Five go off to nationals

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A QUINTET of Borders girls will be heading south this weekend to represent the Duke of Buccleuch Pony Club in the National Novice Pony Club Championships.

Jessica Friell (Roberton), Rachel Potts (Kelso), Lucinda Crawford (Melrose) and Eryn Douglas (Lilliesleaf) will compete in the show jumping team championships while Rachel, Lucinda, Eryn and Emma Bruce (Ancrum) take on other qualifying teams from all over the UK in the eventing championships.

The preliminary rounds saw more than 500 teams from all over the UK fighting for just over 40 places at the event, so already the girls have done exceptionally well to be heading to Cheshire for what is sure to be a fantastic experience.