Jed teenager reigns supreme at Newtown
Jedburgh teenager Samantha Martin and her six-year-old gelding Touchwood both stood supreme at the 100th Newtown St Boswells Show.
The 15-year-old’s horse took the top prize on a day when a good crowd enjoyed a high standard of entrants.
The show, which took place at St Boswells Auction Mart, also included sheep for the first time since 2000.
The supreme of the show, judged by John Tilson and his wife went to the working hunter pony reserve champion, Touchwood, ridden by Jedburgh Grammar School pupil Samantha Martin.
The six-year-old Colleen Clover gelding was bought at Goresbridge as a three-year- old by Clive Storey and sold to the Martin family last October.
The combination are enjoying a great season as he has qualified in dressage to go to the pony club championships later in the year.
Reserve supreme was Beth Macdonald’s Connemara Mare, Tra Bhain Kate, who stood overall in the mountain & moorland section.
Aidan Kennedy from Co Tipperary judged the in hand hunters and he chose the winner of the foal class, Scotty, as his champion.
Scotty then went on to take the overall hunter championship with Clive Storey’s Barney in reserve. Scotty is by the stallion Classic Scott and is owned by Vicky Laub from Selkirk.
Pippa Bell on Humphrey were champion in the coloured classes.
Best in the ridden pony section was the 12.2 winner, Lindisfarne T’Ambassador, ridden by Amy Campbell.
Vicky Edgar took the triclour in the working hunter pony classes aboard Another Adventure and Ellie Vestey was overall in the pony club pony classes on Priory Quickthorn.
The Retrained Racehorse Challenge, went to Charlotte Bunting on Clive Storey’s Rumour Has It while Charlotte Dun and Peter Dale’s Monsoon Music headed a strong class in the retrained racehorses show class.
The winner of the sheep class for the best pair of ewe lambs went to Philiphaugh Estate. These were judged by Jim Jeffrey, whose grandfather had judged at the show after the First World War.