Dubai horse rider challenges herself to longest endurance race in world - the Mongol Derby

The 1,000km race over rugged Mongolian terrain is so arduous that as many as half of the riders do not finish but that has not stopped a Spanish finance graduate from taking on the challenge.

Uma Mencia, who is taking part in the Mongol Derby, trains at the Fazza Endurance Team stables in Dubai. Courtesy Uma Mencia