Young Borderers do the region proud in Kingsbarns open

A rider from Morebattle Primary School at the open show jumping competition at Kingsbarns.
A rider from Morebattle Primary School at the open show jumping competition at Kingsbarns.

Local equestrian teams put the Borders on the map at an open show jumping competition at the Kingsbarns Equestrian Centre near Falkirk.

The weekend started with dressage on the Saturday with joint teams from Kelso High School and Morebattle Primary School taking part. Morebattle were the only primary school team at the event and held their own amongst the older competitors.

Team one, Vicky Edgar (Another Adventure), Katy McFadyen (Bounty 11), Katie Edgar (Rebel Ruari) and Alex Edgar (Sparky), won the 70cm team SJ class, while team two, Katy McFadyen (Rock On Raffy), Katie Edgar (Glenford Little Jack), Amy Ralston (seven) and Vicky Edgar (Aille Cross Tulip) were placed second.

In the 80cm team SJ class, Katy McFadyen, Katie Edgar, Vicky Edgar and Alex Edgar took the honours, while Amy Ralston, Katie Edgar, Vicky Edgar and Katy McFadyen came sixth.

Vicky Edgar won the 70cm and 80cm classes as an individual, which is a huge achievement for a P6 pupil.

Team manager Gillian McFadyen told The Southern: “This was another very successful weekend for both schools, although Kelso High still haven’t managed to beat the unstoppable primary six girls from Morebattle.

“The good thing is that in another year they’ll all be at Kelso.”

Sunday saw another busy day with 12 teams between the two Borders schools participating, all of whom were on the prize list.

The sides are now looking forward to the National Schools Equestrian Association Qualifier being held at Floors Castle Horse Trials in May.