Newsham Herbert and Becky Forster claimed the Aardvark Summer Series Show Jumping Junior Championship in fine style by winning all three classes entered in the final.
They finished the series on 33 points, 10 points clear of the reserve champion Katy McFadyen and Curly Q.
Becky and Herbie have enjoyed a very successful summer campaign as, amongst other things, they were also part of the Duke Of Buccleuch B team that won the Pony Club Junior area 19 team Show Jumping finals.
The Senior Championship went to Joanna Mitchell and Zante.
Joanna finished an impressive 28 points clear of the reserve champion Jennifer Little and Huckleberry Finn.
ISEC would like to thank all at Aardvark Safaris for their generous sponsorship and the many competitors who supported the series. Aardvark offer the fabulous tailor made safaris to 16 African countries. For more information visit www.aardvarksafaris.co.uk
The centre had a well-earned weekend off mid-September, while most Borders equine enthusiasts made their way north to witness Europe’s leading event riders battle for the European Championship title at Blair Castle.
This was the first time that the Europeans have taken place on Scottish soil and Ian Stark had the honour of designing the championship track, with Tim Stark being part of the building team.
The course received much praise in the run up to the event, with the ground team making sure the best going possible for these world class horses.
Cross-country day brought horrendously wet conditions, but the course stood up well, rode brilliantly and provided spectators with some fantastic thrills and spills.
The Germans continued their winning streak to take gold, with the Brits having to settle for silver.
The ISEC team are now preparing for the busy winter schedule, with the popular winter series starting this month.
Carrs Billington is generously sponsoring the Winter Show Jumping Series by donating at pallet of their own brand feed to the winner.
TopSpec is sponsoring the dressage series again, with fantastic prizes to the winners of all classes.
We will also soon be announcing more training dates and visits from top riders.
For more information and dates visit www.ianstarkequestriancentre.co.uk
z Ally Entwistle and The Shoogly Perch will be back next week.