Borders trio riding high in Fife

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Kelso couple Lorna and David Aylward and Hawick rider Hilary Mactaggart proved in unbeatable form at Saturday’s Central and West Fife Show, near Kelty.

The trio returned to the Borders with a clutch of silverware and rosettes following an excellent day’s riding at the popular annual event.

David showed home-bred three-year-old Bordergrove Honolulu to take supreme hunter honours, after standing champion in-hand sports horse, champion in-hand horse, and champion in-hand hunter.

The Kelso couple also celebrated success with Bordergrove Helsinki, shown by Zoe Thomson, to finish reserve in-hand horse and reserve in-hand hunter.

Southern Reporter horse racing correspondent Hilary took the ridden hunter championship with her lightweight winner Windsor Wood, and then stood reserve supreme.

Hilary also headed the small hunter class, riding former Horse of the Year Show victor Harley Street, who was reserve ridden hunter to his stablemate.