Dressage starts Ettrick year

ETTRICK Forest Riders Association held their first competition of 2013 last weekend.

The event was an open dressage competition with the introduction of a walk/trot test as well as qualifiers in prelim and novice for the Retraining of Racehorse series.

Massive entries were received with some 70 tests to get through on a day that threatened heavy snow throughout. The elements, for a change, were kind to competitors and only a handful of entries were lost.

Judges were complimentary as to the standard of the local riders and thoroughly enjoyed their day.

The association would like to thank the many people who helped and the Riding for the Disabled ladies who served welcome refreshments to raise funds for their cause.

Full details of the club’s activities can be found on their website: www.ettrickforest.co.uk


Walk/trot class one: 1, Wendy Bell (Wilma); 2, Tamzin Baxter (Brundean Sapheira); 3, Trish Lockhart (Antrim Magic).

Walk/trot class two: 1, Pamela Turnbull (Lennon); 2, Paula Whitson (Granton Royale); 3, Rhona Young (Morning 

Walk/trot class three (Retraining of Racehorse section): 1, Katie-Jo Nixon (Beyond Atlow); 2, Elspeth Watson (Stonehatch); 3, Shelley Johnstone (Soneva Gilli).

General section: 1, Sarah Thomson (Micky Bow); 2, Rebecca Dun (Millie); 3, Carly Scott (Zorro).

Walk/trot class four (Retraining of Racehorse Ssection): 1, Katie-Jo Nixon (Beyond Atlow); 2, Elizabeth Fletcher (Clee View); 3, Elspeth Watson (Stonehatch).

General section: 1, Cindy Onslow (Diamond Sundance); 2, Delia Job (Player); 3, Sarah Thomson (Micky Bow).

Walk/trot class five: 1, Joan Lauder (Udolin); 2, Wendy Bell (Taktiform); 3, Delia Job (Player).