Showjumping

Showjumping

  • 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.

  • Fresh back from a winter break, Denise Sharpe's Ayrton UH lost no time in blowing away any cobwebs when he found the quickest route home in Ingliston's final class of their two day show, the 1.30m open.

  • The judges, course designers, volunteers and helpers at the recent senior show at SNEC, near Broxburn, deserved medals for endurance after two busy days of competition from early morning to late evening.

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

  • Heavy rain, which had started mid-morning before clearing after the third race, eased the going to 'good to soft' in last Sunday's Morpeth Hunt point-to-point fixture at Tranwell and the hardy enthusiasts who had braved the elements were rewarded with a dry, sunny afternoon for the second half of the card.

  • CHARLOTTE Dun recorded an emotional success on Saturday, when the 19-year-old posted a first point-to-point win at the Berwickshire fixture, and half-an-hour later made it a double.

  • SCOTTISH owners Paul and Clare Rooney have enjoyed a victorious run recently and the St Boswells-based couple celebrated an across-the-card double on March 21, after Red Spinner took the opener at Bangor-on-Dee, and The Last Samuri scored at Kelso.

  • Kinneston-based jockey, Kit Alexander (23), was the one to follow in last Saturday's Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire and Eglinton point-to-point fixture at Overton, Crossford as Master Butcher, Rossini's Dancer and Afterclass provided him with the first treble of his career.

  • JOCKEYS Tom Hamilton and Nick Orpwood both completed victorious doubles at a well-supported Duke of Buccleuch's Hunt point-to-point last Saturday, where close finishes were the order of the day.

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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