• 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.

  • The Cabin EC's 10 days of show jumping - the Sunshine Tour - is fast becoming a 'must attend' date in everyone's diary.

  • Hopetoun estate, near South Queensferry just a stone's throw from the Forth Road Bridge is synonymous in the equestrian world with eventing but this year for the first time ever, laid on two BS show jumping classes.

  • The SNEC team had gone to great lengths to ensure the ground conditions would be perfect for their outdoor show which featured silver and bronze league qualifiers for HOYS.

  • During the national classes there was again some hard fought contests as per usual.

  • The juniors were back in the jumping arena this year after being relegated to the Thistle ring due to ground conditions last year.

  • Take sunshine, huge crowds, some of the best riders in the country, one of Britain's top course designers, a fabulous atmosphere and £18,000 prize money and what unfolded was the best show jumping class of this year's Royal Highland Show.

  • The organisers for Area ML are to be applauded for running one of the busiest shows so far this year.

  • Travelling up from Neston in Cheshire, young rider Emily Ward claimed the £1000 first prize at the Gleneagles Senior Premier when she and her in form mare Wild Rose out ran her rivals in the Winter Grand Prix.

  • The SCOTTISH National Equestrian Centre, near Broxburn has been the busiest centre over the last six months with classes at almost every show well filled and the competition going on well into the evening.