Today I am talking with Anna Erickson about Endurance riding in Australia. Anna has recently participated in the prestigious Tom Quilty Gold Cup, a 100 miles endurance race and the unofficial national endurance championship of the country. She tells us all about her experience and why this historic race is special. We also talk about Endurance riding in Australia in general and how it is like to travel more than 3000 km to join a ride.
The Tom Quilty Golden Cup
Australia’s most prestigious Endurance Ride
Inaugurated in 1966, the Tom Quilty Gold Cup soon became Australia’s most prestigious endurance ride, taking place once a year and being a 100-miles-in-24 hours race. It is not a point-to-point ride such as the Tevis Cup or the Cairngorm100, but it is special in as much that it is hosted by a different Australian state each year, giving riders from all over the country the chance of participation.
Find out more about the Tom Quilty Endurance Ride
Your Guest today:
Anna Erickson (Australia)
Endurance rider and veterinarian, Anna first vetted Endurance rides and then decided to try out riding them. This passion finally took her to participate in the prestigious Tom Quilty Cup in 2014 for the first time. It took another two attempts to finally complete the ride in 2021.
Don’t forget to check out the resources section in this article!
- The Tom Quilty Endurance Ride
- Riding Endurance in Australia
- How to get you and your horse fit for a 100 miles endurance race
Thank you for tuning in and happy trails!
Horse Nomads – Book 5 of the Equestrian Adventuresses Book Series
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- Website of the Tom Quilty Golden Cup Endurance Ride
- Australian Endurance Rider’s Association
- Western Australian Endurance Rider’s Association
- Equestrian tools and resources
- EQA Online Shop