Junior vaulters earn Scottish championship

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THE South of Scotland Select squad have finished their season on a real high at the Scottish Championships.

The event provided the squad with a win in the Junior Squad Class. The team of Stacey Macpherson, Shannon Purves, Sophie Aitchison, Charlie Lochhead, Emma Counsell and Izzy Kyle (pictured) put in a really solid set of compulsories, followed by a foot-perfect freestyle routine to music from Take That. They competed on team horse Ardblae Dickie Snow, lunged by Rebecca Hewit.

Two weeks later, they travelled down to Dunstable to take part in the British Championships. The same team once again showed a top set of compulsories and then two wonderful rounds of freestyle to complete their season as British Junior Squad Champions. Training for next year’s world Equestrian Games selection has already begun for the winter.