“You did what? Where?”
When I tell people I traveled to Mongolia to photograph a horse race there is often confusion. Even my friends and family struggled to understand.
I was a mother of three struggling to build a business for myself. But when I had the opportunity to travel across the world for several weeks away from everything and everyone I loved, I jumped at the chance and left it all behind for awhile.
The Gobi Desert Cup, an endurance horse race over 480 kilometers in six days, on Mongolian horses sought a writer and photographer to attend their event, and that was going to be me.
I don’t camp, I don’t normally take risks, and I don’t speak Mongolian. Yet, I never doubted for a second that I needed to be part of this experience. I knew from the very start this would be a journey of self-discovery.
I didn’t know it would change my life.
Heather Wallace is an unlikely adventurer. A mother of three and a small business owner, she has little time to explore the world the way she did in her younger years. So when the opportunity arose to work for The Gobi Desert Cup, an endurance horse race in Mongolia, she took a risk learning about herself and changing her life forever.