If you have been following this blog for a while now, or if you ride Endurance in Ontario, this announcement is likely not going to surprise you!
You may know Solstice as the young rider I pair up with most of my time on the trail, as well as one of my closest friends. When I told her that I had been accepted to ride the Mongol Derby in 2014, I got an email back stating that I would have to do it 2 times, because she expected me to return with her when she was old enough. Sometimes I accuse her of sending me bad juju (of course I am joking!) so I couldn’t use the excuse that I did it once, therefore I never had to do it again.
So the plan, we continue to train together, fundraise together, and lean on each other for support. Someday we will be submitting our applications together and sitting on pins and needles waiting to hear if we are accepted. Being 15 now, we are guessing that someday will fall into 2017. We are very excited to partner up for this, it means a whole lot more than going it alone.
Look forward to next week, where Solstice will join the blog with her first post; introducing herself to you!