Duke of Buccleuch Pony Club teams scored a hat-trick at the Area 19 quiz held at St Boswells village hall – the winning quartet heads south to Moreton Morrell in Warwickshire for the finals on Sunday.
Tiffany Mactaggart, Heather Graham, Rosie Bancroft and Lucy Brown (DoB Bewilder team) won convincingly with 161.5 points and are training hard under the supervision of Catriona Bancroft.
Lifting the second prize rosettes were DoB Bravehearts (Emma Dunkley, Sam Coltherd, Martha Todd Poppy Graham), 142; followed by DoB Bewitch (Amy Coltherd, Samantha Martin, Fern Graham and Millie Coltherd), 140.5.
Sixteen teams participated and covered eight rounds of topics ranging from Pony Club, map reading, know your horse, rider, tack and turnout for different disciplines, practical, foot, shoeing and ailments, equestrian Olympics and Paralympics, plus a picture round. Other placings – 4, Dumfriesshire Hunt (138); 5, Nithsdale 1 (120); 6 (equal), Galloway Rubies, and Linlithgow and Stirling Unstoppables (111).