8 Apr 2024

Mongol Derby: Kiwi woman attempting world's toughest horse race

From Nights, 9:55 pm on 8 April 2024

Brydie Black is an endurance horse rider based in Auckland's Henderson Valley, and come July, she'll be flying to Asia to complete the Mongol Derby.

The Derby involves riding over 1,000km along Genghis Khan's historic postal system in rugged terrain - all on semi-wild Mongolian horses.

She's holding a fundraiser auction to support the trip, with a dinner for six with heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker at Auckland's Baduzzi restaurant up for grabs.

She joins Emile Donovan.

Brydie is atop a horse in a misty field. She has her arm in the air in triumph and smiles at the camera.

Brydie Black is an endurance horse rider, and started riding when she was eight years old. Photo: Supplied