Bumper entry has gymkhana jumping for joy

Young Ellie Meldrum riding Sylvester 60, went on to win 13-15 Show Jumping, Six Bar, Working Hunter and was Working Hunter Reserve Champion ahead of holding her nerve to win the Super Open Show Jumping
Young Ellie Meldrum riding Sylvester 60, went on to win 13-15 Show Jumping, Six Bar, Working Hunter and was Working Hunter Reserve Champion ahead of holding her nerve to win the Super Open Show Jumping
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Selkirk Common Riding Gymkhana enjoyed a bumper entry this year after the format was tweaked and extra classes were added, including two Retraining of Racehorse events.

Well advertised through social media, some 85 advanced entries were received and organisers rose to the challenge to make the annual event a roaring success.

Thankfully the weather cooperated and an excellent competition was had by all who took part.

The T. Watson Memorial Cup (Royal Burgh Standard Bearer 1914) was won by Ellie Meldrum, along with the £50 in the Super Open Show Jumping which proved an excellent addition to the competition.

Stuart Coltherd and his committee are grateful to everyone who gave up their time to ensure this event was a success, from setting up on Wednesday throughout the event and the clean-up on Sunday morning.

“Without this help from everyone it just would not happen,” he added.

z Local businesses and individuals were more than generous, and organisers wish to thank the following for their continued support: Bankend Services (Rosettes); Carrs Billington, Selkirk (Goody bags for all kids); James Ewart Racing (Clothing); Ian Stark Equestrian Centre (Vouchers); Tarff Valley, Newtown St Boswells (Feed Vouchers); Jennifer Dalgetty-Duff (Perpetual Trophy for RoR Royal Highland Qualifier); Gordon Newlands/Jane Tait (Perpetual Trophy for Royal Windsor Trophy); Down to Earth, Selkirk (bags of carrots and apples); Mark & Wendi Gilbert, Glenmayne (Jump Hire); Eric & Ruth Patterson (£100 for Super Open Show Jumping); David & Andrew Bunyan (Secretary’s Tent).

They are also grateful for the other trophies that are awarded annually, generously donated over the years by local families and businesses.