Hilary’s riding high

Hawick rider Hilary Mactaggart made a victorious start to the 2013 show season by winning the ridden hunter championship at Sunday’s inaugural City of Edinburgh show.

The event hosted 32 showing classes, held in three indoor rings.

Hilary, who lives at Greendale, near Whitehaugh, rode her 16.2hh gelding Windsor Wood to head the ridden lightweight hunter class at the Scottish National Equestrian Centre at Oatridge, near Broxburn. The pair then qualified for the prestigious evening performance, performed to music in the floodlit indoor arena, with commentary from Forth One’s Arlene Stuart.

Hilary and Windsor Wood took championship honours, receiving their trophy from the Lord Provost of Edinburgh.