Cairngorm 100
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Funding for the CG 100

Funding a ride like the Cairgorm 100 would be difficult if not impossible by rider entry fees alone and getting financial assistance for a ride with little track record and a small entry list is almost impossible.

Running a linier route across the Cairngorm mountains with eight vetting checks is no cheap matter, needing three or four times the number of helpers required to run a normal 160 km national endurance ride. In addition, because of the time scales we need to provide accommodation for the early and late start and finish and feed the blighters as well throughout the day.

This year is no exception and would not have been possible without the efforts and donation of a few dedicate enthusiasts.

In recognition for their sponsorship effort and donations we would like to allocate the following locations to our sponsors.

1. Francis Bakker for her stalwart work as general fund raiser we would like to allocate the start at Glen Clova. Francis has done everything apart from selling her body to raise funds for the ride.

2. Vet Gate 1 at Loch Muick and the main base at Invercauld, Vet Gates 2 and 4, have been allocated to the 15 CG100 4-day trail riders for their generous sponsorship and general good company during the ride. This ride was organised by Francis with the assistance of Penny and was a great success. It will probably be the main method of raising funds for future CG 100 rides.

3. Vet Gate 3, Linn of Dee has been allocated to Susan Kilgour and Hazel McCorkindale for their generous donation. Hazel was going to ride again this year, but that’s horses for you.

4. Vet Gate 5 Loch Builg, goes to Helen McFarland for her donation and for once again making the effort to take part in the ride. We must be doing something right. Thanks

5. Vet Gates 6 at Tomintoul has been sponsored by Lisa Falk. Lisa was last years German entry on Gameboy. We thank her for her generous contribution. Lisa’s donation has also sponsored the ‘Half Way There’ buckles.

6.  Vet Gate 7 at Dorback Lodge is allocated to Carola MacCallum and David Tidmarsh. Carola for organising the talk earlier this year and David for giving the group some insight into pack horse riding in the mountains.

7. Lastly the finish at Nethy Bridge, I would like to allocate to Matt and Maurine Walker in thanks for their generous donation. I would also like to wish Matt well in the 50 mile ride.

We would also like to recognise Mike and Sally Bell who have once again sponsored the trophies,

Leovet for the rider packs which are being given to all of the riders. These packs contain what is probably the only effective repellent against not only ticks but any other insect that makes life generally unpleasant when in the mountains at this time of the year, Phaser and Cellsius leg cooling Gel for horses’ legs which I’m reliably told by a former CG100 winner as “doing the job”

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Saracen Horse Feed who will be giving horse feed vouchers for the 50 mile riders. Thanks for the gift.

Thanks also to Heilan Loos for the Tomintoul freeby, I’m sure all of the riders and crews will all be most relieved for your contribution.
Last but not least, Performance Equestrian, who not only sell good endurance equipment but also put right failures with other providers equipment, with a smile.

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Thanks to you all.