The ROCKETHORSE
journey

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Barry has ridden in many “wild” places in southern Africa including the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, navigating lonely mountain passes topping out at altitudes of 3000m. He crossed the flat desert plain of the Tankwa Karoo National Park, alone and unsupported with two horses: not the longest but one of his most memorable adventures. In 2012 he crossed South Africa with riding partner Joe Dawson, covering 2200km in 10 weeks, riding their four horses from the foothills of the Drakensberg to their new home in Cape Town. They crossed diverse landscapes from the extremes of city centres to  remote stretches of the Wild Coast. This experience along the unspoilt paradise of Wild Coast and their experiences of racing the Mongol Derby, led to the duo establishing Race the Wild Coast, a 350km race through this untamed wilderness, that after only 2 edition has become know as the toughest  horse race in the world!