Horse Podcast Ep 182: Cairngorm100 – Scotland’s Own Tevis Cup

Equestrian Adventuresses Travel and Horse Podcast Ep 182 - Cairngorm100 - Scotland's Own Tevis Cup

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.

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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

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  • 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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Krystal Kelly is a California girl on a Quest to see every country. She is a professional equestrian adventuress and has worked internationally with horses since 2010. Since then she has worked at professional competition and riding stables in Egypt, Italy, Romania, India and Bhutan! "I love travelling and I love horses and I am very blessed to be able to do both of my passions for a living!" She now has her own company, Krys Kolumbus Travel where she strives to empower women to travel and provides resources, tips and online courses to encourage women to travel SOLO to unique destinations. www.kryskolumbustravel.com www.krystal-kelly.com

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