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Racing the Wild Coast – Movie Coming Soon!

Do you have goosebumps yet?

In October 2016, team riders Sarah and Rose rode in the inaugural Race the Wild Coast from Port Edward to Kei Mouth in South Africa.  Throughout the race, they and ten other riders were filmed on their journey… the product of which will be coming soon to your screens!  Stay tuned here and at the Rockethorse site and we will keep you informed of the release date as it becomes available!

What was it like to be filmed while riding this epic race?


Sarah and Asad being filmed during vetting later in the race. Photo courtesy of Rockethorse Racing.

“I am not going to lie, I avoided the film crew at first.  I was worried that taking time to interview with them on my holds would slow down my vet checks – and having efficient vet checks and horse changes was my strategy for the race.  Any time I saw them approaching I would make myself busy… fussing over my horse or my pack.  Once I had my routine down later in the race, I took some time to let them in.”


Sam and Monde catch up to Sarah. Photo courtesy of Rockethorse Racing.

“We would be riding on a goat track the edge of a cliff with a hundred metre drop straight to the ocean.  Then we would hear the whip whip whip sound of the helicopter approaching and just think ‘oh crap, what is coming next?’  ‘don’t spook, don’t spook, don’t spook’ and of course ‘don’t look at it you fool, they told you not to and wave at the cameras.  Slap a smile on your face and pretend that your chafed damp legs aren’t stinging like a thousand wasps got in your pants.  You are having fun remember?’  Later in the race when I was alone fighting to keep Asad moving, the familiar sound of the chopper told me that Sam and Monde were closing in.  It was a telltale sign that something exciting was about to happen.”


Jamie following Rose on her second horse Eclipe into a vet check. Photo courtesy of Rockethorse Racing.

“My headlamp turned out to be water resistant, not ‘swim rivers’ water proof.  The second morning, getting ready in the dark, I was quite happy to have the camera crew following me around with their bright lights.”


“At a certain point, I found myself looking for the camera crew when something hilarious or frustrating was happening.  It started to feel like a natural extension of whatever it is that drives me to blog in the first place.  Sometimes when I’m trying to write a blog and reconstruct an event and find the right pictures, I think how much more convenient it would be if I just had a camera crew.  That said, I don’t like seeing myself in photos or on video.  Seeing myself on video, I can’t help wondering if I look that goofy all the time.



And if you are feeling motivated and inspired by the video, why not apply for a spot in the 2018 race?

Can’t make it for one reason another?  Not to worry, Ashley will do it so you don’t have to.  Help her fundraising efforts by purchasing an ESRR tee or hoodie!


Media Alert: Get Out There Magazine

This is a multiple hit of media:

Get Out There Magazine has me in their current issue as a Featured Article!  Very exciting!

It doesnt stop there however, at the end of the article on me and The Mongol Derby (pages 15-19), is Q&A I answered about Ride N Tie (pg 20).  Oh and skip ahead to pg 31-32 where I have put the next 2 months of the OCTRA calendar in there.  Yes, I have been busy typing and clicking away in any spare time I can get!

Media Alert – The Rider

This one was submitted by my Fitness Coach: Heather Sansom.

It actually was a (pleasant) surprise to me when people started approaching me saying they had seen the article, but I had no idea.  The publication was kind enough to send me a copy that you can read here: Rider Mongol Story

You can visit The Rider website at http://www.therider.com/rider/

They were also kind enough to share with me a story they did a few years back on another Canadian who participated in the race (Our record is bad guys… 1/4! Let’s hope I can change that!)

Media Alert (sorta) – HJU

I opened up my Horse Junkies United weekly mailer this morning, with great surprise! There were familiar ears perked on the right hand column.  They have published a post I wrote months ago as a “show” review, with some of my helmet cams.  I had not heard from them after submitting it, so I was please to see I finally made the cut.

Of course, this was before I had been accepted to the Derby, hence no mention.


Anyway, enjoy the article here.

Media Alert! – YongeStreet

Earlier this week my friend Sheena messaged me asking about my sponsorship by KnixWear.

She wanted to know if I could provide a quote for an article she was working on about them.  Knowing what a fantastic writer she is, I whooped and cheered and happily took the opportunity!

So without further ado, you can check out the full article here:

knix story

Here is the snippet with my mention:

To test the limits of Knixwear, the company has sponsored horseback rider Sarah Cuthbertson who will be participating in the world’s longest horse race, the Mongol Derby, next summer. She is one of only 35 riders selected to travel to the Mongolian Steppe to ride 1,000 km in 10 days. Some days she will be riding for more than 12 hours. “I am limited to only 5 kg of gear to carry with me,” she says. “Once I account for a sleeping bag, camera, and basic first aid and navigation equipment, there is very little room left for the comforts of fresh clothes. Knowing I can go an extra day…is a huge relief for me.”

Thanks Sheena!!!!!