Ride date for the 2021 Cairngorm 100 of Saturday 3rd July

The Cairngorm 100 Endurance Ride is a bi-annual point to point race across the stunning scenery of the Cairngorm National Park, 100 miles to be completed in 24 hours. 

In 2021 there will be three distance classes in the Cairngorm 100 event, the 100 mile, 75 mile and 50 mile classes.

The route has many challenges along the way and calls for riders to have the ability to navigate and manage both themselves and their horses for long stretches, without assistance, in real wilderness country.

For safety, riders are tracked throughout the route using a GPS tracking device which can also be viewed on-line by spectators as the ride progresses. Horses are vetted in line with recognised National and International standards at regular intervals throughout the ride, however, in the remoter areas these checks will be carried out without crew assistance, but with the support of the organising team.

The winner of the 100 mile class is not necessarily the first past the post. The Overall Winner Award is based on horse management throughout the ride. Points are given for the metabolic condition of the horse at each vet check and the time taken to present to the vet. The Overall Winner is chosen by a combination of the highest veterinary score, plus points for the final arrival place. However, this is a race ride, and the ‘First Past the Post’ will be recognised at the award ceremony.  All those completing the 100 miles within 24 hours will receive the CG100 Completion Buckle.


Should the Covid 19 restrictions allow the ride to go ahead, the date for the 2021 CG100 ride has now been fixed for the 3rd July.  Starting once again at the Glen Clova Hotel, at the head of Glen Clova, one of the Angus Glens north of Dundee and is planned to finish once again at Nethy Bridge, in the north of the Cairngorm National Park.


The classes for 2021 will be the100 and 75 mile starting at Glen Clova with a time allowance of 24hours and 18 hours respectively. The 50 mile class will start at Mar Lodge, close to Braemar. Mar Lodge is also the third Vet Gate for the 100 mile riders and the start of the 50 mile class will be co-ordinated with the arrival of the 100 mile riders and will follow the remaining 100 mile route to the finish. The 50 miles class will have 12 hours to complete the distance and those that complete successfully will be awarded a “Half Way There” buckle.


If you choose to enter this ride it will certainly test your horse management, stamina, and navigational skills all with crewing assistance allowed only at Vet Gates. You will have breath-taking views while crossing the magnificent wilderness of the Cairngorm mountains and Britain’s largest National Park.

If you are interested in taking Part in the 2021 year event send an email to:

Penny at [email protected]


For general enquiries please address these to:

Clive at [email protected]