Quiz win

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Celebrations for the 80th year of the Duke of Buccleuch Pony Club got off to a great start with a win for the quiz team at the area competition held at the Barony College, Dumfries.

Shannen McVittie, Amy Coltherd, Sam Coltherd and Fern Graham clinched victory with 273 points and qualify to go south to represent area 19 in the finals in Warwickshire on April 17.

They were supported by Libby Todd, Heather Graham, Rosie Bancroft and Martha Todd, who were seventh with 243.5 points, trailing just out of the ribbons by 1.5 points.

The quiz topics covered equestrian nations, flags and capital cities, to horse and pony care and the Pony Club.

The competition was hosted by the Dumfriesshire Hunt branch.