Hopetoun estate, near South Queensferry just a stone's throw from the Forth Road Bridge is synonymous in the equestrian world with eventing but this year for the first time ever, laid on two BS show jumping classes.
Take sunshine, huge crowds, some of the best riders in the country, one of Britain's top course designers, a fabulous atmosphere and £18,000 prize money and what unfolded was the best show jumping class of this year's Royal Highland Show.
NEW ZEALAND event rider Jock Paget has been suspended from national and international competitions with immediate effect after Clifton Promise - the horse that won Badminton and Burghley this year - tested positive for a banned substance after the Burghley win.
Amie Waugh and Tristan Davidson shared the riding honours with doubles in the Border Hunt point-to-point fixture at Hexham Racecourse last Sunday, while in-form trainer, Victor Thompson also sent out two winners for the third weekend in a row.
Tom HAMILTON extended his lead over Nick Orpwood in the Northern Area Men's Jockeys Championship to ten points with a double on the Andrew Hamilton-trained geldings, Bayfirth and Toreador in the Braes of Derwent point-to-point meeting at Downhills, Corbridge on Easter Monday.
SCOTTISH Grand National hope Scotswell landed the feature £25,000 handicap chase at Kelso on March 22, providing Jedburgh trainer Harriet Graham, who also bred the gelding, with her biggest prize to date.