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In brief – Mauricio Rogel

In this edition of ‘In brief’ we get to know Mauricio Rogel from Patagonia.

Tell us your name, age and nationality:

Mauricio Rogel, age 36 from Chile

Where are you from?

I was born in Puerto Natales but I live in Torres del Paine, Patagonia, one of the most southern places in the world.

Mauricio RogelHow did you get involved with horses?

I started riding when I was 2 years old. My dad taught me and since then I never stopped.
For as long as I can remember horses have always been part of my life. My father raised me among them and taught me the ways of life with them.

What is your greatest achievement?

I consider my greatest achievements everything I learned through living with horses. Seeing all the great results we have nowadays with our horses after all the training we give them is very rewarding.

Do you ride your own horses or those belonging to someone else?

All the horses I race with are owned by me and I train all my horses myself.

What do you consider unique about endurance riding?

Our races take place in the most southern part of the world and we’re surrounded by very adverse weather. We have many races with heavy rain, snow, and really low temperatures.
It’s amazing to see that the horses have the capacity to adapt to this type of weather since they have no trouble running in cold weather, rain, and snow. On top of that they can also race in high temperatures without struggling. Racing in Patagonia is a real challenge, but finishing the race gives me a real sense of achievement and pride.

Image credit: Francisco Boetsch Tagle


FEI Profile: Mauricio Rogel

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In brief – Mauricio Rogel

In this edition of ‘In brief’ we get to know Mauricio Rogel from Patagonia.

Tell us your name, age and nationality:

Mauricio Rogel, age 36 from Chile

Where are you from?

I was born in Puerto Natales but I live in Torres del Paine, Patagonia, one of the most southern places in the world.

Mauricio RogelHow did you get involved with horses?

I started riding when I was 2 years old. My dad taught me and since then I never stopped.
For as long as I can remember horses have always been part of my life. My father raised me among them and taught me the ways of life with them.

What is your greatest achievement?

I consider my greatest achievements everything I learned through living with horses. Seeing all the great results we have nowadays with our horses after all the training we give them is very rewarding.

Do you ride your own horses or those belonging to someone else?

All the horses I race with are owned by me and I train all my horses myself.

What do you consider unique about endurance riding?

Our races take place in the most southern part of the world and we’re surrounded by very adverse weather. We have many races with heavy rain, snow, and really low temperatures.
It’s amazing to see that the horses have the capacity to adapt to this type of weather since they have no trouble running in cold weather, rain, and snow. On top of that they can also race in high temperatures without struggling. Racing in Patagonia is a real challenge, but finishing the race gives me a real sense of achievement and pride.

Image credit: Francisco Boetsch Tagle


FEI Profile: Mauricio Rogel

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