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Jenn Zipp Richmond – Ladies Offroad Challenge Featured Entry

Author: Jenn Zipp Richmond

JennRichmond-LONChallenge17Jenn Zipp Richmond
Del Mar, CA

"Jenn participated in the inaugural Rebelle Rally which served as her reintroduction into off-road driving after an almost 12 year hiatus. While she never lost the love of off-roading she found in high school, life took her in a different direction. Now, Jenn is actively back in the off-roading community and looking to grow. She is a full time mom to 2 kiddos, and is also a horse mom as she and her husband breed thoroughbreds. She enjoys horse racing and seeing the baby horses able to get up and run."
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Tell us about yourself, hobbies, etc:

“I am a full-time mom to a 6 and 4-year old. Any free time over the past 2 and a half years has been spent working towards off-roading goals, mainly the Rebelle Rally. I also love horse racing. My husband and I began breeding thoroughbreds around 6 years ago, and are now finally getting to see our baby horses grow up and run!”


How long have you been offroading?

“All through High School and my early 20s, then I got back in the dirt in 2014.”


JennRichmond-LONChallenge17How did you get into offroading?

“As a little girl; my mom worked for Toyota. She would take us to the Mickey Thompson races, and I would dream that one day I would be like Ivan stewart. When I finally got my driver’s license, my first car was a 1986 Toyota Pickup with 2WD and on lifted 31s. I fell in love even more.”


Tell us about your vehicle:

“It’s a 2017 Jeep Rubicon Recon Unlimited.”


What has been your favorite off-road experience?

“The 2016 Inaugural Rebelle Rally.”


What was your most exciting off-road achievement?

“Completing the Rebelle Rally.”

JennRichmond-LONChallenge17What excites you about off-roading?

“Pretty much everything, but I really love the dunes!”


What do you think is the most challenging aspect of off-roading?

“Quieting my mind from the craziness of everyday life, and just being present; completely present in the moment.”


Which aspect of off-roading do you think is the most fun?

“Learning new skills. I also love hitting the whoops! I also love that zen feeling that comes when you hit your groove.”


What does prepping for an adventure look like in your world?

“Making sure that my kids re dialed in - the rest is gravy!”


JennRichmond-LONChallenge17What is on your off-roading bucket list?

“Being a driver or co-driver in the Baja 500 and Baja 1000 races.”


Tell us about your typical off-roading companions:

“The Rebelle ladies.”


What is a piece of advice you have been given that you instill in your offroading adventures?

“Take care of your vehicle and protect your tires. Also, to finish first you must first finish!”


Do you have anything else you would like to add?

“I love that I finally have a ‘mom’ car that I can off-road in!”


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Author: Jenn Zipp Richmond