Borders vaulters excel at nationals

Equibuddy Vaulters, based in Greenlaw, sent a large team to Ingliston Country Club last weekend for a competition combining both the Scottish and British championships.

In the Scottish championships, Sam Corson was placed first senior male and Minta Younger second in the female child category. Equibuddy’s Novice Team on Spotty retained their Scottish champions title with a fine win, and they also had a team on Monkey which placed fourth.

Team Spotty was Sam Corson, Lillian Greenough, Ally Simmonds, Sophie Thomson, Eva Walley and Minta Younger.

Team Monkey was Sophie Thomson, Hester Greenough, Kayla Ruddy, Ailsa Chalmers, Matthew Baker and Archie Pilcher.

The British championships also provided some great spectacle and competition.

Sam Corson was first senior male and Minta Younger placed second in female child. In novice individual, Ally Simmonds was first and Lillian Greenough third.

In pre-novice individual, Kirsty Gibb bagged second slot.

In canter freestyle, Sophie Thomson was third. Hannah Page, Kirsty Gibb, Kayla Ruddy and Hester Greenough all performed well in the walk pairs.

In walk individual, Jack Hume was placed first.

Well done to Jack Hume who was also awarded a lovely trophy for Best RDA Freestyle.

The 6-9 year-olds achieved a terrific second place in the walk, and the novice team on Spotty took first and the novice team (Monkey) clinched third.