Our local vaulters on the up at nationals

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Borders vaulters recorded excellent results in the recent Scottish and British championships.

Having lost both their horses over the last few months, the club borrowed Jenny Stark’s Private Ryan and Reivers Vaulting Group’s Bankey Moon for both competitions.

Izzy Kyle took both Scottish and British female U14 titles on the former lunged by her mother, Jill Kyle. Likewise, Sam Kyle returned from both competitions as reserve U14 male champion.

Izzy was also part of the South of Scotland Select team which won both Scottish and British champion junior team classes.

Karrie Petty competed in the female U14 class on Bankey Moon, lunged by Rebecca Hewit, and finished ninth in the Scottish Championships and 11th in the British. Eilidh Steel competed in the female junior class and finished 12th in both competitions.

On October 12, Eilidh Steel, Izzy and Sam Kyle, Aimee Gillie, Emily Balderstone, Zoe Palmer and Karrie Petty competed at an affiliated competition. They took their two new horses, Oscar and Matt, both lunged by Helen Rogerson.

Oscar took all seven vaulters in the pre-novice class. The section was divided into 2 divisions (2* and novice and pre-novice).

In Division One Izzy, Sam, Eilidh and Karrie were first to fourth respectively, while Aimee (2nd) Emily (4th) and Zoe (5th) all did well in Division Two.

Matt took Eilidh in the Junior 2* which she won and in the Child U14 2* Izzy, Sam and Karrie were 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

In the novice class Aimee was 3rd while Zoe was 7th in the pre-novice class.