Best of 2019 Video Countdown: #2 – Mountain Biker vs. Eventer on Cross Country

Each day between now and the New Year we’re counting down the top 15 most popular videos shared on EN in 2019. The #2 spot goes to “Mountain Biker vs. Eventer on Cross Country,” which garnered 9,055 views when it was originally posted on Jan. 7, 2019.

Believe it or not, if you told a member of the general public that you simply “ride,” horses might not be the first thing they think of. After all, snowboarders and mountain bikers are riders too. So it turns out there is actually more than one way to ride a cross country course.

In a new promotional video for Lindores Farm in Fife, Scotland, YouTube mountain biking star Danny MacAskill and his Santa Cruz 5010 mountain bike go head-to-head against Advanced level rider Louisa Milne Home and her 7-year-old, 17-hand gelding Future Plans who has competed through Intermediate. Danny and Louisa face off over stone walls, roll-tops, banks and a keyhole, and while I bet you think Louisa and her horse are shoe-ins to win the race, you may be surprised by the speed and agility of Danny and his bike!