Showjumping

Showjumping

  • Scottish junior riders have been having an amazing year, winning titles all around the country, but it was on home soil at Muirmill EC that another two titles were to be fought for and won by two of the most consistent riders currently in ponies.

  • The popular Summer Extravaganza Show saw Scotland's Douglas Duffin return briefly to home soil to snatch a HOYS qualifier the same week he had just been crowned Cock o' The North winner at the Great Yorkshire.

  • The Cabin EC's 'Sunshine Tour', a fun packed 12 days of show jumping from 80cms through to 1.40m started and ended in scorching heat but during was plagued by storms and floods and some of the worst summer weather seen in the last few years.

  • THE threat of thunder and lightning did not deter competitors from two second round qualifiers on offer over two days at Muirmill EC, Symington.

  • From 25 starters just one young lady booked her ticket to the British National Championships as a result of winning the Discovery Second round held at the Scottish National Equestrian Centre near Broxburn.

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

  • CARLUKE handler, Keith Dalgleish, and Irvine jockey, Danny Tudhope, have both been in unbeatable form this month.

  • IAIN Jardine moves from his Hawick base at the end of the summer, to train from Hetland Hill Stables, near Lockerbie.

  • CHICAGO Outfit posted a hat-trick of victories at Hexham after landing the three-mile handicap chase on June 21 for Hawick owner/trainer, George Bewley, whose son Jonathon rode the gelding.

  • CHIGACO Outfit scored his second success in a fortnight for trainer George Bewley and his jockey son, Jonathon, on a good afternoon for Hawick connections.

  • The Border held the final point to point of the season in the Northern Area at Hexham racecourse on Sunday, when Damiens Dilemma recorded his fourth win of the season in the NPPA club Members race.

Showing

Showing

  • FEMALES were certainly to the fore at the Highland Pony Society's Breed Show, which was held at a new venue at Brechin Castle Equestrian on Sunday, winning not only the in-hand champion and reserve titles but also the supreme ridden and working hunter sashes as well.

  • TWO YEARLING fillies lifted the champion and reserve honours in the Clydesdale section at the Royal Northern Spring Show, held at Thainstone, on Wednesday.

  • IT WAS a yearling filly from brothers George and Sandy Baird which stood to the fore at last weekend's Winter Fair native pony show, held at United Auctions' Stirling centre, last weekend.

  • The 26th Aberdeen Highland Pony Show was held at the newly restored Duthie Park, Aberdeen.

  • Overall champion at the Central Scotland Shetland Pony Group Summer Show, Coalsnaughton, was Tay of Hutton.

Other

Other

  • KEITH Dalgeish has his yard in cracking form, with the Carluke stable packing in the winners and scoring a series of doubles.

  • LUCINDA Russell completed a hat-trick at Kelso's final fixture of the season on May 24.

  • 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.

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