Showjumping

Showjumping

  • It has been a tough couple of months for The Cabin EC after sensibly ceasing competition after a horse tested positive to strangles.

  • The sun shone and thing went to plan at Ayr Show, though the ground wasn't great in the practice ring, main arena itself held up well all day.

  • Having travelled to the CSIO1* in Valencia, Spain, just a few weeks ago, Charlotte Geddes and her horses look to be up and running ready for the Scottish circuit with an outing to a busy SNEC proving fruitful.

  • Paul Barker has been absent from Scotland for a while but made his return a winning one when taking two of the major qualifiers on offer at the Morris EC's Development Classic four day senior show.

  • Another busy Morris Equestrian Centre show saw 39 horses come forward to contest the Royal Highland Show's foxhunter qualifier, with nine clears to go against the clock, when two left the arena on a zero score.

Dressage

Dressage

  • A NUMBER of Scottish dressage riders made the long trip down to Stoneleigh Park, last week, to compete at the LeMieux National Dressage Championships 2014 where there were 22 championship titles up for grabs.

  • SNEC hosted Scotland's second Petplan Area Dressage Festival, a direct qualifier for the final at Hartpury in April.

  • Twenty-eight teams from around Britain competed at the British Dressage Home International at the Morris Equestrian Centre, Rowallan last weekend.

  • GREAT Britain wins team bronze in the dressage team competition at the ECCO FEI European Championships in Herning, Denmark.

  • APPLICATIONS will soon close for the British Equestrian Federation's England Excel Talent Programme.

Eventing

Eventing

Point to Point/Racing

Point to Point/Racing

  • Nick Orpwood took his seasonal tally to 18 with a short-price double on Chaz Michaels and Milano Magic at Haydon point-to-point last week at blustery Hexham.

  • MUSSELBURGH proved a happy hunting ground for Linda Perratt when the East Kilbride trainer began May with a hat-trick of wins.

  • TWICE retired jockey Will Ramsay, made a memorable comeback to record the second double of his race-riding career at Saturday's Lauderdale point-to-point.

  • TOM Hamilton posted a milestone 50th career success aboard High Fair - the first leg of a double at Perth, on April 22, for trainer, Sandy Forster.

  • Kinneston trainer, Nick Alexander, is enjoying one of his best point-to-point seasons and increased his tally to eight with a double from Rossini's Dancer and Back On The Road on last Saturday's well supported Fife card at Balcormo Mains.

Showing

Showing

Other

Other

  • Amanda Waugh, Sutherland Riding Club's training officer, is heading south to Gloucestershire early next month to compete in the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Grassroots Championship and in so doing she becomes the first rider from Sutherland ever to do so.

  • WILSON Renwick has been the man to follow recently, with the Hawick jockey no stranger to the winner's enclosure.

  • LIE FORRIT is set to contest the Scottish National, following an impressive win in Kelso's feature £30,000 veterans' handicap chase on January 11.

  • LUCY Alexander has been crowned 'Lady Jockey of the Year' for the second year running.

  • TILLYOCH Equestrian Centre in North-east Scotland was kept busy in December with two well supported shows.

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