Showjumping

Showjumping

  • Two Second Round Qualifiers were on offer at The Cabin EC offering riders the chance to earn themselves a ticket to the Amateur finals to be held at Aintree International Equestrian Centre at the beginning of November.

  • SCOTLAND was represented in nearly all the national show jumping finals this year at Birmingham's Horse of the Year show where after a week of blue ribbons one young lady made sure her name was going to be on one of the trophies when she earned herself the chance to gallop in the spotlight.

  • Hundreds of competitors flocked to Blair Atholl to what has become one of the most popular events of the year.

  • Young riders came to the fore at this year's Scottish Horse of the Year Show, held at Morris EC, Kilmarnock.

  • Howe Country Centre ran a Category 2 show at the weekend with Dundee's Laura Collins the only rider to score a double over the day with her lovely mare Donnadori B.

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

Showing

Showing

  • A SHETLAND filly from Harry Sleigh went on to stand supreme between the Highland and Shetland ponies at the recent Tayside Foal Show.

  • 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.

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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