Another busy Morris Equestrian Centre show saw 39 horses come forward to contest the Royal Highland Show's foxhunter qualifier, with nine clears to go against the clock, when two left the arena on a zero score.
Fresh back from a winter break, Denise Sharpe's Ayrton UH lost no time in blowing away any cobwebs when he found the quickest route home in Ingliston's final class of their two day show, the 1.30m open.
The judges, course designers, volunteers and helpers at the recent senior show at SNEC, near Broxburn, deserved medals for endurance after two busy days of competition from early morning to late evening.
Morris EC's 148cm Premier show may not have been the busiest but it certainly produced some excellent results for our home based riders of which two earned qualifying tickets for the British Masters and one will be heading off to the Royal International.
Recently returned from a successful Aintree International Elite show, the Dixon family hit the road once again from their base in Cargo, Carlisle, with a full team of horses to scoop up plenty of prizes at the Morris EC's three-day senior show.
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.
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.