Cooper on course for Olympics

Kelso equestrian rider Henrietta Cooper has been hand-picked as a future British Olympian after being chosen to be part of the Bank of Scotland Local Heroes initiative.

The 18-year-old will receive a cash injection of £1,000 towards training and competing and is one of only 82 youngsters selected from across the country.

As part of Bank of Scotland’s London 2012 legacy, Bank of Scotland Local Heroes, in partnership with SportsAid, will provide support and funding to 82 emerging Scottish athletes in 2013.