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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.