We are super proud of Hyde alum Jessie Dowling '99 who completed the Mongol Derby in August!
She placed 13th in the 620 mile horse race across the Mongolian Steppe in 10 days. The historic route was used almost 800 years ago by Genghis Khan as a horse rider mail system. Jessie set this goal over a year ago and trained hard for the competition which required her to navigate rough weather and terrain. Speaking with her recently, Jessie explained that of the 43 riders who started the race, only 25 finished. Others did not finish due to injury or resulting health issues.
Jessie embodies the Hyde spirit as she pursues the path of her unique potential and embraces both the challenges and opportunities along the way. Jessie is also founder and owner of award-winning Fuzzy Udder Creamery in Whitefield, ME.
Here’s a link to her story that recently ran on Maine 207: https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/local/207/maine-woman-competes-in-1000-kilometer-race-across-mongolia-on-horseback-207-interview/97-d4e7b60a-4d42-47bd-a3e3-31f77d15e87b