Jolly good show for pretigious Perthshire

A NUMBER of local junior showjumpers travelled to the prestigious Scottish Horse of the Year Show at Gleneagles in Perthshire.

The show was supported by riders from all over Scotland with between 35 and 55 in each class.

In the Pony British Novice Louise Hebdon (13) from Coldstream completed a text book round to win the class on Rock On Raffy. Close on her heels in third was Duncan McFadyen (12) from Morebattle on Bounty 11.

In the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers/1m Open Ellie Meldrum (13) from Oxnam on Sylvester 60 did a very speedy round early on and held onto first place until the second last rider, who just managed to shave a fraction off her time, put her down to second.

Most junior riders have been attending the British Showjumping Edinburgh & Borders Junior Academy on a regular basis for advanced training.

The Borders were represented in The Bickerton Games Competition by the Junior Team from Lauderdale Hunt Branch of the Pony Club comprising of Tabitha Scott (Coco), Gabby Purves (Beauty), Katy McFadyen (Cara), Ruth Farnsworth (Percy) and Rory McFadyen (Wendy).

The Lauderdale team were thrilled to be placed third on Saturday and fourth on Sunday.