race. As she boarded a plane to East Asia, she was utterly unprepared for what awaited her. Riders often spend years preparing to compete in the Mongol Derby, a course that re-creates the horse messenger system developed by Genghis Khan, and many fail to finish. Prior-Palmer had no formal training. She was driven by her own restlessness, stubbornness, and a lifelong love of horses. She raced for ten days through extreme heat and terrifying storms, catching a few hours of sleep where she could at the homes of nomadic families. Battling bouts of illness and dehydration, exhaustion and bruising falls, she decided she had nothing to lose. Each dawn she rode out again on a fresh horse, scrambling up mountains, swimming through rivers, crossing woodlands and wetlands, arid dunes and open steppe, as American television crews chased her in their jeeps. Told with terrific suspense and style, in a voice full of poetry and soul, Rough Magic captures the extraordinary story of one young woman who forged ahead, against all odds, to become the first female winner of this breathtaking race."--Dust jacket flap
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1994-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prior-Palmer, Lara
Dewey number
798.4/092
Index
no index present
LC call number
SF336.P75
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prior-Palmer, Lara
  • Horse racing
  • Women jockeys
  • Women jockeys
  • Horse racing
  • Jockeys
  • Women jockeys
  • Great Britain
  • Mongolia
Label
Rough magic : riding the world's loneliest horse race, Lara Prior-Palmer
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1049786020
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781948226196
Lccn
2018950159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Rough magic : riding the world's loneliest horse race, Lara Prior-Palmer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1049786020
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781948226196
Lccn
2018950159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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