• 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.

  • 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.