In today’s episode, we travel to Scotland and talk about Scotland’s very own Tevis Cup, the Cairngorm100 endurance ride. It takes place every two years against the stunning backdrop of the Cairngorm National Park which is one of the UK’s last true wildernesses. My guest today is Fionnghuala Paterson from Scotland who has competed in this ride not only once, but three times already. This year she emerged as overall winner and she was kind enough to talk with me about this epic ride across the Scottish Highlands, what makes it so special and her own personal experiences competing in it.
Cairngorm100 Endurance Ride – 100 miles in 24 hours
An epic ride, the Cairngorm100 is very similar to the Tevis Cup. It is a point-to-point race with a distance of 100 miles which has to be covered in 24 hours. The backdrop of the ride is the stunning scenery of the Cairngorm National Park and the route leads past the Balmoral Estate of the royal family. It is a ride through wild country and rough terrain and it is definitely nothing for the faint hearted!
Your Guest today:
Fionnghuala Paterson (Scotland)
Equestrian Adventuress and endurance rider from Scotland who competed three times in the Cairngorm100 with her Arabian gelding Tannasg Psyonny
Don’t forget to check out the resources section in this article!
- What is so special about the Cairngorm100
- How is this ride different from other endurance rides
- Endurance Riding in the UK
Thank you for tuning in and happy trails!
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- Cairngorm100 Endurance Ride Website
- Podcast Episode about Scotland as a Horse Riding Destination
- Podcast Episode about the Tevis Cup
- Article about Riding in Scotland
- Horse Riding in every country
- Equestrian tools and resources
- EQA Online Shop