Jumping for joy at Gleneagles

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A SMALL school in the Borders can boast Scottish champions for the second year on the trot.

Lilliesleaf Primary School Equestrian Team travelled to Gleneagles to defend their Scottish Show Jumping and Dressage titles and met tough opposition from all over Scotland.

The team was Daisy Job (on Cloudy), Milly Coltherd (on Galaxy), Katie Lowthian (on Zena) and Mary Douglas (on Reuben). The girls put on some outstanding performances and came home crowned Scottish Schools Show Jumping Champions 2013 (regaining their 2012 title) and were narrowly pipped into second place in the dressage.

Over and above this the girls pulled off some very impressive individual results. Mary and Reuben were crowned overall individual show jumping champions with Daisy and Katie claiming the 3rd and 4th slots. In the dressage, Daisy was 2nd individually in her arena whilst Mary gained the 3rd position in hers.