Scottish Boarders Common Ridings

I returned to Scotland in August this year to take part in a couple of Common Ridings.  This is a tradition which takes place all around the Border towns and involves riding a circuit of the town borders following a Town flag and specially nominated rider who carries this flag.  The one I did was at Lauder and the flag bearer there, who is known as the Cornet was Cameron McNeill.  The flag bearer is a very special priviledge and involves great ceremony.  It was an amazing experience to ride through the town with fife and drum bands and about 400 horses.  I was very well mounted on two of my nieces wonderful horses. Wincy and Paddy

This is at the Lauder Common Riding in Scotland In August 2013
My niece and I

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