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Sunday, May 19, 2019, 9:00 PM

Lara Prior-Palmer Rough Magic At the age of nineteen, Lara Prior-Palmer discovered a website devoted to "the world's longest,toughest horse race"--an annual competition of endurance and skill that involves dozens ofriders racing a series of twenty-five wild ponies across 1,000 kilometers of Mongolian grassland.On a whim, she decided to enter the race. Riders often spend years preparing to compete in theMongol Derby, a course that recreates the horse messenger system developed by GenghisKhan, and many fail to finish. Prior-Palmer had no formal training. She was driven by her ownrestlessness, stubbornness, and a lifelong love of horses. She raced for ten days throughextreme heat and terrifying storms, catching a few hours of sleep where she could at the homesof nomadic families.Told with terrific suspense and style, in a voice full of poetry and soul, Rough Magic capturesthe extraordinary story of one young woman who forged ahead, against all odds, to become thefirst female winner of this breathtaking race.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-event-with-lara-prior-palmer-tickets-60206890430?aff=aff0eventful

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