Showjumping

Showjumping

  • The National Amateur qualifiers have proven to be really popular this year, with The Cabin EC, Inverurie, recently hosting the 85cm second round.

  • It was good to see more Scots than ever take part in this year's Horse of the Year showjumping held at the Birmingham NEC arena and although a red ticket proved elusive, there were plenty of placings and prize money heading north.

  • The Scottish National Equestrian Centre just outside Broxburn always offers a good selection of shows and classes for Scotland's show jumpers.

  • BLAIR CASTLE Horse Trials and Country Fair is an annual pilgrimage for most show jumpers from Scotland and further afield as they go to enjoy the unique atmosphere and buzz that is had from running several show jumping rings in parallel to a major British Eventing fixture as well as a small game fair.

  • A HANDFUL of Scottish riders made the long trek to the south of England and the Hickstead showground for this year's Royal International Horse Show.

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

  • 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.

  • Testing ground was how the jockeys described the going at the Cumberland point to point at Aspatria on Saturday, when Gunner Jack recorded his 18th success between the flags in the Men's Open.

  • 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.

  • RECORDS WERE set this month - trainer Lucinda Russell surpassing Len Lungo's Scottish tally of 63 winners in a season, and jockey Ryan Mania riding his 50th winner this term.

  • RACHAEL McDonald completed the first double of her race-riding career at an action-packed Berwickshire point-to-point recently.

Showing

Showing

Other

Other

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