Looking back on a successful year

Rebecca Dun & Ginja Ninja
Rebecca Dun & Ginja Ninja

A quick summary … The Ian Stark Equestrian Centre (ISEC) has been fully open for just over a year and what a fantastic 12 months it’s been.

In this time we have established a vast competition schedule, including dressage, showjumping, arena events, shows and frequent clinics with local instructors, as well as top riders Mary King, Oliver Townend and Ian himself.

More recently, the centre has become affiliated to both British Dressage and British Showjumping, with regular competitions in both disciplines going forward.

In February, we hosted our first British Showjumping Junior Show, which attracted plenty of talented pony riders, all braving the wintry weather and some travelling several hours to compete.

We were delighted to see ISEC regulars in the money, including Samantha Gardner, Tabitha Scott, Katy McFadyen and Gabrielle Purves.

Local country store Carrs Billington sponsored the Winter Showjumping Series which concluded in February. Jedburgh rider Rebecca Dun and Ginja Ninja obtained the most points throughout the five-competition series, winning the fantastic prize of an ISEC rug and 25 bags of Carrs Billington feed.

The TopSpec Sponsored Winter Dressage Series also came to an end on February 14. Carly Scott and her horse Zorro took the championship, winning an ISEC rug and plenty of TopSpec goodies. Both series were extremely well-supported and we are looking forward to our summer series.

For more information on planned events, visit www.ianstarkequestriancentre.co.uk.